Grades

Easy
easyWalks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Comfortable shoes and trainers can be worn. Expect: 1-5 miles. Allow: 1-2.5 hours.
Moderate
moderateWalks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. Likely to include some steep paths, open country and rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing essential. Expect: 6-12 miles. Allow: 5-8 hours.
Strenuous
easyWalks for experienced country walkers and above an average level of fitness. Will include hills, steep paths, open country and may include rough walking under foot. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing essential. Expect: 12 miles+, Allow: 8 hours+

Walks

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Programme

Show Sun 24 Aug 2014 - Summer in the Castle

Last Updated: 09-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:

An easy and relaxing circular walk from Abergavenny to Govilon, with the opportunity to visit the historic ruins of Abergavenny Castle. There are some fine views over the Usk Valley to the Sugar Loaf and the Skirrid from the banks of the River Usk and the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.

The route follows good, mainly flat paths across riverside meadows, a canal towpath and a well-surfaced disused railway line. A couple of short, gentle slopes and one busy road crossing. Large, free car park. Toilet facilities at the start. Bring packed lunch and water. Dogs welcome - if accompanied.

Luke will meet you at the 2nd meet point.

Directions to the second meet point:

(By car) From Cardiff, follow the M4 towards Newport. Leave at Junction 26 and follow the A4051/ A4042 to Abergavenny. Go straight across the big roundabout just before Abergavenny to join the A40 Monmouth Road through the town. As the road bears to the right in front of The Angel pub, turn left into Lower Castle Street (one way). The car park entrance is on your left just after this road bears to the right.

(By train) This walk is accessible by public transport. A train leaves Cardiff Central at 09:20 and arrives in Abergavenny at 10:07. It is then a ten to fifteen minute walk from Abergavenny railway station to Castle Street Car Park.

Postcode: NP7 5EE

Grid reference: SO299140

Google maps link: http://goo.gl/maps/a57LG

NB. This replaces the previously advertised walk on this date.

1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Castle Street Car Park, Abergavenny

Driving time:
64 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £16

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
3:30
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Wed 27 Aug 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 11-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:

If you would like to lead a walk on this date, please submit via the 'Submit a Walk' link or email walks@tigerbayramblers.org.uk

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
TBC - 0
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 30 Aug 2014 - Parc Penallta and Eglwsillan

Last Updated: 07-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:
Starting in Parc Penallta we drop down to cross the A472 before climbing up a steep country road onto Eglwsilan Common. Here we follow well marked, muddy tracks around the common and cross a minor road before dropping into the valley where we follow the road to the Llanfabon Inn where there will be an option to stop for lunch. If people do want to can they please let me know in advance.
 
From there we follow the road for a bit then cut across fields for about three quarters of a mile to the outskirts of Nelson (yes Nelson is big enough to have outskirts - it surprised me too).
 
Here there is a bit more road walking then we join a cycle path alongside the railway that takes us back to the park.
 
I will not be at Pontcanna but will meet you at the second meet point. Parc Penallta main carpark
 
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1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcana Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Parc Penallta

Driving time:
15 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £3.75

Leader:
Matt - 07886118488
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 31 Aug 2014 - Rhossili Bay on the Gower Peninsula

Last Updated: 19-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This walk is listed in the Guardian as one of the National Trusts top 10 UK walks: Journey out along one of Wales' most iconic cliffs with breathtaking views of the golden sand of Rhossili to the rugged limestone rocks of the south Gower coast. Admire views of one of Britain's finest sandy bays from Rhossili Downs before descending through the dunes to walk along the surf.  

By car: From Swansea follow A4118 and then B4247.  The car park is situated at the end of the village.  Please be aware of the car park is privately owned by the National Trust and an approximate £5 per car all day parking fee. Postcode SA3 1PR

  • OS Map: Landranger 159; Explorer 186

Please note 9.00am start time at Pontcanna Fields, so we can organise car sharing. It is a long drive to Rhossili so it would be good to leave ASAP and aim to starting the walk by 10.45-11am. 

10.30am meet time at second meeting point (National Trust Car Park, Rhossili). There are public toilets beside the car park.  Bring a packed lunch, plenty to drink, waterproofs, sunscreen and perhaps a sunhat. Note about the terrain: at the middle and end of the walk there are some fairly steep sections and walking in soft sand which is a bit hard-going, but we will take our time.  This walk takes in great sea views, wooded valleys, country lanes, a steep cliff walk and a beach walk at the end.

The walk starts from the car park along the headland  to Worm's head. We will take a path along the headland which will drop to sea level. At low tide it is possible to walk over the causeway to the isle without getting wet feet. We have to be careful to check the tide times as you only have about two hours either side of low tide, if individuals want to walk over. Worm's head gained its original name "Wurm", meaning dragon, as it rises from the sea like a mythical beast. Here you can see an Iron Age fort by the cliff edge as well as many seabirds and a natural rock arch known as Devil's Bridge. Please bring sturdy shoes as the rocks are jagged/slippery in parts. You may also wish to bring a camera and/or binoculars as this area contains seals and a variety of sea birds.

We will then follow a path back inland to Middleton where we will head over the top of Rhossili Down. This involves a steep climb to the top, however it is worth it. Many Bronze Age sites have been discovered at the highest points. The Beacon marks the top where there are uninterrupted views in every direction.  We will aim to stop somewhere sheltered near the Beacon and have  lunch.

We then follow the path downwards towards  Llangennith, where we will stop for refreshments at a pub (The Kings Head). We then leisurely head down through the village to Rhossili beach. Here, at the

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - National Trust Car Park, Rhossili

Driving time:
100 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £25

Leader:
Rob, - 07812063532
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 31 Aug 2014 - Mynydd Troed and Mynydd Llangorse

Last Updated: 27-Jun-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Another slow paced strenuous walk for yellow ramblers who would like to get a bit more red in their lives.

This time we start from the Dragon's Back in Pengenffordd (SO174296, LD3 0EP) where we left off last time and take a circular route to gain the summits of Mynydd Troed and Mynydd Llangorse following the Beacons Way around the ase of Mynydd Troed to get back to the pub. We should, weather permitting, have fantastic views of the Black Mountains, the Usk Valley and the Brecon Beacons.

This is 9 mile walk with a total ascent of 2000ft.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Pengenffordd

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Llyn y Fan Fach

Last Updated: 09-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:
I've led this walk on a number of occasions for TBR in years past, and
it remains one of my all-time favourites. Big on spectacular views, it
also involves an obligatory visit afterward to a nearby hillfarm that
does the best cream teas (and Baileys icecream) in the known universe.
This walk has about 700m ascent in total.
To get to the 2nd meet point, follow satnav directions to SA19 9UN,
then carry on for another few hundred metres along an unmetalled road
to a car park with an information board about Llyn y Fan Fach.

 

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Car park at SN796241

Driving time:
84 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £21

Leader:
Liza - 07817112802
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
05:30
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 07 Sep 2014 - Ogmore and Southerndown

Last Updated: 27-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet Points:

  1. The first meet point is the car park at Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff (Fields Park Road, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 9LB). I will not be at this meet point.
  2. The second meet point is the car park at Candlestone Castle, near Merthyr Mawr (GR SS871771). There is a charge for this car park.

 


Description:

This walk starts at Candlestone Castle car park and takes in Candlestone Castle, the Big Dipper (apparently the largest single sand dune in Europe), Ogmore Castle, the Ogmore river and stepping stones, a stretch of coast and Dunraven fort, before returning over Ogmore common and a second visit to the castle and stepping stones. For those that aren't happy about the stepping stones, there is a bridge up stream, but it adds a mile or so to the walk.


Note: The walk is approximately 12 miles and 1100 feet of ascent. Terrain varies, but may be wet and mucky in places and sandy in others. The stepping stones can be slippery but the bridge is available for those that are not happy crossing at the stepping stones.

Approximate elevation profile (ignore the first couple of miles, as it will not be included in this walk):


1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Candlestone Castle car park

Driving time:
40 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £10

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6:30
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 14 Sep 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 17-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:

If you would like to lead a walk on this date, please submit via the 'Submit a Walk' link or email walks@tigerbayramblers.org.uk

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
tbc - tbc
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 21 Sep 2014 - Mynydd Llwyd

Last Updated: 25-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Starting from car park to the right of the Visitor Centre at Cwmcarn Forest (NP11 7FA) we will make the gradual ascent to Mynydd Llwyd (468m) along various woodland trails and open mountain.  Mynydd Llwyd is one of the highest points in the area and offers wide reaching views across the Valleys, Monmouthshire and the Bristol Channel (weather permitting).  This walk will be on the more difficult end of moderate with a climb of approximately 400m.  If inclement weather is forecast an alternative walk will take place from the same point.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
09:30:00 - Cwmcarn Forest Centre Car Park

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew - 07985235838
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 28 Sep 2014 - Barry uncovered

Last Updated: 17-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:
Easy walk from Barry Docks, through the town centre and across to the Knapp via Stacey's mum's house! This walk starts at the station and ends at the chip shop.
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Cardiff Central Station
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Barry dock station

Driving time:
18 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £16

Leader:
Chrissy - 07770343398
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 05 Oct 2014 - St Gwynno Forest & Tylorstown Tip near Ynysybwl

Last Updated: 25-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A circular walk exploring St Gwynno Forest area to include a waterfall, reservoir, woodland and open moor. Weather permitting we will stop at the summit of Tylorstown Tip and take in some amazing views across the Valleys. We will relax after at the Brynffynon Hotel.  Some members did this walk early in the year before the trees were in leaf but it will provide a different experience in Autumn.

The walk will commence at the Forestry Commission car park marked "Llanwynno" about 300m before the Brynffynon Hotel, Llanwonno, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, CF37 3PH. http://www.brynffynonhotel.com/

Please note that I won't be at Pontcanna.

Head north up the A470, take the exit for Pontypridd, second exit off the roundabout (straight on) then first exit off next roundabout.  At the traffic lights turn right towards Ynysybwl. Travel approximately 5 miles, through Ynysybwl and look out for a sign to Ferndale which is a left turn on reaching the Forest. The car park is on the left after about 1 mile.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Llanwynno Car Park CF37 3PH

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew - 07985235838
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 12 Oct 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 19-Aug-2014 00:00:00

Description:

If you would like to lead a walk on this date, please submit via the 'Submit a Walk' link or email walks@tigerbayramblers.org.uk

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
TBC - tbc
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Easy Easy

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Weekends Away

Tiger Bay Ramblers members enjoy many weekends away throughout the year. We usually take over an entire youth hostel or campsite (near to a local hostelry of course) and have a longer walk on Saturday and a shorter walk on Sunday before travelling back home. We take advantage of the bank holidays and travel further afield and enjoy another day of walking.

Any members thinking of organising a TBR weekend away or holiday should email details to the Chair.

Forthcoming weekends away

Previous weekends away

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Walking Holidays

We organise walking holidays for members of Tiger Bay Ramblers.

Please submit your ideas for our next walking holiday to the committee.

Forthcoming holidays:-

County Kerry, Ireland - September 2014

Previous holidays:-

Skiing in Andorra - March 2014

Fort William & Ben Nevis, Aug/Sept 2013

Skiing in Bansko, Bulgaria, March 2013

9 ramblers exchanged walking boots for skis, nearly everyone came home intact!

Social holiday in Turkey, September 2012

Not much serious walking, just some TBR members chilling in the sunshine.

Morocco, 22nd-29th May 2012

15 intrepid hikers went to Africa to scale the heights of Mount Toubkal (4167m), highest peak in the Atlas mountains.

Island of Mallorca, 5th-11th June 2011.

14 members enjoyed walking in the warmer climate of southern Spain.

The Isle of Mull, 7th - 14th May 2011.

14 members enjoyed exploring some of the islands of the Inner Hebrides.

Skiing Holiday in Borovets, Bulgaria, March 5th-12th 2011.

14 of varying abilities enjoyed a week in the snow-capped mountains of Bulgaria.

Knoydart, Scotland in May 2010.

20+ members enjoyed hiking the mountains and good self-catered food on one of the UKs most inaccessible islands.

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia 16th - 23rd September 2009

18 members enjoyed walking around the lakes, hills and beautiful countryside of this east European gem of a country.

The Shetland Islands 31st May - 7th June 2009

10 members enjoyed island-hopping around the Shetlands, including a boat charter to hunt for killer whales.

Girona, Spain 10th - 17th September 2007

20+ members enjoyed walks in the Pyrenees, a trip to Salvador Dali's home town of Figueres and a day site-seeing in Barcelona.

The Dolomites, Italy 13th - 20th September 2006

12 members enjoyed a week of walking and relaxation in the Dolomites.

Cotswolds Way - 19th May - 28th 2006

Enjoy a week walking the Cotswolds Way with Kevin. Accomodation is in two cottages plus a weekend in Bath Youth Hostel. Unfortunately all places for this popular holiday are now booked.

The French Pyrenees - 2005

In May 2005 a holiday was enjoyed by members in the French Pyrenees. With a similar format to Spain this holiday was also enjoyed by our members.

Sierra Nevada, Spain - 2004

In May 2004 we travelled to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain and enjoyed a week in huts surrounded by olive groves and three fantastic walks along the Star Path, Mt Trevenque and Mt Veleta. We had a couple of days to explore the surrounding area, visit Granada and for the more adventurous a day of Canyoning.

It was a fantastic week and enjoyed by everyone.