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This week a gentleman called Chris contacted us via our website in the hope of organizing a guided walk. Having previously joined us on a 4mile walk he brought along members of St Peters Church in Hampshire who have been walking the Brecon Beacons over the weekend.With an interest in a guided tour of the Iron Age Hillfort, one of our expert walk leaders took the group this morning to the fort, which is an area of about seven acres enclosed by a massive bank, which would have been topped by a wooden fence, a ditch and another smaller bank is established on Mynydd-y-castell. The hillfort was occupied by the Silures, an Iron Age tribe, who fought with the Romans from 48AD until 70AD
If you'd like to join us on a guided tour of the Iron Age Hill Fort then check out our events page or take a look on our dedicated walking page here. Tours leave our courtyard room every Sunday at 13:00.Everyones welcome and there's no need to book.
Thank you to our wonderful tour guides who took two groups on a fascinating tour of the Castle today. We had a group of 29 join us all the way from Carmarthen who thoroughly enjoyed and couldn't compliment our guides enough!
If you'd like to come along and learn more about the history at Margam, then check out our events page for all of our guided tours throughout Septemeber.
Fun Fact Friday: Started in April 1982 and completed in November, the Maze that once stood Margam Country Park covered an acre of land.
Thought to be the largest and most complicated in the world. Over 500 tons of stone was used for the paths, 5 miles of wire for fencing, 1 cwt of staples, 1 mile of string to support the trees and 1500 wooden pegs to secure them to the ground was used in the construction.
Altogether there were 3250 trees in the maze, 3000 cypressocyparis castlewellan (Gold) and 250 cypressocyparis leylandii (Dark Green)
Who remembers the maze?
Today we were joined by 19 members of the Great Photography Walk NPT group, who enjoyed a 2 mile Wildlife Walk around the Park. Split into two smaller group with trained walk leaders, we saw Fallow, Red and Pere David deer along the route. We also saw a magnificent Buzzard overhead before heading back to the courtyard for well earned refreshments. Thank you to Mark for organizing a great photography event. We're already looking forward to the next event in the winter.
We were incredibly proud to be able to represent ourselves with members of staff at Margam Country Park in celebrating our Green Flag award this year. Since the 23rd June this year, we have collected 63 black bags of litter and put in 90 hours of volunteer time to the cause. Well done to our dedicated members! #greenflag #keepwalestidy
Dates have been announced for this popular walk. Please click here for details.
Today marks the final step in our #bagsofhelp initiate with Tesco. We took delivery of these beautiful hand crafted mindfulness inspired benches, made from 160 year old oak and sequoia wood. They feature poetic plaques and are the perfect place to wonder at the natural beauty of the Park.
The friends want to encourage visitors to relax and unwind in the wonderful green space at Margam Country Park. How better to do this than sitting on an inviting bench positioned in a quiet, peaceful part of the Park. Thank you to our member Dennis Short for these photographs.
Would you like to be part of a friendly, welcoming walking group and help to improve your health and fitness? Join trained walk leaders on a gentle walk around the park. Nonmembers welcome!
Meet us at our Courtyard room in the Visitor Center
10.15am every Wednesday
Walks will be for no more than 1 hour and on flat surfaces - so it's suitable for all.
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing (we walk rain or shine!)
Whilst this is a free activity, car parking fees apply (why not purchase car park season ticket?
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Arr me mateys, It's pirate day at the park. Set sail for Captain Jimmy's pirate show and competitions throughout the day. Be careful you don't bump into the ‘Cut-throat’ pirate. The 9ft tall barber who will try and entice you for a haircut as he juggles knives.
Shows in the Castle at 12.00pm and 2.30pm
The friends will be giving away lots of special pirate gifts from our courtyard room. Come along and see what we have to offer. Donations welcome.
Have A Go Archery with the Margam Archers between 11.00am and 4.00pm. 3 arrows £1. Meet at BBQ area to the back of the castle.