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A Walking Weekend in Wales for Bereaved Parents

A fundraising event for The Compassionate Friends

A Walking Weekend in Wales for Bereaved Parents

7 June 2019 – 10 June 2019


Bereaved father of Evie, Bryan Clover, writes...

"I find walking therapeutic and it’s about the only time my brain gets any rest from losing Evie. I know that many of you enjoy walking too so we have decided to put something together as a bit of a fundraiser for TCF. Patsy and I own a house in Pembrokeshire a little north of Haverfordwest. My plan is simple enough, Fri to Mon on the beautiful coast path in Pembrokeshire. It’s all about a weekend away with like-minded people, with the chance to just relax into some beautiful scenery.

This is the plan:

1. Arrive from mid-pm Fri 7th Jun 19, afternoon tea and a local wander on your own if you wish. Dinner at the house.
2. Sat 8th Jun – a relatively straight-forward 6 or 8 mile walk along the cliffs leading to St David’s, the rest of the afternoon spent exploring the smallest City in Wales. Dinner at the house.
3. Sun 9th Jun – another 6 or 8 mile walk around Dale or similar in southern Pembrokeshire. Playing with the idea of arranging someone to come in and offer a yoga lesson in the early evening. Dinner.
4. Mon 10th Jun – depart after breakfast, or maybe a short walk, then depart.

The house has four bedrooms, two doubles and two twins, so that means that we can accommodate 6 additional adults. The weekend will cost £200 a head and will include all dinners and breakfasts, plus wine with dinner.

I’ll lead the walks as I walked all 183 miles of the Coast Path in 9 days in 2017, so know it well. Once we’ve deducted costs, all profits will go to TCF. I’ll choose routes that will be moderate, but although there may be steep bits in places, it won’t be a hard walk by any means. If we get a bunch of seasoned walkers, we can stretch it out to 10-12 miles. The idea is an enjoyable walk, not a stretching day. I’ll try and find a decent pub for lunch, or maybe arrange packed lunches.

I’ll flesh out the plan once I know that there is sufficient interest. If you are interested, please e-mail me on bryanclover@hotmail.com

I’ll be asking for a non-refundable deposit I’m afraid so that it doesn’t all unravel on us at the last minute".

This is the link to the house.

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