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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If you are attending a walk for the first time, please contact the walk leader to check the walk is suited for your ability.  Please remember that suitable clothing for walks are walking boots, light-weight trousers and waterproofs should be brought along in case of rain.  Jeans and trainers are not recommended on moderate or strenuous walks.

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Programme

Show Sun 25 Jan 2015 - Craig y Cilau and a Couple of Caves

Last Updated: 21-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This 6 mile walk takes in the villages of Crickhowell and Llangattock before crossing the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal and joining the old tram road which used to bring stone down from the Mynydd Llancadwg quarry to the small wharf on the canal. This takes us up to the Llangattock Escarpment which gives fantastic views of the Usk Valley and the Black Mountains. We then enter the Craig y Cilau nature reserve and pass several entrances to the Eglwys Faen cave system, so bring your head torch if you fancy taking a peek.

Most of this walk is fairly easy. There is one very steep, rocky ascent in which we gain nearly all of our 1200ft of ascent. However, the pace will be slow, so don't let this put you off. There will be mud, so make sure you wear appropriate footwear. There are quite a few stiles in this walk and usually some livestock.

The second meet point is in the Crickhowell High School car park. This is on the A4077 between the A40 and the bridge across to Legar and Llangattock. The post code is NP8 1AW and the grid reference is SO216185.

 
 
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Crickhowell

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

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 25 Jan 2015 - The Cats Back (Crib Y Garth)

Last Updated: 11-Dec-2014 00:00:00

Description:

The walk begins at the hamlet of Capel Y Fin, Grid Ref: SO255314, in the lovely Vale of Ewyas in the Black Mountains. From here we walk via lanes to the 'Vision Farm', made famous in the book by Bruce Chatwin, 'On the Black Hill', before ascending steeply onto the ridge. From here we cross the Offa's Dyke path before descending into the Olchon Valley in Herefordshire with another short but steepish climb onto Crib Y Garth. After lunch, we then head north along the ridge before picking up the Offa's Dyke path again and returning back to the start. Remember, it will be mid winter and a mountain walk so ensure you wear appropriate clothing, hats, gloves  etc and plenty of food and warm drinks. Also, its an 18Km (12mile) walk with two steep ascents so I've classified it as 'strenuous with an early start time

1st Meet Point
08:45:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Layby, Capel Y Fin

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

Leader:
CLIVE - 07775 444176
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 01 Feb 2015 - Dinas Powys

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Asta - tbc
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 01 Feb 2015 - Pen y Fan North Circular

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

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

Leader:
Mark H - 0
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 08 Feb 2015 - Ystrad Mynach

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew O - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 15 Feb 2015 - Cardiff History walk

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
tbc - 0
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
2
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 21 Feb 2015 - Cefn Mably

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Sarah W - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 22 Feb 2015 - Map Reading Walk

Last Updated: 14-Dec-2014 00:00:00

Description:

I'm sure many more members would like to lead walks but feel that they need to become more proficient at map reading so they feel more confident when leading a walk. So I thought I would offer the opportunity for members to learn a little more about navigation by offering to lead a short walk of 8.5Km around the Cowbridge area where we will have a short introductory lesson before heading off to put a little of the theory into practice....:-)

Because of the nature of the walk, I thought we would limit numbers to 6 members on a first come, first served basis. However, if more members are interested, then I could put on another one in March. Please email, message or phone me if you would like to take part...This course will be at a basic level and suitable for complete beginners who have never picked up a map before. I will supply some handout materials and a copy of the  map area we'll be using. I'm hoping that we can use a local coffee shop for the intro stuff before setting out on the walk...We may have to buy a coffee though !

my email is: clivebusson@yahoo.co.uk or pm me on FB

1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Car Park Cowbridge

Driving time:
26 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 6.5

Leader:
CLIVE - 07775 444176
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3:30
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 22 Feb 2015 - Porthcawl Circular

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Tony - 0
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 28 Feb 2015 - Pontypool to Abergavenny

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:
A fairly long walk heading up from New Inn railway station, passing over moorland towards Abergavenny via the Blorenge.
 
From New Inn, we’ll head up the hillside to the top of the ridge near the Shell Grotto. This is the steepest climb on the walk.  From there, we head north passing the Folly Tower, Mynydd Garn-Wern & Mynydd Garnclochdy.  If the weather is clear, there are good views over the Welsh borders from here.
 
Passing over a boggy area, we then head to the Foxhunter memorial & then up onto the Blorenge.  From the top of the Blorenge, the walk will then head down to the Punchbowl before joining the path by the Brecon Canal. Once at Llanfoist, we head towards Abergavenny via the water meadows adjoining the Usk ending by the ruins of Abergavenny Castle.
 
Gaiters are advisable as there were several very boggy areas en-route. Dogs are welcome but please bring a lead as we will be passing common land & fields with livestock.
 
Travel suggestions – if driving, I’d suggest you park at Cwmbran train station.  Trains are hourly between Abergavenny & Cwmbran – but with less frequent stops at New Inn.  We will catching the 09.21 from Cardiff, this stops at Cwmbran at 09.45 & at New Inn at 09.50.
 
If you want to park at Abergavenny, the train from Abergavenny to New Inn is at 08.35 arriving 08.45.
 
If travelling from Cardiff railway station, we can meet at the station & buy a group ticket as this can be purchased at a discounted price.
 
For the return journey, there are frequent trains to Cardiff from Abergavenny station.
 
If you can't contact me via mobile, please text or email walks@tigerbayramblers.org.uk
1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Cardiff Central railway station
2nd Meet Point
09:45:00 - New Inn railway staion

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Paul - 07926378910
Distance:
16 miles
Estimated walk time:
6:30
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 01 Mar 2015 - Wentwood

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Keith - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 07 Mar 2015 - Cwm Lickey

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew O - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 08 Mar 2015 - Parc Penallta & Eglwsilan

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 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
 
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/preview#!q=51%C2%B0+39.156'%2C+-3%C2%B0+15.248'&data=!1m4!1m3!1d9205!2d-3.2509576!3d51.6525601!4m14!2m13!1m12!3m8!1m3!1d4603!2d-3.2583643!3d51.6531243!3m2!1i1518!2i714!4f13.1!4m2!3d51.6526!4d-3.2541333
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Matt - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 15 Mar 2015 - Pen Tir, Mynydd Llangorse, Mynydd Troed and Y Grib

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:
Pen Tir, Mynydd Llangorse, Mynydd Troed and Y Grib
 
Date: 15/03/2015.
Start point 1: Pontcanna (08:30).
Start point 2: Iron Bridge (09:30).
Start point 2:
Iron Bridge car park on the A479 north of Cwmdu
(GR SO184252).
 
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=iron+bridge+cwmdu&hl=en&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=11.545496,32.958984&t=h&hnear=Iron+Bridge,+Crickhowell+NP8+1RT,+United+Kingdom&z=16
Limited car parking, so sharing advised.
 
Distance: 13.5 miles.
Ascent: 3700 feet.
 
Description: The walk starts with a steep ascent up the side of
Pen Tir before heading to Mynydd Llangorse for views over
Llangorse Lake and the surrounding countryside.  Descending
Mynydd Llangorse takes us to the foot of Mynydd Troed for
another short, sharp ascent.  The route then descends towards
Pengenfordd, before heading over to the Black Mountains for
another steep (but much longer) ascent up Y Grib and along the
ridge to Waun Fach before descending to the car park.
1st Meet Point
08:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
09:30:00 - Iron Bridge car park on the A479 north of Cwmdu

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

Leader:
Steve - 0
Distance:
14 miles
Estimated walk time:
7.5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 21 Mar 2015 - Tal y Bont Reservoir

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Mark H - 0
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 22 Mar 2015 - Darran Valley

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew O - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 29 Mar 2015 - Cardiff Bay Barrage

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Hannah - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 12 Apr 2015 - tbc

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Matt - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 18 Apr 2015 - tbc

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Richard - 0
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
2
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 18 Apr 2015 - Penderyn Circular

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Jon G - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 18 Apr 2015 - Black Mills

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Tony - 0
Distance:
18 miles
Estimated walk time:
8
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 19 Apr 2015 - Penarth & Sully

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Asta - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 25 Apr 2015 - Quarry Walk

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Maria & Lorraine - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 26 Apr 2015 - Blorenge

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

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

Leader:
Jon R - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 17 May 2015 - Tor y Foel

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Lorraine - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

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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.