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2024


July


Thursday 4th - Great Barnets Woods, Pwllmeyric and Mathern

6 Miles, Easy/Moderate, Band C
A very varied walk, offering woodland flowers and birds as well as parkland and built-up areas.
Most of the walk is on good tracks or minor roads, but it can be muddy in the low-lying fields below the M48.
The walk starts at Great Barnets Wood, then passes through Pwllmeyric and Mathern
before arriving at St Tewdrics Church for Lunch.
It returns via the hamlet of Mounton
Dogs are welcome but there are some stiles that are not dog friendly.
Meet at Great Barnets Wood free car park at 10:30am
Leave M48 at Chepstow and take the Wye Valley Link Road.
The Car Park is on B4235 Chepstow to Usk Road, about 0.7 miles from its Junction with the A466.
The entrance is on the left. W3W: ///motoring.engraving.audibly
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 2217199

Weekend 6th/7th

VACANT

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 - Salmons 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

Sunday 21st - Rhigos mountain & Craig Y Llyn circular

8.25 Miles, 1,000 Feet total ascent – Moderate. Band C
A hill walk with great views across to the Brecon Beacons,
the Carmarthen Fans, Rhondda valley and more on a clear day.
Mainly on good forestry roads, but a couple of parts could get muddy and a few areas are deeply rutted.
The route also includes stoney forestry tracks and hillside paths.
Our Walk will take us through the Rhigos dark skies area, Pen Y Cymoedd wind farm,
past the Zip World top tower, to Craig Y Llyn trig point and Willy Llewellyn’s memorial.
Meet at Hendre’r Myndd Car Park, Treorchy CF42 5RY at 10.15AM.
(Note: If using Sat Nav., enter the car park name, because the post code will take you to the wrong location!)
W3W: ///called.fortunes.annual, Grid ref:(SN92296 02050) Parking is free. As this walk may be cancelled at the last minute if the weather conditions are not suitable to see the views,
you must contact the walk leader in advance to book your place on this walk.
Contact: Steve O’Brien 07762 422726

Thursday 25th - Upper Dare Valley

6 miles, moderate.
From the main car park there’s a steady climb up Craig Pen-rhiw-lech for some great views above the County Park.
Then a walk across open moorland to the Lluest-Wen Reservoir where we stop for lunch
before returning via Craig y Bwlfa.
There’s no stiles on this walk, but there could be some mud in places.
The walk is suitable for dogs, though there may be some sheep on the moorland.
The descent involves some steep sections with loose stones, so care is needed.
There is a café in the visitor centre for refreshments at the end.
Meet at the Main Dare Valley County Park car park, Glamorgan Street, Aberdare, at 10.30 am. Free parking.
Post Code: CF44 7RG. W3W: ///admiringly.other.insurance
Contact: Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Weekend 27th/28th

VACANT

August


Thursday 1st - Parks, Cathedral and River walk

7 Miles, Easy
This is an easy flat walk around Cardiff parklands, fields and river Taff.
The walk passes Llandaff Cathedral then crosses the river Taff
returning alongside the other side of the river before entering a small woodland area
which then leads to the old canal towpath towards Cardiff castle.
This walk although easy has many pleasant features
including a great diversity of trees in the Aboretum end where we take lunch
Tea and coffee at car park end for those who wish to (optional).
Meet at Pontcanna Fields pay and display car park CF11 9JP at end of Fields Park Road at 10.00am
WTW: ///shield.above.views. (NB not the Llandaff fields car park where we have previously parked)
Contact: Clive Turner 07720 404825

Weekend 3rd/4th

VACANT

Thursday 8th - Magor And Caldicot Levels

6 Miles, Easy, Band B
One of if not the easiest walk we do mostly flat along good tracks with no stiles.
The walk is dog friendly but they do need to be on leads at times.
Leaving Magor the walk crosses the Caldicot Levels to the village of Redwick,
here we have a coffee stop at the church.
We then follow the South Wales Coast Path taking a lunch stop on the Sea Wall,
on this section there are open views across the channel.
The route then turns inland returning to Magor Village Square which has a cafe and outdoor sitting area.
Meet at Magor Village Square Free Car Park. NP26 3HY at 10:00am
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 2217199

Weekend 10th/11th

VACANT

Thursday 15th - Abbey Dore and the Dulas Valley

7.5 miles, moderate.
We start by walking through Ewyas Harold Village before climbing past the mound of an early Norman castle
and on through farmland before descending through woodland to the Dulas brook.
Crossing the road we climb through woodland to Ewyas Harold Common.
Then it’s down through a deer park and onto a route that takes us past Abbey Dore,
which was built by Cistercians monks in the 12th century.
We cross the road and climb back up onto the common before descending to Ewyas Harold.
There are some fine panoramic views across the Welsh borders along the way.
There are a number of stiles on the walk, some of which are not in the best condition,
and also 2 high open tread ladder stiles over deer fences - none of which are particularly dog-friendly.
We will also be crossing farmland with animals where dogs must be kept on lead.
There will be a coffee and lunch stops on the walk, and the total height gain will be around 870 feet.
Meet at Ewyas Harold Memorial Hall, Pontrilas Rd, Ewys Harold, at 10.30am
Post Code: HR2 0EL. W3W: ///shins.lessening.beamed. Free parking.
Contact: Linda Simmonds 07807 797799

Weekend 17th/18th

VACANT

Thursday 22nd - Tintern Abbey & Devils Pulpit

7 Miles, Moderate
Details to follow
Contact: Mike Showler 07814 006646

Sunday 25th

Details to follow
Contact: Steve O’Brien 07762 422726

Thursday 29th - 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 at 10:30am (roadside parking)
W3W: ///pipes.custom.offer
Post Code: CF32 0SD
Contact: Phil Purnell 07729 2217199

Sunday 1st - Sugar Loaf from Abergavenny

9 Miles, Moderate/Strenuous
Starting from the car park, we walk through the town to the outskirts of Abergavenny
From here it is a steady climb through woods and lanes until we reach Sugarloaf.
From the Trig point we then descend along a long grassy track to the start of beech woods.
Here we stop under some trees for lunch
Then we descend through the woods until we re-trace our tracks back to the start.
Two Stiles and One grumpy Farmer
Meet at Byefield Lane Car park, Abergavenny.  at 10:00am
Postcode: NP7 5DL, W3W: ///remit.beanbag.visits
Contact: Karen Ford 07557 780784

September


Thursday 5th

VACANT

Weekend 7th/8th

VACANT

Thursday 12th

VACANT

Weekend 14th/15th

VACANT

Thursday 19th

VACANT

Weekend 21st/22nd

VACANT

Thursday 26th

VACANT

Weekend 28th/29th

VACANT