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

MARCH 2019

Saturday 2nd March 2019 - Cwmcarn Scenic Drive

8 Miles, Moderate
A walk around the Cwmcarn Scenic Drive (on-road) in association with friends of Cwmcarn Forest Drive and CTS.
Lower Car Park at Cwmcarn Visitor Centre at 10:15am for a 10:30am start
Possibly Rob Southall 01495 270078

Thursday 7th March 2019 - Goldcliff and Redwick

6.5 miles, Leisurely flat, Band B
Along the Coastal Path, then visiting St Thomas, a Medieval unusual Grade 1 listed Church
plus a restored Apple Crusher and Cider Press at Redwick
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Seawall Tearooms, Goldcliff (NP18 2PH) at 10:15am
Bill May 07879 031095

Saturday 9th March 2019 - Symonds Yat and Highmeadow Woods

9 miles, Moderate, Band D
Woodland tracks and paths with a striking viewpoint and an interesting church
Blackvein road at 9:00am or Symonds Yat Carpark (GL16 7NZ, SO 562 156) at 10:15am
Car park is past the Saracens head turning up to Symonds Yat Rock
Car-sharing recommended as it's £5 to park !!
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 14th March 2019 - CHANGE OF VENUE - Local Walk

6 miles, Leisurely
High coastal winds are forecast todayso Sonia will do a local walk instead
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Sunday 17th March 2019 - Blagdon Lake circular

8 miles, Easy, Band E but NO bridge toll
An easy walk looking down on Blagdon Lake, through the Village,
calling at Thatchers Cider Centre for lunch afterwards
Blackvein Road at 9.00am or Blagdon Lake Fire station Carpark (BS40 7RL) at 10:15am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Wednesday 20th March 2019 - Summer Planning And Updates Meeting

If you've any ideas for Summer walks then bring them along tonight
Risca Rugby Club at 7:15 pm (19.15)
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 21st March 2019 - Llantrisant forest and Llanharan

6 miles, Moderate, Band C
Woodlands, a ruined church and open moorlands with views
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Llantrisant Forest Carpark nr Ynysmaerdy
(CF39 8BL, NGR ST 024 846, 'Turn sharp left at Stowfield Caravans' on A4119) at 10:15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 23rd March 2019 - Cefn-Onn and the Wenallt

7 miles, Moderate, band B
Through the uplands North of Cardiff
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Cefn-Onn park (CF14 0EP) at 10.15am
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 28th March 2019 - Barry circular

6 miles, Easy, Band C
A walk around Barry, Porthkerry and Cold Knap stopping for coffee
at Porthkerry Cafe halfway around
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Jackson's Bay (CF63 4AW) at 10:30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Saturday 30th March 2019 - Caerphilly Challenge test run

11 miles, Energetic
Joint walk with Caerphilly Ramblers
Blackvein Road at 9:00am
Richard Beaugie 07905 062329

APRIL 2019

Thursday 4th April 2019 - Gaer Fort and the Ridgeway, Newport

7 miles, leisurely with hills, band A
also known as 'Little Switzerland' but no Yodelling allowed !!
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or St Basils Church, Bassaleg at 09.45am (limited parking)
Helen Menzies 07773 143944

Saturday 6th April 2019 - Fan y Big

8-9 miles, Energetic, Band D
Steep climb onto the ridge, easy walk to Fan Y Big
followed by a gentle descent along the Roman Road.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Blaen Y Glyn Carpark (CF48 2UT, NGR SO 056 175) at 10:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 11th April 2019 - Usk and Cwmcayo

5 Miles, Leisurely, band B
Mostly fields with some stiles and a walk through Ladyhill Wood.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Usk Museum Visitor Centre Carpark (NP15 1ED) at 10:15am
Ceri Williams 01633 666529

Sunday 14th April 2019 - Partrishow and Cwmyoy

7 miles, Moderate, Band B
A wander round the crooked church at Cwmyoy
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
at the phone box at the entrance to the Grwyne Fawr Valley at Five Lanes junction, Fforest Coalpit, GR 284211
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 18th April 2019 - Redbrook & the Kymin

6 miles, Moderate, Band C
Walk from Redbrook to The Kymin returning along the riverbank
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Redbrook Carpark (small fee) at 10:15am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Friday 19th April 2019 - Hot Cross Bun walk up Twmbarlwm

6 miles, Moderate
Our traditional Good Friday walk with The Friends of Cwmcarn Forest Drive and The Twmbarlwm Society
Details to follow
Possibly Rob Southall 01495 270078

Thursday 25th April 2019 - Hay Bluff and Twmpa

6 miles, Moderate but uphill, band D
Clear paths and open moorland with a return leg along a quiet lane. Extensive views of the Mountains and Wye Valley
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Carpark on the Gospel Pass road (HR3 5RJ, SO 239 3730 at 10:15am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Saturday 27th April 2019 - St Brides Major

8.5 miles, Moderate at a leisurely pace, Band D
A walk through villages, to the coast and back through fields
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Southerndown Rd, St Brides Major (CF32 0SD) at 10:30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

MAY 2019

Saturday 4th May 2019 - Monday 6th May 2019

We will be going to South Devon with 3 walks, likely to be as follows :-
On route we will call at Teignmouth crossing to Shaldon for a 6 mile circular walk...
then a walk from Salcombe to either East Portlemouth to Gara rock via a ferry....
or Salcombe to East Soar circular..lunch or afternoon tea in Salcombe....
Please let Clive kknow your choice - see the Front Page for details
finally a walk from Hope Cove to Bantham circular via Thurstleton ,,,,,the last 3 being mainly Coastal
So if you're interested, let him know when you see him or drop him a text.
Clive Turner 07802 231371