St. Donat’s, 18th July

Lead: Graham

It was under louring skies and spitting rain that three of us waited impatiently for the late arrival of the 6pm bus.  Two more boarded on the way to St Donat’s where the outlook appeared more favourable so, undaunted, we set off across the playing fields to join the cliff-top path.  Emerging from the woods we enjoyed views of the castle before skirting the college grounds by way of the sea defences and ascended through more woodland out onto the path alongside extensive fields of golden corn.

18th July

At Nash Point a patriotic flag bearer held the Welsh flag aloft in the brisk wind before disappearing from view somewhere in the promontory hill fort.

Halting temporarily at the top of the steep climb out of the cwm to gain our breath we were able to see the west country coast, just visible across the choppy channel.  The tide was well out, exposing the serpentine patterns of the eroded strata on the sea-cut platform below the cliff.  We descended with care into Monknash Cwm and took the path uphill towards the Plough and Harrow Inn with a quick look into the smart camping site en-route.  The evening remained warm and humid so we sat in the garden to sup our well earned drinks and pose for the team photograph following which we all opted to walk home.  A few very brief and light showers along the way did not warrant us donning waterproofs; just as well as it was rather warm – even the breeze!

Many thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable evening.