West Wales Wander
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In the South West area of Wales and fancy a walk? Why not join the hostel attendees for a nice hike in the Summer Mountains.
We’ll head into the surrounding countryside to explore this remote corner of the Cambrian Mountains away from all the crowds of the 3 National Parks in Wales.
It lies in splendid isolation 7 miles from Llanddewi Brefi village, in the beautiful Doethie valley. As you descend into this valley, you realise that you’re arriving somewhere special. There is excellent walking and cycling right from the hostel door. The valley’s narrow, twisting nature provides an ever-changing view that changes from steep bracken-clad slopes, to green meadows around the hostel, to pockets of ancient woodland, to rocky outcrops.
Dogs are welcome to join us on this event but we do ask the following:
- Please appreciate the fact that not everyone is a dog owner or lover- especially when we stop to eat
- Please ensure you adhere to the Countryside Code at all times - see (Keeping Dogs Under Effective Control)
If your dog is uncontrolled and strays in open land frightening other animals or livestock, the leader is supported by the OutdoorLads board of trustees to ask you to leave the event as this is not acceptable behaviour.
Also, please note that dogs are strictly not allowed in the Hostel at the start/end of the Walk.
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
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Photo Credits: All photos taken by OutdoorLads members and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
Please note the photos below were all taken in Winter, we'll be going in Summer so imagine them all in glorious sunshine and the mountain vibrant and green....
What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch, water and any snacks you'll need for the day.