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Carmarthen and District Ramblers

The Carmarthen and District Ramblers' Group was formed in 1974.  We are a friendly group and are always happy to welcome new members.

As well as local walks in our lovely Carmarthenshire countryside, we travel into Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion, the Gower Peninsula, the Black Mountain, and the Brecon Beacons to enjoy an amazing variety of scenery.  On most programmes we also offer two or three day walking adventures on long distance paths in Wales.  Some members have completed the Dyfi Way, Glyndwr's Way, the Ardudwy Way, the Cotswold Way, and Offa's Dyke National Trail.

We offer one or two walks every weekend.  On the first and third Saturday of the month we usually have a shorter walk, and on most Sundays we enjoy longer walks.  View our Walks Programme for details and join us for a walk!  Walks are open to anyone, including visitors on holiday, and newcomers are especially welcome.  After walking with us a few times you should consider joining the Ramblers to enjoy a range of membership benefits.

Our group membership as of 28 February 2018 is 91 members.

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Next Regular Walks
On Wednesday, 13th June, the group will enjoy their annual Summer Supper at the Whitemill Inn at 6:30 p.m.  Please be prompt.  Contact Margaret Nolan on 01267 237994 to confirm your attendance or for further information.

On Saturday, 16th June, Anne Commins and Margaret Nolan will lead a 6 mile walk in the Cilgerran area.  Contact Anne on 01267 221655 for further details.  The meeting place is the Abergwili car park at 10:00 a.m.

Over five days, from Monday,18th June to Friday,22nd June 2018, Carolyn & Dennis Hills will lead a selection of walks Peak District National Park.  See below for further information.

On Sunday, 24th June, Cyril Phillips will lead a 10 mile walk in the Dinas Mountain area.  Contact Cyril on 01267 232825 for further detailsThe meeting place is the Priory Street car park at 9:15 a.m. 

Walking in The Peak District in June
Over five days, from Monday,18th June to Friday,22nd June 2018, Carolyn & Dennis Hills will lead a selection of walks in the area around the historic town of Bakewell in the (White) Peak District National Park. We will enjoy the beautiful countryside of Britain's first national park, experiencing walking in deep limestone dales, exploring the grandeur of the Chatsworth Estate, walking along famous Dovedale, and appreciating the far-reaching views from the dramatic gritstone edges of Curbar and Baslow.
Each day there will be a choice of shorter or longer walks, and for those who wish, the group will enjoy evening meals together in Bakewell.
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Click here to download a 15 page information document as a Word File - Bakewell 2018.doc

Walking The Wysis Way in September
Over three days, from Friday, 7th September to Sunday, 9th September, Andrew Graham will finish leading the group along the Wysis Way, and then continue on to Chepstow.   Linking Offa’s Dyke Path at Monmouth to the beginning of the Thames Path National Trail in Gloucestershire, the Wysis Way runs for 88km through the lovely, but very distinctive areas of the Forest of Dean, Severn Vale and the Cotswolds.  See the details of these walks on our Walks Programme page.
Brechfa West Windfarm Project
Development of a 28 turbine wind farm in Brechfa Forest began in October 2016.  The installed capacity of the project will be 57.4 megawatts (MW) and generate the equivalent domestic needs of around 38,800 average UK households.  While the work is going on Brechfa Forest will remain largely open, but some sections will be formally closed or restricted as construction work takes place.

Construction on the Brechfa Forest West Wind Farm is progressing well. It started generating electricity for the first time on 18th January 2018, and by the 31st January all 28 turbines had been erected.  Electrical works continue and re-instatement works are underway.  The site is expected to be fully up and running in the summer of 2018

Any members planning to walk in the Brechfa Forest will want to know about the current closure situation.  One option is to register to receive updates sent to your mobile.  To do this text:  WINDFARM to 88882.
Another option is to check the Brechfa Wind Farm project website for updates:  https://www.innogy.com/brechfaforest
A map which you can download, showing the affected area and footpaths that may be closed at times, is available on this site.
The Walking Partnership
Carmarthen & District Ramblers is a member of The Walking Partnership. This partnership, supported by Ramblers Worldwide Holidays, provides direct financial contributions to local walking groups to help with organising group walks and to encourage people to get out walking.  See our Useful Links page for more information.

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