, but remember that it may not always be up-to-date

OCTOBER

Thursday 4th October 2018 - Bryngarw and Llangeinor

6 miles, Moderate, band D
Country Park, a hilltop church and lovely views
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Bryngarw Country Park, CF32 8UU, at 10.30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 7th October 2018 - Portishead
NOTE CHANGE OF DAY

7 miles, Moderate, band F + bridge toll
Coastal and inland villages with great views of Twmbarlwm, lunch at Windmill inn after walk
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Portishead at 10.30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 11th October 2018 - Neuadd Reservoir and Fan-y-Big

6 miles, Leisurely, band C
Lovely views and a waterfall. One short steep climb and a very nice tearoom afterwards
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Neuadd Reservoir car Park at CF48 2UT at 10.30am
Cilla Hobbs and Lynne Coates 07800 907696

CANCELLED due to extreme weather forecast
Saturday 13th October 2018 - Patrishow

7 miles, Moderate, band D
Crooked churches and moving mountains
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or the crossroads at SO 284211 at 10.15am
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Darran Valley

7 miles, Moderate, band B
Up one side of the valley to Deri, returning along the cycle track
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Parc Cwm Darran at 10.00am (£3 charge)
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 21st October 2018 - Along the Wye Valley

10 miles, Moderate, band C
From Tintern to Bigsweir and back along woodland, rolling hills and riverside paths
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Tintern Old Station, NP16 7NX, parking is £4, at 10.30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 25th October 2018 - Ogmore and Southerndown

7 miles, Leisurely, band C
Beautiful coastal views. Some easy hills and then inland for some history
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Ogmore car park left side at 10.15am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 27th October 2018 - Llanthony Abbey and Cwmyoy

8 miles, Energetic, Band D
From Llanthony to Cwmyoy, returning over Hatterall Hill
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Llanthony Priory at 10.00am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

NOVEMBER

Thursday 1st November 2018 - Rhiwderin

7 miles, Leisurely, band A
Along the Rhymney Valley to Lower Machen and back through Park Wood.
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Rhiwderin Inn at 9.45am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Sunday 4th November 2018 - Cyfarthfa Castle with Greater Gwent

8 miles, Moderate, band C
Greater Gwent AGM
Blackvein Road at 9.15am or Cyfarthfa Castle carpark at 10.00am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 8th November 2018 - Pen-y-Fan Pond and Manmoel

6 miles, Leisurely, band A
Around the pond and through Manmoel village Then back along the ridge.
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Pen-y-fan Pond at 10.00am (£3.00 parking fee)
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 11th November 2018 - Skenfrith

8 miles, Moderate, band C
Along the River Monnow through the fields with one little climb and a riverside pub at the end
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Skenfrith Castle at 9.45am
Liz Holland 01495 200673

Wednesday 14th November 2018 - Annual General Meeting

Reports, Elections and Spring walks planning
Risca Rugby Club at 7.15pm
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 15th November 2018 - The Blorenge

6 miles, Leisurely, band B
The ups and downs of the Blorenge with one steepish climb
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Keepers Pond at 10.15am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Saturday 17th November 2018 - Two tunnels at Bath

1! miles, Leisurely, band E + bridge toll
Somewhere quite different near Bath and fairly flat all the way
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Lansdowne Park and Ride at 10.00am
Clare Cooze 07817 806 867

Thursday 22nd November 2018 - Talybont

6 miles, Leisurely to Moderate, band C
Following the Taff Trail, Usk Valley Walk and Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Talybont on Usk Village Hall (donation to park) 10.30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Saturday 24th November 2018 - Thornbury and Littleton-on-Severn

10 miles, Easy, band D + bridge toll
All manner of things along the 'Severn Way'
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Munday playing fields, Thornbury BS35 1NA, at 10.00am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 29th November 2018 - Penarth to Sully

6-7 miles, Leisurely, Band C
Along the cliffs to Sully and back through the fields with a nice cafe for lunch at the end
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Penarth by the cafe at 10.15am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

DECEMBER

Saturday 1st December 2018 - Cheddar

Details to follow
watch this space
Blackvein Road at 09.30am or .....
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 6th December 2018 - Christmas Lunch

Leave your boots at home
Only a few spaces left so contact Lyn ASAP
The Three Horseshoes, Pentwynmawr at 12.30pm for 1.00pm
Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

Saturday 8th December 2018 - Bristol and the Avon Gorge

7 miles, Moderate, band E + bridge toll
Over Brunel's Suspension Bridge and along the river bank to the city centre for a pub lunchbreak
Blackvein Road at 09.30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 13th December 2018 - Details to Follow

Details to Follow
watch this space
Blackvein Road at 09.30am or .....
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Saturday 15th December 2018 - Speech House

9 miles, Moderate, band D
Throught the peace and quiet of the Forest of Dean with added culture on the Sculpture Trail
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Speech House carpark at 10.00am
Richard and Anne Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 20th December 2018 - Crickhowell and the River Usk

6 miles, Leisurely, band C
Along the canal and river ending at The Bear
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or Crickhowell carpark at 10.15am (£3.20 parking fee)
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 23rd December 2018 - Twmbarlwm Mince Pie Walk

7 miles, Moderate
Up to the top of Twmbarlwm to eat those vital mince pies
Risca Leisure Centre at 10.00am
Informal but contact Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Tuesday 25th December 2018 - A Christmas Day Appetiser

7 miles, Moderate
An amble around Cwmcarn. Bring lunch. Joint walk with South Wales LDWA.
Pontywaun Spiritualist Church at 10.30am
Anne Beaugie 07905 062329

Wednesday 26th December 2018 - To the Rhiwderin for Boxing Day

6 miles, Leisurely
Over the hills and back along the riverbank
Fields Road, Pontymister at 10.30am
Informal but contact Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 29th December 2019 - Goytre

5 Miles, Leisurely, band B
Just a leisurely stroll along the canal and through the fields followed by post-Christmas lunch
at the Horseshoes Inn. If you want lunch let Clive know ASAP to book a seat.
Blackvein Road at 09.30am or The Horseshoes carpark at 10.15am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

JANUARY 2019

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Goose and Cuckoo, Llanover

7 miles Moderate, band C
It's a New Year so head up into the hills to blow those cobwebs away
Blackvein Road at 10.00am or Goytre Wharf at 10.45am
Rob Southall 01495 270078