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.
Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi Walkers
The Cerddwyr Cylch Teifi walks group will start our new season in October and everyone is welcome to join us. Welsh is the language of the walks but learners of all standards who are prepared not to turn conversations into English are welcome.
The monthly walks on Saturdays will start at 10.30am. and usually finish by 12:30 or 1.00. Sometimes we arrange a place to socialize after the walk for those who wish. The first two walks will be:
- October 14th - in the Cardigan area with Terwyn Tomos
- November 11th - in the Cilgerran area with Ali Evans
During the year, the programme will also include walks in the Pont-Tyweli, Llangrannog, Trewyddel, Cenarth, Pwll Gwaelod, Pen-parc and Boncath areas.
You are welcome to get in touch to put your name on the email list to get the details a month or a week in advance.
Contact Philippa Gibson firstname.lastname@example.org 01239 654561
The latest from Philippa and the Teifi Walking Group. All are welcome, but remember that the language of the walk is Welsh. It’s totally fine to go along if your Welsh is still rudimentary, but you’ll need to listen and refrain from conversing in English.
We look forward to seeing everyone again next Saturday.
The monthly walks on Saturdays start at 10.30am. and usually finish by 12:30 or 1.00. Sometimes we’ll arrange a place to socialise after the walk for those who wish.
Here are all the dates:
- October 14 - Terwyn Tomos - Aberteifi Area
- November 11 - Ali Evans - Cilgerran Area
- December 9 - Lesley Parker - Pont-Tyweli Area
- January 13 - Howard Williams - Pen-parc Area
- February 10- Hedd Ladd Lewis - Boncath Area
- March 9 - Gareth Wyn Jones - Llangrannog / Pontgarreg / Blaencelyn Area
- April 13 - Geraint Volk - Moylegrove Area
- May 11 - Dor Rawles - Cenarth Area
- June 8 - Judith Wainwright - Dinas Cross Area
Each time, we ask the Walkers to be vigilant in order not to spread Covid, by not coming on a walk if you are self-isolating, or showing any symptom associated with the infection.
We won’t advertise every walk in the papurau bro and newspapers, as things can change at short notice. But I will send you the details of each walk by email a week in advance.
To receive the details of next week’s walk contact Philippa below.
email@example.com 01239 654561
The next walk is this Saturday - 11 November, starting at 10:30. Meet in the street outside Ysgol Gynradd Cilgerran.
Contact Philippa Gibson above for all the information.