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Thursday 4th - Goodrich Castle, Coppet hill and Welsh Bicknor

7.5 Miles, Moderate, Band D
This walk includes a variety of woodland, open hill and riverside walking.
It starts at Goodrich Castle and shortly after the start there is a steady climb up to Coppet hill
for panoramic views over the Herefordshire countryside.
After a while walking along the ridge it descends to the river Wye(below the viewpoint at Yat rock)
and then we walk alongside some lovely riverside scenery to Welsh Bicknor for lunch.
It then continues along the to the wider Wye loop through a country estate before returning to the start.
This is a dog friendly walk.
Meet at Goodrich Castle car park (fee payable) post code: HR9 6AY at 10.00am
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 6th/7th


Thursday 11th - Parc Cefn Onn circular

6 Miles, Moderate, Band A
Start at Parc Cefn Onn car park walking through this beautiful park past the golf course with a gentle climb to Nant Fawr.
We then join the Cambrian way affording to stunning views.
We then descend to rejoin the path at Nant Fawr to return to the start for well earned tea and stickies.
Meet at Parc Cefn Onn free car park CF14 0EP at 10am.
Contact: Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Saturday 13th - North Nibley, Stinchcombe Hill, Coombe Hill & The Tyndale Monument

10 Miles, Moderate, Band E
This West Cotswold Walk explores beautiful wooded escarpments, the high open plateau of Stinchcombe Hill
and undulating farmland in the vicinity of Waterley Bottom.
There are spectacular panoramic views, especially from Drakestone Point, Heartbreak Hill and the Tyndale Tower.
Although much of the Terrain is flat there are two steep climbs and one steep descent.
Most of the walk is along well defined tracks and footpaths, more than half along the Cotswold Way.
Meet at North Nibley at 10:00am
Plenty of free parking along The Street, North Nibley especially by the church.
Nearest Postcode: GL11 6DL, W3W: ///tickles.suddenly.encourage
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 18th - The Ships Graveyard

6 Miles, Easy
A circular walk from sharpness dockers club,with views over the Severn estuary
returning along sharpness canal, visiting the ships graveyard
Meet at GL13 9UN, at 10:15am
Contact: STEPHEN WILLIAMS 07920 127009

Sunday 21st - Vale of Ewyas

11 Miles, Strenuous
This route starts at Llanthony Priory (free parking & toilets),
and goes through woods and farmland of the Vale of Ewyas to Capel-y-ffin.
There is then a steep 300m ascent to Hatterrall Ridge, (vertigo risk / bring your sticks)!
We then follow the ridge line along Offa's Dyke Path before descending back to the priory.
Meet at Llanthony Priory, at 9:45am for 10am start.
Postcode: NP7 7NN, W3W: ///escaping.october.unicorns
There is no phone reception in the area so please contact me if you would like to come.
Contact: Neil Muirhead 07531 788394
or via email on

Thursday 25th - Trelleck, Virtous Well & Beacon Hill

6 Miles, Easy, Band C
Ancient Monuments, Castle, Church,
Pub And Great Views With Little Climbing.
Meet At Trelleck 'Free' Village Carpark at 10:30am.
W3W: ///carrots.voltages.tall
Post Code: NP25 4PE
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 27th – The Byways of Machen

8 Miles, Moderate
Leaving Blackvein Road and passing Buck Farm we will climb to the old parish road on the side of Mynydd Machen
and continue to Llandanglws Farm before crossing the fields and descending down the Park Farm access road
to Castell Meredith where we will take a short tea break.
After this we will pass by the Volland before crossing the fields to Lower Machen.
At midday we will visit St Michael and All Angels Church at Lower Machen for a short guided tour of the church
and the Morgan chapel and a chance to view and hear the story of the treasured Morgan family hatchments.
After lunch in the churchyard we will pass through the Royal Oak area of Machen before climbing up to the ruins of Bovil Farm.
Our route back to Crosskeys involves a woodland walk through the Fedw woods
and a climb on forest tracks via Cwm Fedw to the Machen tips from which we will descend to Crosskeys via Waunfawr woods
for a return to Backvein at approximately 3.00pm.
If you would like to visit the church but not complete the walk you can meet us at the Lower Machen Church at 11.45am.
The grid ref is ST 2278 8807 What3Words: ///chains.whoever.cowering.
There is amble parking on the road outside the church.
Meet at Blackvein Road, Crosskeys at 9.45am for a 10.00am start Grid reference: ST 22588 91418, Postcode: NP11 7AL, What3Words: ///sofas.number.eliminate
Contact: Rob Southall 01495 270078 (evenings 7-9 during the week)
or for further details


Thursday 1st - Sirhowy circular

6.5 Miles, Moderate
Start at the Sirhowy valley country car park, ( opposite the tip )
where we meander alongside the Sirhowy river for about 2 miles.
We will stop in the Cwmfelinfach memorial gardens for a short break prior to a rather steep climb.
We will stop for lunch at Ton-eithin where we will be treated to stunning views over Mynydd y lan.
There is quite a sharp descent back to Wattsville where we then return to the car park.
Meet at Sirhowy valley car park NP11 7PS at 10am
Contact: Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Weekend 3rd/4th


Thursday 8th - Portskewett, Sudbrook and Caldicot.

6 Miles, Easy, Band C
A walk following the coastal path passing through the villages of Sudbrook and Caldicot
before returning through lanes and fields.
Plenty of points of interest along the way;
site of the old ferry landings for rail passengers before the Severn Tunnel existed,
Pumping Station and small museum for the Severn Tunnel,
walk beneath the Prince Of Wales Bridge and over the entrance to the Severn Tunnel. Open views across the severn.
Meet at Black Rock Picnic Site Portskewett at 10:30am
Nearest Post Code: NP26 5TW, W3W: ///discrepancy.rectial.cornfield
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Sunday 11th - Llanfrynach

10.5 miles, Moderate.
This is a 10.5 mile moderate circular walk, 600m ascent & descent, vertigo risk along Craig Cwaren
The start of the walk is the small village of Llanfrach,
we follow the Taff Trail through fields and woodland to the top of the ridge towards Pen y Bryn.
We then walk up Gist Wen to Rhiw Bwlch y Ddwyallt where a fantastic down to the left opens up.
The highlights of the walk include the 180 degrees views around the bowls of Cwm Cwareli and Cwm Oergwm and on to Fan y Big.
We then descend from Fan y Big returning to the village through open fields and woodland.
Meet opposite the church by the public toilets at 9:45 for a 10:00 start
W3W: ///functions.dairy.selection Postcode: LD3 7AJ This is a very popular jumping off spot for walkers so car sharing is advised.
Contact: Neil Muirhead 07531 788394

Thursday 15th - St Brides Major, Ogmore Castle and Dunraven Bay Circular

7.5 Miles, Moderate, Band D
The walk goes north from St Brides Major and up across Ogmore Down,
then it descends for a coffee stop at Ogmore Castle overlooking the Ogmore River.
From here we follow the river to pick up the Coastal path that passes by Ogmore By Sea.
After a short distance there is a stop for lunch right on the sea front.
Thereafter continuing along the coastal path to Dunraven Bay before returning through farmland to St Brides Major.
There are a couple of climbs but nothing significant, open Sea Views.
Meet at Juntion of Southerdown Road St Brides Major 10:30am (roadside parking)
W3W: ///pipes.custom.offer
Post Code: CF32 0SD
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Weekend 17th/18th


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Weekend 24th/25th


Thursday 29th - Pentyrch Gwaleod y Garth circular

6.5 Miles, Moderate, Band B
This walk starts at Pentyrch and after a short walk through the village
there is a long descent to the base of Gwaleod Y Garth and old mine site
from here there is a long but gradual climb to the summit of Gwaleod Y Garth
with 360 panoramic views over surrounding valleys and channel.
After a relatively flat walk along the ridge there is a gradual descent to Pentyrch village.
Meet at roadside parking at Pentyrch village, Heol-y-Bryn. Post Code: CF15 9QR at 10.00am
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825


Weekend 1st/2nd


Thursday 6th


Saturday 8th - British Camp at Malvern & Castlemorton common

8 Miles, Moderate, Band F
This walk starts at the Southern tip of the Malvern hills
and climbs to the Herefordshire Beacon(2nd highest in Malvern hills)
for extensive views over the surrounding countryside.
After the Beacon we take a route to the Obelisk at Eastnor Park
before descending to the vast expanse of Castlemorton common.
From here we start a long but gentle climb to the Old Malvern Priory and reservoir
before returning to the start for refreshments (on site outdoor cafe at car park)
Meet at British Camp car park opp the Malvern hills Hotel on A449. Post code: WR13 6DW at 10.00am
if you wish to car share contact the walk leader who may be able to help
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Thursday 13th


Weekend 15th/16th


Thursday 20th


Sunday 23rd - Thornbury, Oldbury & Littleton On Severn

Easy/Moderate, 10 Miles, Band D
This walk has very little climbing.
Villages, churches and even a castle.
Fields, Country Lanes and the Severn Way Footpath.
Open views across the Severn.
Meet at Rock Street Free Car Park, Thornbury, at 10:30am.
Post Code: BS35 2FH W3W: ///piano.yard.unsigned
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 27th


Weekend 29th/30th