Welcome to
Islwyn Ramblers
rambling around the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys.....

Welcome to Islwyn Ramblers
rambling around the Ebbw and Sirhowy valleys.....


Sunday 1st October

Bomber Memorial and Beacons ridges

8 Miles, Moderate to Strenuous, Band D
Leave Blackvein Road at 09.00am or
Waterfalls carpark at 10.00am

Rob Southall
01495 270078

Saturday 7th October 2017 to
Monday 9th October 2017

Turners Tours Weekend Away - Cornwall

It's a mystery no longer! We're off to Falmouth
Our 3-day Autumn tour to somewhere nice and warm
with walks around Falmouth town, Porthcurno, St Mawes
and probably Mevagissy too (that's easy for you to say!)
Text Clive now on 07720 404825 to reserve your place !

Clive Turner - 07802 231371
Saturday 14th October 2017
date subject to confirmation
7 Miles, Leisurely to Moderate, Band C
Along the old railway line to Ynysybwl
then a long hill up to the ridge for great views
and back along an ancient cobbled road
Leave Blackvein Road at 09.30am or
limited roadside parking at ST 0765 9265 at 10.15am
Phil Jenkins
07704 116518
Saturday 21st October 2017
date subject to confirmation
Bristol and the Avon Gorge
7 Miles, Moderate, Band E plus bridge toll
Woods, valleys, bridges in the Avon Gorge
stopping at the harbourside for lunch
Leave Blackvein Road at 09.30am or
Bristol Observatory, Clifton at 10.30am
Clive Turner
07802 231371


So Summer's over, the kids are back at school and traffic is backed up to Junction 28.
You cut the grass for the last time this year, clean and oil up the mower, just as the blade snaps off.
Why not take a late Summer break with the late Summer airline strike and the late Summer volcano ash cloud?
Alternatively, treat yourself to an Easter Egg, the shops are full of them!


Oh dear - is that a frost I feel? - Certainly a little cool in the evenings, where are my woollies?
Don't be silly, they closed last year - or was that T. J. Hughes?. Still, Primark are going strong.....
with a fabulous rail full of light cotton shirts, very short shorts and skimpy swimwear
I WANT A WOOLLIE!! Oh, Baaa, wrong time of year, Sir.


Bang, flash, boom, crump - welcome to Bonfire night or a weekend in tripoli.
Clearing up the debris of the assault you find a mis-shapen lump of rusty metal - PANIC!
The police and bomb squad leave you surveying the remains of an elderly barbecue, complete with dead burger
But it is November and the first Christmas parties have started - time to stock up on hangover cures.


Look, I know it's only the 3rd but I'm partied out, shattered, exhausted and I'm only a young lad!
traipse round all the Poundshops but can't find anything classy enough for 'er indoors - I know, the charity shops!
Excellent, a very lightly used (cherished) set of kitchen implements - didn't hurt at all.
Ahh, Christmas Dinner - now where did I put that perfect set of serving utensils?

Just right for a Ramble then - get your boots on. You know you want to, don't you......

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The 'Ramblers Boots' painting is © David Williams - To see more of David's paintings go to the links page.