Volunteers needed – as always
We are looking at events in 2018 and beyond. We have lots of great ideas, but Committee members, who already give a lot of their time, cannot run every event. If members don’t volunteer to help, we cannot run the full programme we want to!
The trips that are in the programme have been very popular and are already full, but we are always looking for members to come forward to run a weekend event. If you are not too confident about running an event on your own, we can pair you up with an experienced leader to show you the ropes. Everyone benefits from a wide range of leaders so we can all bring forward new ideas. And, more important, you get to tailor the event to be just what you like most.
Pembroke comes third
In case you missed it, the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path has been named the third best walk in the world. The 186-mile path, which attracts some one million walkers each year and is famed for covering almost every kind of maritime landscape from limestone and volcanic cliffs to sandy coves and estuaries, beat even the Inca trail in Peru and the climb up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.
If you want to know, first place went to the Appalachian Trail in the USA, and second to the pilgrimage route from France to Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain. The whole list is at news.cheapflights.co.uk/
Don’t fall off the radar!
The Ramblers Association has launched a campaign to ensure that all ambulance services in the UK can handle grid reference locations provided by callers in the event of an emergency.
In the past ambulance control centres have asked for a post code when caller regarding an emergency in the hills -- not much use when a country post code might cover many square miles.
If you would like to add your voice to the campaign go to http://www.ramblers.org.uk/ and click through to the e-mail message.
Fitter at 50+?
A poll of the over-50s suggests they are taking more exercise and eating healthier food than they did in their 20s. Freed from the pressure of working life and raising a family, the baby boomers have more time to exercise and are paying more attention to their diet, eating more fruit and vegetables and fewer fat-rich take-aways!
True for some maybe, but obviously the pollsters didn't poll many of us who are (a) still working; (b) responsible for the grandchildren; and (c) still overindulging now and again at the pub or the local Indian or Chinese.