Meet/Start time : 08:30. At: Trehafod village, ST046909
Description: 5,000 feet of ascent. From car park at Trehafod Community Village Hall (behind McColls Store). Leave A470 at Pontypridd and follow the signs for the Rhondda valleys. 0.75 miles after Hopkinstown, left into Trehafod village
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 046 909, Start: ST 046 909
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Pont ar Daf car park with toilets just south of the Storey Arms on the A470, SN988199
Description: A circular walk looping below the Upper Neuadd and Talybont reservoirs to Tor-y-Foel. Back via Carn Pica, Fan-y-Big, Cribyn, Pen-y-Fan, Corn Du and Y Gyrn. Fantastic views of the central Beacons peaks.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SN 988 199, Start: SN 988 199
Anyone Know A Stonemason Revisited, 24 miles, Saturday 27th June 2015, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: The Parrog, Newport, SN052397
Description: A dry walk on the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire, visiting well preserved ancient hill forts, the source of Stonehenge's Bluestones, the summit of the county and the peaceful Gwaun Valley.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SN 052 397, Start: SN 052 397
The Black Mountains in a way you've never walked, 26 miles, Saturday 4th July 2015, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 07:30. At: Cwmdu Village Hall , SO180239
Description: Car park charge is £1 per car, please pay Andrew. Park as close to the south end of the car park as you can. A walk around hills you know but on paths that you are unlikely to have used. Oh, and the occasional bit with no path! Please note 6500 feet of climbing.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 180 239, Start: SO 180 239
Leader: Andrew Clabon
Rob's fairly easy 40 in 16 hours, 40 miles, Saturday 11th July 2015, Route: (download), Details
Rob's fairly easy 40 in 16 hours, 40 miles, Saturday 11th July 2015, Route: (download)
Meet/Start time : 07:00. At: Pontypool Leisure Centre, SO285006
Description: Some climbing in first half, but straight-forward second part. Via Lasgarn Woods, Garn Clochdy - missing the wet bits - Pwll Mawr, Keepers Pond, above Llanfoist, Llanellen, Usk Valley Walk, Clytha Castle, Coed y Bwynydd Hill Fort, Goytre, Monkswood, Glascoed, New Inn and Pontypool. It will be possible to leave the walk at approx 27 miles at Goytre and take a bus straight back to the finish.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 285 006, Start: SO 285 006
The Guardian and Round Towers, 22 miles, Saturday 18th July 2015, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Canning Street car park (football field), Cwm, SO180058
Description: A popular walk done in reverse, Six Bells memorial, passing above Cwmtillery Lakes, crossing Coity mountain, Whistle pub, the dark side of Clydach gorge, Nantyglo Round Towers, Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn. Please bring a torch.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 180 058, Start: SO 180 058
Meet/Start time : 08:45. At: Carmarthen railway station, SN413197
Description: A linear walk along the Wales Coast Path to Pembrey and Burry Port railway station. Train times from Cardiff Central will be published on South Wales LDWA Facebook page in early May. Alternatively, drive to Pembrey and Burry Port railway station and get train to Carmarthen.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SN 413 197, Start: SN 413 197, Finish: SN 446 007
Rhinogs Traverse, North Wales, 30 miles, Saturday 1st August 2015, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Nature reserve car park at Llyn Mair, SH652413
Description: Car share to Barmouth. An eye-watering Traverse of the Rhinog Range from Barmouth to Llyn Mair (Maentwrog) with an overnight stop at Cwm Bychan (reasonable Campsite fees apply). Please note, this is a very rugged terrain and boots are essential, (although approach trainers are an advantage over the first section) along with a Map/Compass/Survival Bag. 9200 feet of ascent.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SH 652 413, Start: SH 625 166, Finish: SH 652 413
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Park and meet under the M5 on Wood Lane, opposite the Black Horse, ST472736
Description: Yes, it's the Gordano Round in reverse. Also differs from the March 2014 walk in starting location - near a great old pub - and as a figure of eight route, resupply at cars is possible. Leave the M5 at J19 and take the lanes through Portbury to Clapton-in-Gordano.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 472 736, Start: ST 472 736
Meet/Start time : 06:00. At: By Nancy's Cafe near Ystrad Mynach railway station, ST142944
Description: Meet by Nancy's Cafe for minibus to Brecon. (Park outside train station, not in the Park and Ride area). From Brecon, we ascend to Pen-y-fan, Crybin, Fan-y-Big, Allt Lwyd, Tor-y-foel, Cefn yr Ystrad, Bent Iron Hill, Cefn yr Brithdir, Gelligaer Common, Parc Penallta. Walk will end in the dark so bring a torch. 9500 feet of ascent.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 142 944, Start: SO 035 283, Finish: ST 142 944
Meet/Start time : 05:00. At: Redbrook car park, SO536099
Description: 18, 34 or 45 miles. 3 circular walks from Redbrook. First 18 miles, second 15 miles and third 11 miles. This is unsupported so Please bring extra food to re-supply lunch boxes after each round.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 536 099, Start: SO 536 099
Libanus Stomp, 25 miles, Saturday 5th September 2015, Route: (download)
Changes: Walk Location was changed to 'Libanus' and the planned route amended due to route problems in original walk
Meet/Start time : 00:00. At: From Layby on A470 North Bound Side, SN990251
Description: From Libanus we ascend to Fan Frynach, Fan Fawr Ystradfellete Dam, Fan Llia and Dringarth to pick up Sarn Helen to Camlais and surrounding upland areas.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SN 990 251, Start: SN 990 251
Leader: Jason Winney
A Sundae on a Tuesday, 16 miles, Tuesday 8th September 2015, Route: (download), Details
A Sundae on a Tuesday, 16 miles, Tuesday 8th September 2015, Route: (download)
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Rogerstone railway station, ST262890
Description: Mynydd Machen, Twyn yr Oerfel, Trethomas, a stop at an ice cream parlour if it's open (bring money) and return via Fox Hill.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 262 890, Start: ST 262 890
Map(s):Explorer: 152, 166
Leader: Claire Murray
Henllys and Hafodrynys Heights, 17 miles, Saturday 12th September 2015, Route: (download), Details
Henllys and Hafodrynys Heights, 17 miles, Saturday 12th September 2015, Route: (download)
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: From the Dorallt Inn Henllys (Cwmbran)., ST266939
Description: A steep initial climb onto the ridge to Mynydd Maen, down to Hafodrynys, back up to Pantygasseg, down to Furnace, up to Cwm Lickey and Blaen Bran with a final descent to the pub (should be open!).
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 266 939, Start: ST 266 939
Bristol Parkway, 18 miles, Saturday 31st October 2015, Route: (download)
Changes: The Park & Ride in Hunts Ground Rd, now only takes payment by mobile (£2.40) or credit card (£3.60). So for those travelling by car I recommend parking in North Road, Stoke Gifford, past the Beaufort Arms (no parking restrictions on Saturday and Sunday) Post code: BS34 8PB or map grid ref: ST622797. North Rd is next to the road entrance to Parkway Station and 5 to 10 mins walk from station entrance. Please be at the Station entrance by 9am as we will be leaving promptly.
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Bristol Parkway railway station or 09.10 at station car park., ST628796
Description: Joint walk with Bristol and West group. Follow community forest path to Long Wood, Locklease Tower and the highest point over-looking Bristol. Descend to Eastville Park & follow Frome Valley Walkway to Iron Acton, passing the area's historic landmarks.
Notes: We will be stopping for lunch at Laddenside Farm, Iron Acton, toilets are available and tea/coffee with cakes will be provided, if the weather is not kind we can shelter in the buildings, there is also options to cut the walk short. The clocks will have gone back on this weekend, so the walk will be reduced to between 7 and 18 miles.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 628 796, Start: ST 628 796
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Near Ystrad Mynach railway station., ST142944
Description: Meet at the bottom of Station Road by the main road, best not to park in the Park and Ride car park as we are not using the train. Walking from Ystrad Mynach railway station we stride out to Mynydd Twyn-Glas and Begwem via Mynydd Machen, Twmbarlwm, Mynydd Henllys, Mynydd Twyn-Glas, Begwem, Mynydd Maen, Cefn Rhigis, Mynydd y Lan, Mynydd Dimlaith, Mynydd y Grug, 6000+ feet of ascent.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 142 944, Start: ST 142 944
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Meet in side street near Lancaster Arms, Pandy for minibus to Monmouth., SO333218
Description: Linear walk from Monmouth via Hendre, Ystern-Llewern, Llantilio Crossenny, White Castle and Llanvetherine to Pandy.
Notes: Contact leader to confirm your place (only 20) on minibus.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 333 218, Start: SO 504 123, Finish: SO 333 218
Map(s):Explorer: OL13, OL14
Leader: Rob Wilkinson
Lovers of Solitude, 20 miles, Saturday 28th November 2015,
Lovers of Solitude, 20 miles, Saturday 28th November 2015,
Changes: The walk was cancelled due to adverse weather conditions on uplands and rivers
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: From car park located by Dam., SN908638
Description: 20 and 15 miles. 20+ miles on Saturday, out to a remote Bothy called Moel Prysgau located near the remote top of Garn Gron. The route takes us up the remote Rhiwnant Valley and on to Drygarn Fawr, the Irfon Valley, eventually coming to the Bothy at the head of the Afon Towy. 15+ml on Sunday from the Bothy to the Claerwen Dam via Afon Arban and follow (initially) the Afon Claerwen, onwards towards Cnwch then a large loop back to the cars
Grid reference(s):Meet: SN 908 638, Start: SN 908 638
Meet/Start time : 08:01. At: Barry Sidings Countryside Park., ST054908
Description: From the centre of Pontypridd follow Rhondda road (A4058). 500 metres after Hopkinstown, turn left over narrow bridge into Barry Sidings Countryside Park (signposted with small brown signs).
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 054 908, Start: ST 054 908