On the warm evening of 20th June 2017, Steve Whitehead, Manager at Colby NT took us on a stroll up the hill towards Craig y Borion, stopping on the way to point out the ancient Royal Fern in a cottage garden. Up into the fields we were shown the process of gradual expansion of wildflower plantings to encourage wildlife.
The caretakers of Little Craig y Borion showed us the renovations to the farm house and supplied us with very welcome and delicious homemade elderflower cordial.
To see Jim Price’s more detailed report click here->Walk at Colby 20th June 17 pdf
The weather was less kind for our walk at Stackpole, with head Ranger Chris Oliver, on 11th July 2017. Nine members turned out, despite the rain. Having walked to the Grassy Bridge, from Stackpole Centre, we progressed towards Stackpole Warren and climbed to Lady Cawdor’s seat. But our thoughts were of earlier inhabitation as Chris pointed out sites of iron age and bronze age settlements, in days when Stackpole had a tidal inlet, before the creation of the lily ponds.
After the stroll we dried out with a meal at the Stackpole Inn.
For more detail click->Walk at Stackpole 11th July 17 pdf
Our final summer excursion was the boat trip from Neyland Marina to the quayside at Haverfordwest.
It was a fine day for the journey past Lawrence and Llangwm. The final approach to Haverfordwest was slow, waiting for the tide to peak, to enable access for the quay (and the meals waiting for us t the Bristol Trader).
Click on Jim Price’s report for more->Boat Trip 25th July 17 pdf
The trip took place on the birthday of the organiser, Tim Sims-Williams, and there was a chance to raise a glass of bubbly, in his honour, whilst on board.
Photo of Tim Sims-Williams, by Roland Edwards.
Other photos by Andrew Weaver.