Walk 16 – From the Coast to above the Village of Llanfair
September 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmVaries
Max Height: 500ft
Total Height Ascended: 679ft
Leader – Derek Morgan
Starting at the ancient church of Saint Tanwg, know as “the Church in the sand”, Saint Tanwg’s Church is found nestling in the sand dunes, where the mountains meet the sea, at Llandanwg. It is thought that it is one of the oldest places of continuous Christian worship in the UK and was probably founded by Saint Tanwg around 435 AD.
The existing building has been on the site since the early middle ages and over its many years has been frequently dug out of the sand, as it constantly encroaches and buries it. from inside the simple stone walls, you can hear the waves on the beach even on the stillest day. Soaked in the prayers of 2000 years, it is a place widely acknowledged to be ‘thin’ rooted in the earth but within easy reach of Heaven. it is a refuge of solace, simplicity and peace. After spending some time in the Church you will make your way along the beach, turning inland towards Pensarn, climbing up past a burial chamber before circling back to skirt the village and back to Llandanwg where you could have a welcoming cup of tea.
Meet at the Dragon Theatre: 10:00