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August


Thursday 4th - Risca Medart Circular

7 Miles, Moderate
Walking past Pant Yr Eos reservoir to the car park at Twmbarlwm
Then around Medart for panoramic views over the channel and surrounding hills
Meet at Risca Leisure centre lower car park NP11 6GH At 10:00am
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Sunday 7th – The Naughty Stone & Wellington bomber crash site memorial

9.25 Miles, 1600 Feet total ascent – Moderate/Strenuous
Note: This is a remote mountain walk some of which is across open, uneven/rocky moorland
Where there are no clear paths.
This walk will take us above the east side of the reservoir
Climbing up past the old Trefil quarry and across to the Naughty Stone viewpoint.
From there we go up to the Wellington bomber crash memorial and onwards to the trig point to get 360° views.
We return along the ridge before descending towards Pontsticill and finally back to the start point.
Car sharing is strongly recommended as there is limited roadside parking at the start point.
Meet on the East Side of Pontsticill reservoir
(W3W stuff.accompany.squirted) (SO 06250 11976) closest post code CF48 2UP for a 10.00am start.
Please Contact: Steve O’Brien 0776 2422726 in advance, as this walk will be limited to a maximum of 20 people.

Thursday 11th - Pwllmeyric Circular
"Cancelled" due to Amber weather warning

6 Miles, Easy, Band C
Passing through Pwllmeyric & Mathern
Lunch at St Tewdric Church then returning via fields and woodland
Quick stop possible during the walk outside country pub if weather permits
Meet at Free Car Park, Great Barnets Wood at 10:30am
(Just off B4253 NW of Chepstow) Nearest Postcode Np16 6BG
Grid ref: ST 511 944, W3W: forge.lamp.bachelor
Directions:
M4 from Newport eastbound, Take M48 Chepstow
Come off Junc 2 A466 (Wye Valley Link Road)
Straight over roundabout, take left turn just before Racecourse signposted Usk B4235.
The Carpark is in the woods about a mile along on the left.
(40 minutes from Risca)
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 13th - Waun Rydd, Talybont - Walk of Two Peaks & Two Halves.
"Cancelled" due to Amber weather warning

12 Miles. Strenuous, 4.3km climbing, total ascent 715m
Hard start, risk of vertigo along Graig Fan Las ridge, easy finish along the Taff Trail.
From the Car Park we follow a steep path, which includes one false peak, to Twyn Du 533m,
We continue to climb Waun Rydd to Carn Pica 750m.
We then follow the Beacons Way along Graig Fan Las ridge,
until a steep descent to Blaen - y-Glyn in the Caerfanell Valley.
The steep ascents and descents are over and there is an easy walk back
along the Taff Trail with views of Talybont Reservoir.
Circular walk starting from Talybont Reservoir LD3 7YS, North Car Park (SO 0998 1973). Please contact me: Neil Muirhead, in advance on 07531 788394, if you fancy this challenge.

Thursday 18th - Castell Coch to Thornhill figure of eight

7 Miles, Moderate
Starting off at the fairytale picturesque Castell Coch and joining the Cambrian way.
A gentle meander toward Thornhill affording stunning views.
Returning through Coec-y-Wenallt, stopping at a quaint forest tea house
Before a short walk back to the start.
A little bit of uneven ground and mud (weather dependant)
Meet at Castell Coch, Postcode: CF15 7JS at 10:15 for 10:30 start
W3W: weary.wiggles.reporting
Contact: Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Sunday 21st - Llanthony Priory, Cwmyoy & Hatterrall Hill

9 Miles, Moderate/Strenuous with 1500ft of ascent
Starting from the Priory, the walk goes south through the Vale of Ewyas
to the crooked church at Cwmyoy, it then climbs Hatterrall Hill
With supurb views whilst walking the ridge along Offas Dyke.
Then descending on the Beacons Way back to the Priory
Meet at Llanthony Priory car park NP7 7NN at 10:30am
Contact: Mike Showler 07814 006646

Thursday 25th - Rudry circular

7 Miles, Moderate
Circular walk taking in the stunning views of the Caerphilly mountain.
The route passes through areas of ancient woodland and with extensive views from Mynydd Rudry for our lunch stop.
Refreshments available at the Maenllwyd Public House on completion if required.
Meet at the Maenllwyd Inn car park, CF83 3EB at 10am
Contact: Clive Elliot 07807 606063

Saturday 27th - Axbridge to Crook peak

8 Miles, Moderate, Band K
Starting from Axbridge town, across the levels then climbing up to Crook Peak
Extensive views across South Wales, North Devon, and south past Glastonbury Tor
Returning along the west Mendip way to Axbridge
Meet at Axbridge town car park BS26 2FL at 10.00am for a 10.15am start
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825 - for more details

September


Thursday 1st

VACANT

Saturday 3rd - Carmarthan Fans

9 Miles, Strenuous
Walking through open Moorland and across a small Stream
Before reaching Lake Llyn y Fan Fawr & Lake Llyn y Fan Fach.
We then climb to the summits of Picws Du, Fan Foel & Fan Brycheiniog
Finally coming down a steep descent to retrace our footsteps to the car park
The views are outstanding which makes this tough walk worth doing
Meet at a small car park along the side of the road. at 10:30am
Grid ref: SN 853 217,
what3words: bandstand.chopper.twin
Go left opposit Tafarn y Garreg Pub (SA9 1GS), Then follow the road for approx 2 miles
Contact: Karen Ford 07557 780784 or Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 8th

VACANT

Sunday 11th - Tintern & Tidenham tunnel walk

Contact: Karen Ford 07557 780784

Thursday 15th - Pwllmeyric Circular

6 Miles, Easy, Band C
Passing through Pwllmeyric & Mathern
Lunch at St Tewdric Church then returning via fields and woodland
Quick stop possible during the walk outside country pub if weather permits
Meet at Free Car Park, Great Barnets Wood at 10:30am
(Just off B4253 NW of Chepstow) Nearest Postcode Np16 6BG
Grid ref: ST 511 944, W3W: forge.lamp.bachelor
Directions:
M4 from Newport eastbound, Take M48 Chepstow
Come off Junc 2 A466 (Wye Valley Link Road)
Straight over roundabout, take left turn just before Racecourse signposted Usk B4235.
The Carpark is in the woods about a mile along on the left.
(40 minutes from Risca)
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Saturday 17th - Mynyddu Du

10 Miles, Moderate circular walk, total ascents 749m, with some of the best views of the Black Mountains.
We follow forest tracks up through to the Mynyddu Du Forest to the moor, to Pen Twyn Mawr and Pen y Gadair Fawr.
We then plunge down to the valley floor before re entering Mynyddu Du Forest and back to the car park.
The walk starts from the Pont Cadwgan car park (SO 26713 25141) in the Grwynne Fawr valley.
Please contact me: Neil Muirhead, in advance on 07531 788394

Thursday 22nd - Llandaff cathedral to Cardiff castle circular

7 miles, Easy, Band B
A very large mainly parkland walk incorporating:
Llandaff cathedral, part of the Taff trail, woodland, riverside and a site of an old priory.
This walk is easy but very pleasant and includes many “non native” trees at the arboretum part of this walk
There is a cafe at the end where our cars are parked.
There are no styles on this walk.
Meet at car park behind Cafe Castan ,5 Cathedral Road, CF11 9QJ at 9.45 for a 10am start
(In the unlikely event of car park being full there is a very large car park at end of road alongside Cafe Castan).
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825 - for more details

Weekend 24th/25th

VACANT

Thursday 29th

VACANT