26th June 2021. A joint station sponsored walk of over 15 miles along the South Wales coastline was successfully completed at the end of June with a total of 21 crew, family & friends from the NCI stations at Porthcawl & St Donat’s Bay taking part.

The route was split into 5 sections, with some intrepid persons walking the whole route (well done to Jo & Amy from St Donat’s) while others chose to do one or two sections. The walk started at 9.00am at the Nature reserve in Kenfig before picking up the Wales coastal path and then passing the NCI Tower at Porthcawl.

RNLI Porthcawl opened up their station for a quick tour and some of the walkers took the opportunity for a quick sit down in the lifeboat. Then onwards towards the river mouth at Ogmore by Sea, fording the river at low tide before heading up along the cliffs towards Nash Point and finally arriving at the second Tower at St Donat’s Bay at 5.30pm in the evening. A great day out was had by all, with something for everyone, whilst raising much needed funds for both stations. A big thanks to all the organisers, participant’s and sponsors.

The photograph shows some of the walkers at NCI Porthcawl.


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Currently 57 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.








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