Here is a printable summary of this season's walk, but remember that it will not always be up-to-date.

Please make every effort to join us at our meeting point, usually Blackvein Road,
to share transport and get any last-minute updates.
Any alternative arrangements must be agreed directly with the individual walk leader

September

Sunday 1st September 2019 - Llanbedr horseshoe for wimps
NOTE CHANGE OF DAY

10 miles, Moderate, band B
To the highest point in the Black Mountains - and the stars beyond.
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:00am.
Limited carparking so car sharing is recommended.
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 5th September 2019 - Monknash

6 Miles, Moderate, band D
A Coastal walk with some hills. Lunch on the beach and return along the beach, tide permitting.
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Car Park past Plough and Harrow (CF71 7QQ).
It is in a field about half mile along the lane past the front of pub. Usually a £2 fee
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 7th September 2019 - The Cliffs above Blaenrhondda

7 Miles, Moderate, band D
Picturesque valleys with striking views over Blaenrhondda…3 waterfalls
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Penpych woodland car park at approx 10:30am CF42 5DG
Note to alternative start point drivers....to avoid disappointment
if any last minute changes, please txt to confirm coming
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 12th September 2019 - Pontllanfraith

6 miles, Leisurely, band A
Amble lanes, Fields and changing valleys.
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Bryn Playing Fields, Pontllanfraith, 9:45am Please park furthest away from the Pavillion.
Ceri Waters 07815 308118

Saturday 14th September 2019 - Blaenavon and the Blorenge

9-10 miles, Energetic, band B
Mountain, Common & Ridge. Great views from the high level sections
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Blaenavon Public Car Park (NP4 9QR) 10:15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 15th September 2019 - Little Mill with Greater Gwent Area

8 miles, Moderate
10.00am. Around Little Mill and Glascoed Villages, Leader Lew Lewis 01873 890270 or 07881 700698
6 miles, Easy
10.30 am Around Little Mill, Leader Keith Renshaw 01873 881311 or 07794 790682
There will be light refreshments at the end of the walks at about 3.00pm.
Goytre Village Hall. Penperllini. NP4 0AJ (SO 324 046) at 10.00am
Further information from Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 19th September 2019 - Hensol and the Vale Villages

6 miles, Easy, band C
Villages, Forest Paths and Open Views
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Hensol Forest Car Park near Welsh St Donats (CF71 7SW) 10:15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 22nd September 2019 - Table Mountain and Glan Usk

9 miles, Strenuous at an Energetic Pace, band C
A walk from Crickhowell, up Table Mountain, Along the Ridge, then down through Glanusk
and back along the Canal to Crickhowell. Please note there is 2400ft of ascent.
Blackvein Road 9am or Crickhowell Main Car Park (NP8 1BN) 10am Parking fee applies.
Please contact the Walk leaders on the day if going straight to Crickhowell
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 26th September 2019 - Historical Buildings of Cowbridge

7 miles, band C
A lovely walk around Cowbridge and it's Historical Buildings
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Start of CarPark behind Townhall in Cowbridge 10:15am
Andrew Wilmott 07549 628429

Sunday 28th September 2019 - Blaen Llia

8 miles, Moderate
Start at Blaen Llia Car Park This walk is in the area known as Fforest Fawr
and while there is forestry it's mostly open moorland. There is one climb (Fan Llia)
taking in part of Sarn Helen (Roman road) and crossing streams
Blackvein Road at 9:00am
Liz Holland 01495 200673

October

Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Ochrwyth

Leisurely, band A
Uphill at start and on towards Machen Mountain
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Fields Road, Pontymister NP11 6EJ at 9:35am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 5th October - Kenfig to Porthcawl Circular

7-8 miles, Moderate, band C
Through sand dunes to the sea. Beach walk subject to tides. Fairly flat
Blackvein Road 9:30am
Jill Jones 07718 751475

Thursday 10th October - Duffryn Gardens

6 miles, Easy, band B
An easy walk through fields and lanes, visiting 2 burial chambers and a pretty church along the way
Blackvein Road 9:30am or NT Car Park, Duffryn Gardens 10:15am
Mike showler 07814 006646

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Malvern Hills

6 miles, Moderate, band G
Starting from the town through parks up around Table Hill, Worcester Beacon and return.
Coffee in Malvern town at end.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Priory Road car park 10:15am WD14 3DR Note to alternative start point drivers....
to avoid disappointment if any last minute changes, please text to confirm coming
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 17th October 2019 - Pontymister

6 miles, Moderate
Fron Blackvein Road to Pontymister, the high road there and the low (well lower) road back
Blackvein Road 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 19th October 2019 - Woolley Langridge & The Monument

8.5 Miles, band E
Iron Age hill fort with Cotswold way view point. Attractive villages and Historic Civil War monument with wide views.
Returning to the Car Park of a classic countryside free house.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or The Blathwayt Arms carpark, Lansdown at 10:30am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Thursday 24th October 2019 - Upper Dare Valley

6 Miles, Moderate, band C
A climb onto the hill above the Dare Valley country Park for some splendid views and
a walk across open Moorland to the Lluest-Wen Reservoir
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Dare Valley Country Park Car Park Glamorgan Street Aberdare CF44 7RG 10:30am
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Saturday 26th October 2019 - The Forest of Dean

10 miles, Moderate Terrain at an energetic pace, band D
An energetic romp around the forest, taking in part of the Sculpture trail.
Lovely Café at the Beechenhurst visior centre at the end of the walk.
Please note, this walk can be muddy in places, so is weather dependant.
Please check with the walk leaders on the day if going to the start point.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Beechenhurst visitor centre car park GL16 7EJ 10:00am (Parking fee applies)
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 31st October 2019 - Details to Follow




Clive Elliot 07807 606063

November

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - Greater Gwent AGM and Walk

5-6 miles, Moderate
Short walk followed by lunch for those staying for the meeting
Crosskeys Rugby Club NP11 7BS 10:15am Lunch 13:00pm AGM 14:00 - 15:50 (Phil Purnell 07729 221799)
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 7th November 2019 - Dare Aman railway path & Rhos-gwawr

6 Miles, Moderate, band C
Old railway track and Mountain paths. One ascent and descent
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Dare Valley Country Park, CF44 7RG, at 10:30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 9th November 2019 - Garway Hill

7 miles, Moderate, band E
Views across the Welsh Marches, Shropshire Hills and across to the Malverns.
Blackvein road 9:30am or Garway Common opp Garway (Moon) Inn.
Nearest Postcode HR2 8RQ. Grid Ref: SO 464 227 at 10.30am
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to have your say
and election of officers
Risca Rugby Club at 7.15pm
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 14th November 2019 - Details to Follow




Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

Sunday 17th November 2019 - Cats Back

9 miles, Moderate
Circuit of the Olchon Valley in the Black Mountains
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Car Park at Black Hill (GR 288 328) (OL13) at 10:30am.
Plenty or parking so people could meet at the car park if prefered
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 21st November 2019 - Details to Follow




Terry Butler 07989 070404

Saturday 23rd November - Tor-y-Foel

8 miles, Moderate, band C
Follow Taff Trail from Tal y Bont on Usk, above reservoir,
then to summit of Tor y Foel. Returning along canal
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Tal y Bont on Usk village hall (Donation to Park) 10:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 28th November - Abbey Dore and the Dulas Valley

6.5 miles, band D
A walk around the Golden Valley taking in the Abbey,
Ancient common with panoramic views across the Welsh borders
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, Pontrilas Road, Ewyas Harold. HR2 0EL
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Saturday 30th November 2019 - Bradford-on-Avon and Avoncliffe

7 miles, Easy
Walking from Bradford on Avon along the Avon Valley with views over Frome,
then on to Farleigh Hungerford castle.
Return along the river Avon plus the Frome and Kennet canal
Details to follow
Clive Turner 07802 231371

December

Thursday 5th December 2019 - Christmas Lunch

0 miles, Extremely easy, band will be playing
Venue to follow
Contact lyn to book
Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

Saturday 7th December 2019 - Ross-on-Wye and Penyard Hill

7-8 miles, Moderate, band E
Varied walk of town, villages and hillside
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Ross on Wye 10:15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 12th December 2019 - New Tredegar and Bedwellty Ridge

6 miles, band A
details to follow
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Elliot winding house 10:00am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Saturday 14th December 2019 - Crickhowell and Table Mountain

8 miles, Energetic, band C
Follow the Beacons Way from Crickhowell to Table Mountain and then on to Llanbedr.
Returning along lanes to Crickhowell
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Crickhowell Main Car Park 9:45am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Llanwonno and 'Old Smokey'

Leisurely, band C
A leisurely walk around th St Gwywnd Forest and up 'Old Smokey'
to overlook Rhondda Valley, home of Guto Nyth Bran
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Brynffynon Pub CF37 3PH Grid Ref: ST 029 955 9:45am
Ceri Waters 07815 308118

Sunday 22nd December 2019 - Twmbarlwm Mince Pie Walk

7 miles, Moderate
Up to the tump on Twmbarlwm to eat the festive goodies you bring
Risca Leisure Centre 10:00am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Wednesday 25th December 2019 - Bah Humbug Walk

7-8 miles, Moderate
For those who want to escape the madness, we will be walking around Cwmcarn Forest and Twmbarlwm.
Don't forget your mince pies for the coffee stop at the top of Twmbarlwm
Pontywaun Spiritualist Church Car Park NP11 7FR 10:30am
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 26th December 2019 - Boxing Day Walk

6 miles, Moderate
One climb. A quick drink in Rhwderin Inn and return along riverbank
Fields Road, Pontymister 10:30am
Allan & Judith Elliott 01633 612521

Saturday 28th December 2019 - Monknash

6 miles, Moderate, band D
Circular walk from Plough and Harrow to Marcross, then Nash point and return along coast
……maybe a light lunch at the Plough and Harrow
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Parking near Plough and Harrow CF7 7QQ 10:30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371