As the photo slides show, local walking group Steps2Health has been doing remarkably well considering the dismal weather that the county has endured.

However, November’s walking got off to a shaky start by cancelling the first Nordic walk on the 2nd, because of the dire weather forecast.

Two days later, for the town walk, it was cool but dry and sunny. It was still muddy after the recent rain, but the Speedies made it up to Allen’s View then back to harbour. The Steadies sensibly stuck to the beaches and avoided all the mud.

The following week, on Thursday, the Nordic Walkers were luckier than the previous week. It was windy with nasty showers, but they missed all the rain. They met at Angle west car park and did a counter clockwise circuit of the headland. They were passing the tower house when a nasty squall came through, so they all sheltered inside until it passed away.

On the Saturday it was a beautiful sunny, calm morning. Because of the recent rain, it was muddy in parts, so the route was changed. Starting from Penally station the Speedies went up to the top of Giltar, enjoying the usual iconic views from the top, before walking the length of the South Beach back to town. The Steadies went straight down to the beach, turned left and walked back to Tenby. Once again they avoided any mud.

On November 16, the Nordic Walkers decided to try again with the Skrinkle to Manorbier circuit that they had cancelled at the start of the month. They were luckier this time, with some sunshine and dry all the way. As ever, the views from the clifftop path were a succession of epic coastal vistas.

On the Saturday, the club were lucky yet again for a trip to Bosherston. After a wet night it was windy and muddy in places, but the rain held off for their walks around the ponds.

On November 23 the Nordic Walkers tackled a longer route on the Stackpole estate, taking in Barafundle as well as the lily ponds. This time the weather was utterly glorious, a fabulous day for late November.

The following Saturday was again a brilliant day, sunny and calm. The town walks took in the beach views and were an absolute joy.

On the last day of November, a small but hardy band of Nordic Walkers tackled the lower half of the Brunel Trail from Johnston to Brunel Quay. It was very cold but well sheltered from the biting north-easterly wind. As usual, the route was very tranquil and Manilla’s cafe was very warm and welcoming when they reached the end. It was a very pleasant walk to round off another enjoyable month of social walking.