Wednesday, 24 November 2010

24 Nov 2010 - Tarbena

Today’s walk was a combined walk and lunch.   The walk was led by Peter, and the lunch in a local restaurant organised by Pat.   As always with the easier CBMW walks there was a good turnout, 38 walkers today.
All walkers enter their names in the walk book, so that the leader knows how many he has in the group.  In addition Pat was collecting choice of lunch so she could inform the restaurant before we started the walk.   In the excitement neither Jan nor I remembered to enter our names in the book.   Jan has just realised and is asking whether I have booked in!

The first objective is Tarbena castle, and to reach it we have to walk back along the Parcent road for a short distance.

As we start to climb we pass the restaurant where we will have lunch.
After quite a short climb we are able to look back on Tarbena.  

The path is surprisingly good, and the climb to the castle is not too taxing.
There is only one slightly difficult section, and Peter and David are on hand to help any lady who might have a problem – the men are left to look after themselves!
The castle is a ruin, but there is plenty of space to sit and have a break.  After a “cool spell” it was quite warm today.  It was 11 degrees when we started the walk, and with the climb we were all pleasantly warm when we had our break.

Rosemary, Pat and Jan all looking very pleased with themselves.  
The detour to the castle took longer than expected, so the rest of the walk was shortened.
We soon reached a lovely view point
Which was an ideal location for a group photo
On the return journey we stopped to admire this very old well

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