Summer Cycling

Summer has arrived in North Pembrokeshire: we have had a few really hot days with real sunshine and the showers, though sharp, have been short.

Visitors and locals are out and about in Newport in increasing numbers but if you like quiet and amazing views, you can head up onto the slopes of Carningli: it is glorious.

Graham has been out with cyclists new to the area: they return with broad grins on their faces and plans to return.

Summer clouds, Carningli

A bright June day, Carningli

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Social Bike Ride this Thursday

We plan an outing from Newport on quiet roads – exact route will depend on who comes along – the aim is for everyone enjoy themselves.

We meet at Carningli Centre at 10.00 on Thursday 2nd April.
It is free of charge if you bring your own bikes, normal hire prices for ours (if possible, please let us know in advance if you wish to hire).

Hope to see you on Thursday.

Prehistory Cycle Tours

Experienced local archaeologist, Helen Manley Jones starts her Prehistory Car Tours on Thursday 17th April.

She will be meeting groups at Newport Tourist Information Centre at 9.30 a.m. for a drive around the area, stopping at a number of sites such as Pentre Ifan burial chamber, Preseli bluestone sites, stone circles etc.

Carreg Coetan, Newport

Carreg Coetan Arthur burial chamber, Newport

Routes may be tailored to suit each group but will always reach Castell Henllys Iron Age Fort at 12.30. A visit to the fort, guided by Helen is included in the car tour price of £15 per person.

Carningli Bike Hire, with Helen’s help has devised self-guided Prehistory Cycle Tours for those who prefer to explore on two wheels.
There are several options, from a short but beautiful ride to Nevern to a full length tour of the Preselis.
Our favourite takes 2 – 3 hours, depending on how long you wish to spend at each prehistoric site. It can be ridden any time but is designed so that you can arrive at Castell Henllys at 12.30 on a car tour Thursday. Basic refreshments (tea/coffee, crisps etc) will be available in the shop and you can join Helen’s guided tour. (Entry to the site will be payable – Helen’s tour included).

For more detail on the cycle routes, please contact Carningli Bike Hire, Carningli Centre, East St, Newport, Pembs, SA42 0SY. Phone: 01239 820724/820091, email: info@carningli.co.uk

For car tours: Castell Henllys: 01239 891319 or Helen: 07967 019028

New Prehistory Cycle Tours

Local archaeologist, Helen Manley Jones starts her guided prehistory tours this Spring.

She will be running weekly car tours every Thursday, starting at Newport’s Tourist Information Centre and finishing with a visit to Castell Henllys Iron Age Village.

We are working with her on a bicycle version of the tours. The routes are not yet finalised – there is such a wealth of ancient sites in North Pembrokeshire that the possibilities seem almost endless. However, we are thinking in terms of three cycle routes to cater for different abilities/tastes.

More detail is on its way – we aim to have it all ready for Easter.

In the meantime you can contact Helen via her website ycwtch.com