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

JANUARY 2019

Tuesday 1st January 2019 - Goose and Cuckoo, Llanover

7 miles Moderate, band C
It's a New Year so head up into the hills to blow those cobwebs away
Blackvein Road at 10.00am or Goytre Wharf at 10.45am
Informal but contact Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 3rd January 2019 - 'Andrea's Walk'

6 miles Leisurely
Along the mountainside to Cwmfelinfach then back through the Sirhowy Valley Country Park
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
Sue Venn 01495 271953

Sunday 6th January 2019 - Scenic Drive and Twmbarlwm

7-8 miles, Moderate
Scenic Drive and Twmbarlwm
Pontywaun Spiritual Church at 9:30am Postcode: NP11 7FR
Richard Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 10th January 2019 - Eglwysilan Common

6-7 miles Moderate, band B
Walk from Parc Penallta to Egwisilan Common
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Parc Penallta A472 Carpark (Just before the Rowan Tree Pub) £3 fee, at 10am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Saturday 12th January 2019 - Pontypool Park

7 miles, Moderate, band B
Up past the Shell Grotto and Folly then through the Golf Club and back through Trevethin and the American Gardens.
Blackvein at 9:30am or Pontypool Leisure Carpark (NP4 8AT) at 10.00am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 17th January 2019 - Trelleck and Virtuous Well

6 miles Moderate, band C
Ancient Monument, Castle, Church and great views with little climbing
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Trelleck Village Carpark (NP25 4PE) at 10:30am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 20th January 2019 - Sugar Loaf from Abergavenny

Moderate /Strenuous, 9 miles, band C
Walking through town, fields and mountain with great views
Blackvein Road at 9:00am or Abergavenny Bus Station Carpark (NP7 5EX, SO 301 140) at 9:45 am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 24th January 2019 - Rudry Common

6.5 miles, Moderate, band A
From the Maenllwyd through areas of ancient woodland with extensive views from Mynydd Rudry
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Maenllwyd public house overspill car park at 10.00am
Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Sunday 27th January 2019 - Goodrich Castle

9 miles, Moderate, band D
A circular walk with panoramic views towards Malvern, along the river Wye
finishing of with a lovely cup of coffee at the visitors centre.
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Goodrich Castle (HR9 6HU) at 10:30am
Clive Turner 07802 231371

Thursday 31st January 2019 - Pontymister

7 Miles, Moderate
High Road there, Low road back
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

FEBRUARY 2019

Sunday 3rd February 2019 - Pontlottyn circular

10-11 miles, Energetic, band C
Cross-valley walk to Parc Cwm Darran over the ridge
Blackvein Road at 9:00am
Richard Beaugie 07905 062329

Thursday 7th February 2019 - Castleton circular

7 miles, Moderate, Band A
Spectacular Views over the Gwent Levels
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Marshfield Road Castleton (CF3 2UW) at 10am
Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 9th February 2019 - Bwlch

7 miles, Moderate, band C
Less trodden paths of the Black Mountains. Striking views over Pen y Fan, Llangorse lake and the Central Beacons
Blackvein Road at 9:30 am or limited parking by the Church, Bwlch (LD3 7RQ, SO 149 220) at 10:30am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 14th February 2019 - Up the Skirrid

6 miles, Moderate, band C
A walk on the Skirrid with some uphill stretches. Beautiful views from the top
Blackvein Road 9:30 am or Skirrid National Trust Carpark (SO 328 163) on the B4521 at 10:15am.
Parking fee £3 and only holds 15 cars so car Sharing would be advantageous
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 16th February 2019 - Crickhowell and Llangattock

8-9 miles, Moderate, Band C
Crickhowell to Llangattock along the canal, a gradual ascent to Craig Y Cilau
and Nature Reserve then return through fields
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Crickhowell main Carpark (behind T.I.C £3.20 fee) at 10:15am
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 21st February 2019 - Castell Coch circular

6 miles, Moderate, Band B
Forest tracks and open hillside
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Castell Coch Carpark at 10:15am
Lyn Jenkins 07580 440421

Sunday 24th February 2019 - Ynysddu 2 ridges

8 miles, Moderate, Band A
A mixture of woodland and farmland with 2 climbs
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Ynysddu Hotel at 9:45am
Liz Holland - 01495 200673

Thursday 28th February 2019 - To the Black Island

7 miles, Leisurely
Mainly flat
Blackvein Road at 9:30am
John Venn 01495 271953

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 7PW, SO 562 156) at 10:15am
Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 14th March 2019 - Monknash

6 miles, Leisurely, Band C
Coastal walk with some uphill trudges. Return via Beach, tide permitting
Blackvein Road at 9:30am or Monknash Carpark (CF71 7QQ), 1 mile past pub, £2 fee, at 10:30am.
Sonia Thomas 01633 680569

Saturday 16th 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
(CF72 8LN, NGR ST 024 846) 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 - TBC

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Liz Holland 01495 200673

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 Postcode:
Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 11th April 2019 - TBC

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Ceri Waters 07815 308118

Sunday 14th April 2019 - Partrishow and Cwmyoy

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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, 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....
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