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2024


May


Thursday 2nd - Monknash, Wick and Broughton coastal
"CANCELLED" due to heavy rain forecast

7Miles, Easy, Band C
After leaving the car park the walk immediately descends through the Cwm Nash valley to the sea.
It then follows the coast for open views across the channel to Cwm Nash
before heading inland towards the village of broughton.
We then head up to Wick village for lunch after which we head back to Monknash then return across fields to the start.
We May stop for refreshments at the Plough and Harrow pub just before the end of walk.
There are no noticeable hazards on this walk, it is dog friendly including the pub but there are a few stiles.
Meet at Monknash beach car park at 10.15am
Post code: CF11 7PW W3W: ///whizzing.scars.fact
directions to car park as follows:-
when reaching Monknash go past the front of the Plough and Harrow pub and follow the lane for about 1/2 a mile
the car park is on the left just before New Mill farm approx 300 metres before the lane end
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 4th/5th

VACANT

Thursday 9th - Monknash, Wick and Broughton coastal

7Miles, Easy, Band C
After leaving the car park the walk immediately descends through the Cwm Nash valley to the sea.
It then follows the coast for open views across the channel to Cwm Nash
before heading inland towards the village of broughton.
We then head up to Wick village for lunch after which we head back to Monknash then return across fields to the start.
We May stop for refreshments at the Plough and Harrow pub just before the end of walk.
There are no noticeable hazards on this walk, it is dog friendly including the pub but there are a few stiles.
Meet at Monknash beach car park at 10.15am
Post code: CF11 7PW W3W: ///whizzing.scars.fact
directions to car park as follows:-
when reaching Monknash go past the front of the Plough and Harrow pub and follow the lane for about 1/2 a mile
the car park is on the left just before New Mill farm approx 300 metres before the lane end
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 11th/12th

VACANT

Thursday 16th - Cefn Onn and Rhymney Ridgeway

6.5 Miles, Moderate
We will walk through the park and climb steadily to the ridge overlooking Caerphilly.
Along the Ridgeway to the WWII bunker in Rudry and back across the valley to Craig Lysfaen
with panoramic views of Cardiff, before returning to Cefn Onn park.
Meet at Cefn Onn Park, Cherry Orchard Road, Cardiff (free parking) at 10.00am.
W3W: ///common.grew.factories
Contact: Andrew George 07840 743791

Weekend 18th/19th

VACANT

Thursday 23rd - Pontypool Park & the American Gardens

7 Miles, Moderate
Starting from the carpark we head alongside the river to the Italian Gardens
We then walk through Pontypool park along side the duck ponds and dry ski slope.
After this there is a steep climb up towards the shell grotto and a quick water break/breather.
From here we take a gradual climb to the Folly where we will have a coffee break
Following on from the Folly we head towards Trevethin via the golf club
We will have lunch in the grounds of st Cradoc's church before heading on to the American Gardens
Then it is the return journey back to the carpark.
This is a dog friendly walk with 1 dog friendly stile.
Meet at Pontypool Leisure Centre Overflow carpark at 10:30am
Postcode: NP4 8AT W3W: ////stale.gain.shirts
Contact: Karen Ford 07557 780784

Weekend 25th/26th

VACANT

Thursday 30th - Parc Bryn Bac To Rhymney Circular

7 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 at Parc Bryn Bach free car park at 10am
Post Code: NP22 3AY, W3W: ///options.blown.existence
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 221799

June


Weekend 1st/2nd

VACANT

Thursday 6th - Monmouth, Wye and the Kymin

7 Miles, Moderate
From Monmouth we will walk alongside the Wye to Redbrook.
Then a climb along the Offa's Dyke Path to the Kymin for spectacular views
before a descent into Monmouth finishing in Agincourt Square.
Meet at the Cattle Market Car Park (charges apply) at 10:00am
W3W: ///reserve.baffle.parkland
Contact: Andrew George 07840 743791

Weekend 8th/9th

VACANT

Thursday 13th

VACANT

Weekend 15th/16th

VACANT

Thursday 20th

VACANT

Sunday 23rd

Details to follow
Steve O'brien

Thursday 27th - circular walk of Machen

6 miles, easy/moderate.
River bank, wooded paths with elevated views across Machen and a lovely garden.
Small amount of pavement walking, and a little mud (let's hope it doesn't rain much before the walk)
Meet at Machen Village Hall car park at 10.00am,
Postcode: CF83 8ND
Contact walk leader if you require more information.
Contact: Helen Menzies 07773 143944

Sunday 30th - The Beacons Horseshoe

10 miles, Strenuous, Band D
This walk encompasses the four main peaks of the Central Beacons.
Starting from the Car Park, we traverse the head of the Lower Neuadd Reservoir
before embarking on the initial ascent to reach the ridge.
Following the ridge, we approach our first summit, Corn Du,
then proceed to Pen y Fan and Cribyn before descending into the Windy Gap.
After another ascent, we summit Fan Y Big.
The route then descends to the Roman Road, which we follow back to the car park.
This is a challenging mountain hike with numerous ascents and descents.
However, the exertion is well-rewarded by some of the finest mountain vistas in South Wales.
Because of the remote location of the starting point it is essential that you book on with the Walk Leader in advance.
Meet at Neuadd Reservoir Car park at 09:30am
Nearest Post Code: CF48 2UT, Grid ref: SO 036 170, W3W: ///grinders.spark.timing
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 2217199

July


Thursday 4th

VACANT

Sunday 7th - Hoarwithy

Details to follow
Karen Ford

Thursday 11th - Llantwit Major Beach & Nash Point

7 Miles, Moderate
The walk initially follows the coast path
before turning inland across fields to reach a road leading to Atlantic College
The walk then goes through the College grounds to St Donats Churh
From there ascends through woodland and goes across several fields to reach Marcross
Here a minor road is taken to Nash Point and it's lighthouse.
The coast path is then followed back to the start.
Meet at Llantwit Major Beach carpark. CF61 1RF at 10:30am
Contact: Mike Showler 07814 006646

Weekend 13th/14th

VACANT

Thursday 18th - Saloms leap walk

8 Miles, Moderate
Walking through woodlands and meadows to the ruins of St Marys church,
Before walking back to re-join the salmon leap walk ,
couple of short climbs, can be muddy after rain
Meet at Lettons way, Dinas Powis CF64 4BY at 10.15am
Contact: Steve Williams 07920 127009

Weekend 20th/21st

VACANT

Thursday 25th

VACANT

Weekend 27th/28th

VACANT