Welcome To Tiger Bay Ramblers
Tiger Bay Ramblers (TBR) is a walking group for people of working age. It is based in Cardiff but walks across South Wales and beyond. Its members organise a range of walks to suit all abilities, as well as social events, weekends away and holidays.
Come walk with us to make new friends and discover the amazing scenery around you! Click here for more information about the group, or here for information about trying the group out.
See our full walks programme for more information about these and other walks.
Saturday, 23rd September 2017, The Wye Valley and Goodrich Castle, 7.5mile / 12.1km
Saturday, 23rd September 2017
The Wye Valley and Goodrich Castle
Join us for walk along the River Wye to the village of Goodrich where we will visit the Castle for refreshments and fine views. From the castle we walk through the village visiting the Church and passing grazing alpacas, before a short climb up Coppett hill which should provide fantastic views of the Herefordshire countryside and Welsh mountains in the distance.
We return to our walk starting point at YHA Wye Valley at Welsh Bicknor where the walk will end with more refreshments.
This walk is part of a TBR weekend away but has been scheduled to enable day-walkers to travel from Cardiff and elsewhere in time for the walk start. Please note the walk leader will NOT be at the group's normal meeting point in Pontcanna, Cardiff.
Meeting time 9:15am
Start time 10:30am
(Estimated finish time 2:45 pm)
: The car park at the end of Fields Park Road - not by the Café!
Latitude: 51.49073 , Longitude: -3.201921
: The walk will start at YHA Wye Valley in Welsh Bicknor. From the A40 from Monmouth to Ross on Wye, turn left signposted Goodrich. In Goodrich village (post code HR9 6HX), turn right opposite Jolly's stores signposted Courtfield/Welsh Bicknor. Follow the single track road for appx 1.5 miles, crossing the cattle grid and going through the meadow, and when the road splits, take the right hand track. The track down to the hostel is narrow and steep with a hairpin bend, not suitable for larger vehicles. Drive with caution as the road surface is uneven.
Latitude: 51.87096 , Longitude: -2.61898
Distance: 7.5mile / 12.1km
National Grade: Moderate
Ascent: 75 ft 23 ms
Last update: Wednesday, 20th September 2017
Saturday, 30th September 2017, Valleys Rail Ramble: Cross Keys - Taffs Well, 13mile / 20.9km
Saturday, 30th September 2017
Valleys Rail Ramble: Cross Keys - Taffs Well
This linear walk takes in Mynydd Machen, Draethen (possible pub stop, time allowing) Ruppera, Cefn Onn, Caerphilly Mountain, Craig yr Allt and finishes on the Taff Trail.
Please note that this walk goes in the opposite direction to recent Valley Railway Rambles (the most recent of which was Llanharan to Taffs Well). This is to allow greater flexibility in getting back to Cardiff at the end of the walk - 6 trains an hour from Taffs Well compared to 1 from Crosskeys, and a shorter journey too.
Meeting time 8:30am
Start time 9am
(Estimated finish time 7 am)
: Train is at 08.34. Meet by 8.30 on the relevant platform. It's the Ebbw Vale train and usually goes from the mysterious Platform 0, though that could obviously change.
Latitude: 51.4755 , Longitude: -3.178
: Crosskeys Railway Station - please let me know if you'll be meeting us there
Latitude: 51.6208 , Longitude: -3.1259
: 6 trains an hour back to Cardiff Central. Probably pop to Fagins on the way.
Latitude: 51.5409 , Longitude: -3.2635
Distance: 13mile / 20.9km
National Grade: Strenuous
Ascent: 2831 ft 863 ms
Last update: Sunday, 9th July 2017
Sunday, 1st October 2017, Beacons Horseshoe, 15mile / 24.1km
Sunday, 1st October 2017
Strenuous but beautiful walk with outstanding views taking in Fan y Big, Cribyn,Pen y Fan, Corn Du. The walk will be at a steady pace, nothing too fast but it is hilly. So if you fancy a challenge after the excesses of the Summer Holidays this is one for you.
Please note the Cardiff Half Marathon is also taking place on this date. Cathedral Road is open at the Fields Park Rd end but there are road closures throughout the city. Added by Paul J - Walks (& traffic!) Planning , link below;
Meeting time 9am
Start time 10am
(Estimated finish time 5:15 pm)
: Car park off Fields Park Road, Pontcanna. Neither Ann or I will be at Pontcanna, we will see you at the start point.
Latitude: 51.48961 , Longitude: -3.20054
: Come down the side of Pontsticill Reservoir and then Pentwyn Reservoir. After Pentwyn reservoir turn right and follow road past Brecon railway and carry on until you come to a right hand bend. The carpark for Upper Blaen y Glyn is on your left , down a dirt track.
Latitude: 51.84805 , Longitude: -3.3722
Distance: 15mile / 24.1km
National Grade: Strenuous
Last update: Thursday, 21st September 2017