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.
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