Shake off the Winter blues – Anticipate the Summer ahead and book now for the Silent Eye’s 2016 pre-Solstice weekend, “Whispers of the West” to take place in the ancient landscapes of Pembrokeshire, West Wales, June 17-19, 2016.
We will base ourselves in the ancient Celtic city of St David’s near to the cathedral, whose site dates back to the 6th century. St David’s will be the main focus of the Sunday morning walk and talk. The ancient city offers a good choice of hotels and well-priced guest houses as well as a choice of restaurants.
From the magical traces of the ancient Druids, through the splendour of St David’s Cathedral to the modern and unchanged landscape of Pembrokeshire, the weekend has much to offer.
We will be conducted by a local member of the Silent Eye School who knows the landscape and its history well.
Our outline itinerary is:
17-19 June, 2016
Friday Afternoon 17 June
Drive to Whitesands beach – ice cream
Walk to St David’s Head – hut circles – Coetan Arthur burial chamber
Dinner in St David’s
Saturday 18 June
Drive to Newport via Carreg Samson and Carreg Coetan Arthur burial chambers
Walk up Carn Ingli for magnificent view
Drive to Pentre Ifan – the most impressive chamber in Wales
Drive to Nevern church – Ogham stones – bleeding yews
Drive to Cwm Gwaun for a drink at Bessie’s pub
Drive to St Gwyndaf’s church at Llanwnda near Strumble Head
Dinner at The Sloop in Porthgain or St David’s
Sunday 19 June
Walk to St Non’s – new chapel – old chapel – well
Walk to Cathedral and Bishop’s palace
Lunch in the refectory
Walk along to the bridge and up Quickwell Hill
(If people want to stay into the afternoon there is a lovely boat trip round Ramsay Island)
The cost to attend the weekend is £50.00. Hotel and meals are not included in that figure and those attending need to make their own accommodation arrangements.
Register your interest via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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