Forest of Dean
A moderate walk which is a repeat of the Kymin Walk we did in May but shorter due to daylight hours and in reverse this time. Only a couple of hills so a good one if you want to increase your distance but don't want to climb a mountain yet. Lovely one for dogs, lots of opportunity for being off the lead.
- Dog friendly
Valleys Rail Ramble: Crosskeys to Pontypool
The eleventh in the series takes us through deepest darkest Gwent, from Crosskeys to Pontypool over Twmbarlwm and Mynydd Twyn-glas.
This being a reletively short walk, there should be no problem getting back in time for the Wales v NZ rugby match at 5.15.
Please be aware that this isn't the cheapest of walks travel-wise. The one-way ticket from Cardiff to Crosskeys is £4.50 and frrom Pontypool to Cardiff £8.40. Unfortunately, stupid Arrva Trains rules mean no group discounts on one-way tickets.
New Walkers Welcome: Roath Park Lake
New Walkers Welcome! This walk is especially designed for potential or new walkers to the Group who may prefer to begin with shorter easier walks close to Cardiff, although EVERYONE is welcome.
Join us on this short easy two mile stroll around Roath Park Lake (the day after the Group's Christmas Party - so keep a look out for some bleary eyes and sore heads!)
1pm Meet at Roath Park Lake (by the clock) for a short circular walk of up to 1.5 hours (flat, easy walk around the lake)
3pm - after the walk we'll head to The Pear Tree on the corner of Albany and Wellfield road for a drink.
- Wheelchair friendly
- Pushchair friendly
- Child friendly
- No car needed
- Park, green space
- City, town
- Lake, pond, reservoir
- History, heritage
- Historic park/garden
Barry Island figure-of-eight walk
After meeting at our usual meeting point in the car park at Fields Park Road in Cardiff at 10am we car-share and drive to the walk start point at the Vale of Glamorgan Council Harbour Road car park at Barry Island (next to the Barry Athletic Football and Cricket Club grounds).
The walk will start at 11am and follows part of the Wales Coastal Path in a figure-of-eight route which takes in Barry Harbour, The Knap, Romilly Park, Jackson’s Bay, Nell’s Point, Whitmore Bay and Friar’s Point before returning to our start point. The walk will take on good quality footpaths or grass and will be undertaken at a leisurely pace.
Walking through several usually muddy fields to Wick where we shall have some lunch. Then through several more usually muddy fields with large wide deepish puddles and on through a wind tunnel, hanging valley arriving at the ladders. We may not get on the ladders this year due to group numbers and tide times, so return via clifftop. A vertical descent on two ladders secured to the cliff face, with the waterfall usually being blown across the ladders above the treacherous boulders below. Clifftop walk back to the car park.
Well behaved dogs and Toby welcome.
- Dog friendly
- Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, National Scenic Area, Heritage Coast