Programme

Programme

Both members and non-members are welcome to join in any of our activities – walks, talks, folk dancing, visits. Full details of all of these are described in each 6-monthly programme sent to members.

Our latest programme was published and sent out to members in late March. It carries details of all Gower Society activities from April up to the end of September 2014.

The folk dancing group meets fortnightly at 7.00pm on Thursday evenings at Brynmill Primary School, Trafalgar Place. For fuller details and dates, please see the drop-down menu.

Walks       Throughout the year, the Society organises walks on Saturdays and Sundays – some of which are joint events held with the local Ramblers. There are also mid-week walks and in the summer, there are Thursday evening walks. The day walks may be full day or half day walks. The length of walks varies; many take place in the AONB, but they may extend to other parts of the peninsula, the lordship and beyond. The programme aims to have walks to suit all levels of walkers – for this, we are very grateful to our volunteer walk leaders. It is a good idea, if you are new to our walks, to contact the walk leader beforehand to check whether it will be within your capabilities.

Similarly, if the weather forecast is inclement, always contact the walk leader for advice. The Society stresses that all walkers participate at their own risk.  For Sunday walkers, we suggest boots, waterproofs, warm windproof clothing as well as sufficient food and drink.

Saturday walkers may find stout shoes sufficient but most walkers wear boots. For a full day walk, bring picnic lunch and tea; for half day walks, a snack and drink will suffice. If in doubt, contact the leader.

We ask that walkers always park with care and consideration; where parking is on private property, please ask permission first.

Dogs on walks        Unless the programme states otherwise, dogs are welcome as long as:

  • they are on non-extendable leads
  • they are under the full control of their owner
  • their owner can get them over/under stiles

For any problems with footpaths, you can contact the Society and also the local authority Rights of Way Officer: chris.dale@swansea.gov.uk

Talks        The Society’s programme of winter talks take place monthly on Saturday evenings at 7.00pm at the Sketty Parish Centre where there is plenty of available parking. The room is bright and warm and welcoming. Talks are usually based on subjects linked to Gower and last about an hour to one and a half hours.

If you can recommend a speaker whom you have heard, please get in touch.