Clemenstone, 12th June

Lead: Liz

After a preliminary walk which included the cliff top path last Saturday, to get us used to getting out, meeting up and walking as a group, I think we all felt more ready to set off as a group on a moderate length local walk this Saturday.

Eight of us set off promptly at 10 am, walked along the main road and then down the Ewenny road for a mile. We then went though a gate and across the fields on a relatively recently reopened footpath, onto Heol Shwlac. From here we continued in the direction of Castle upon Alun, and soon took the road linking back with the Ewenny road. From here we walked down the lane towards Clemenstone lodge. The sun had by this time come out and we all seemed to enjoy the mixing and matching of walking pairs, having plenty to chat about and look at as we passed some lovely wild flowers, interesting sheep and some fields of beautiful long grasses.

By the time we got to the little area with the deep well, albeit dry, we were ready for a drink and a short break. Lacking our usual “resident” photographer, we have had to make do with two shots, each of 7 of us.

From here we followed the lane up through the Clemenstone houses, then passing back onto field paths all the way up to Wick. This last path none of us had walked for some time, so we were pleased to find that all except one stile were in fairly good condition. Our happy group reached the village after just 2 hours and a bit over four miles of enjoyable walking.

Thank you to all who came along. Liz