South Wales 2000 Ft Mountains Part 2 - Winter Version, 18 miles, Sunday 20th January 2019, Route: (download), Photographs, Details
South Wales 2000 Ft Mountains Part 2 - Winter Version, 18 miles, Sunday 20th January 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Llanthony Priory Car Park (Free), SO289278
Description: The second of a series of walks that will visit all 35 listed 2000 Ft mountains of South Wales. This walk will visit 5 of the listed mountains. This was was abandoned in July due to appalling weather. The winter version will have less climbing than the planned summer version.
Notes: This is a mountain walk. Attendees to ensure that they have appropriate safety equipment and clothing. High level most of the day. Attendees will be asked to confirm that they have winter equipment in their rucksacks. If unsure what constitutes safety winter equipment, please contact the walk leader for clarification. 2948 ft ascent.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 289 278, Start: SO 289 278
2020 Hundred RC - Part 2 The Bryn to Cwmyoy, 20 miles, Saturday 2nd February 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Changes: There is a change to the itinerary due to the possibility of snow in the Foresters Oaks area, the walk will now meet in the Abergavenny Byefield car park at 08:30 am. The plan is to car share to the Bryn and walk to Cwmyoy Check Point and back to Abergavenny. Please text/ring Jason if you need any other details.
Meet/Start time : 08:30. At: Meet in Abergavenny Byefield car park for 08:30. we are going to car share to the Bryn., SO296141
Description: Walking from the Bryn to Cwmyoy on the 2020 Hundred and then back to Abergavenny.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 296 141, Start: SO 331 096, Finish: SO 296 141
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Free Car Park just off main road in Undy. 100 yards past green flower shop if travelling east through village., ST429869
Description: A tough winter 50 mile walk for experienced South Wales LDWA members only. Self supported but with the potential for a mobile checkpoint. 6200 ft ascent.
Notes: This walk will be hard but will be led at moderate pace. It is on paths throughout the route but it is in the middle of winter and walkers will need to be fully equipped with winter equipment and this will include torches for both advertised distances. Attendees will have to make arrangements to return to Undy if they decide to leave the walk.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 429 869, Start: ST 429 869
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Car park at Blaen-y-Cwm. The upper car park in the Mynydd Du forest., SO253285
Description: Limber up for spring in the Black Mountains. A tough start over Chwarel y Fan into the Vale of Ewyas and then over Offa's Dyke into the Ochon Valley. Up the Catsback to Black Hill and then a long sweep over the tops to Hay Bluff, Twmpa, Rhos Dirion, Waun Fach, and Pen Cerrig Calch, Across to Pen Twyn Mawr and finish on Pen y Gadair Fawr.
A very tough walk, will finish in the dark, full winter gear please.
Notes: This route has a number of escape options, the most obvious being a descent down the Grwyne Fawr valley back to the start - about 20 miles circular. You are welcome to join the walk for part of the way and navigate your own way back.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 253 285, Start: SO 253 285
West Yorkshire Weekend Away - One Foot in the Gargrave, 23 miles, Saturday 30th March 2019, Route: (download), Details
West Yorkshire Weekend Away - One Foot in the Gargrave, 23 miles, Saturday 30th March 2019, Route: (download)
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: At Gargrave, nearest postcode BD23 3PT. Travelodge in Skipton will be the base for accommodation, SD932543
Description: Walk B, An easier alternative to the Yorkshire 3 peaks. One short stiff climb, other than that pretty easy going, will probably finish around 4/4:30pm
Notes: This will be a weekend away for the South Wales LDWA as we are being hosted by West Yorkshire LDWA. Later in the year, South Wales LDWA will host West Yorkshire LDWA. Walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park hosted by West Yorkshire LDWA.
West Yorkshire Weekend Away - Yorkshire 3 peaks, 24 miles, Saturday 30th March 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Horton in Ribblesdale car park, nearest postcode BD24 0HF. , SD808725
Description: The Yorkshire Three peaks, 4800 feet of ascent
Notes: Walking in the Yorkshire Dales National Park hosted by West Yorkshire LDWA. This will be a weekend away for the South Wales LDWA as we are being hosted by West Yorkshire LDWA. Later in the year, South Wales LDWA will host West Yorkshire LDWA. Driving from Skipton to Horton is 22 miles taking about 45 minutes
Meet/Start time : 08:30. At: SS803864. Exit M4 Junction 38 onto A48 east. After 100 yards turn left and follow road round left to car parking spaces on right next to lake. DO NOT go into Margam Park or Abbey. Room for about 12 cars so car sharing advised., SS802864
Description: Walking less visited western areas on paths, tracks and open ground. An ideal walk for those wishing to up their mileage distances on varied terrain.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SS 802 864, Start: SS 802 864
A friendless pilgrimage - another ABC tour of Monmouthshire, 23 miles, Saturday 4th May 2019, Route: (download), Photographs, Details
A friendless pilgrimage - another ABC tour of Monmouthshire, 23 miles, Saturday 4th May 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:30. At: Chepstow Road car park, Raglan, SO414076
Description: An ecclesiastical journey through the rolling countryside of central Monmouthshire. The walk links together three Grade I listed churches looked after by the Friends of the Friendless Churches - St Jeromes at Llangwm Uchaf,
St Michael and All Angels, Gwernesney; and, St David's, Llangeview. A bonus visit to St Aeddan's at Bettws Newydd - also Grade I listed and home to one of the oldest Yew trees in Britain.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 414 076, Start: SO 414 076
Y Tair wyllt Cymoedd o y Mynyddoedd Duon, 15 miles, Saturday 1st June 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Dragons Back car park, Pengenffordd (£2 parking fee), SO173296
Description: Despite its short-ish length, this is quite a demanding route requiring some frequent application of hands as well as feet, we'll be 'Exploring' some of the quieter valleys of the Black Mountains. You are welcome to bring a rowing boat with you if you can get it into your rucksack.
Notes: Sticks advisable for the stream crossings in the valleys
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 173 296, Start: SO 173 296
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Lime Street Car Park, Ferndale, SS997969
Description: Both walks will start together and diverge after 6.3 miles. This day has been put together to encourage walkers from the Rhondda area to come along and meet the South Wales LDWA group. The 12 mile walk has 2259 ft ascent and the 16 mile walk has 3895 ft ascent. Both walks will be led at a very accommodating pace.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SS 997 969, Start: SS 997 969
Tri-circles of Crickhowell, 9,17,25,26,34 miles, Saturday 27th July 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Main car park in Crickhowell accessed off Greenhill Way. £3.20 per car all day as at 01/12/2018., SO219184
Description: Three circles from Crickhowell. Be led or go your own pace. This walk is aimed particularly for new members to come along, walk at a pace that suits you and meet the old hands. Some loops will be led and others you complete with a route description. For gpx files and full details (too much to say here) email email@example.com
Notes: Total ascent will vary depending on how many circles you do.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 219 184, Start: SO 219 184
Gallivanting around the Gower - The High Points, 30 miles, Sunday 11th August 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Park for free at the Cefn Bryn car park. Turn right off A4118 at Penmaen church. Car park on the right after the cattle grid, SS531888
Description: You may not have seen the Gower this way - take in the inland moorland, ridges and hills with fine views and then finish on the spectacular coastline. This walk is the 'son' of the old Gower Gallop.
Notes: This is a long day out, not too much climbing but the undulations and small climbs do add up. The pace will be briskish, but accommodating - no rush.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SS 531 888, Start: SS 531 888
Meet/Start time : 19:00. At: Chepstow Train Station Car Park (free), ST536937
Description: A new route from Abergavenny to Chepstow. Following on from the success of "Travelling Riverside Blues" & "Down By The Seaside", here is another opportunity to walk across the county. A late evening / night time exploration of Blorenge & Coity Mountain. Then to Pontypool & Usk and a return to Chepstow along the Usk Valley, Wentwood and Gaer Hill arriving back in Chepstow between 4pm and 6pm. Walk has 8110 ft of climbing.
Notes: Replenish in Pontypool after 18 miles (24 hour garage) & Usk after 30 miles. Walkers to take personal responsibility should they need to leave the walk by arranging to get themselves back to Chepstow. Contact David Morgan to book space on bus. Non South Wales LDWA members £5. The walk will finish at a pub in Chepstow and have a meal. It is perfectly feasible for members to use the train to reach Chepstow and to let the train take the strain at the end of this long walk! A half moon expected.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 536 937, Start: SO 297 141, Finish: ST 536 937
Everybody Makes It Through continued, 20.6 miles, Saturday 24th August 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:00. At: Chepstow Leisure Centre Car Park (Free), ST529943
Description: Continuation of the walk that started the previous evening in Abergavenny and will finish in Chepstow passing through Usk on route. Minibus will take walkers from Chepstow to Usk where they will join those on the 50 mile walk. If you want to book onto the minibus, please contact Claire to reserve your place. Non South Wales LDWA members £5.
Notes: Walk will leave Usk at 9am from Maryport Car Park. If no spaces left on the minibus, people can either car share or take Bus 63 from Chepstow to return to Usk at 1750 Hrs and 1915 Hrs. Walk has 3635 ft ascent. The walk will finish at a pub in Chepstow and have a meal.
Grid reference(s):Meet: ST 529 943, Start: SO 376 007, Finish: ST 529 943
Today I want the sky, 18 miles, Saturday 26th October 2019,
Today I want the sky, 18 miles, Saturday 26th October 2019,
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Lay-by near Stanton, SO308217
Description: A new route connecting some old favourites. Circuit of Bryn Arw, Strawberry Cottage Wood, Cwmyoy church, Twyn y Gaer and Partishow Church.
Notes: Quite a lot of ascent for a walk of this distance, although it is spread throughout the walk and usually on good paths. Please park at right angle to road to maximise parking, which is currently restricted at starting point.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 308 217, Start: SO 308 217
The bog and beacon - back after the beast, 19 miles, Saturday 16th November 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 09:00. At: Whitestones car park, near Llandogo/Tintern, SO525029
Description: A meander through some familiar and less visited parts of Monmouthshire. The route takes in Cleddon, Beacon Hill, Trellech, Cwmcarvan, Croes Robert, Woolpitch Wood, Llanishen, Catbrook and Ninewells Wood. Back on the programme, after the Beast from the East led to its cancellation in 2018.
Notes: The meeting point is the picnic area around 200 metres from the road - do not park in the few car spaces immediately after you turn off the road, the meeting point is further on.
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 525 029, Start: SO 525 029
The Song Remains The Same - Christmas Walk, 14.5 miles, Saturday 7th December 2019, Route: (download), Photographs
Meet/Start time : 08:30. At: Pay & Display Car Park, Redbrook. Car Park charges apply., SO53620997
Description: New route from previous years for our group Christmas Walk.
Notes: Overall pace with three stops included will be 2.5 mph.
Christmas meal starts at 3pm - Menu will have been sent to members via bulk email for orders to be made in advance of walk. No meal orders can be made on the day.
What 3 Words Location: join.chairs.galloping
Grid reference(s):Meet: SO 5362 0997, Start: SO 5362 0997