Boxing Day Walk.


Walkers outside Creigiau Inn

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f it's not one thing it is another. Last year it was deep snow, this year it was deep mud !!! However, not to be out done, and a last minute change of route meant that this traditional event would still go on.

10:30 came and all met outside the Creigiau Inn sporting their new jumpers, raincoats and waterproofs, and that was just the stewards !!!


The Pied Piper

On leaving the Creigiau Inn, the walkers headed back along the main road before turning up Parc-Y-Fro and joining the railway track behind the Scout Hut.

After reaching Tyn-y-Coed Road the walkers entered the woods as they headed up towards Pentyrch. But to keep everybody on their toes the walk zig-zagged up the hill.


At this stage it was obvious who had overindulged during the previous day as the climb took it's toll.

Just when it looked as if we were going to lose one or two, the walk turned downwards. Phew !!!

A few minutes later we had reached the Pit-Stop, which provided the ideal opportunity to get your breath back and mingle with the other walkers.

The Pit StopThe Pit Stop

After a short stop and with still a mile to go, off set the 315 walkers to complete the 2.8 mile route.

Have a look at some more photos from the walk and thanks to Tom Burns for supplying some of these.

I am sure you would like to join me in thanking Julie and Bernadine for being our hostesses during the Pit-Stop, Adrian Burns for planning the route, as well as the committee, stewards and everyone else who helped.

 

And finally,

Season's Greetings to you all from everybody at Creigiau 23.

 

Posted on December 27th 2011