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ISSUE 70

WINTER 2008

Happy New Year

THE CHARITY WORKING FOR WALKERS

© Crown copyright (2008) Visit Wales.

David Bateman

Enjoying the Welsh Coast

Photos: The Ceredigion Coastal Path

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In June 2006, First Minister Rhodri Morgan announced the great plan for a coastal path round the 800 mile (1280km) Welsh coast, all to be achieved by 2012. Ramblers in Wales have long made the case for such coastal access and we are all very pleased to see progress being made. New local authority-based staff are developing projects all round the Wales coast. Careful guidance ensures that the public will get a continuous permanent, mapped path that can be relied on and enjoyed. Some local authorities are supporting volunteer efforts and this is offering great dividends, with real progress being made – Ceredigion and Ynys Môn are brilliant examples of this. Paths are being surveyed and the implications for all interests - particularly wildlife - are checked out thoroughly before routes are developed, after, of course, Local Access Forums, Ramblers’ Groups and other users have their say. The new coastal access, fired by new

money from the Welsh Assembly Government and from European sources, will bring benefits for walkers and many others. Extra provision will be made for those with disabilities, for cyclists and for horseriders and the drive is on to get the coastal path completed by 2012 in time for the London UK Olympics – so that we can all be inspired to boost our fitness. Ramblers want coastal access to mean more than simply constructing pathways and have worked for new measures in the forthcoming Marine and Coastal Access Bill. Minister Jane Davidson has confirmed there will be framework measures for the National Assembly to develop wider coastal access and Ramblers want this to embrace beaches and cliffs; ensure that the coastal path can sit within a wide and secure corridor providing spreading room; help prevent erosion and also provide measures to safeguard wildlife, privacy and land management concerns.

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ardiff has an important new link across the Bay and Ceredigion has a new 60-mile coastal path – two new developments that have really taken forward Welsh Ramblers’ long standing case for coastal access.

We are also concerned that sufficient resources are made available to maintain the coastal path and believe an excellent precedent exists in the South West, where the path has been made a National Trail. The coastal access process in Wales is developing differently from that in England but, nevertheless, there are clear, shared objectives. We all want to get many more people enjoying the coastal landscape - and, at the same time, gaining good health through coastal exercise! TAKE ACTION get involved with the coast path and access project – contact Ramblers Cymru and link up with other volunteers and enthusiasts. PAGE

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Hello Again … It’s been a busy and enjoyable summer for everyone; we hope you enjoyed yours as we did at Ramblers Cymru, in spite of the rain. Ramblers Cymru had a great launch for Rail Rambles by Jane ey Davidson at the Royal Welsh Show. Our partners Arriva, and lots of n n e P y Beverle friends, celebrated the 100 walks in the forthcoming half-year programme. Rail Rambles are carbon friendlier, sociable and more flexible than using cars and enable people to use the train and take a guided walk to explore the countryside. We shared stand space with Coed Cadw/ Woodland Trust at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. Coed Cadw is also joining us in an office at Ramblers Cymru HQ. Working with partners is one of the important themes of our future work. To paraphrase Tom Franklin, Chief Executive: We want Wales (and Britain) to be a place where people choose to go walking - and where it’s easy and enjoyable to do so. We believe that, as a result, we will all be happier and healthier within communities that are stronger socially, economically and environmentally. This is the vision in the new strategy ‘Fresh Air, Firm Ground’. This is really a challenge to ourselves and the options are only limited by our imagination.

agri-environment payments are conditional on public paths being useable; and developing our involvement in local authority work by improving paths through the action plans for Rights of Way Improvement Plans. In all these examples the focus is on improving environments for people to walk and enjoy - not solely paths for their own sake. We are also really pleased with a new Ramblers Cymru project designed to support community walking and are busy identifying the best ways to do this. This is just starting (and we hope many of you will be involved) – We will tell you more in the next issue of Welsh Rambler!

So many of these activities are undertaken by volunteers and we are very keen to hear your thoughts in our volunteer survey Enjoy walking! at www.ramblers.org.uk/wales by January Beverley 19th 2009. On the Wales scene, countryside Director Wales access remains a key area of interest to the Assembly. Illustrating this is a commitment * Environment strategy action plan. to ensure “ there is sustainable, widespread and equitable access to the countryside and coast…”.* We will seek to hold the Welsh Assembly Government to account on this and support them and partners to achieve this splendid objective. To further this we have been making the access case to the Forestry Commission in their new Rail Rambles, Machynlleth, plans; seeking to uphold cross March 2008 Erfyl Lloyd Davies compliance access whereby

WELSH COUNCIL 2009 (14/15th March 2009) ur annual get-together will be held in O Flintshire at the Springfield Hotel. Exploring the fascinating Halkyn Mountain and visiting the coast will be part of the weekend as will considering how best to take forward the walking public’s interest in Wales. Our annual meeting will help guide our work in Wales and elect a new Committee for the year ahead. Ron Williams, Chairman of Ramblers Cymru said “We are keen to encourage anyone to come forward and contribute to our work at a Wales level – including putting their name forward for the PAGE

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Welsh Committee. At present women are under-represented.” Many thanks are due to Ron for his contribution over the last three years as Chairman. Ron has continued with the tradition of excellent, hard-working Chair people in Ramblers Cymru. We have been privileged to have his dedication, support and enthusiasm for many years on the executive and for the last three years as Chair. Thank you Ron. Book early for Welsh Council 2009. Groups and Areas send representatives and many volunteer officers are entitled to attend with their costs paid by Ramblers Cymru.

2009 MARCH 14 – 15 Welsh Council, Flint MARCH 28 – Volunteer Day, Swansea June 6 – 7 Rail Rambles 20th Anniversary

Welcome, Robert Meet Robert Hanna, who has joined the Ramblers Cymru team as the new Project and Funding officer and is responsible for new development projects and support the existing portfolio of work. alking has always been a major part of my life and I have travelled far and wide, walking and climbing on four continents, but still find myself talking most about my local experiences. For me, walking is part of the whole understanding of the local environment; it’s about socialising and making new friends.

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One of the many ideas we are developing in Wales is the promotion of ‘themed walks’, building on the lessons we are learning from successful projects like Rail Rambles. The Ramblers’ Association has just published its forward strategy ‘Fresh Air, Firm Ground’ and I am excited about the opportunity to work with my new colleagues and help deliver the strategy. I am looking forward to discovering the myth-soaked landscape of Wales at first hand. I spent a little time here in my youth – my parents had a house in Llantwit Major – and I have very fond memories of long walks along cliff tops, great open views of the Severn and watching the weather change. The Ramblers’ Association, 3 Coopers Yard, Curran Road, CARDIFF. CF10 5NB Tel: 029 2064 4308 • Fax: 029 2064 5187 Website: www.ramblers.org.uk email: cerddwyr@ramblers.org.uk The Ramblers’ Association is a registered charity (No. 1093577) and a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (No. 4458492). Registered Office: Camelford House, 87-89 Albert Embankment, London. SE1 7TW.


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PROFILE >>>

Bob’s vision is to encourage more diverse walkers Bob Seabrook is Footpath Secretary for Powys Ramblers; he tells Welsh Rambler how he feels about walking. How did you get involved in walking and why is it special now? When I moved to a country village surrounded by public footpaths I found it difficult to enjoy country walking because a great many paths were obstructed. When full-time work meant that I couldn’t get away for hill walking I took up local walking but my main walking pleasure is really in moorland, hilly or coastal areas where the sense of freedom and open air is even more enhanced. Why did you join the Ramblers? I felt I had to work to open up closed paths and only the experience and knowledge of the Ramblers’ Association was going to be able to equip me with the expertise needed to achieve this. I prefer to work consultatively with the Rights of Way officers who do such a good job in my area – which is Powys and the Brecon Beacons National Park. But of course there are still occasions when we have to play the RA card firmly. What’s your favourite walking place? The Lake District, the South-West Coast Path and the South Shropshire Hills – where I live now. Who’s your dream walking partner? Renée Fleming – do I have to give a reason? Do you have a favourite bit of walking kit? It’s a GPS and a camera – but Explorer maps are indispensable for their mass of detail and what you can learn from them along the way.

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What would you like to achieve with the Ramblers? I would like the age and background of walkers to be more diverse. Presently most walkers fit into a white middle-age and middle-class stereotype but I believe that, apart from the well known beneficial physical effects of walking, the mental well-being and social benefits it affords are less often mentioned. Many young people who live in cities or come from other ethnic backgrounds seem to me to be missing out on broadening their social contacts and citizenship and I think that if we could do more to encourage them to become regular walkers it would help all of us. Otherwise, of course I would like to see an end to blocked paths. We have most of the legislation and enough members working on the problem to help achieve this but highway authorities will always struggle to afford enough money for the task so we have to be watchful and protect and if possible help to increase councils’ countryside budgets.

Launch of Wat’s Dyke Heritage Trail T he Wat’s Dyke Heritage Trail runs between Llanymynech, in Powys, and Greenfield, near Holywell, and follows the route of ancient defensive earthworks. It was officially opened by Welsh Assembly Government Minister for the Environment, Sustainability and Housing, Jane Davidson AM, in the grounds of Erddig Hall, Wrexham, on September 11th 2008. Chairman of the Wat’s Dyke Association, Ron Williams, said: “It has taken a long time but at last it’s officially open and I hope it will prove popular with walkers and local residents along the route and I hope it brings many benefits to the area. Jane Davidson opens the Wat’s Dyke Heritage Trail – on her left is Conor Kendrick, a pupil of St Mary’s School Ruabon, who designed the waymark.

“I’d also like to take the opportunity to thank all the local authorities along the route for their support throughout the project.” PAGE

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FOOTPATHS >>>

How To‌

For more information on the topics on these pages contact Mike Mills on 029 2064 4308 or email mike.mills@ramblers.org.uk.

with Mike Mills

Dealing with Path Orders and Changes to the Network

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ots of you have asked for advice on dealing with changes to public paths – and so here’s some helpful tips should you come across a path order in your area. Remember, if you have any doubts about the legality of a change to a footpath, then always contact the relevant local authority. Although the public rights of way network is constantly changing, it is important it is done through the appropriate legal process, which allows you to have an opportunity to make your views known, and for others to express their interest too. The most common types of public path order are set out below: Path Orders made under the Highways Act 1980 Q Section 26 – public path creation order – made by an authority where it appears that there is a need for a new path. Staff inspect route of a proposed diversion in Carmarthenshire Q Section 118 – public path extinguishment order – made by an authority to stop up a path where it appears expedient to stop up the path on the ground that it is not needed for public use. Q Section 119 – public path diversion order – made by an authority where it is satisfied that it is expedient to divert the path in the interests either of the public, or of the owner, lessee or occupier of the land crossed by the path. The authority must also be satisfied that the diversion does not alter any point of termination of the path, other than to another point on the same highway, or another highway connected to it, and which is substantially as convenient to the public. 7ALKING7ALESISTHE0RINCIPALITYSONLYMAGAZINEDEVOTEDENTIRELY The path must not be substantially less convenient to the public as a TOWALKINGIN7ALES PACKEDFULLOFFASCINATINGNEWARTICLESANDSUPERB result of the diversion, and account must also be taken of the effect the LANDSCAPEPHOTOGRAPHY diversion will have on public enjoyment of the path as a whole. 0UBLISHEDQUARTERLY ITCONTAINS Over the years, the basic provisions set out in sections 118 and 119 of the NEWS LIVELYLETTERSPAGES Highways Act 1980 have been added to, so that orders can now be made FANTASTICFEATURESBY7ALES for a number of additional reasons. LEADINGOUTDOORWRITERS Q Under sections 118A and 119A, authorities are given powers to make GEARREVIEWS THE6IEWPOINT orders to close or divert paths which cross railways. PHOTO @#URIOUS0LACESFOR Q Under sections 118B and 119B, authorities are given powers to close or divert paths for crime prevention reasons (but only within areas YOUTOEXPLORE BOOKREVIEWS which have been specially designated by the Secretary of State) or for APERSONALITYPROlLE THE reasons of school security; and, 2AMBLERS0AGES PLUSA Q In due course when the relevant part of the Countryside and Rights of PULL OUTWALKSSUPPLEMENT Way Act is commenced, it will be possible to use section 119D to divert FORYOUTOCOLLECT paths in order to protect sites of special scientific interest. There are of course other types of orders such as those issued under the 4AKEASUBSCRIPTION Town and Country Planning Act or those brought under section 116 of ./7TOKEEPABREAST the Highways Act 1980. OFALLTHATSHAPPENING I will deal with these in future advice notes or on my training FORWALKERSIN7ALES workshops. Please see Diary for workshop dates – or contact Mike on mike.mills@ramblers.org.uk or 029 2064 4308 for further advice. #ALL WITHYOURCREDITCARDTOHAND TOGETTHE NEXTFOURISSUESFORJUSTa ORSENDACHEQUEWITHYOUR PETITION: Please spare a moment to sign our petition to NAMEANDADDRESSTONOSTAMPREQUIRED  repeal sections 53 to 56 of the Countryside and Rights of Way &REEPOST22:4 !'55 5!!* Act 2000 that calls for the scrapping of the 2026 cut-off date. 7ALKING7ALES-AGAZINE,TD 5NIT'LANTWYMYN6ILLAGE7ORKSHOPS We need to take action to help save our country’s precious #EMMAES2OAD -!#(9.,,%4(39,9 paths. Link is: http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/repeal2026/

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Walking On Rising Sunshine Mike Mills talks about his recent visit to Japan to speak at the International Forum on Footpaths in Hokkaido.

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aking Coals to Newcastle? That’s what sprung to mind when I received an invitation to go to Hokkaido, the northernmost island of Japan, to talk about footpaths. Of course, I was delighted to have the opportunity to tell an influential international audience of the work of Ramblers Cymru. But why would a modern country with such stunning scenery, an enthusiastic walking population and an almost childlike excitement for nature and the natural world bring a Welsh representative from half way round the world to speak about footpaths? The answer was simple. Even on the opposite side of the world, the body of work that the Ramblers’ Association has done over the last 70 years for the access movement in Britain is held in very high esteem. The newly emerging access movement in Japan recognised our efforts and saw us as a natural ally and source of inspiration at this fledgling stage in developing their own footpath network.

Mike at the Shinto Shrine Hokkaido

voluntary organisations such as EcoNetwork. The Forum had been assembled to help in establishing the first footpaths of what is hoped to be a comprehensive network for the future. At present, only four 10km footpaths exist on the island and during my visit I was lucky enough to be able to walk two of these with my hosts. It was a wonderful opportunity to witness first hand the beautiful Japanese countryside and I was overwhelmed by the enthusiastic hospitality of the Japanese people they even managed to import some traditional Welsh weather - it poured down the whole time.

“…the body of work that the Ramblers’ Association has done for the access movement is held in very high esteem.”

The brief was a simple one, ‘to give a keynote speech to an “International Forum on Footpaths” in Hokkaido on the history of the access movement in Britain and the work of the Ramblers’ Association’. The general idea was to advise local voluntary organisations and local government officers on how they can best work together with their partners to create a network of footpaths on Hokkaido. No simple feat since at present, the concept of ‘footpaths’ in Japan doesn’t exist. Hence, their decision to seek the advice of the world’s leading authority on ‘rights of way’ – and that’s their words not mine!

The trip was a great success and now that I have returned home, my experiences in Japan have left me with a wonderful sense of just how far our organisation has come since those early days on Kinder Scout. I hope that some of the work I did in Japan will help the access movement there avoid some of the pitfalls we encountered but whatever the outcome, I’d like to leave you with one last thought from my trip – and that’s just how well respected the work of the Ramblers is, not just here in Britain but around the world. Something I made very clear to my hosts in Japan was how much of this work was down to you, our members and volunteers.

The event, the first of its kind in Hokkaido, was organised by Hokkaido Government, Shiribeshi County Council, Kuromatsunai Town Council with the cooperation of local enterprise and local

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PROMOTING WALKING >>>

Pass It On!

Help Get Wales Walking

New Recruitment Leaflets Are Available Now

et Walking Day will be on May 30th, 2009 - so start planning now to make it even bigger and better than this year’s successful inaugural event!

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After all, new members are the lifeblood of our charity - and all efforts, big and small, that are aimed at increasing our membership are very much appreciated.

Get Walking Day was launched by the Ramblers’ Association to encourage greater numbers of people to be healthier by making walking a regular part of their everyday life. Ramblers Cymru organised Promoting Get a walking bus and produced Walking Day with a 30-minute walking map Jane Davidson for the Hay-on-Wye literature festival.

20 Years of Rail Rambles

With your help, we can ensure everyone in Wales knows all about the special day and has the opportunity to join a Ramblers walk. Why not join the celebration and organise a Get Walking Day walk for your local Group? Members report our most popular walks are those that cover smaller distances so why not take a popular ramble from your Short Walks Programme- say between two and five miles- and instigate a Get Walking Day walk for your group? TAKE ACTION! Please put your Get Walking Day walks onto Walks Finder or alternatively send the details to the Led Walks Team (ledwalks@ramblers.org.uk or 0207 3398 500).

Led Walks Update

New Team Follows The Leaders team has been set up to support the Led Anew Walks Programme, a volunteer scheme responsible for around 500 walks every week across Great Britain. Audrey Watson and Simon Barnett make up the Led Walks Team. They have started gathering together examples of good practice in leading walks and training offered by groups to potential walks leaders. Audrey works from home and Simon is in Central Office and both work closely with colleagues in Scotland and here in Wales. “There are lots of exciting things happening around the country and we just don’t celebrate this enough” says Audrey, “that’s why we are trying to visit groups to learn from the good

The new recruitment leaflet is now with your local Group- so make sure you play your part and pass them on to potential new members of the Ramblers.

work they are doing and to offer any assistance that we can.” One priority for the new Led Walks Team will be to identify walk leaders and communicate directly with them through a new, occasional newsletter. Look out for further information in December’s Walk Extra. Simon and Audrey are also keen to encourage a variety of Led Walks, and to hear from groups who offer a good range of family friendly walks, short walks, unusual (special interest) walks or anything else that shows the variety and innovation of Ramblers walks. They can be contacted on ledwalks@ramblers.org.uk Below: Led Walks Team Simon Barnett (2nd from left) and Audrey Watson (4th from left) with staff from the Wales Office

It’s a don’t-miss date for your diary! The Ramblers Cymru Rail Rambles programme celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2009. To mark this outstanding achievement, we are organising a weekend of celebratory walks and a special dinner in and around Machynlleth between 6th and 7th June 2009. It is hoped that many walkers will stay overnight. Please find your own accommodation or book a place (hurry, there are only 16 spaces available) at the newly refurbished hostel in the centre of Machynlleth. The cost for this will be £16 a night. To book, telephone Mick Guest on 01902 756530. To find out more, look out for a new Rail Rambles programme in the New Year.

Celebration of North Wales Area’s 20th Birthday Chris Ruane MP and president of North Wales Area secured this delightful House of Commons Early Day Motion in celebration: hat this House congratulates North Wales Area Ramblers’ Association on its 20th T anniversary; notes that it has over 2,000 members and has produced its most comprehensive guided walks programme for the second half of 2008 with over 300 walks ranging from short strolls, longer walks over the lowlands, to strenuous walks and scrambles; and considers that such a programme is a reminder of just how many people enjoy walking, and how important catering for walkers is to the economy of North Wales, and how essential it is that local people strive to keep footpaths free of obstruction, and that they are clearly marked and signposted.

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Dawn Rises To A Wesley Group Invitation By Dawn Davies, Secretary – Lower Wye Group

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or many years the Lower Wye Group has held its committee and annual general meetings in the Methodist Church Hall in Chepstow, so it would have been somewhat difficult to refuse a request for a speaker from the local Ramblers to give a short talk to the Wesley Guild (the ladies section of the Methodist Church)! Having taken the initial telephone request I was duly nominated to fill the obligation. Where do I start, I thought. I decided to break the forty-minute talk into three sections; a brief history of the Ramblers Association, a description of the activities of the Lower Wye group and, to end on a lighter vein, some photos of recent walking holidays undertaken by the group. I researched the history of the Ramblers on the website and approached the Ramblers Cymru office for some help in putting a presentation together. Anwen and Mike came to my rescue with a PowerPoint presentation

Walking Into Front Rooms Across Wales

giving all the main pieces of information which I could then add to with specifics about the Lower Wye Group. Because I wanted the talk to be relatively informal I didn’t use all the slides but did use the information in the body of the talk, so I am extremely grateful for the help this gave me in putting the presentation together. Armed with all my notes and a disc full of photos I arrived at the Hall to be greeted by a charming group of people who made me very welcome. The evening started with a brief service with the choice of hymn – “One More Step Along the Way” – being a particularly appropriate choice! They were very interested to learn much more about the Ramblers’ Association and the breadth of activities both at national and group level in addition to our well-known love of walking. This has proved to be a very good way of publicising our activities to a wider audience and having got a taste for ‘public speaking’ I’m now looking for other groups to address.

Spread the word about walking and the Ramblers’ Association and speak to local groups. Call us for a chat about getting the walking message across and, like Dawn, you may be able to tap into some of our useful free resources such as our presentation.

It was “pure TV gold” – that’s how our Media Manager, Bruce Sparrow, described the appearance of Cardiff Ramblers, led by Kathryn Bennett, on the ITV Wales evening news recently! (writes Anwen Parker). The capital’s walkers described how walking with the Ramblers has changed their life, how it’s a great way to beat the credit crunch and keep fit. Thanks to Cardiff Ramblers on a terrific bit of TV! Thanks also to Vice Chairman Helen Lloyd Jones for helping with the arrangements.

Avoid knee muscle damage… s p i T …winter warmers… survival packs… Your Top If you have tips to share with fellow walkers please send them to me – using the main contact e-mail point below From Dave Rowley, Meirionnydd Ramblers: “For those of us with odd knee problems it pays to keep the knees warm on the cold windy days. I cut off the top 8 inches (20cm) of a pair of woollen socks and wear them over the knees but under my trousers. The knees stay warm and comfortable that way and it helps to reduce muscle damage. (Cold muscles tear easily). If you prefer something more stylish normal elasticated sports supports do the same job but can cost several pounds. As most mountain jackets do not fit comfortably around the neck. I use the easily obtainable “Buff” around the neck. It is extremely soft, does not chaff and seals the gap

between jacket and neck against wind and rain. I find it stays in position better than a scarf. It can also be used to protect the neck or head from the sun.

your first aid kit is up to scratch. On the walks take plenty of hot drinks as well as comfort food. If your drinking hose freezes up then carry water inside your rucksack or a pocket instead.

For the winter walker and camper who gets cold in the tent at night try this. Fill your water bottle with boiled water and put it inside one of your walking socks. It makes an excellent hot water bottle that will last up to 4 hours in the sleeping bag. Not only that, it helps to dry damp socks.”

Finally, if you go off on your own or with a small group tell someone where you are going and when you will be back. Don’t put a note on your car windscreen, someone might see it and think it’s their lucky day!

From John Thomas, Bridgend Ramblers: “Winter’s here so don’t forget to put a few more items in your already overloaded rucksack! I will be taking my warm hat with ear muffs, waterproof and wind proof gloves and my safety glasses (to keep the wind out of my eyes). Don’t forget the survival bag or the foil blankets if you have them, and also think about making sure

Oh, and take your mobile phone too… it could save a long walk to the nearest house when you might get a signal nearer to the emergency.” For more information on the topics on these pages contact Anwen Parker on 029 2064 4308 or email anwen.parker@ramblers.org.uk.

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BOOKS >>> New Heritage Trail WAT’S DYKE WAY By Pete Lewis Reviewed by Val Walker Jones North Wales Area

This is the essential walking guide to the new 61mile trail which goes through the border between England and North Wales. The route is based on the course of Wat’s Dyke, a linear earthwork thought to have been constructed for the Saxon rulers of Mercia to protect their boundary with North Wales. Starting in Shropshire, it passes through Wrexham, ending near the River Dee in Flintshire. The book is a convenient size, easily fitting into any decent map pocket. The walking route is in nine linear half-day sections. Information on public transport is included. There are also four circular walks. The route is predominantly a lowland walk, the terrain varying from canal towpaths in the south to small wooded valleys and country lanes in the north. It passes through many historic towns and villages. Each section gives exceptionally good references to the points of historic interest in the area, along with photographs, some black and white, some colour. An excellent Christmas tree present. Published by Alyn Books £5.99

www.kittiwakebooks.com Walk Guides by various authors Review by James Norman

Kittiwake Books have a new website to advertise their selection of walks-guides and updated books. The website greets you with a simple easy to use format and lightening speed loading times, cutting out the annoying wait that many other websites are dogged with. Sensibly avoiding a North or South Wales locality selector, instead the viewer can choose to view guides focusing on North, South and the equally as important Mid Wales. All the basic information – location, number of pages, and (a pleasantly cheap!) price tag of each guide are featured as well as a sample map of the walks included. This enables you to buy Kittiwake guides at any time or place with your debit/credit card – quickly, easily and safely. Published by Kittiwake Books – from £3.95 PAGE

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Ffordd y Tylwyth Teg / Way of the Fairies By Martin Smith Reviewed by Anwen Parker

The booklet describes a walking journey starting in the Dare Valley and then around the Rhondda valleys. This is your chance to see the beauty of the area amidst its industrial heritage. The circular walk starting from Aberdare station covers 30 miles and can be completed in three stages taking advantage of the regular train service that serves Aberdare, Ton Pentre and Treherbert. £4.00 plus 50p postage and packing from 40 Springfield Gardens, Hirwaun. CF44 9LY or email martinswalks@aol.com.

Cambrian Trailways These easy to use booklets have been produced by the Cambrian Railways Partnership. A series of four short walks have been designed to promote car-free walks in the Mid Wales area. To pick up your copy call 01654 700120 or download from www.thecambrianline.co.uk.

On This Mountain Essays on Ten Welsh Mountains by various writers, images by Ray Wood Review by James Norman

Don’t let the title mislead you – ‘On This Mountain’ is not so much a novel about a single mighty mountain but a collection of short, sumptuous essays. Inspired by Dr. Angharad Price’s ‘O! Tyn y Gorchudd’ (a masterpiece in Welsh prose), the ten essays fuse together and form a celebration of Welsh peaks. Each of the writers commands his/her own section with such vigour that even a small climb is shown to be very attractive to the reader and gives out an important message – that walking can be enjoyed by anyone. No matter how steep the climb may be, there is a mountain for everyone. The vibrant photographs are magically captured by Ray Wood and are a real feast for the eyes. Stunning colours, interesting angles with passionate snippets from each writer’s memories are an incentive to the reader to not only enjoy the book from the comfort of the armchair but also to experience at first hand the beauty of the Welsh outdoors – and to hopefully find a peak that you can proudly claim as your own special mountain. Published in 2008 by Gomer Press, – £19.99.


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LLYFRAU >>> Llwybr Treftadaeth Newydd LLWYBR CLAWDD WAT Gan Pete Lewis Adolygiad gan Val Walker Jones Ardal Gogledd Cymru

Dyma’r arweinlyfr cerdded hanfodol i’r llwybr 61 milltir newydd sy’n croesi’r ffin rhwng Lloegr a Gogledd Cymru. Mae’r llwybr yn seiliedig ar lwybr Clawdd Wat, gwrthglawdd llinol y credir iddo gael ei greu er mwyn i reolwyr Sacsonaidd Mersia amddiffyn eu ffin â Gogledd Cymru. O Swydd Amwythig, mae’n pasio trwy Wrecsam ac yn gorffen ger Afon Dyfrdwy yn Sir y Flint. Mae’r llyfr o faint hylaw, ac yn ffitio’n hawdd i unrhyw boced mapiau gwerth chweil. Mae’r llwybr cerdded mewn 9 adran linol sy’n cyfateb i hanner diwrnod yr un. Mae’n cynnwys gwybodaeth am drafnidiaeth gyhoeddus. Mae pedair taith gylch hefyd. Taith trwy’r iseldir yw hon gan fwyaf, a’r tir yn amrywio rhwng llwybrau halio camlesi yn y de i ddyffrynnoedd bach coediog a lonydd gwledig yn y gogledd. Mae’n pasio trwy lawer o drefi a phentrefi hanesyddol.

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Ffordd y Tylwyth Teg / Way of the Fairies Gan Martin Smith Adolygiad gan Anwen Parker

Mae’r llyfryn yn disgrifio taith gerdded sy’n dechrau yng Nghwm Dâr ac yna o gwmpas cymoedd Rhondda. Dyma’ch cyfle i weld prydferthwch yr ardal ymysg ei threftadaeth ddiwydiannol. Mae’r daith gylch, sy’n dechrau o orsaf Aberdâr, yn 30 milltir o hyd a gellir ei chyflawni mewn tair rhan gan elwa ar y gwasanaeth trên rheolaidd sy’n gwasanaethu Aberdâr, Ton Pentre a Threherbert. £4.00 a 50c o gludiant o 40 Springfield Gardens, Hirwaun. CF44 9LY neu e-bost martinswalks@aol.com.

Cambrian Trailways Mae’r llyfrynnau hawdd eu defnyddio hyn wedi eu cynhyrchu gan Bartneriaeth Rheilffyrdd Cambria. Mae cyfres o bedair taith fer wedi ei chynllunio i hyrwyddo teithiau heb geir yn y Canolbarth. I archebu copi, ffoniwch 01654 700120 neu gallwch eu hislwytho o www.thecambrianline.co.uk.

On This Mountain Mae pob adran yn rhoi cyfeiriadau Traethodau ar Ddeg o eithriadol o dda at y mannau o ddiddordeb hanesyddol yn yr ardal, ynghyd â lluniau, Fynyddoedd Cymru gan rhai’n ddu a gwyn, a rhai mewn lliw. amrywiol awduron, lluniau gan Ray Wood Anrheg ardderchog i’w rhoi dan y goeden Nadolig. Cyhoeddir gan Lyfrau Alyn £5.99

www.kittiwakebooks.com Tywyslyfrau Cerdded gan amrywiol awduron Adolygiad gan James Norman

Adolygiad gan James Norman

Peidiwch â gadael i’r teitl eich camarwain – nid nofel mo ‘On This Mountain’ (fersiwn Saesneg o ‘Y Mynydd Hwn’), ond casgliad o ysgrifau byr a moethus. Mae’r deg ysgrif, a ysbrydolwyd gan gampwaith Dr Angharad Price ‘O! Tyn y Gorchudd, yn cyfuno i greu dathliad o begynau Cymru.

Cyhoeddwyd yn 2008 gan Wasg Gomer - £19.99

Cyhoeddir gan Kittiwake Books – o £3.95

Mae lluniau bywiog Ray Wood yn hudol ac yn wledd go iawn i’r llygaid. Mae’r lliwiau syfrdanol, a’r onglau diddorol gyda darnau angerddol o atgofion pob awdur yn anogaeth i’r darllenydd nid yn unig i fwynhau’r llyfr o gysur y gadair freichiau, ond hefyd i brofi prydferthwch mannau agored Cymru - a chyda lwc, dod o hyd i gopa i’w hawlio’n falch fel eich mynydd arbennig eich hun.

Mae gan Kittiwake Books wefan newydd i hysbysebu eu casgliad o dywyslyfrau cerdded a llyfrau wedi’u diweddaru. Mae’r wefan yn eich cyfarch gyda diwyg syml, hawdd ei ddefnyddio ac amserau llwytho cyflym, sy’n gwneud i ffwrdd â oedi bondigrybwyll sy’n bla ar gynifer o wefannau eraill. Yn gall iawn, mae’n osgoi dewiswr lleoliad Gogledd neu Dde Cymru, yn hytrach gall y gwyliwr ddewis gweld arweiniadau sy’n canolbwyntio ar y Gogledd, y De a’r Canolbarth, sydd lawn mor bwysig. Mae’r wefan yn cynnwys holl wybodaeth sylfaenol – lleoliad, nifer y tudalennau, a phris (hynod rad!) pob arweiniad yn ogystal â map sampl o’r teithiau a gynhwysir. Mae hyn yn caniatáu i chi brynu tywyslyfrau Kittiwake ar unrhyw adeg neu yn unrhyw le gyda’ch cerdyn debyd/credyd – yn gyflym, hawdd a diogel.

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Mae pob un o’r awduron yn rheoli ei h/adran ei hun mor egnïol fel bod hyd yn oed llethr fach yn ymddangos yn ddeniadol i’r darllenydd, ac yn rhoi neges bwysig - y gall unrhyw un fwynhau cerdded. Faint bynnag mor serth bo’r llethr, mae yna fynydd i bawb.

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Dawn yn Derbyn Gwahoddiad Wesle Gan Dawn Davies, Ysgrifennydd – Gr wp ˆ Gwy Isaf

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rs llawer blwyddyn mae Gr w ˆ p Gwy Isaf yn cynnal cyfarfodydd pwyllgor a chyfarfodydd blynyddol yn Neuadd Eglwys y Methodistiaid yng Nghas-gwent felly anodd fyddai gwrthod cais am siaradwr o’r Cerddwyr lleol i roi anerchiad byr i Urdd Wesle (adran chwiorydd yr Eglwys y Methodistiaid)! Gan mai fi dderbyniodd y cais gwreiddiol dros y ffôn, ces fy enwebu i gyflawni’r ymrwymiad. “Ble mae dechrau” oedd fy meddwl cyntaf. Penderfynais y byddai tri phen i’r anerchiad deugain munud; crynodeb o hanes Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr, disgrifiad o weithgareddau gr w ˆp Gwy Isaf ac, er mwyn gorffen ar nodyn ysgafnach, rhai lluniau o wyliau cerdded diweddar y gr w ˆ p. Ymchwiliais i hanes y Cerddwyr ar y wefan a gofynnais i Swyddfa Cerddwyr Cymru am gymorth i roi cyflwyniad at ei gilydd. Camodd Anwen a Mike i’r adwy gyda chyflwyniad

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Cerdded I Mewn I Ystafelloedd Blaen Ledled Cymru

PowerPoint oedd yn rhoi’r prif ffeithiau a gallwn i wedyn ychwanegu manylion am Gr w ˆ p Gwy Isaf. Gan fy mod i am roi sgwrs gymharol anffurfiol, wnes i ddim defnyddio’r sleidiau i gyd ond defnyddiais y wybodaeth yng nghorff y sgwrs, felly rwy’n ddiolchgar iawn am y cymorth roddodd hyn i fi wrth lunio’r cyflwyniad. Gyda fy holl nodiadau, a llond disg o luniau, cyrhaeddais y Neuadd lle ces i groeso gwresog gan griw hyfryd o bobl. Dechreuodd y noson gyda gwasanaeth byr a’r dewis o emyn – One More Step Along The Way – yn arbennig o gymwys! Roedd diddordeb mawr ganddyn nhw i ddysgu rhagor am Gymdeithas y Cerddwyr a’i gweithgareddau yn lleol ac ar lefel grwpiau yn ogystal â’n cariad adnabyddus at gerdded. Mae hyn wedi profi’n ffordd dda iawn o roi cyhoeddusrwydd am ein gweithgareddau i gynulleidfa ehangach a chan fy mod i bellach wedi cael blas ar siarad cyhoeddus, rwy’n chwilio am grwpiau eraill i’w hannerch.

Rhowch y gair ar led am gerdded a Chymdeithas y Cerddwyr a siaradwch â grwpiau lleol. Rhowch alwad i ni os ydych chi am gael sgwrs am drosglwyddo’r neges am gerdded ac fe allech chi, fel Dawn, ddefnyddio rhai o’n hadnoddau defnyddiol am ddim fel ein cyflwyniad.

“Aur teledu”, dyna ddisgrifiad ein Rheolwr y Cyfryngau, Bruce Sparrow, ymddangosiad Cerddwyr Caerdydd dan arweinyddiaeth Kathryn Bennett, ar newyddion min nos ITV Cymru’n ddiweddar! (medd Anwen Parker). Soniodd cerddwyr y Brifddinas sut mae cerdded gyda’r Cerddwyr wedi newid eu bywydau, bod cerdded yn ffordd ardderchog i guro’r wasgfa ariannol a chadw’n heini. Diolch i Gerddwyr Caerdydd am ddarn arbennig o deledu! Diolch hefyd i’r Isgadeirydd Helen Lloyd Jones am helpu gyda’r trefniadau.

Eich Cynghorion Campus …cynheswyr gaeaf… pecynnau goroesi… Osgoi difrodi cyhyrau’r ben-glin…

Os oes gennych chi gynghorion i’w rhannu gyda’ch cyd-gerddwyr, a wnewch chi eu hanfon ataf i – gan ddefnyddio’r prif gyfeiriad cyswllt e-bost isod, os gwelwch yn dda? Oddi wrth Dave Rowley, Cerddwyr Meirionnydd: “I’r rheiny ohonom ni sydd â phroblemau rhyfedd gyda’n pen-gliniau, mae’n werth eu cadw nhw’n gynnes ar ddiwrnodau oer, gwyntog. Torrais 8 modfedd (20cm) uchaf pâr o sanau gwlân i ffwrdd ac rwy’n eu gwisgo nhw dros fy mhen-gliniau ond o dan fy nhrowsus. Mae’n cadw’r pen-gliniau’n gynnes a chyfforddus ac yn helpu i leihau difrod i’r cyhyrau. (Mae cyhyrau oer yn rhwygo’n haws). Os oes gwell gennych chi rywbeth mwy ffasiynol, mae cynhalwyr chwaraeon ag elastig yn gwneud yr un gwaith ond yn gallu costio nifer o bunnoedd. Gan nad yw’r rhan fwyaf o siacedi mynydd yn ffitio’n gyfforddus o amgylch y gwddf, rwy’n gwisgo “Buff” (tiwb di-sêm o ddefnydd mae’n hawdd cael hyd iddo) am fy ngwddf. Mae’n feddal iawn, dyw e

ddim yn rhathu, ac mae’n selio’r bwlch rhwng fy siaced a ‘ngwddf yn erbyn y gwynt a’r glaw. Yn fy mhrofiad i, mae’n aros yn ei le’n well na sgarff. Gallwch chi hefyd ei ddefnyddio i warchod y pen neu’r gwddf rhag yr haul. Os ydych chi’n hoff o wersylla neu gerdded yn y gaeaf, ond yn teimlo’r oerfel yn y babell gyda’r nos, rhowch gynnig ar hyn. Llenwch eich potel ddˆ wr â dˆwr berwedig a’i rhoi y tu mewn i un o’ch esgidiau cerdded. Mae’n gwneud potel ddˆ wr poeth ardderchog, ac mae’n cadw ei gwres am hyd at bedair awr yn y sach gysgu. Nid yn unig hynny, ond mae hefyd yn helpu i sychu sanau gwlyb.”

Oddi wrth John Thomas, Cerddwyr Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr: “Mae’r gaeaf wedi cyrraedd felly peidiwch ag anghofio rhoi ychydig o eitemau ychwanegol yn eich sach deithio, faint bynnag byddwch chi wedi ei gorlwytho’n barod! Byddaf i’n mynd â het gynnes gyda chlustgapiau, menig diddos sy’n cadw’r gwynt allan, a fy sbectol diogelwch (i gadw’r gwynt allan o fy llygaid). Peidiwch ag anghofio’r sach oroesi neu’r blancedi ffoil os oes

rhai gennych chi, ac ystyriwch sicrhau bod eich cit ymgeledd yn cynnwys popeth y dylai. Ar y teithiau cerdded, ewch â digon o ddiodydd poeth yn ogystal â bwyd cysur. Os bydd eich pibell yfed yn sychu, yna cariwch ddˆ wr yn eich sach deithio neu mewn poced yn lle. Yn olaf, os byddwch chi’n mynd i ffwrdd ar eich pen eich hun neu gyda gr w ˆ p bach, cofiwch ddweud wrth rywun i ble rydych chi’n mynd a phryd fyddwch chi’n cyrraedd nôl. Peidiwch â rhoi nodyn ar ffenestr flaen eich car, gallai rhywun ei weld a meddwl bod y Nadolig wedi cyrraedd yn gynnar iddyn nhw. O, ac ewch â’ch ffôn symudol hefyd… fe allai arbed taith gerdded hir i’r tˆy agosaf os oes signal yn nes at y ddamwain. Am fwy o wybodaeth am y pynciau ar y tudalennau hyn cysylltwch ag Anwen Parker ar 029 2064 4308 neu e-bostiwch anwen.parker@ramblers.org.uk

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Taflenni Recriwtio Newydd Ar Gael Nawr

Helpwch Gael Cymru i Gerdded

Pasiwch Hi ’Mlaen!

HYRWYDDO CERDDED >>>

ydd Diwrnod Ewch am Dro ar 30 Mai 2009, felly dechreuwch gynllunio nawr i’w wneud yn fwy ac yn well na’r digwyddiad sefydlu eleni!

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Nick Treharne

Lansiwyd Diwrnod Ewch Am Dro gan Gymdeithas y Cerddwyr i annog mwy o bobl i fod yn iachach trwy wneud cerdded yn rhan reolaidd o’u bywyd pob dydd. Aeth Cerddwyr Cymru ati i drefnu bws cerdded a chynhyrchu map o daith gerdded 30 Hyrwyddo Diwrnod munud ar gyfer gˆ wyl Ewch am Dro gyda lenyddiaeth y Gelli Gandryll. Jane Davidson

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Mae’r daflen recriwtio newydd bellach gyda’ch Gr w ˆ p lleol, felly gwnewch yn si w ˆ r eich bod chi’n gwneud eich rhan ac yn eu trosglwyddo i aelodau newydd o’r Cerddwyr. Wedi’r cwbl, aelodau newydd yw anadl einioes ein helusen ac rydym ni’n gwerthfawrogi’n fawr pob ymdrech, fawr neu fân sydd â’r nod o gynyddu ein haelodaeth.

20 Mlynedd o Droeon Trên

Gyda’ch cymorth chi, gallwn ni sicrhau bod pawb yng Nghymru’n gwybod am y diwrnod arbennig hwn ac yn cael y cyfle i ymuno â thaith gerdded gyda’r Cerddwyr. Beth am ymuno yn y dathlu a threfnu taith gerdd Diwrnod Ewch Am Dro i’ch Gr w ˆ p lleol? Mae ein haelodau’n dweud wrthym mai’r teithiau mwyaf poblogaidd yw’r rhai byrrach, felly beth am gymryd tro poblogaidd o’ch Rhaglen Teithiau Byr – dywedwch rhwng rhyw ddwy filltir a phump – a sefydlu Diwrnod Ewch Am Dro ar gyfer eich gr w ˆ p? GWEITHREDWCH! A wnewch chi roi eich teithiau Diwrnod Ewch am Dro ar y Cyrchwr Teithiau Cerdded, os gwelwch yn dda? Os yw’n well gennych, gallwch anfon y manylion at y Tîm Teithiau Tywys (ledwalks@ramblers.org.uk neu 0207 3398 500).

Diweddariad Teithiau Tywys

Tîm Newydd yn Dilyn yr Arweinwyr ae tîm newydd wedi ei sefydlu i gefnogi’r Rhaglen Teithiau Tywys, cynllun gwirfoddol sy’n gyfrifol am tua 500 o deithiau cerdded bob wythnos ledled Prydain. Audrey Watson a Simon Barnett yw’r Tîm Teithiau Tywys. Maen nhw wedi dechrau casglu enghreifftiau o arfer da o ran arwain teithiau a’r hyfforddiant a gynigir gan grwpiau i ddarpar arweinwyr teithiau. Mae Audrey’n gweithio o gartref a Simon yn y Swyddfa Ganolog ac mae’r ddau’n gweithio’n agos â chydweithwyr yn yr Alban ac yma yng Nghymru. “Mae llawer o bethau cyffrous yn digwydd ledled y wlad a ‘dyn ni ddim yn eu dathlu’n ddigonol” medd Audrey, “dyna pam rym ni’n ymdrechu i ymweld â grwpiau i ddysgu oddi wrth y gwaith da maen nhw’n ei wneud ac i gynnig unrhyw gymorth y gallwn ni.”

Un flaenoriaeth i’r Tîm Teithiau Tywys newydd fydd adnabod arweinwyr teithiau a chyfathrebu’n uniongyrchol â nhw trwy gylchlythyr achlysurol newydd. Edrychwch yn Walk Extra mis Rhagfyr i gael rhagor o wybodaeth. Mae Simon ac Audrey hefyd yn awyddus i annog amrywiaeth o Deithiau Tywys, ac i glywed gan grwpiau sy’n cynnig amrywiaeth dda o deithiau sy’n addas ar gyfer teuluoedd, teithiau byr, teithiau anarferol (diddordeb arbennig) neu unrhyw beth arall sy’n dangos amrywiaeth ac arloesedd teithiau’r Cerddwyr. Gallwch gysylltu â nhw ar ledwalks@ramblers.org.uk

Dyddiad i’ch dyddiaduron Bydd rhaglen Troeon Trên Cerddwyr Cymru’n dathlu 20 mlynedd yn 2009. Er mwyn nodi’r garreg filltir nodedig hon, rydym yn trefnu penwythnos o deithiau cerdded i ddathlu a chinio arbennig ym Machynlleth a’r ardal rhwng 5 a 7 Mehefin 2009. Gobeithio bydd llawer o gerddwyr yn aros dros nos. Bydd angen i chi drefnu eich llety eich hun neu archebu lle (brysiwch, dim ond 16 lle sydd ar gael) yn yr hostel yng nghanol Machynlleth, sydd newydd ei hadnewyddu. Y gost am aros yma fydd £16 y noson. I archebu, ffoniwch Mick Guest ar 01902 756530. I wybod rhagor, cadwch lygad yn agored ar gyfer rhaglen Troeon Trên newydd yn y flwyddyn newydd.

Dathlu Penblwydd Ardal y Gogledd yn 20 oed. Sicrhaodd Chris Ruane AS, Llywydd Ardal y Gogledd, y Cynnig Cynnaryn-y-dydd hwn yn Nhy’r Cyffredin er mwyn dathlu’r achlysur:

Isod: Tîm Teithiau Tywys Simon Barnett (ail o’r chwith) ac Audrey Watson (pedwerydd o’r chwith) gyda staff o Swyddfa Cymru.

od y Tˆy hwn yn llongyfarch Ardal Gogledd Cymru Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr ar gyrraedd ei ugainmlwyddiant; yn nodi bod ganddi dros 2,000 o aelodau a’i bod wedi cynhyrchu ei rhaglen teithiau cerdded fwyaf ar gyfer ail hanner 2008 gyda mwy na 300 o deithiau cerdded, yn amrywio o droeon byr, troeon hwy dros yr iseldir, i deithiau ymdrechgar a sgrialfeydd; ac yn ystyried bod rhaglen o’r fath yn ei hatgoffa faint o bobl sy’n mwynhau cerdded a pha mor bwysig yw cerdded i economi Gogledd Cymru a pha mor hanfodol yw i bobl leol ymdrechi i gadw llwybrau troed yn rhydd o rwystrau, a’u bod wedi eu nodi’n amlwg gydag arwyddbyst clir.

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Cerdded ar Godiad Haul Mike Mills sy’n trafod ei ymweliad diweddar â Siapan i siarad yn y Fforwm Llwybrau Troed Rhyngwladol yn Hokkaido.

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olchi Traed Alarch? Neu gario glo i Fflint, dyna ddaeth i’m meddwl pan gefais wahoddiad i fynd i Hokkaido, ynys fwyaf gogleddol Siapan, i siarad am lwybrau troed. Wrth gwrs, roeddwn i wrth fy modd i gael cyfle i sôn wrth gynulleidfa ryngwladol ddylanwadol am waith Cerddwyr Cymru. Ond pam fyddai gwlad fodern â golygfeydd mor syfrdanol, poblogaeth sy’n frwd dros gerdded, a brwdfrydedd plentyn bron dros fyd natur, yn dod â chynrychiolydd o Gymru hanner ffordd ar draws y byd i siarad am lwybrau troed? Roedd yr ateb yn syml. Hyd yn oed ar ochr arall y byd, mae meddwl mawr o’r gwaith mae Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr wedi ei wneud yn ystod y 70 mlynedd ddiwethaf dros fynediad ym Mhrydain. Roedd y mudiad mynediad sy’n datblygu ar hyn o bryd yn Siapan yn cydnabod ein hymdrechion ac yn ein hystyried yn gynghreiriaid naturiol ac yn ysbrydoliaeth yn y cyfnod cynnar hwn wrth iddyn nhw ddatblygu eu rhwydwaith llwybrau troed eu hunain.

Mike yn y Cysegr Shinto yn Hokkaido

chydweithrediad busnesau lleol a mudiadau gwirfoddol lleol megis EcoNetwork. Sefydlwyd y Fforwm i helpu i sefydlu’r llwybrau troed cyntaf o rwydwaith cynhwysfawr ar gyfer y dyfodol. Ar hyn o bryd, dim ond pedwar llwybr 10km o hyd sy’n bodoli ar yr ynys ac yn ystod fy ymweliad, ces i’r fraint o gerdded dau o’r rhain gyda fy ngwesteiwyr. Roedd hwn yn gyfle arbennig i weld prydferthwch cefn gwlad Siapan drosof fi fy hunan ac roedd croeso brwdfrydig pobl Siapan heb ei ail… roedden nhw hyd yn oed wedi llwyddo i fewnforio tipyn o dywydd traddodiadol Cymreig – fe arllwysodd â glaw trwy’r adeg.

“…mae meddwl mawr o’r gwaith mae Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr wedi ei wneud dros fynediad.”

Roedd yr orchwyl yn syml, ‘rhoi prif anerchiad i “Fforwm Llwybrau Troed Rhyngwladol” yn Hokkaido am hanes y mudiad mynediad ym Mhrydain a gwaith Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr. Y syniad oedd cynghori mudiadau gwirfoddol lleol a swyddogion llywodraeth leol ynglˆyn â’r ffordd orau i gydweithio gyda’u partneriaid i greu rhwydwaith o lwybrau troed ar Hokkaido. Mae hyn yn dipyn o dasg gan nad yw’r cysyniad o ‘lwybrau troed’ yn bodoli yn Siapan ar hyn o bryd. Dyma’r rheswm dros eu penderfyniad i geisio cyngor awdurdod pennaf y byd ar ‘hawliau tramwy’… eu geiriau nhw, nid fy rhai i!

Roedd y daith yn llwyddiant mawr ac ers dychwelyd adref, mae fy mhrofiadau yn Siapan wedi rhoi syniad gwefreiddiol i fi o ba mor bell mae ein mudiad ni wedi dod ers y dyddiau cynnar hynny ar Kinder Scout. Gobeithio bydd peth o’r gwaith a wnes i yn Siapan yn helpu’r mudiad mynediad yno i osgoi rhai o’r peryglon y daethom ni ar eu traws, ond beth bynnag ddigwydd, hoffwn eich gadael gydag un myfyrdod olaf o’m taith, sef faint o barch sydd i waith y Cerddwyr nid yn unig yma ym Mhrydain, ond o amgylch y byd. Rhywbeth y tynnais i sylw fy ngwesteiwyr yn Siapan oedd mai i chi, ein haelodau a gwirfoddolwyr, mae’r diolch am lawer iawn o’r gwaith hwn.

Trefnwyd y digwyddiad, y cyntaf o’i fath yn Hokkaido, gan Lywodraeth Hokkaido, Cyngor Sir Shiribeshi, Cyngor Tref Kuromatsunai gyda

Uchod: Mike yn edrych ar y pedwar llwybr 10 cilometr newydd. Dde: Tywydd wedi’i fewnforio o Gymru’n methu lladd yr ysbryd! TUDALEN

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gyda Mike Mills

GAEAF 2008 Am fwy o wybodaeth am y pynciau ar y tudalennau hyn cysylltwch ag Mike Mills ar 029 2064 4308 neu e-bostiwch mike.mills@ramblers.org.uk.

Delio â Gorchmynion Llwybrau a Newidiadau i’r Rhwydwaith ae llawer ohonoch chi wedi gofyn am gymorth i ddelio â newidiadau i lwybrau cyhoeddus – felly dyma rai cynghorion defnyddiol rhag ofn i chi ddod ar draws gorchymyn llwybrau yn eich ardal. Cofiwch, os bydd unrhyw amheuon gennych chi ynglˆyn â pha mor gyfreithlon yw newid i lwybr troed, dylech chi gysylltu bob tro â’r awdurdod lleol perthnasol. Er bod y rhwydwaith hawliau tramwy cyhoeddus yn newid yn barhaol, mae hefyd yn bwysig ei wneud trwy’r broses gyfreithiol briodol, sy’n rhoi cyfle i chi fynegi eich barn, ac i eraill fynegi eu barn hefyd. Dyma’r mathau mwyaf cyffredin o orchmynion llwybrau cyhoeddus: Gorchmynion Llwybrau a wnaed dan Ddeddf Priffyrdd 1980 Q Adran 26 – gorchymyn creu llwybr cyhoeddus newydd – gwneir gan awdurdod pan fydd yn ymddangos bod angen llwybr newydd. Staff yn archwilio llwybr dargyfeiriad arfaethedig yn Sir Gaerfyrddin Q Adran 118 – gorchymyn dileu llwybr cyhoeddus – gwneir gan awdurdod i gau llwybr pan fydd yn ymddangos yn gyfleus cau’r llwybr ar y sail nad oes ei angen i’w ddefnyddio gan y cyhoedd. Q Adran 119 – gorchymyn dargyfeirio llwybr – gwneir gan awdurdod pan fydd yn fodlon bod dargyfeirio’r llwybr yn gyfleus er budd naill ai’r cyhoedd neu berchennog, daliwr prydles neu ddeiliad y tir mae’r llwybr yn ei groesi. Rhaid bod yr awdurdod hefyd yn fodlon nad yw’r dargyfeirio’n newid unrhyw bwynt terfyn ar y llwybr, ond i fan arall ar yr un briffordd, neu briffordd arall sy’n cysylltu â hi, ac sydd yr un mor 7ALKING7ALESISTHE0RINCIPALITYSONLYMAGAZINEDEVOTEDENTIRELY gyfleus i’r cyhoedd. Mae’n rhaid i’r llwybr beidio â bod yn llai cyfleus i’r TOWALKINGIN7ALES PACKEDFULLOFFASCINATINGNEWARTICLESANDSUPERB cyhoedd mewn gwirionedd o ganlyniad i’r dargyfeirio, a rhaid hefyd LANDSCAPEPHOTOGRAPHY ystyried effaith y dargyfeirio ar fwynhad y cyhoedd o’r llwybr cyfan. 0UBLISHEDQUARTERLY ITCONTAINS Dros y blynyddoedd, ychwanegwyd at ddarpariaethau sylfaenol Adrannau 118 ac 199 Deddf Priffyrdd 1980, a bellach gellir gwneud gorchmynion am NEWS LIVELYLETTERSPAGES nifer o resymau ychwanegol. FANTASTICFEATURESBY7ALES Q Dan adrannau 118A ac 119A, rhoddir pwerau i awdurdodau i wneud LEADINGOUTDOORWRITERS gorchmynion i gau neu ddargyfeirio llwybrau sy’n croesi rheilffyrdd. GEARREVIEWS THE6IEWPOINT Q Dan adrannau 119B ac 119B, rhoddir pwerau i awdurdodau i gau PHOTO @#URIOUS0LACESFOR neu ddargyfeirio llwybrau at ddibenion atal trosedd (ond dim ond YOUTOEXPLORE BOOKREVIEWS mewn ardaloedd a ddynodwyd yn arbennig gan yr Ysgrifennydd APERSONALITYPROlLE THE Gwladol) neu am resymau diogelwch ysgol; ac, 2AMBLERS0AGES PLUSA Q Yn ei dro, pan ddaw’r adran berthnasol o Ddeddf Cefn Gwlad a Hawliau Tramwy i rym, bydd yn bosibl defnyddio adran 119D i ddargyfeirio PULL OUTWALKSSUPPLEMENT llwybrau er mwyn diogelu Safleoedd o Ddiddordeb Gwyddonol Arbennig. FORYOUTOCOLLECT Mae mathau eraill o orchmynion, wrth gwrs, er enghraifft y rhai a 4AKEASUBSCRIPTION gyhoeddir dan Ddeddf Cynllunio Gwlad a Thref neu’r rhai a wneir dan adran 116 o Ddeddf Priffyrdd 1980. ./7TOKEEPABREAST Ymdriniaf â’r rhain mewn nodau cyngor yn y dyfodol neu yn fy OFALLTHATSHAPPENING ngweithdai hyfforddiant. Edrychwch yn y Dyddiadur am ddyddiadau FORWALKERSIN7ALES gweithdai – neu cysylltwch â Mike ar mike.mills@ramblers.org.uk neu 029 2064 4308 i gael rhagor o gyngor.

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Gweledigaeth Bob yw annog amrywiaeth o gerddwyr Bob Seabrook yw Ysgrifennydd Llwybrau Cyhoeddus Cerddwyr Powys; esboniodd wrth Y Cerddwr sut mae’n teimlo ynglˆyn â cherdded. Sut ddechreuoch chi gerdded, a pham mae’n arbennig nawr? Pan symudais i bentref gwledig a llwybrau cyhoeddus o’i hamgylch, roeddwn i’n ei chael yn anodd iawn i fwynhau cerdded yng nghefn gwlad am fod cynifer o lwybrau wedi eu rhwystro. Pan roedd gwaith llawn amser yn golygu na allwn i ddianc i gerdded yn y bryniau, dechreuais i gerdded yn lleol, ond mewn gwirionedd, cerdded ar rostir, ar y bryniau neu ar yr arfordir sy’n fy nenu o hyd, lle mae’r ymdeimlad o ryddid ac awyr agored gymaint yn fwy. Pam wnaethoch chi ymuno â’r Cerddwyr? Roeddwn i’n teimlo fel bod rhaid i mi weithio i agor llwybrau oedd wedi eu cau a dim ond profiad a gwybodaeth Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr fyddai’n rhoi’r arbenigedd angenrheidiol i fi i gyflawni hynny. Mae’n well gen i gydweithio â’r swyddogion Hawliau Tramwy sy’n gwneud gwaith mor arbennig yn fy ardal i – sef Powys a Pharc Cenedlaethol y Bannau. Ond wrth gwrs, mae ’na achlysuron pan mae’n rhaid crybwyll enw’r Cerddwyr. P’un yw eich hoff le i fynd i gerdded? Ardal y Llynnoedd, Llwybr Arfordir De-Orllewin Lloegr, a Bryniau De Swydd Amwythig – lle rwy’n byw nawr. Who’s your dream walking partner? Renée Fleming – oes rhaid rhoi rheswm? Oes gennych chi hoff ddarn o offer cerdded? GPS a chamera - ond mae mapiau Explorer yn anhepgor oherwydd eu manylder a’r hyn gallwch chi ei ddysgu oddi wrthyn nhw ar hyd y ffordd.

Bob Seabrook

Beth hoffech chi ei gyflawni gyda’r Cerddwyr? Byddai’n dda pe bai oedran a chefndir cerddwyr yn fwy amrywiol. Ar hyn o bryd, mae’r rhan fwyaf o gerddwyr yn wyn, dosbarth canol a chanol oed, ond rwy’n credu, ar wahân i effeithiau corfforol llesol cerdded sy’n ddigon adnabyddus, dyw’r lles meddyliol a’r manteision cymdeithasol mae’n eu cynnig ddim yn cael cymaint o sylw. Mae’n ymddangos i fi bod llawer o bobl ifanc sy’n byw mewn dinasoedd neu’n dod o gefndiroedd ethnig eraill yn colli cyfle i ehangu eu cysylltau cymdeithasol a’u dinasyddiaeth ac rwy’n meddwl y byddai gwneud rhagor i’w hannog nhw i ddod yn gerddwyr rheolaidd yn fuddiol i ni i gyd. Fel arall, wrth gwrs byddwn i’n hoffi rhoi terfyn ar rwystro llwybrau. Mae’r rhan fwyaf o’r ddeddfwriaeth gyda ni, ac mae digon o aelodau’n gweithio ar y broblem i helpu i gyflawni hyn, ond bydd awdurdodau priffyrdd yn ei chael hi’n anodd bob amser i ddod o hyd i ddigon o arian ar gyfer y dasg felly mae’n rhaid bod yn wyliadwrus a gwarchod ac, os oes modd, helpu i gynyddu cyllidebau cefn gwlad cynghorau.

Lansio Llwybr Treftadaeth Clawdd Wat ae Llwybr Treftadaeth Clawdd Wat yn cysylltu Llanymynech, ym Mhowys, a Maesglas ger Treffynnon, ac yn dilyn llwybr gwrthgloddiau amddiffynnol hynafol.

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Cafodd ei agor yn swyddogol gan Weinidog Llywodraeth y Cynulliad dros yr Amgylchedd, Cynaladwyedd a Thai, Jane Davidson AC, ar dir Neuadd Erddig, Wrecsam, ar 11 Medi 2008. Dywedodd Cadeirydd Cymdeithas Clawdd Wat, Ron Williams: “Mae wedi cymryd amser hir, ond mae wedi ei agor yn swyddogol o’r diwedd a gobeithio bydd yn boblogaidd gyda cherddwyr a thrigolion lleol ar hyd y ffordd a gobeithio y daw â llawer o fudd i’r ardal. Jane Davidson yn agor Llwybr Treftadaeth Clawdd Wat – ar y chwith iddi mae Conor Kendrick, disgybl yn Ysgol y Santes Fair Rhiwabon, a gynlluniodd y nod llwybr

“Hoffwn i hefyd fanteisio ar y cyfle i ddiolch i’r awdurdodau lleol ar hyd y llwybr am eu cefnogaeth trwy gydol y prosiect.” TUDALEN

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Helo eto … Mae wedi bod yn haf prysur a phleserus i bawb; gobeithio’ch bod chi wedi ei fwynhau cystal ag a wnaethom ni yng Ngherddwyr Cymru, er gwaethaf y glaw. Cafodd Troeon Trên lansiad ardderchog yn y Sioe Frenhinol gan Jane Davidson. Daeth ein partneriaid Arriva, a llawer o ffrindiau, i ddathlu’r y y Penne Beverle 100 o droeon cerdded yn y rhaglen hanner blwyddyn sydd i ddod. Mae troeon trên yn fwy ecogyfeillgar (maen nhw’n cynhyrchu llai o CO2), yn fwy cymdeithasol ac yn fwy hyblyg na defnyddio ceir ac yn galluogi pobl i ddefnyddio’r trên a mynd ar daith dywysedig i archwilio cefn gwlad. Buom yn rhannu stondin gyda Choed Cadw yn yr Eisteddfod Genedlaethol yng Nghaerdydd. Mae Cod Cadw hefyd yn ymuno â ni mewn swyddfa ym Mhencadlys y Cerddwyr yng Nghaerdydd. Gweithio gyda phartneriaid yw un o amaeth-amgylchedd yn amodol ar gynnal themâu pwysig ein gwaith ar gyfer y dyfodol. llwybrau cyhoeddus mewn cyflwr addas ar Fel y dywedodd (bron a bod) Tom Franklin, gyfer eu defnyddio; ac yn datblygu ein ein Prif Weithredwr: rydym am i Gymru (a hymwneud â gwaith awdurdodau lleol trwy Phrydain) fod yn lle y bydd pobl yn dewis wella llwybrau trwy’r cynlluniau gweithredu mynd i gerdded – a lle mae’n hawdd a ar gyfer Cynlluniau Gwella Hawliau Tramwy. phleserus gwneud hynny. Credwn y byddwn Ym mhob un o’r enghreifftiau hyn, mae’r ni o ganlyniad yn fwy hapus ac yn iachach pwyslais ar wella amgylcheddau i bobl mewn cymunedau sy’n gryfach yn gerdded a mwynhau – nid yn unig ar lwybrau gymdeithasol, economaidd ac amgylcheddol. er eu mwyn eu hunain. Dyma’r weledigaeth yn y Strategaeth newydd Rydym hefyd yn falch iawn â phrosiect Awyr Iach, Daear Gadarn. Mae hon mewn newydd Cerddwyr Cymru sydd â’r nod o gwirionedd yn her i ni ein hunain, a dim ond gefnogi cerdded cymunedol ac rydym yn ein dychymyg sy’n cyfyngu ar y dewisiadau. prysur nodi’r ffyrdd gorau i wneud hyn. Dim Gwirfoddolwyr sy’n ymgymryd â llawer o’r ond dechrau mae hyn (a gobeithio bydd gweithgareddau hyn ac rydym yn awyddus llawer ohonoch chi’n cymryd rhan) – cewch iawn i glywed eich barn yn ein harolwg i wybod rhagor yn y rhifyn nesaf o’r Cerddwr! wirfoddolwr ar www.ramblers.org.uk/wales Mwynhewch gerdded! erbyn 19 Ionawr 2009. Yma yng Nghymru, Beverley mae mynediad i gefn gwlad yn parhau i fod yn Cyfarwyddwr Cymru faes diddordeb allweddol i’r Cynulliad. I * Cynllun gweithredu’r strategaeth amgylcheddol. ddangos hyn, mae ymrwymiad i sicrhau bod yna “fynediad cynaliadwy, eang a chyfartal i gefn gwlad a’r arfordir…”* Byddwn yn ceisio dal Llywodraeth y Cynulliad yn atebol ar hyn a’u cefnogi nhw a phartneriaid i wireddu’r amcan rhagorol hwn. I hyrwyddo hyn, rydym wedi bod yn cyflwyno’r achos o blaid mynediad i’r Comisiwn Coedwigaeth yn eu cynlluniau newydd; yn ceisio Troeon Trên, Machynlleth, cynnal mynediad trawsMawrth 2008 Erfyl Lloyd Davies gydymffurfiad, lle mae taliadau

CYNGOR CYMRU 2009 (14/15 Mawrth 2009) ynhelir ein cyfarfod blynyddol yn Sir y Fflint yng Ngwesty Springfield. Treulir rhan o’r penwythnos yn archwilio Mynydd Helygain rhyfeddol o ddiddorol ac ymweld â’r arfordir, yn ogystal ag ystyried sut i hybu buddion y cyhoedd sy’n cerdded yng Nghymru. Bydd ein cyfarfod blynyddol yn helpu i arwain ein gwaith yng Nghymru ac i ethol Pwyllgor newydd ar gyfer y flwyddyn sydd i ddod. Dywedodd Ron Williams, Cadeirydd Cerddwyr Cymru, “Rydym yn awyddus i annog pawb i gamu ymlaen a chyfrannu i’n gwaith ar lefel Cymru – gan gynnwys gwirfoddoli ar gyfer Pwyllgor Cymru. Ar hyn o bryd, nid yw menywod yn cael eu cynrychioli’n ddigonol.”

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Mae llawer o ddiolch yn ddyledus i Ron am ei gyfraniad dros y tair blynedd diwethaf fel Cadeirydd. Mae Ron wedi parhau traddodiad y Cerddwyr o Gadeiryddion ardderchog, gweithgar. Braint i ni oedd cael ei ymroddiad, ei gefnogaeth a’i frwdfrydedd ers sawl blynedd ar y pwyllgor gwaith a thros y tair blynedd ddiwethaf fel Cadeirydd. Diolch yn fawr, Ron. Archebwch yn gynnar ar gyfer Cyngor Cymru 2009. Mae Grwpiau ac Ardaloedd yn anfon cynrychiolwyr ac mae llawer o swyddogion gwirfoddol yn gymwys i fynychu â’u costau’n cael eu talu gan Gerddwyr Cymru. Cysylltwch â’r swyddfa.

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2009 MAWRTH 14 – 15 Cyngor Cymru, Fflint 28 – Diwrnod Gwirfoddolwyr, Abertawe Mehefin 6 – 7 Ugainmlwyddiant Troeon Trên

Croeso, Robert Dyma Robert Hanna, sydd wedi ymuno â thîm Cerddwyr Cymru fel Swyddog Prosiectau ac Ariannu, ac sy’n gyfrifol am brosiectau datblygu newydd a chefnogi’r portffolio gwaith presennol. ae cerdded yn rhan bwysig o’m bywyd erioed ac rwy wedi teithio’n bell i gerdded neu ddringo ar bedwar cyfandir, ond am fy mhrofiadau lleol rwy’n sôn fwyaf o hyd. I fi, mae cerdded yn rhan o ddeall yr amgylchedd lleol; mae’n ymwneud â chymdeithasu a gwneud ffrindiau newydd.

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Un o’r gwersi rym ni’n eu datblygu yng Nghymru yw hyrwyddo “teithiau thema”, gan adeiladu ar y gwersi rym ni’n eu dysgu o brosiectau llwyddiannus fel Troeon Trên. Mae Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr newydd gyhoeddi ei Strategaeth flaen ‘Awyr Iach, Daear Gadarn’ ac mae’r cyfle i weithio gyda fy nghydweithwyr newydd a chyflawni’r strategaeth yn gyffrous iawn i fi. Rwy’n edrych ymlaen at ddarganfod tirwedd chwedlonol Cymru drosof fi fy hun. Treuliais i beth amser yma pan oeddwn i’n ifanc – roedd tˆ y gan fy rhieni yn Llanilltud Fawr - ac mae gen i atgofion hoffus iawn o droeon hir ar hyd clogwyni, golygfeydd agored dros Fôr Hafren a gwylio’r tywydd yn newid. Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr, 3 Iard y Cowper, Ffordd Curran, CAERDYDD. CF10 5NB Ffon: 029 2064 4308 • Ffacs: 029 2064 5187 Ar y we: www.ramblers.org.uk e bost: cerddwyr@ramblers.org.uk Mae Cymdeithas y Cerddwyr yn elusen gofrestredig (rhif 1093577) ac yn gwmni a gyfyngir gan warant yng Nghymru a Lloegr (rhif 4458492). Swyddfa gofrestredig: Camelford House, 87-89 Albert Embankment, Llundain, SE1 7TW.

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Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

YR ELUSEN SY’N GWEITHIO AR RAN CERDDWYR

Mwynhau Arfordir Cymru

David Bateman

© Hawlfraint y Goron (2008) Croeso Cymru.

Lluniau: Llwybr Arfordirol Ceredigion

ae cyswllt pwysig newydd ar draws y Bae yng Nghaerdydd, a llwybr arfordirol 60 milltir o hyd yng Ngheredigion – dau ddatblygiad newydd sydd wedi rhoi hwb aruthrol i ddadl hirhoedlog Cerddwyr Cymru dros fynediad i’r arfordir.

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Ym mis Mehefin 2006, cyhoeddodd y Prif Weinidog Rhodri Morgan y cynllun mawr i gael llwybr arfordirol o amgylch 800 milltir (1280 km) arfordir Cymru, a hynny erbyn 2012. Mae Cerddwyr Cymru’n dadlau o blaid mynediad i’r arfordir fel hyn ac rydym ni i gyd wrth ein boddau o weld y cynnydd. Mae staff newydd mewn awdurdodau lleol yn datblygu prosiectau o amgylch yr arfordir cyfan. Bydd arweiniad gofalus yn sicrhau y caiff y cyhoedd lwybr parhaus a pharhaol wedi ei fapio y gellir dibynnu arno a’i fwynhau. Mae rhai awdurdodau lleol yn cefnogi ymdrechion gwirfoddolwyr ac mae hyn yn cynnig buddion mawr, gyda chynnydd gwirioneddol yn cael ei wneud – mae Ceredigion ac Ynys Môn yn enghreifftiau ardderchog o hyn. Mae llwybrau’n cael eu harolygu, a’r goblygiadau ar gyfer pob budd – yn enwedig bywyd gwyllt – yn cael eu hystyried yn ofalus cyn datblygu llwybrau, ar ôl i Fforymau Mynediad Lleol, Grwpiau’r Cerddwyr a defnyddwyr eraill gael dweud eu dweud, wrth gwrs. Bydd y mynediad newydd i’r arfordir, gyda

chymorth arian newydd gan Lywodraeth y Cynulliad ac o ffynonellau Ewropeaidd, yn dod â budd mawr i gerddwyr a defnyddwyr eraill. Bydd darpariaeth ychwanegol ar gyfer pobl ag anableddau, seiclwyr a marchogion, ac mae’r ymgyrch wedi dechrau i gwblhau’r llwybr arfordirol erbyn 2012, mewn pryd ar gyfer Gemau Olympaidd Llundain – er mwyn ein hysbrydoli ni i gyd i wella ein ffitrwydd. Mae’r Cerddwyr am i fynediad i’r arfordir olygu mwy na dim ond gosod llwybrau ac wedi gweithio i gael mesurau newydd yn y Mesur Morol a Mynediad i’r Arfordir fydd yn ymddangos cyn bo hir. Mae’r Gweinidog Jane Davidson wedi cadarnhau y bydd mesurau fframwaith i’r Cynulliad Cenedlaethol ddatblygu mynediad ehangach i’r arfordir ac mae’r Cerddwyr am i hyn gynnwys traethau a chlogwyni, sicrhau y gall y llwybr arfordirol gael coridor llydan a diogel er mwyn cael lle i ehangu, helpu i atal erydu a hefyd ddarparu mesurau ar gyfer diogelu bywyd gwyllt, preifatrwydd a phryderon rheoli tir.

David Bateman

Rydym hefyd yn awyddus i ddigon o adnoddau gael eu rhyddhau i gynnal y llwybr arfordirol ac yn credu bod yna gynsail ardderchog yn Ne Orllewin Lloegr, lled mae’r llwybr wedi ei wneud yn Llwybr Cenedlaethol. Mae proses mynediad i’r arfordir yn datblygu’n wahanol yng Nghymru a Lloegr, ond serch hynny, mae yna rai amcanion sy’n amlwg yn gyffredin. Rydym i gyd yn awyddus i gael mwy o bobl i fwynhau tirwedd yr arfordir – ac ar yr un pryd wella’u hiechyd trwy ymarfer! GWEITHREDWCH dewch yn rhan o brosiect y llwybr arfordirol a mynediad – cysylltwch â Cherddwyr Cymru a chysylltu â gwirfoddolwyr a selogion eraill.

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