Boxing Day Walk.

Walkers outside Creigiau Inn


aving swapped their Elves outfits for High-Vis vests, the committee gathered outside the Creigiau Inn for their traditional Boxing Day walk.

Despite a torrential downpour a few minutes before the start, they were joined by approximately another 200 walkers on this annual event which has in recent years grown beyond recognition and is firmly established as a premier community occasion and a cornerstone of the Christmas village season.

As always it provided a good opportunity to get out in the fresh air and stretch your legs, whether it be to show off your new Christmas jumper or just get away from the Out In-Laws. !!

Along the old raiwaly track!

The route this year was quite a break with recent tradition. On leaving the Creigiau Inn, we headed West along the old railway line towards Tyín y Coed Woods, before dropping down past The Ceasers Arms and across the fields towards Rhiwseason.

As well as the normal mud, the footpaths and bridleways this year had the added complication of ice, but that didnít stop some youngsters trying to run the whole way around.

With the masses now starting to spread out, the lead walkers braced themselves for the climb heading out of Rhiwsaeson towards Groes Faen.

The Pit Stop.

As they reached the summit, most people were now gasping for air, and the sight of the roadside Pit Stop proved a life saver. This gave everybody an opportunity for either a rest or the opportunity to mingle with the other walkers. The mulled wine was well received and the mince pies, pop and crisps were an excellent accompaniment.

Not long now!

After a short stop and with still a couple of miles to go, off set the advanced party, ably led my Mike 'Mogul' MacDonald, on their final push towards Creigiau.

Although the rain had kept away for most of the walk, many at this stage many were starting to flag a bit and were glad to see the 'The Inn'.

Once back at Creigiau, it gave everybody further opportunity to chat with friends and neighbours. All good things have to come to an end though, and home we went for tea or was it supper at this stage!!

Have a look at some more photos from the walk.


We would like to thank Kath, Rhian and Nia for being our hostesses during the Pit-Stop, all the stewards for helping and Promec Engineering for allowing us to set up the Pit-Stop on their premises.


And finally,

Season's Greetings to from everybody at Creigiau 23.