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

October

Thursday 3rd October 2019 - Ochrwyth
CANCELLED DUE TO POOR CONDITIONS

Leisurely, band A
Uphill at start and on towards Machen Mountain
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Fields Road, Pontymister NP11 6EJ at 9:35am
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 5th October - Kenfig to Porthcawl Circular

7-8 miles, Moderate, band C
Through sand dunes to the sea. Beach walk subject to tides. Fairly flat
Blackvein Road 9:30am
Jill Jones 07718 751475

Thursday 10th October - Duffryn Gardens

6 miles, Easy, band B
An easy walk through fields and lanes, visiting 2 burial chambers and a pretty church along the way
Blackvein Road 9:30am or NT Car Park, Duffryn Gardens 10:15am
Mike showler 07814 006646

Saturday 12th October 2019 - Malvern Hills

6 miles, Moderate, band G
Starting from the town through parks up around Table Hill, Worcester Beacon and return.
Coffee in Malvern town at end.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Priory Road car park 10:15am WD14 3DR Note to alternative start point drivers....
to avoid disappointment if any last minute changes, please text to confirm coming
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 17th October 2019 - Pontymister

6 miles, Moderate
Fron Blackvein Road to Pontymister, the high road there and the low (well lower) road back
Blackvein Road 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

Saturday 19th October 2019 - Woolley Langridge & The Monument

8.5 Miles, band E
Iron Age hill fort with Cotswold way view point. Attractive villages and Historic Civil War monument with wide views.
Returning to the Car Park of a classic countryside free house.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or The Blathwayt Arms carpark, Lansdown at 10:30am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Thursday 24th October 2019 - Upper Dare Valley

6 Miles, Moderate, band C
A climb onto the hill above the Dare Valley country Park for some splendid views and
a walk across open Moorland to the Lluest-Wen Reservoir
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Dare Valley Country Park Car Park Glamorgan Street Aberdare CF44 7RG 10:30am
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Saturday 26th October 2019 - The Forest of Dean

10 miles, Moderate Terrain at an energetic pace, band D
An energetic romp around the forest, taking in part of the Sculpture trail.
Lovely Café at the Beechenhurst visior centre at the end of the walk.
Please note, this walk can be muddy in places, so is weather dependant.
Please check with the walk leaders on the day if going to the start point.
Blackvein Road 9:00am or Beechenhurst visitor centre car park GL16 7EJ 10:00am (Parking fee applies)
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 31st October 2019 - Magical forest walk

6 - 7 Miles, Moderate, band B
A walk that typifies the best of inland vale of Glamorgan , rich and colourful. ( or so the brochure says ),
forest walk, some stiles and a bit muddy in places
Blackvein road at 09.30am or Hensol forest car park at 10.15am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

November

Sunday 3rd November 2019 - Greater Gwent AGM and Walk

5-6 miles, Moderate
Short walk followed by lunch for those staying for the meeting
Crosskeys Rugby Club NP11 7BS 10:15am Lunch 13:00pm AGM 14:00 - 15:50 (Phil Purnell 07729 221799)
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 7th November 2019 - Dare Aman railway path & Rhos-gwawr

6 Miles, Moderate, band C
Old railway track and Mountain paths. One ascent and descent
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Dare Valley Country Park, CF44 7RG, at 10:30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 9th November 2019 - Garway Hill

7 miles, Moderate, band E
Views across the Welsh Marches, Shropshire Hills and across to the Malverns.
Blackvein road 9:30am or Garway Common opp Garway (Moon) Inn.
Nearest Postcode HR2 8RQ. Grid Ref: SO 464 227 at 10.30am
Terry Butler 07989 070404

Wednesday 13th November 2019 - Annual General Meeting

Your chance to have your say
and election of officers
Risca Rugby Club at 7.15pm
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 14th November 2019 - Details to Follow




Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

Sunday 17th November 2019 - Cats Back

9 miles, Moderate
Circuit of the Olchon Valley in the Black Mountains
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Car Park at Black Hill (GR 288 328) (OL13) at 10:30am.
Plenty or parking so people could meet at the car park if prefered
Andrew George 07840 743791

Thursday 21st November 2019 - Details to Follow




Terry Butler 07989 070404

Saturday 23rd November - 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 28th November - Abbey Dore and the Dulas Valley

6.5 miles, band D
A walk around the Golden Valley taking in the Abbey,
Ancient common with panoramic views across the Welsh borders
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, Pontrilas Road, Ewyas Harold. HR2 0EL
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Saturday 30th November 2019 - Bradford-on-Avon and Avoncliffe

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
Details to follow
Clive Turner 07802 231371

December

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 - Pen Pych and Blaenrhondda

6 miles, Moderate, band B
Circular walk to the top of the Rhondda valley taking in stunning views , waterfalls and former collieries
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Pen Pych Forest carpark at 10:30am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

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 9:00am or Crickhowell Main Car Park 9:45am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 19th December 2019 - Llanwonno and 'Old Smokey'

Leisurely, band C
A leisurely walk around th St Gwywnd Forest and up 'Old Smokey'
to overlook Rhondda Valley, home of Guto Nyth Bran
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Brynffynon Pub CF37 3PH Grid Ref: ST 029 955 9:45am
Ceri Waters 07815 308118

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