Pembrokeshire, the Gower & Waterfalls- South Wales

Pembrokeshire, Gower Peninsula and the Mumbles - South Wales

Thursday 2nd - Sunday 5th June - Queen's Platinum Jubilee bank holiday

We will be exploring 2 National Parks in Wales - Brecon Beacon and Pembrokshire and the Gowers  "Jewel in the Crown" it is indeed very special and known to be the finest Areas of Outstanding Natural beauty.  We will be walking through surfing bays, nature reserves, dramatic cliffs and wonderful golden beaches along the coastal paths of Pembrokeshire and the  Gower Peninsula.  Pembrokeshire is the only National park that is based coastline and we will be walking to the infamous seaside town of Tenby.  All of the photos below are taken from my past events.

 

At the Gower Peninsula during low tide we will cross over the highly distinctive profile of Worm’s Head, land that is normally cut off from the mainland.  Several photos of my group crossing over Devil's bridge and walking to the very end of the Worm's Head.  At Rhosilli we will continue along the finest stretches of limestone coastline with dramatic cliffs and superb views.  Rhosilli was voted the best beach in Wales and 3rd within the UK.  For more details scroll past the photos.

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Transportation:  Cars and/or a minibus transportation is provided if departing from London, Hatton Cross.  I will sort out all of the transportation logistics for the whole group.  Organise the departure point, exchange drivers and members contact details in advance and ensure the drivers get to every location during the event on time.  All my volunteer drivers are experienced, regular and confident drivers.   I will co-ordinate the whole group to meet at Hatton Cross tube station for early Thursday morning (bank holiday).  The M4 to South Wales is generally the quietest motorway from London so we will start walking after less than 4 hours of driving.  The hired mini bus is very comfortable with lots of space and will have a good group atmosphere.  

Accommodation:  We will be staying at a Premier Inn hotel for all three nights with 2 sharing with en suite bathrooms.  Room allocation will be based on gender or your own room if you attend with a friend.  Many other groups would book a youth hostel with 4-6 sharing a dormitory with bunk beds which can be noisy and over crowded.  

 

PROPOSE SCHEDULE 
 

Thursday 2nd June 2022 (bank holiday)

08:00 -              Meet at Hatton Cross tube station   

08:15 - 11:45    Drive to Brecon Beacon for the waterfall walk 

12:00 - 18:00    Waterfall walk with 3 big waterfalls, 11 miles

18:00 - 19:30    Drinks and dinner a local pub restuarant

19:45 - 20:30    Drive from Brecon Beacon to Swansea Premier Inn (35 mins - 22 miles drive)

Friday 3rd June 2022 (bank Holiday)

07:00 - 08:00    Breakfast at Premier Inn hotel

08:00 - 09:00    Drive from Hotel to Oxwich Beach

09:15 - 17:00    Walk from Oxwich to the Mumbles with long lunch break at 3 Cliffs beach - coastal views for the whole route

17:30 - 18:00    Drinks or relax by the Mumbles

18:00 - 19:30    Dinner at the Mumbles

20:00 - 20:30    Drive back to hotel

20:30 -               Drinks at the hotel bar

 

Saturday 4th June 2022

08:00 - 09:00     Drive from hotel for Saundersfoot to Tenby walk (Pembrokeshire)

08:30 - 09:30     Breakfast (drivers move cars to Tenby town finishing point)

09:30 - 16:30     Pembrokeshire coastal walk to Tenby - coastal views for the whole route - 

16:30 - 18:30     Two choices - long break at Tenby or continue to next seatown town of Manorbier

18:30 - 20:00     Dinner

20:00 - 21:00     Drive back to our hotel

21:30                 Drinks at the hotel bars for those that are still awake

Sunday 5th June 2022 

07:00 - 08:00     Breakfast 

08:00 - 08:45     Drive to Rhosilli

09:00 - 13:30     Walk up along Rhosilli Bay and across Worm's Head

13:30 - 15:00     Relax/swim on the beach + lunch at pubs and cafe at Rhosilli 

15:00 - 19:00     Drive back to Hatton Cross tube station

Meals:  I reserve good restaurants in advance to give members a choice of cuisine and budget. Most other groups that stay at hostels will be catering at the hostel. Hostel food is ok but there are many good restaurants in South Wales, it would be a shame not to experience regional food. 

 

Flexibility: My approach and itinerary is flexible.  If bad weather is forecasted, I am happy to change the itinerary.  Weather can be localised in South Wales  so willing to drive to a different region for a dry walk.  

 

Securing a place: My events are normally over subscribed.  You can reserve your place on any event, months in advance with a £50 deposit.  I understand that member’s work, family & personal situation can change therefore do not require the balance until 10 days prior to the start of each event.  If you can no longer attend before transferring the balance, deposits can be transferred to any other event within the year's programme.

KIT LIST

Essentials: 

Good waterproof jacket.  Even with no rain forecasted a waterproof jacket can be used to keep your warm during our early morning starts.

Hiking boots (with good grip and ankle support) - don’t forget to bring good quality hiking socks 

3 change of clothing. A few warm items for our early morning starts: warm fleece, 

Items for hot conditions: broad beam hat, a cap, sun block, sun glasses

 

Other items: 

Wash kit. towels will be provided at the hotel.  A daypack to hold your day kit (water, snacks, jacket)

Trainers to wear in the cars/minibus 

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Transportation:  Cars and/or a minibus transportation is provided if departing from London.  I will sort out all of the transportation logistics for the whole group.  Organise the departure point, exchange drivers and members contact details in advance and ensure the drivers get to every location during the event on time.  All my volunteer drivers are experienced, regular and confident drivers.   I will co-ordinate the whole group to meet at Hatton Cross tube station for early Saturday morning.  The M4 to South Wales is generally the quietest motorway from London so we will start walking after only 4 hours of driving.  The hired mini bus is very comfortable with lots of space and will have a good group atmosphere.  

Accommodation:  We will be staying at a Premier Inn hotel for both nights with 2 sharing with en suite bathrooms.  Room allocation will be based on gender or your own room if you attend with a friend.  Many other groups would book a youth hostel with 4-6 sharing a dormitory with bunk beds which can be noisy and over crowded.  

 

PROPOSE SCHEDULE 
 

Saturday 28th August 2021

08:00 -               Meet at Hatton Cross tube station   

08:15 - 12:00    Drive to Oxwich beach (Gowers)

12:15 - 18:15    Walk from Oxwich to the Mumbles - coastal walk

18:30 - 19:00    Drive to the Travelodge hotel

19:10 - 20:00    Check in - wash and relax

20:00 - 21:30    Dinner near hotel 

 

Sunday 29th August 2021

08:00 - 08:30     Drive to Port Eyon (start of the Gower coastal walk) 

08:30 - 09:30     Breakfast (drivers move cars to finishing point)

09:30 - 17:30     Gower coastal walk - coastal views for the whole route - undulating terrain 

17:30 - 18:30     Relax at the pub or Rhosilli beach

18:30 - 20:00     Dinner at the range of restaurants at Rhosilli

20:00 - 20:30     Drive back to our hotel

21:30                  Drinks at the hotel bars for those that are still awake

Monday 30th August 2021 (bank holiday)

07:30                 Breakfast 

08:15 - 09:15    Drive to a variety of South Wales walks - Pen-y-Fan, Sugar Loaf or Forest Fawr (to be decided dependent upon weather)

09:30 - 14:30     Walk 

14:30 - 19:00     Drive back to Hatton Cross tube station

Meals:  I reserve good restaurants in advance to give members a choice of cuisine and budget. Most other groups that stay at hostels will be catering at the hostel. Hostel food is ok but there are many good restaurants in South Wales, it would be a shame not to experience.  I will send members details of the restaurants selected and ask members to choose.  Meals are not included in the cost as we are not staying at a hostel and I want the group to experience regional food. 

 

Flexibility: My approach and itinerary is flexible.  If bad weather is forecasted, I am happy to change the itinerary.  Weather can be localised in South Wales  so willing to drive to a different region for a dry walk.  

 

Securing a place:  My events are normally over subscribed.  You can reserve your place on any event, months in advance with a £50 deposit.  I understand that member’s work, family & personal situation can change, so your deposit or balance is 100% refundable 7 days prior to the start of this event, no quibble.   All I need is 7 days notice and I refund you fully within 24 hours.  I only require the final balance 7 days before the start of the event, again being flexible to members needs.  

 

KIT LIST

Essentials: 

Good waterproof jacket.  Even with no rain forecasted a waterproof jacket can be used to keep your warm during our early morning starts.

Hiking boots (with good grip and ankle support) - don’t forget to bring good quality hiking socks 

2 change of clothing. A few warm items for our early morning starts: base layer, warm fleece, gloves, beanie

Items for hot conditions: broad beam hat, a cap, sun block, sun glasses

 

Other items: 

Wash kit. towels will be provided at the hotel.  A daypack to hold your day kit (water, snacks, jacket)

Trainers to wear in the cars/minibus