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Marloes Sands, Pembrokeshire.

January 5, 2007

A New Beginning!

January 5, 2007

This is my very first attempt at blogging, so it’ll probably be a bit amateurish until I get the hang of it!
I live in Pembrokeshire, Wales, and enjoy walking and photography, so the intention is to share some of the walks and photos of this beautiful corner of Wales with whoever might be interested.
I have literally started today, January 2, 2007, and have kicked off with a short walk near to where I live in Pembroke. The hope is to build up the number of walks over the coming months, and indeed anything I consider that may be of interest in Pembrokeshire.
It’ll take time, and in the meantime, it’ll look a little bare, but feel free to pop back and see how I’m getting on! I’m always open to advice and help, I’m no expert on the area, just someone that moved here over 30 years ago, loves the area, and can’t see me moving anywhere else now.
I have links on the right to two other web pages I have, with a lot more photos of the area for those that may be interested. The photos here are very much taken on the day, whatever the weather, so they are not meant to have any photographic merit, simply some visual information on the area.

Frank

Walk Number 1- Bosherston Lily Ponds

Well, the weather here the last few weeks has been pretty dire, so today was the first time for a while, I have been out with my camera.
Today I opted for a short, local walk, starting from the car park at Bosherston and walking around the Lily Ponds, including the beach at Broadhaven.
OS Map 145 (1:50,000). Ref – 975 946.
Starting from the car park (one of the few remaining free one’s) follow the signs down to the Lily Ponds. There are signs there, with maps and information about the various ponds. I chose to go left at the bottom, and almost immediately you come to the first bridge.

The bridges have all recently been repaired, so they have nice new, safe wooden rails! Also the pond to the left of the bridge has been drained and much of the silt removed and deposited on nearby fields.

Follow the path on the other side of the bridge until you come to a fork in the path. Staying left will take you directly to the next bridge, the right fork takes you up higher for some excellent views of the ponds, and then rejoins the other path.

This photo was taken last year, I forgot to take one this time. This is one of the best spots to see the lilies when they are in flower.

Leaving the second bridge, follow the path up and take the right fork and carry on down to the Grassy Bridge.

Click on any of the photos to enlarge.

Following the path will take you down to Broadhaven beach. (Sometimes called Broadhaven South to differentiate between the other Broadhaven, the othe side of the Haven)
If you climb up to the left, there is a stone “building”, I’m not sure what it is, but there are some excellent views from there, back along the ponds, and down to the beach.

Today when I got on the beach , it was quite rough, and it looked like some kids had been having fun with some with some driftwood.

This is called Church Rock. for obvious reasons.

When you, or the kids, are fed up with the beach, head back from the beach the way you came, crossing over the little wooden bridge, but instead of taking the same way back, go left immediately after the bridge, cross a little stone bridge, and follow that path all the way back to the car park. Today, I had several robins keeping me company, they are incredibly tame at this time of the year.

When you get back to the carpark, at about only 100yards away, is a tea room called Ye Olde Worlde Cafe (and I mean old!!) and a few yards further on, a pub, St Govans Inn. Pop in and see Warren. Both very popular especially in the summer.