Dinas Powys Community




Penarth and District Ramblers

Ramblers Website : www.ramblers.org.uk

Penarth and District Website

May 2018 Walks



Useful Numbers

Publicity Officer: Joy Strangward: 01446 737131

Chairman: Robin Pitcher: 029 20514051

Membership Secretary: Pam Jubb 029 2021 9102


Following a public meeting at the Lee Hall on 30th March 1993, a third rambling group was set up in south Glamorgan and began its life as the Eastern Vale Group, but by July of that year the name had changed and the group became Penarth and District Ramblers.

The group badge was designed to be symbolic as it shows the outline of the coast from Penarth to Barry and the blue of the sea. The stile invites you to cross over to see what is beyond and the five stones underneath the waymarker post indicate the five areas the group serves, Penarth, Sully, Dinas Powys, Wenvoe and Barry, which are all sandwiched between Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, and the rural Vale of Glamorgan.

This friendly group has a small but dedicated team of walk leaders and produces two programmes per year covering spring/summer and autumn/winter, which contain a variety of walks, long and short, both near to home and further afield. For those who are thinking about taking up walking as a hobby or who prefer shorter walks, the Thursday evening summer walks between May and August or the Festival of Winter Walks around Christmas and New Year are a good way to begin.

The group operates a "Try before you Buy" policy where you are invited to come along to a couple of walks that you fancy but, if you decide to walk on a regular basis, then it is requested that you join the Ramblers, who often at various times of the year have special discounted membership fees for the first year as long as you agree to join by direct debit.

The benefits of joining a recognised group are endless, you partake in interesting walks, can become a walk leader if you so desire, join in social activities and can make new friends and companions, apart from the obvious health benefits like becoming fitter by walking in the beautiful countryside. All the group ask is that you have some degree of fitness, wear stout footwear and appropriate clothing and carry food and drinks on all day walks. If you are unsure about anything then a quick telephone call to the walk leader should answer any questions you may have or provide any advice you may need.