Walk around Wales

Freemasons from all over Wales are undertaking an ambitious relay walk around Wales in 60 days to raise money for the Noah’s Ark Appeal. The journey is roughly 1,000 miles and they hope to attract lots of local support along the route. They start on 25th May from Penarth and plan to walk anti-clockwise up Offa’s Dyke and then along the Wales Coastal Path, and aim to arrive back on 26th July to a Welcome Home Summer Garden Party with all participants and their supporters congregating at the Barry Rugby Club.

At least 25 Lodges are taking part; they will be using a Travelling Gavel as a relay baton and will be inviting Freemasons around Wales to turn up on the route, cheer them on and raise sponsorship. The aim is to raise at least £12,000.

Lodges participating include:

Afan 833, Baglan 6079, Beehive 6265, Breaksea 8358, Celtic Eagles 9132, Industria Cambrensis 6700, Dinas Powis 5997, Gnoll 5057, Ionic 6626, Llanilltud Fawr 8644, Lodge of 3 Pillars 5857, Margam Abbey 5257, Old Barrians Lodge 6671,  Penllergaer 5567, Porthkerry 6299, Services 7139, St Cecilia 8748, St Quentin’s 4778, St Theodore 8536, Striguil Lodge 2186, Wenvoe 9038, Windsor 1754, Wings 8651, Ynys 8274.

The Provincial Wardens’ Organiser Paul Haley said, “We are really keen to help this very worthy charity to establish a world-class Children’s Hospital For Wales, which will benefit children and families and make a positive difference to their lives. I’m delighted at the response from the Masonic community, which is the second largest donor to charities in the UK.  So many members are making a tremendous effort towards our initiative which will take in all of the beautiful Wales Coastal Path.”

A Just Giving webpage has been established to encourage donations.

People can follow the progress around Wales through social media, such as Services 7139 Facebook and the Services 7139 Twitter accounts and using the hashtag #circlecymru

Paul said, “We will be setting off during the National Walking Month of May and will also help celebrate the 2nd Anniversary of the Wales Coastal Path. We welcome anyone who might wish to join us en route, and give us a wave and a cheer on our journey. We are extremely grateful to anyone who makes a donation for the Children’s Hospital For Wales”.

Sunday 25th MayBarry Rugby Club to Penarth Masonic Hall, ready for launch. Penarth to Tredelerch Park, Rumney7
Monday 26th MayRumney to Goldcliffe22
Tuesday 27th MayGoldcliffe to Chepstow21
Wednesday 28th MayChepstow to Monmouth20
Thursday 29th MayMonmouth to Pandy16
Friday 30th MayPandy to Hay on Wye18
Saturday 31st MayHay on Wye to Kington15
Sunday 1st JuneKington to Knighton14
Monday 2nd JuneKnighton to Brompton X roads15
Tuesday 3rd JuneBrompton X roads to Buttington Bridge12
Wednesday 4th JuneButtington Bridge to Tyn y Coed17
Thursday 5th JuneTyn y Coed to Llangollen14
Friday 6th JuneLlangollen to Llanarmon yn lal16
Saturday 7th JuneLlanarmon yn lal to Bodfari14
Sunday 8th JuneBodfari to Prestatyn13
Monday 9th JunePrestatyn to Colwyn Bay15
Tuesday 10th JuneColwyn Bay to Conwy15
Wednesday 11th JuneConwy to Bangor20
Thursday 12th JuneBangor to Beaumaris10
Friday 13th JuneBeaumaris to Benllech18
Saturday 14th JuneBenllech to Amlwch16
Sunday 15th JuneAmlwch to Rhyd Wen / Church Bay20
Monday 16th JuneRhyd Wen / Church Bay to Holyhead14
Tuesday 17th JuneHolyhead to Rhosneigr22
Wednesday 18th JuneRhosneigr to Newbor’gh20
Thursday 19th JuneNewbor’gh to Menai Bridge14
Friday 20th JuneMenai Bridge to Caernarfon10
Saturday 21st JuneCaernarfon to Trefor17
Sunday 22nd JuneTrefor to Tudweiliog18
Monday 23rd JuneTudweiliog to Aberdaron18
Tuesday 24th JuneAberdaron to Abersoch20
Wednesday 25th JuneAbersoch to Pwllhelli / Llanystywmdwy8 / 18
Thursday 26th JunePwllheli / Llan – Porthmadog / Penrhyndaedraeth18 / 22 / 9 / 13
Friday 27th JunePorthmadog / Penrhyn to Harlech21 / 17
Saturday 28th JuneHarlech to Barmouth17
Sunday 29th JuneBarmouth to Tywyn16
Monday 30th JuneTywyn to Machynlleth16
Tuesday 1st JulyMachynlleth to Aberystwyth21
Wednesday 2nd JulyAberystwyth to Aberaeron18
Thursday 3rd JulyAberaeron to Llangrannog14
Friday 4th JulyLlangrannog to Cardigan15
Saturday 5th JulyCardigan to Newport18
Sunday 6th JulyNewport to Goodwick13
Monday 7th JulyGoodwick to Abercastle15
Tuesday 8th JulyAbercastle to Whitesands14
Wednesday 9th JulyWhitesands to Broad Haven24
Thursday 10th JulyBroad Haven to Dale21
Friday 11th JulyDale to Pembroke Dock20
Saturday 12th JulyPembroke Dock to Angle14
Sunday 13th JulyAngle to St Govans Chapel17
Monday 14th JulySt Govans Chapel to Tenby / Saundersfoot18 / 22
Tuesday 15th JulyTenby / Saundersfoot to Laugharne14 / 18
Wednesday 16th JulyLaugharne to Llansteffan15
Thursday 17th JulyLlansteffan to Ferryside18
Friday 18th JulyFerryside to Llanelli19
Saturday 19th JulyLlanelli to Crofty14
Sunday 20th JulyCrofty to Rhossili17
Monday 21st JulyRhossili to Caswell Bay20
Tuesday 22nd JulyCaswell Bay to Aberavon19
Wednesday 23rd JulyAberavon to Ogmore22
Thursday 24th JulyOgmore to St Athan13
Friday 25th JulyContingency day
Saturday 26th JulySt Athan to Barry Island to Barry Rugby Club11