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New guided walking tours for Welsh learners

(The first walk in this series has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions. Keep an eye for a new date which will be organised in due course)

The first in a series of guided walks for learners and Welsh speakers will be held in Flintshire on 13 October.

The first walk, which follows the North Wales Pilgrim Tour, starts near St Winifride’s Chapel and Holy Well, Holywell at 10.30am on 13 October. The tour is approximately 7km, and there will be an opportunity to socialise over a cup of coffee before and after the walk.

The walks are a joint venture between Urdd Gobaith Cymru and the National Centre for Learning Welsh. The aim is to create new opportunities for learners to practice outside the classroom and to socialise with Welsh speakers. More information about the first trip is available here, and all are welcome, including children.

Helen Prosser, Strategic Director at the National Centre for Learning Welsh said:  

"This series of walks is an opportunity for learners to socialise, and to practice their Welsh in an informal, outdoor setting.

"We are very pleased to be able to work with the Urdd to create these opportunities for our learners. Using Welsh outside the classroom is essential in order to help learners gain confidence, and give them the opportunity to enjoy using the language in the company of friends and other learners. We are keen to welcome learners from all levels and from all areas to enjoy these guided walks.”

The other walks will take place during spring and summer 2019. There will be a walk in mid Wales on 9 March, a coastal walk in south west Wales on 13 April, a walk in the north west on 11 May, and a coastal walk in the south east, from Barry Island to Gŵyl Fach y Fro festival on 15 June. All journeys will be around 4 miles, and there will be plenty of opportunities to socialise and to get to know other learners.

If you would like to join these walks, email office@learnwelsh.cymru or call 0300 3234324.