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Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:03 pm
by RamblingJohn
To the best of my knowledge all but a tiny section of the welsh coast path is open, so the idea is to give it a go starting in approximately 3 months time.

This seems like a great opportunity to meet plenty of Welsh speakers and try out my limited vocabulary which i hope will increase durning the journey.

If i meet any SSiW members that can only be an added pleasure.

For now i will continue training relatively localy, my hiking blog can be found via the radio button under my avatar to the right of this message, in the map, route tabs are a google map of the route and a spreadsheet of section lengths. Hope fully the journey will be updated daily so folks will have a rough idea of progress. Of course i will continue with the lessons, it would be nice to finnish course 1 before i start but at my current progress speed that looks a little unlikely.

Lets make 2012 interesting in a welsh way.

Cheers J.P.

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:09 pm
by sumsmeister
Wobbly Welsh, wobbly paths - lets hope that's all that's wobbly! Good luck John.
Wobbly Welsh is better than none at all - good on you matey!

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:55 pm
by cat
RamblingJohn wrote:To the best of my knowledge all but a tiny section of the welsh coast path is open, so the idea is to give it a go starting in approximately 3 months time.


What's the plan, John? Will you do the whole path in one go, camping / B&B-ing where you can, or do it in a few sections with breaks in between? If you're looking for a place to stay, we can offer a meal, comfy bed, Welsh conversation, and an evening pick-up/ morning drop off in Llangrannog...

Unfortunately, though, I don't think I'll be able to keep you company - although in training to :dance: at the SSiW birthday party in 3 weeks, I think your plans are well beyond my reach! :shock:

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:21 pm
by RamblingJohn
cat wrote:
RamblingJohn wrote:To the best of my knowledge all but a tiny section of the welsh coast path is open, so the idea is to give it a go starting in approximately 3 months time.


What's the plan, John? Will you do the whole path in one go, camping / B&B-ing where you can, or do it in a few sections with breaks in between? If you're looking for a place to stay, we can offer a meal, comfy bed, Welsh conversation, and an evening pick-up/ morning drop off in Llangrannog...

Unfortunately, though, I don't think I'll be able to keep you company - although in training to :dance: at the SSiW birthday party in 3 weeks, I think your plans are well beyond my reach! :shock:


That sounds like incredible generosity, iv'e just looked up Llangrannog and will hopefully walk by, a place to pitch tent (or if really wet a dry floor would be fantastic).

The plan is to do as much as possible in one go, but that is really flexible, i will at times have to pop home on the train to do important things like take my mother shopping. I find trying to plan these trips always ends up some what of a modify as circumstances dictate. I will aim as ever to camp as much as possible/ with occasional B&B for luxury.

You could hike this trail. a few years ago i only dreamed of such things then one day decided to give it a go, it's like learning Welsh (i hope) just move at your own pace. If a report appears on Welsh news about a strange man who keeps asking people if their old dog can play rugby you will know who it is.
Cheers J.P. see you in sunny Wales.

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:58 pm
by danhiggins1002
That sounds like a fantastic idea! Dwi'n JEALOUS yn fawr! :dafad:

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:23 am
by sumsmeister
danhiggins1002 wrote:That sounds like a fantastic idea! Dwi'n JEALOUS yn fawr! :dafad:

THIS might help...

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:55 am
by danhiggins1002
Diolch yn fawr/Thank you very much Gary!

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:28 am
by Dee
One of my long list of ambitions is to walk the entire way around Wales ... but it might have to wait until I retire :roll:

Make sure you let us know when you near Cardiff and you'll be sure of a big welcome from the little band of SSiWers here :D

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:28 am
by Wil-ab-Eynon
S'mae John,

Here are a few links which might be of interest to you.

There are a number of Welsh learners in the Pembrokeshire area who are slowly walking the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park footpath. I know that many of them are pretty keen walkers and often travel some distance to walk and siarad.

I hope this is of some use, may be the contact numbers and e-mail address are worth a call.

https://www.pgfl.org.uk/portal/lp/Cours ... .aspx?ID=2

http://www.ytiwtor.org/rhifyn9/canolfan ... lewin.html

Re: Wobbly Welsh on the coast path

PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2012 9:20 pm
by RamblingJohn
Many thanks for all the comments folks, this could be the best hike ever with people to meet.
As having a fixed itinary seems something i never manage i will arrange nearer the time to have my phone number some where on my blog so SSiW members will know where to find it and can send a text as i near their area.
I say send a text as the phone only gets switched on evenings to answer texts, call mother and update my blog, this way a charge will last 2 weeks.

I'm really greatfull for the interest and hope the blog proves interesting in return, anyone one who can just meet or join me for a section of the coast will be a real bonus.

Diolch J.P.