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

Ramblers GB is suspending all volunteer activities from Wednesday 18 March 2020.
This includes group led walks, Walking for Health schemes,
all training including walk leadership training, path maintenance working groups,
coach trips and holidays, meetings, group and social events.
All Ramblers activities must stop until further notice.
This applies from Wednesday 18 March, to at least until 31 May,
subject to further developments.

March

Sunday 1st March 2020 - Rhymney River Circular

PLEASE NOTE...CANCELLED!!

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 - Pen-y-fan Pond, Circular

6 miles, Moderate, Band A
A classic circular walk, following a bridleway to Sirhowy Valley Walk
through Hafodrisclawdd Wood, to Manmoel Crossing
and then back along route 47 Cycleway.
Blackvein Road at 9:30 am or Pen-y-fan Pond, Oakdale, NP11 3EH at 10 am.
Please note £3 per day parking charge applies.
Neil Muirhead 07531 788394

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

PLEASE NOTE...CANCELLED!!

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

Wednesday 18th March 2020 - Summer Planning Meeting
PLEASE NOTE...CANCELLED!!

The Summer Planning Meeting will be held at
Risca Rugby Club, 7:15pm
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 19th March 2020 - “Jackson bay to Porthkerry circular”

7 miles, Easy, Band C
This walk means we will be in open air all the way
No stopping at cafes etc
So need to bring your own food and coffee please
Meeting Backvein road at 9.30am
or grass verge area above Jackson bay at 10.30am
Post code CF62 5TU
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 - Blaen Bran

6 miles, Moderate, Band B
Walking through the Blaen Bran community woodland and surrounding hillside
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Mountain Air carpark NP4 5XZ
(grid ref ST 277 979) at 10:00am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Saturday 28th March 2020 - Caerphilly Challenge Recce
PLEASE NOTE...CANCELLED!!

10.7 miles, Strenuous, Band B
Joint Recce with Caerphilly Ramblers for the Caerphilly Challenge.
Blackvien Road 09:15am or Lay-by on the approach Road to Ryhmney Comprehensive School
at 10:00am Post Code NP22 5XF. Grid SO 122 062.
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 - Glyncorrwg and Abercregan Grottos

7 miles, Moderate, Band E
Along an old railway track to Glyncorrwg and then climb to the hillside above
with views across the valley, before returning past old stone mines
at Abercregan to Cymmer
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Cymmer, Car Park off A4107 (Glyncorrwg Road)
Nearest Post code SA13 3HU, at 10:15am
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Thursday 16th April 2020 - To The Mast

6 miles, Moderate
A circular walk to the mast on Mynydd Machen
ascending the quick route and descending the slow route
Views of the Ebbw, Sirhowy & Rhymney valleys.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 18th April 2020 - Lost Farms,
Boundary Stones of the Upper Nant Carn Valley

9 miles, Moderate, Band A
A sharp climb from the visitor centre on to forest tracks
discover the lost farms of Cnwc, Pen-y-pant and Rhyswg-fach.
On then on to open moorland and find the boundary stones
of Benjamin Hall (BH) of Blaenavon
and Capel Hanbury-Leigh (CHL) of Pontypool.
Return to the forest and discover the Pwlla Tra.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Main carpark Cwmcarn Visitor Centre,
opposite PS Cycles, NP11 7FE at 10:00am
Please note £3 per day parking charge applies.
James Muirhead 07972 239847

Thursday 23rd April 2020 - "A Tribute to Pete"
Garth Mountain Circular

6 miles, Moderate, Band B
A circular walk, mainly on quiet paths and lanes.
One steep climb to Mountain top for amazing views
of South Wales, Channel and City.
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Car Parking on Main Road
near Taffs Well Inn and Park at 9:45am
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 - Bettws Newydd

6 miles, Moderate, Band B
Visiting the Clytha fort where the bluebells may still be in full bloom
Blackvein Road at 9.30am or National Trust carpark, SO 361 085, at 10.15am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799