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Islwyn Ramblers
rambling around the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys.....

Welcome to Islwyn Ramblers
rambling around the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys.....

1st - 3rd June 2018 Llandudno, North Wales - sea, harbours and steam trains
3 days in North Wales staying at Llandudno
Day 1 - Travel to Llandudno, via Chester City walls
Day 2 - Early start travel to Caernarfon then board the Welsh Highland Railway
for a 2 hr scenic ride through Snowdonia, passing through Snowdon Ranger,
Beddgelert,and the Aberglaslyn Pass to end up in Porthmadog....
a 1 hr walk and and an hour for lunch before return journey,
getting back about 5.30 to 6 o clock.
Day 3 - not absolutely sure yet but mayby...
somewhere like the sychant pass from Conway then home.

If you are interested,
please let Clive Turner know at once
07802 231371
Saturday 7th July 2018 Goytre Wharf
Due to the South Wales Velothon closing roads on Sunday
we will change the day before, Saturday 7th July

Phil Purnell
07729 221799


- May the Fourth be with you, it's certainly with me, we can share if you like....
The Met Office declare May to be the coldest on record as flurries of snow and ice cover the valley
but that doesn't stop the bracken and brambles sneaking across footpaths for the unwary to trip over.
Englebert Humperdinck wins the Eurovision Song Contest with 'I want to go a-Rambling, yeh, yeh, yeh'


- You can tell it's Midsummer's Day soon as the rain is distinctly warm, and grass grows as you watch it,
Rambling shops everywhere reduce their heavy boots and waterproofs to rock-bottom prices,
just as well, as the Met Office tell us its the wettest June in history, but not on the reservoirs,
floodwater rushes down the valleys and Welsh Water announce an immediate hosepipe ban.


- The school year comes to its climax and the country battens down against the hordes of bored kiddies
Ramblers become heavily over-subscribed as, strangely, a 10 mile walk doesn't appeal to these bored hordes
The Met Office announce with great bluster that this has been the windiest July in living memory
All we've got to do is find something to do with the surplus electricity generated by dozens of wind-farms.


- Holiday time and thousands of people spent two weeks at Costa Del M25 and Playas De Gatwick trying to find the exit.
Travel Agents across the country can offer huge discounts on Icelandic Adventures by boat - bring your own oars
Ramblers introduce a minimum height of 5'10" as too many members are lost in the mountainous bracken covering the hills
Oh - and The Met Office say that they've had a virus in their computer and the weather is actually perfectly normal - for Wales!!

Just right for a Ramble then - get your boots on. You know you want to, don't you......

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