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


Wednesday 1st January 2020 - Goose & Cuckoo

6-7 miles, Moderate, Band B
Moorland and woodland with a pub stop.
Meet Blackvein road 10.00am or Goytre wharf car park 10.30am
Anne and Rich Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 2nd January 2020 - Rudry Common Circular

6.5 miles Moderate, Band A
A pleasant walk starting from the Maenllwyd public house.
The route passes through areas of ancient woodland
with extensive views from Mynydd Rudry.
The woods can be muddy after rain.
Blackvein Road at 09:30am or Maenllwyd Inn overflow car park CF83 3EB at 10:15am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Weekend 4/5th January 2020

Thursday 9th January 2020 - Penhow Castle


6 miles, Leisurely, Band B
A circular walk taking in Penhow Castle.
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Rock and Fountain, Penhow at 10:15am
Helen Menzies 07773 143944

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 - Local Walk

6 miles, Moderate,
A local walk on solid paths
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
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 - Penhow/Langston Circular

9 miles, Moderate, Band B
A walk across fields and up into Wentwood can be a bit muddy in places.
Blackvein Road at 9:00am
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


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

10.5 miles, Strenuous, Band B
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 10:20am
Neil Muirhead 07531 788394

Thursday 6th February 2020 - Radyr to St Fagans Circular

7 miles, Easy, Band
Walk from Radyr to St Fagans across fields, woods to museum.
With views across cardiff bay and coast
Blackvein road 9.30am or Radyr railway stn CF15 8AB at 10.15am
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 - Malvern Hills Circular

7 miles, Moderate, Band
Walk from the town, then up to North Malvern hill to the Worcester beacon,
across the ridge then return.
With panoramic views over Herefordshire and Monmouthshire
Blackvein road 9.00am or car park at Priory road WR14 3DS at 10.15am.
Car sharing recommended for this walk.
To avoid disappointment or last minute changes please txt to confirm coming
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 - Dimbath and Ogwr Fach

8.5 miles, Moderate, Band C
This walk covers a variety of terrains in its eight miles.
Quiet country roads, paths by rivers and streams,
forest tracks, a wind farm and open farmland.
Blackvein Road 9:30am or Isfryn Industrial Estate, Blackmill. CF35 6EQ at 10:30am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 27th February 2020

Details to follow
Linda Simmonds 07807 797799


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 - Escape to Manmoel

6 miles, Moderate, Band A
A classic circular walk, taking in parts of the Sirhowy Valley Walk,
Hafodrisiclclawdd Wood, Manmoel Village and Mynydd Pen-y-fan.
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.
James Muirhead 07972 239847

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 - Cardiff General Stn to Cosmeston Lakes

7 miles, Easy
Walk from Cardiff General Stn across Cardiff bay through Penarth to Cosmeston lakes.
return to Stn by bus (every 15 min) - (Cafe at Cosmeston or bring your own)
Blackvein road at 8.45am, Options for Train Stations :-
Risca NP11 6BB at 08.55am, Crosskeys NP11 7BU, Pye corner Stn NP10 9DS.
Or Cardiff General Stn foyer at 09.40am
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

Details to follow
Anne & Rich Beaugie 07905 062329


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

Thursday16th April 2020

Details to follow
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

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 - 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