Council and Vale Ramblers host Belgian walkers


Published 25 June 2015


The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the Vale Ramblers and Penarth and District Ramblers, put on a series of walks for a 55 strong group of hikers from Mouscron, one of the Council’s three twinned towns.


Vale and Penarth Ramblers devised a programme of 10 walks spanning the group’s six-day visit, taking in areas such as Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast, Cowbridge and its surrounding villages, the Gower, and the Brecon Beacons.


Robin Pitcher of Penarth Ramblers commented: “Walking brings together people with a common purpose; enjoying the outdoors and keeping fit into the bargain. We are happy to have made this possible and to help strengthen our twinning ties in the process.”


The Council’s Cabinet Officer Mark Petherick said: “I’m very grateful to the two Ramblers groups for putting together such a professional programme for the visitors.


“The visit has been a great success and I look forward to it being the start of more events and exchanges with our twinning partners, and hopefully a reciprocal visit next year.”