Romilly Park and the Knap, 27th March

Thirteen of us met at the WVH on what was a perfect spring day. Liz also joined us on what was her last walk with the club before she departs for her new life in Ledbury, I am sure it won’t be the last time we see her.

With blue skies to accompany us, we headed for Romilly Park in Cold Knap; where we parked our cars next to the Gorsedd stones, erected to commemorate the first National Eisteddfod in Barry in 1920. We entered the park at the top and walked through the very well-kept park.

After exiting the park, we passed under the railway bridge, continuing onto the lake gardens, walking the length of the lake we passed through a bank of swans, majestic in their manner and deserving of royal protection. They paid us no attention nor concern.

We moved up onto the Knap front and were confronted with the most serene view of the sea and the display of beach stones in the forefront. A most pleasant day for our walk. We continued around to the old harbour. With a high tide we were unable to cross to the island over the sands and headed to the causeway as planned, to Barry Island.

We reached the promenade and stopped at Marco’s café (Home of Gavin & Stacey) where we enjoyed sitting in the sun with our chosen refreshments. We could have stayed longer but headed back to Romilly Park via the Parade Gardens. Eight members needed to be back by one, but five of us went down to Romilly cafe for a light snack.

The walk bordered on 4 miles and was enjoyed by all.