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.

MAY 2019

Thursday 2nd May 2019 - Tintern and Offa's Dyke

6-7 miles, Moderate, band D
Woodland tracks and paths, some rough underfoot. Riverside stretch can be muddy.
A couple of steep ascents with some road walking
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Saturday 4th May 2019 to Monday 6th May 2019 - South Devon

We're off 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 -
East Soar circular, both ending in Salcombe for lunch or afternoon tea.
Please let Clive know your choice - see the Front Page for details
finally a walk from Hope Cove to Bantham circular via Thurstleton, the last 3 walks being mainly coastal
So if you haven't booked, please get in touch with Clive at once.
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 9th May 2019 - To the Black Island

7 miles, Mostly flat
A local walk that got washed out in the Spring !!
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 11th May 2019 - The Caerphilly Challenge

11-12 Miles, Energetic
Our annual contribution to CCBC's Caerphilly Challenge
St Martins School, Caerphilly
Richard Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 16th May 2019 - Goytre Wharf and Llanover Church

7 Miles, Leisurely, band B
Through quiet lanes and across fields to Llanover Church, returning along the canal.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 19th May 2019 - Bwlch

7 Miles, Moderate, band C
A circular walk that explores the less trodden paths of the Black Mountains,
with striking views over Pen y Fan, Llangorse lake and the Central Beacons
Blackvein Road at 9:30am, Car sharing essential
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 23rd May 2019 - Llanfoist

7 Miles, Moderate, band B
A walk around Llanfoist and Abergavenny
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Byefield Lane Carpark (off Tudor Street) at 10:15am
Andrew Wilmott 07549 628429

Saturday 25th May 2019 - Beacons Horseshoe

11 Miles, Strenuous, band C
Corn Du, Pen-Y-Fan, Cribin and Fan-Y-Big with some of the best views in South Wales
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:00am or
Lower Neuadd Reservoir Car Park, CF48 2UT
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 30th May 2019 - Caerphilly

6 Miles, Leisurely, band B
Braving the wild uplands of Caerphilly Mountain
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Caerphilly Mountain Snack Bar at 10:10 am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

JUNE 2019

Saturday 1st June 2019 - Weston Super Mare

7 miles, Easy
Walk from Sand Bay over Worlebury hill to Weston Super Mare, returning via Kewstoke.
Coastal, forest and sea with a coffee stop at Weston Front
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Sand Bay bus terminal car park, Beach Road (BS22 9UD) at 10:45am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 6th June 2019 - Bassaleg and Rhiwderin

6 Miles, Leisurely, band A
Pleasant countryside around Rhiwderin
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Bassaleg Community Hall (limited Parking) at 10:00am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Sunday 9th June 2019 - Llangorse Lake

9-10 miles, Moderate, band D
Water, water everywhere and we're standing on the brink.
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Llangorse Lake Car Park at 10:30am (SO 128 273)
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 13th June 2019 - Ideas Wanted !!

especially bright ideas
If you've got one, let Karen know....
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
The Unknown Leader

Sunday 16th June 2019 - Cwmtillery Lakes and Blaenavon Ridge

8 miles, Moderate
A walk around Cwmtillery Lakes and along Blaenafon Ridge with two climbs
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Liz Holland 01495 200673

Thursday 20th June 2019 - Crickhowell!

6 Miles, Easy, band C
From Crickhowell to Llangattock then along the canal and the Usk valley Walk
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Crickhowell main carpark (£3.20 charge) at 10:15am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 23rd June 2019 - Long Mynd, Church Stretton

7 miles, Moderate
A circular walk starting at Church Stretton town, then up Carding Mill Valley
to the Port Way returning along Town Brook Valley.
Valleys, reservoirs and hill tops with spectacular views over Shropshire.
Meet at Blackvein Road at 8:30am.
Car Sharing prefered due to the distance. Please contact Clive
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 27th June 2019 - Mynydd James and Aberystruth

7 Miles, Moderate
Up in the hills over Abertillery
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

Sunday 30th June 2019 - Grwynne Fawr

Moderate, band C
Bal Bach to Waun Fach
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

JULY 2019

Thursday 4th July 2019

details to follow
details to follow
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Helen Eldred

Saturday 6th July 2019 - Turner's Mystery Tour

That's the mystery
and the excitement rises....
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 11th July 2019

details to follow
details to follow
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Helen Menzies

Saturday 13th July 2019 - The Lonely Shepherd

8 miles, Moderate, band B
Climb to the lonely shepherd for great views, returning along the canal
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Gilwern main rd Car park, NP7 0AJ, at 10:00am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 18th July 2019 - Garth Mountain

7 Miles, Moderate but it is a mountain !
Starting at Taffs Well Park we go across the river to Gwaelod y Garth.
Steep climb to the top of Garth Mountain with stunning views over Cardiff and the surrounding areas.
Ancient Hillfort then descent along lanes back to Gwaelod y Garth Inn for refreshments
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Ceri Waters 07815 308118

Saturday 21st July 2019 - Hay Bluff and Twmpa

6 miles, Moderate
Initial steep climb with clear paths over high mountains and open moorland, with a return leg along a quiet lane
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:15am or
Free Car Park beside stone circle on Gospel Pass (SO 239 373) at 10:30 am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Wednesday 24th July 2019 - Autumn Planning Meeting

An update on the season so far and
time to think of the Aurumn season
Held at Risca RFC at 7:15pm
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 25th July 2019 - Haresfield Beacon and the Shortwood Topograph

7 Miles, Moderate, band F
One Climb, hills and woodland with great views
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:00am or
Car Park at Randwick, Stroud, GL6 6JA, at 10:15am.
Limited parking so Car Sharing essential.
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 28th July 2019 - Three Cliffs Bay

7 Miles, Easy
Starting at Southgate, along the Downs, Then over the Dunes to Pennard Castle.
Lunch on the Beach with maybe a little dip in the sea (the brave ones)
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Southgate Carpark, SA3 2DH, at 10:30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

AUGUST 2019

Thursday 1st August 2019 - Roath Park and Lisvane

6 miles, Easy
Along the lake, up Nant fawr corridor to Lisvane. Return by Rhyd y Pennau Park
with coffee at Griffin inn. Can be muddy at times
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Alder Road Junc, Ninian Road,CF23 5EP, (little park at end of playing fields) at 10:00am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Saturday 3rd August 2019 - Llanthony Priory and Capel y Fin

9 miles, Strenuous, band D
Along the Vale of Ewyas to Capel Y Fin, then a steady climb to Bal Bach
with a steep descent back to Llanthony
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Llanthony Priory 10:30am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 8th August 2019 - Pwllmeyrick

7 miles, Moderate, band C
Great Barnets Wood, Pwllmeyric & Mathern
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Car Park at Great Barnets Wood, ST 511 944, (just off B4253 NW of Chepstow)
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 11th August 2019 - Carmarthen Fans

9-10 miles, Strenuous
Over rugged moorland around Llyn y Fan Fawr and over to Llyn y Fan Fach
followed by a steep climb up where we then walk along the ridge around the lake.
Meet at Blackvein Road at 8:30am or start point SN 855 223 at 10:00am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 15th August 2019 - Sugar Loaf

5-6 miles, Moderate, band C
A steep ascent along clear paths with outstanding views
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
National Trust Sugarloaf Car Park above Vineyard
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 18th August 2019 - The Waterfalls Walk

9-10 miles, Strenuous, band D
The highest concentration of waterfalls in South Wales
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:00am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 22nd August 2019 - Sorbrook and Panteg Church

6 miles, Moderate, band B
Through woodland, field and farm tracks
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Llandegfedd Reservoir Car Park at 10:00am
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Saturday 24th August 2019 - Porthkerry Park

9 miles, Moderate, band C
Along the coastal path to Rhoose Point and then inland around the airport to a Norman Village
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:00am or
Porthkerry Park Café CF62 3BY at 10:00am, LIMITED PARKING
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Thursday 29th August 2019 - Llandegfedd Reservoir

6 miles, Moderate, band B
A circular walk around the reservoir
Meet at Blackvein Road at 9:30am or
Llandegveth Reservoir Car Park at 10:15 am
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 31st August 2019 - Llanbedr horseshoe for wimps

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