Ffald-y-Brenin and the Preseli Hills, Pembrokeshire
25 August – 1 September
Leaders - David Gleed (01834 849352) and Phil Craine
Based for the week at Ffald-y-Brenin Christian Centre (a place synonymous with the recent best- selling book The Grace Outpouring),
the rich heritage of Christianity in Wales is evident all around,
including ancient Celtic crosses, holy wells, and pilgrim routes focused
on the city of St David’s, in reality a small attractive village. Blaenannerch
Chapel, where Evan Roberts encountered the Holy Spirit so powerfully in
1904, is also nearby. The small Beehive Chapel at Ffald-y-Brenin is of
particular interest with a rock formation rising out of the stone floor -
a true bedrock, part of the mountain itself.
Walks and Excursions
– Ffald-y-Brenin lies within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, in
the Gwaun valley, and our walks will reflect the diversity of landscape
around us : hill, coastal and wooded valley. We walk each day with
distances varying from two to eight miles. The terrain will be rough in
parts with several steep climbs.
shall travel by minibus to St Brynach’s Church and the riverside
village of Nevern with its early Celtic cross and Ogham stone, and on
Wednesday to St David’s... It was here in the 6th century that St David
founded a monastery and where today the Cathedral of St David lies in a
little valley in what is perhaps the most rural ecclesiastical setting
in Britain. Later the same day we will drive out to St Non’s and the
place of St David’s birth.
the buildings at Ffald-y-Brenin are stone-built and blend in with the
hillside, providing a variety of simple yet comfortable rooms. All
bedrooms have window seats with a view. Both single and twin bedded
rooms are available. Breakfast and the evening meal are provided by
staff at Ffald-y-Brenin, we self- cater as a group at lunchtime.
– please arrive at Ffald-y-Brenin during the afternoon of the 25th.
Ffald-y-Brenin lies about 7 miles from the coastal town of Fishguard,
famous as the location of 'The Last Invasion of Britain' when in 1797
French troops landed nearby. We can pick you up from Fishguard railway
station or ferry port if preferred.
Cost - £400 (£450 single room)
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