Ryedale Walking Group

A group of 17 walkers from North Yorkshire enjoyed three days of walking in varied Welsh weather conditions. Being hardy sorts a bit of rain never put them off, however a somewhat loose interpretation of an 8 mile walk was beginning to tell by the third day!

Enjoying "first lunch" at Dolymynach.

Enjoying "first lunch" at Dolymynach.

"Ryedale Walking Group have just returned from a terrific walking break at Elan Valley Lodge.  Seventeen members stayed for 4 nights, enjoying walks led by Steve on three days.

The walkers were of mixed ability, and Steve managed splendidly to organise the walks so we could all take part.  Many thanks to Steve for his patience and the local knowledge he imparted.  Also thanks to Holly the dog for providing entertainment on the walks!  Being Wales, we didn't expect dry weather all the time, but we had a lovely sunny day on Saturday.

The lodge is ideal for a group holiday, and the catering and service was first-class.

The Elan Valley area is full of interest and the members who needed a rest day found things to do.  The Elan Valley Visitor Centre is almost next door, and Rhayader is an easy 3 mile stroll on the old railway path."   Eric Wesson, Ryedale Walking Group walks coordinator.  Photos below by Eric.

Steve Gamman