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

December

Sunday 1st December 2019 - Bradford-on-Avon and Avoncliffe
NOTE - Change of day

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
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Station car park, 4a Pound Lane, BA15 1LF at 10.30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

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

8-9 miles, Moderate, band D
Varied walk of town, villages and hillside
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Wilton Road Car Park HR9 7BY at 10:15am (£1.00 parking fee)
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 12th December 2019 - Gaer Fort and the Ridgeway, Newport

PLEASE NOTE...CANCELLED!!

7 miles, Leisurely, band A
Also known as 'Little Switzerland'....with a difference
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or St Basils Church, Bassaleg at 9:45am
Helen Menzies 07773 143944

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 9:30am or Crickhowell Main Car Park 10:15am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Craig-yr-allt

7 miles, band B
Starting from Castell Coch along part of the Taff trail.
One steady climb up onto the ridge with good views hopefully. Lunch stop at top.
Blackvein road 9:30am
Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

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

JANUARY

Thursday 2nd January 2020
Vacancy


Weekend 4/5th January 2020
Vacancy


Thursday 9th January 2020
Vacancy


Saturday 11th January 2020 - Llanhilleth/Ebbw Vale
Rail Ramble

8 miles, Moderate, Band A
Train to Ebbw Vale then walking back to Llanhilleth along the hillside
with great views up and down the valley.
One long climb to the ridge
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Llanhilleth Station Carpark at 10:15am
Phil Jenkins 07704 116518


Thursday 16th January 2020 - Ogmore-by-Sea

6 miles, Moderate, Band D
Some hills. Beautiful views if we are lucky. Picnic in Walled Garden
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Ogmore beach Car Park at 10:30am
(park on east side of car park, beyond toilets. Fee for parking)
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Sunday 19th January 2020 - Clearwell Castle

9.5 miles, Moderate, Band D
Walking from Redbrook to Clearwell, returning on part of the Offa's Dyke path
Blackvein road at 9:00am or Redbrook Rovers carpark NP25 4LR at 9:45am
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 23rd January 2020 - Trevithick Tramway
to Giants Bite

6 miles, Easy/Moderate, Band B
Following an old tramway route through a delightful little cwm in the Taff valley
Before climbing to the Giants Bite and crossing the ridge
Blackvein road at 9:30am or Martin's Terrace, Abercynon CF45 4SB at 10:15am
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Saturday 25th January 2020

Details to follow
Allan & Judith Elliott 01633 612521

Thursday 30th January 2020 - Newport Wetlands

6 miles, Easy, Band B
An easy walk around the Wetlands - No Climbs!
Please note: due to the walk being through a protected wildlife area
dogs are not permitted on this walk.

Blackvein road at 9:30am or Newport Wetlands RSPB carpark (£3 fee) at 10am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

February

Sunday 2nd February 2020 - Walking in the footsteps
of Iron men on the Iron Mountain Trail

10.5 miles, Strenuous, Band B
Visit the Blaenavon World Heritage landscape and walk
across the heather-covered moors along the Iron Mountail Trail.
The walk takes you along former tram roads and tracks across the Blorenge Mountain,
encompassing the wealth of historical and natural features
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Keepers Pond, Blaenavon NP4 9SR. (Grid ref: SO 254 197) at 10am
Neil Muirhead 07531 788394

Thursday 6th February 2020

Details to follow
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Sunday 9th February 2020 - 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 13th February 2020 - Sirhowy Valley

5 – 6 miles, Easy
Local walk from Blackvein Road
Blackvein Road 9:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Saturday 15th February 2020

Details to follow
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 20th February 2020 - St Brides Major & Coast

6.5 miles, Easy, Band D
An easy walk around villages, coast and fields
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Southerdown Road CF32 0SD at 10:30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 22nd February 2020

Details to follow
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 27th February 2020

Details to follow
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

March

Sunday 1st March 2020 - Rhymney River Circular

9 miles, Moderate, Band A
A circular walk along the Rhymney River, passing the following historic sites
The remains of Craig Ruppera, the 18th-century summerhouse.
Ruppera Castle, a Jacobean courtier house (once the home of the Morgan family).
St Michaels Church, Michaelston-y-Fedw
quite a large 13th-century church nave and lower chancel.
Plas Machen, the remnant of a 16th-century mainsion house,
the seat of the Morgan family before their move to Tredegar House in the 1660s
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or The car park opposite Holly Bush Inn,
Draethen, Newport NP10 8GB (Grid ref: ST 221 874) at 10am
Neil Muirhead 07531 788394

Thursday 5th March 2020 - Mynydd Y Garn-Fawr

5.5, Moderate
details to follow
James Muirhead

Sunday 8th March - Blaen Llia

8 miles, Moderate
This walk is in the area known as Fforest Fawr
and while there is forestry it's mainly open Moorland.
There are 2 climbs taking in part of Sarn Helen (Roman Road) and crossing streams
Blackvein Road at 9:00am
Liz Holland 01495 200673

Thursday 12th March 2020 - Ancient industry at Rudry

6 miles, Moderate, Band B
Quiet paths and lanes where long-gone industry once reigned supreme.
Often muddy with some uphill stretches
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Rudry Village Hall (Grid ref ST 192 871) at 10:00am
Phil Jenkins 07704 116518

Sunday 15th March 2020 - Mynydd Illtud & Cefn Llechid

8 miles, Moderate, Band D
Walk across the Common of Mynydd Illtud to the summit of Cefn Llechid,
with Splendid views
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre,
Libanus LD3 8ER at 10:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 19th March 2020

Details to follow
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Saturday 21st March 2020 - Cat's Back

9 miles, Moderate, Band D
Circuit of the Olchon Valley in the Black Mountains
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Carpark at Black Hill
(Grid ref: SO 288 328) outside Longtown at 10:30am
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 26th March 2020

Details to follow
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Saturday 28th March 2020 - Caerphilly Challenge Recce

Details to follow
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

April

Thursday 2nd April 2020 - Upper Ochrwyth to Rhiwderin

6 miles Moderate
Over the hillside below Machen Mountain. Then returning along the riverside path
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Fields Road Pontymister at 9:45am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 4th April 2020 - Craig-y-nos
& The Henryhyd Falls

8.5 miles, Strenuous, Band D
Hillside, Woodland & Riverside. Visiting the highest waterfall in South Wales
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Craig-y-nos Country Park SA9 1GL at 10:15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 9th April 2020 - Historical Buildings of Cowbridge

7 miles, Band C
A lovely walk around Cowbridge and it's Historical Buildings
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Carpark behind Townhall in Cowbridge at 10:15am
Andrew Wilmott 07529 628429

Saturday 11th April 2020

Details to follow
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Thursday16th April 2020

Details to follow
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 18th April 2020 - Stones of Mynydd Maen

Details to follow
James Muirhead

Thursday 23rd April 2020

Details to follow
Ceri Waters 07815 308118

Sunday 26th April 2020 - Carmarthen Fans

9.5 miles, Strenuous, Band E
Walking across remote, rugged moorland.
Visiting both Llyn-y-Fan Fawr & Llyn-y-Fan Fach.
A steep climb followed by a ridge walk along
Picws Du, Fan Foel & Fan Brycheiniog
taking in the stunning views
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Grid ref SN 855 223 at 10:30am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 30th April 2020 - Bluebell Walk

Details to follow
Phil Purnell 07729 221799