There’s a great Walking Group in the Teifi Valley area that used to meet once a month in various different locations, each time with a leader to talk about history, nature, or other interesting points about the area. Then there was an option to socialise afterwards with a meal in a local tavern.
That has been on hold due to Covid, the group is looking to start up again. Welsh is the language of the walks, so while it’s OK to question the occasional word, it’s fine for beginners to go along and just listen, having 1-1 conversations with some of the other participants. They’re very welcoming to new Welsh Speakers!
Greetings! We hope you have all kept well since we last contacted to cancel our walks due to the virus.
As the rules have relaxed significantly, we hope to resume Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi walks.
We are planning 3 walks, each lasting about 2 hours, starting at 10.30am.
Saturday October 9th in the St Dogmaels area, led by Terwyn Tomos
Saturday November 13th starting at the Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran, led by Howard Williams
Saturday December 4th starting in Cardigan and walking along the river, led by Siân Bowen
More details can be found by reading the group’s newsletter here
The last walk for the season before a break for the summer, so a good one to get along to!
Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi Walkers
Saturday 11 Mehefin
Foel Drygarn area
Leader: Hefin Wyn
Leaving the parking place at 10.30
A strenuous 3.25 mile walk, which will finish by 1:00. Parking by the road from Crymych to Mynachlog-ddu (‘Croes Mihangel’) at SN 165 330 (slightly closer to Mynachlog-ddu than the parking area on OS maps). For a Satnav, SA66 7SA is the nearest postcode, although it does not lead to exactly the right place.
Walk along the road then towards Mynachlog-ddu for about half an hour and turn right along Glanrhyd Fach lane and then follow a path for another half an hour (ascent: about 400 feet) until reaching Carnmeini. It will be wet in places. You should make sure that your shoes don’t leak, or wear wellingtons. A chance to pause amongst the stones before joining the Golden Way Trail and walking downhill to Croes Mihangel to the cars.
If you’re planning to go, let Philippa Gibson know - philippa.gibson [AT] gmail [DOT] com
Here are the walks planned for 2023. This is a great opportunity to use your Welsh out and about in the countryside, and if you can’t say a lot you can certainly learn by listening to others.
Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi
Dyma deithiau cerdded Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi.
Ionawr 14 - Bwlch-y-groes gyda Terwyn Tomos
Chwef 11 - Wdig ac Abergwaun gydag Alun Ifans
Mawrth 11 - Llwynihirion gyda Siân Bowen
Ebrill 1 - Aberaeron gyda Barbara a David Roberts
Mai 13 - Mwnt i Gwbert gyda Howard Williams
Mehefin 10 - i’w drefnu
Cewch chi’r manylion os byddwch ar restr bostio’r Cerddwyr. Gofynnwch i Philippa Gibson email@example.com.
Local Welsh language walkers’ group. A warm welcome to new Welsh speakers, of whatever level.
Thank you. I hope to join the group for some of the walks this Spring.
Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi Walkers: Saturday 13th May 2023
Gwbert to Mwnt Walk
Leader: Howard Williams
We will leave the Jubilee car park (no charge) between Patch and Gwbert (SN 163 493; Post Code SA43 1PP) at 10:30.
The walk: A one-way walk, along the Coast Path to Mwnt where we will have placed cars to bring the walkers back to the starting point; 4 miles, three hours. Total ascents: 250 feet, mostly at the start along the quiet road towards Ferwig. No stiles; shop and toilets by the path in Mwnt.
Points of interest: An opportunity to walk part of the Ceredigion Coast Path which was closed for years after the rest of it opened; the reasons for that; local history, old and new (poetic connections, shipwreck, failure of one big idea, unexpected quarries); wonderful and varied scenery, special spring flowers that are absent from inland.
Afterwards: We can socialise locally, e.g. the Gwbert Hotel bar.