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2024


February


Thursday 1st - Trevithick Tramroad & Giants Bite

6.5 Miles, Moderate
The walk goes along the Trevithick Tramroad/Taf Trail for about 3 mile, where we will have a waterstop,
having passed through woods and alongside the river.
We then climb to the Giants Bite. Here we will have lunch while enjoying the views.
After walking across the ridge we drop back down crossing 3 stiles.
These stiles are not dog friendly, small dogs can be lifted over but not suitable for large dogs
Meet at Martin’s Terrace, Abercynon CF45 4SB. W3W: ///launch.mailbox.tabs at 10:00am
There is waste ground in front of the playground or park on roadside.
Contact: Terry Butler 07989 070404

Weekend 3rd/4th

VACANT

Thursday 8th - Croskeys to Cwmcarn visitors centre

5.5 Miles, Easy,
The walk starts at Blackvein Road and after a short walk through the park
it follows a short urban route onto the canal to Pontywaun
before joining the footpath to Cwmcarn visitors centre for a warm up coffee and lunch.
We then return by a slightly different route.
This walk is mud and style free and is suitable for all types of dogs.
Meet at Blackvein Road, Crosskeys, at 10.00am
postcode: NP11 7NU, W3W: ///deed.bullion.pens
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 10th/11th

VACANT

Thursday 15th - Penallta Park,Eglwsilan common and Llanfabon circular
"CANCELLED"

7 miles, moderate, band B
The walk starts at the Penallta Country park and then follows a route across the park
to a country lane for a long but gradual climb up to Eglwsilan Common where we have a coffee break.
After reaching the top of the common we walk across open fields to Llanfabon for lunch.
From here we descend along the Rhymney Valley ridgeway walk to the edge of Nelson.
Finally we take the route alongside the railway back to the park
Meet at Penallta Country park car park (opposite the Sultan Horse earth sculpture) at 10:00am
Post code: CF82 7GN, W3W: ///straw.printout.recur.
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Sunday 18th - Blaenavon, The Blorenge And Coety Mountain

9.5 Miles, Moderate/Strenuous, Car Share Band B
The walk begins at the top of Blaenavon Town.
Initially, we ascend some waste land to the Fox Hunter Car Park
and then follow the track to reach the summit of the Blorenge.
Here, you will be treated to spectacular views of the surrounding mountains,
including Sugar Loaf, Corn Du, and Pen y Fan.
After descending to the Keepers Pond, the journey continues
to the area where the old village of Pwll-du once stood.
Following a gentle ascent, we descend to the Whistle Halt,
the site of the Old Blaenavon to Pontypool Rail Line.
A short climb takes us to a ridge along Coety Mountain with views of the Blorenge from the South West.
Finally, we return to the town and complete the loop back to the starting point.
Due to recent heavy rain the tracks coming off the hillside are boggy and water logged in places.
Although stiles are dog friendly this terrain may not be suitable for dogs.
Meet at free car park opposite The Riflemans Arms Blaenavon at 10:30am
Post Code: NP4 9QS, W3W: ///cringes.precautions.tornado
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Thursday 22nd - Parc Bryn Bac To Rhymney Circular
"CANCELLED" - Due to poor conditions

6.5 Miles, Moderate, Band B
From the park the walk goes to the historic village of Bute Town,
then it follows riverside paths to Rhymney where we stop for lunch in the Memorial Park.
Afterward there is a gradual ascent around the base of Rhymney Hill with open views
before dropping back down into Bryn Bac Parc, we then take the lake side path back to the start.
There is a dog friendly café and also toilets near the meeting point.
Dogs are welcome but there is one high stile that is not dog friendly.
The hillside can be boggy in wet weather.
Meet Parc Bryn Bach free car park at 10:30am
Post Code: NP22 3AY W3W: ///options.blown.existence
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Weekend 24th/25th

VACANT

Thursday 29th - Penallta Park,Eglwsilan common and Llanfabon circular
"CANCELLED" due to bad weather forecast

7 miles, moderate, band B
The walk starts at the Penallta Country park and then follows a route across the park
to a country lane for a long but gradual climb up to Eglwsilan Common where we have a coffee break.
After reaching the top of the common we walk across open fields to Llanfabon for lunch.
From here we descend along the Rhymney Valley ridgeway walk to the edge of Nelson.
Finally we take the route alongside the railway back to the park
Meet at Penallta Country park car park (opposite the Sultan Horse earth sculpture) at 10:00am
Post code: CF82 7GN, W3W: ///straw.printout.recur.
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

March


Sunday 3rd - Mountain Ash & Twyn Brynbychan

7.75 Miles, Moderate, 1,500 Feet total ascent, Band A
A hill walk with a couple of steepish sections but with great views across the Cynon & Taff valleys,
and on a clear day as far as the Brecon Beacons.
Mostly on good tracks, but a couple of sections could get a bit muddy.
Includes forestry, Birch woods and open country, with a lovely stream and waterfall towards the end.
This walk only has 1 stile, however it may not be negotiable by larger dogs.
Meet at Henry Street Car Park, CF45 3HD, adjacent to Mountain Ash railway station at 10.00AM
W3W: ///sizing.cuddling.joints Grid ref: ST 04932 98970 (Parking is free).
Contact: Steve O’Brien 07762 422726
Please Contact Steve in advance to book your place on the walk.

Thursday 7th - Parc Bryn Bac To Rhymney Circular

6.5 Miles, Moderate, Band B
From the park the walk goes to the historic village of Bute Town,
then it follows riverside paths to Rhymney where we stop for lunch in the Memorial Park.
Afterward there is a gradual ascent around the base of Rhymney Hill with open views
before dropping back down into Bryn Bac Parc, we then take the lake side path back to the start.
There is a dog friendly café and also toilets near the meeting point.
Dogs are welcome but there is one high stile that is not dog friendly.
The hillside can be boggy in wet weather.
Meet Parc Bryn Bach free car park at 10:30am
Post Code: NP22 3AY W3W: ///options.blown.existence
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

Weekend 9th/10th

VACANT

Thursday 14th - Tidenham chase and Netherhope circular.

7 Miles, Easy, Band C
this walk starts at open heathland and small amount of woodland
before emerging to open views across the Wye and Severn estuaries.
It then descends to Tidenham village for a lunch stop
before returning via a wooded section and open fields of the Offas Dyke, and Gloucester Way footpath.

Meet at Tidenham forestry commission car park at 10:15am
directions as follows:-
after leaving Chepstow on the A48 take a left turning towards Tutshill then turn right onto the B4428 Coleford Road,
after approx 4 miles the car park is on the left.
NP16 7LZ W3W: ///vans.selling.strictly
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 16th/17th

VACANT

Thursday 21st - Penallta Park, Eglwsilan common and Llanfabon circular

7 miles, moderate, band B
The walk starts at the Penallta Country park and then follows a route across the park
to a country lane for a long but gradual climb up to Eglwsilan Common where we have a coffee break.
After reaching the top of the common we walk across open fields to Llanfabon for lunch.
From here we descend along the Rhymney Valley ridgeway walk to the edge of Nelson.
Finally we take the route alongside the railway back to the park
Meet at Penallta Country park car park (opposite the Sultan Horse earth sculpture) at 10:00am
Post code: CF82 7GN, W3W: ///straw.printout.recur.
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 23rd/24th

VACANT

Thursday 28th - Pontypool Park & the American Gardens

Karen Ford

Weekend 30th/31st

VACANT

April


Thursday 4th

VACANT

Weekend 6th/7th

VACANT

Thursday 11th

VACANT

Saturday 13th - Details to follow

Contact: Steve O’Brien 07762 422726

Thursday 18th

VACANT

Sunday 21st - Hoarwithy

Details to follow
Karen Ford

Thursday 25th

VACANT

Saturday 27th - St Arvans to Penterry Church & Gaer Hill

8, Miles, Moderate
This walk climbs from the car park to the Eagles Nest View point.
We continue through woods and fields to Penterry church where we will have a Water Stop.
We then climb to the top of Gaer Hill for views across the Severn.
We continue down to St Arvans and on to The Lover’s Leap & Giants Cave View Points above the Wye.
There are several stiles on this walk which makes it unsuitable for large dogs.
It’s not really suitable for small dogs either although we have had small dogs on it.
There are a couple of downhill sections where great care is needed.
Limited Car Parking so car share if possible.
Meet at Lower Wyndcliff Car Park, On Chepstow to Tintern Road, 1 mile past St Arvans, at 10:15am
W3W: /// decimals.doubts.hiring
Contact: Terry Butler 07989 070404