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St David’s Day walk/Taith Dydd Gwyl Dewi 2023: Reviews and photos

Another great walk-with-a-difference by the friendly’n’fun Chris Jones to celebrate St David’s Day.

On his walks, not only do you do a good hike, but you also learn so much about Wales on the way.

Not only with fascinating fact’n’figures about the area walking through, but also from ‘special guests’ that pop up in costume along the way, full of historic tales that make you go home and Google more. This walk also featured music – a harpist, and a traditional choir – and started with breakfast, which kept us fuelled for the hike. A traditional Welsh breakfast for a traditional national day, including cockles and laverbread. Scrummy!

As was the contents of the free goody bag we got, including coffee, a G&T, and Welsh cakes, all from local producers. Chris always celebrates Wales, its language, land, and local businesses, which is wonderful.

So I would heartily recommend going on any walk led by Chris. His personality also attracts wonderful participants, so you can come alone, in a couple, or a group and make new friends, which I have done.

Plus they are safe. Chris knows the routes backwards, and makes sure no one is ever left behind, with plenty of stops to ensure the more leisurely walkers stay part of the group, without the fast walkers getting frustrated. Most importantly for me is that the walks are (well-behaved) doggy-friendly. And he always has a few tasty treats in his pockets for my dog, which means he loves the walks as much as I do.

Diolch yn fawr iawn Chris, we are already looking forward to the next one!

Sarah Puntan-Galea


That was one wonderfully memorable St David’s Day! There are no negatives from us, only praise and thanks.

Chris’ organisation was spot on. He pulled together a fantastic programme….Best value for money event that we have attended since we arrived in Wales.

A memorable breakfast and perfect hospitality and we were SO proud to be Welsh.

Thank you so, so much. We’ll certainly consider other led walks by Chris.

Richard Hann


What a wonderful day on this St David’s Day walk! Very generous with time and information. Excellently organised and the coastline never fails to impress and the company of St David, the harpist and choir were fabulous. Thank you Chris.
Tanya Phillips


Thank you for a most memorable St David’s Day. A delicious Welsh breakfast, along with a fabulous Welsh themed goody bag, was just the start of a wonderful day.

As regular walker in the Vale of Glamorgan, I never take for granted the beauty of my surroundings. To walk with friends and make new friends along the way (including St David himself) only served to enhance my enjoyment. Hearing the Welsh harp (beautifully played by Nia) as we arrived at Ogmore Castle is something that I’ll never forget. And to end our St David’s Day celebrations………a Welsh choir. Perfect!

Thank you for being a great host. Your walk was extremely well organised, nicely paced for all and very informative. I can’t wait for the next one.

Joanne simpson


Myself and my two friends Michelle and Bev,  came on the Saint David’s day walk, we all thoroughly enjoyed it.

What a fabulous day, so organised.

The informative speaker who was dressed up, the harpist played beautiful.

The breakfast in the morning before we left, was amazing the service in the three Golden cups outstanding.

The 8, mile walk in Ogmore was great, the weather was on our side and Chris, you were so welcoming and informative, you made everyone feel welcome.????

The choir at the end of the walk was a great fun group, to sit down and enjoy a nice meal or a beer with they were fun and friendly.

Thank you so much Chris for a fantastic Saint David’s day walk it was the best walk i ever done, and I’ve been at Rambler for 15 years, and I must say that nothing has ever been organised so well as your walk.

Thank you so much Chris for a fantastic day.

Judith Watts

st davids day walk 2023

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