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 26 Oct 2014 - Garway Hill (incl a TBR Good Deed)

Last Updated: 19-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
Please remember to put your clocks back 1 hour the night before this walk, despite the 9am meet in Pontcanna, you will have had an extra hour in bed so it's not all bad!! This walk starts from The Moon Inn Pub, in the village of Garway, just over the Herefordshire border, near Monmouth. You can park outside the pub, or there is plenty of room over the road on the edge of Garway Common. The walk starts along a quiet country lane towards Skenfrith, before we walk a short bridleway, join the main road for a briefish road walk which runs parallel with the river towards Skenfrith Castle. The Castle will be our coffee stop. From here we backtrack very slightly before we meander along another quiet country lane, and then across various fields, some with cattle and sheep, eventually making our ascent up to the amazing 360 degree panoramic view offered by Garway Hill. Here we will stop for lunch, take in the view, learn a few local facts, do a good deed and see the WWII listening station. It can get breezy at the top so worth bringing a hat and gloves too. Afterwards we descend through farmland and some woodland, back towards Garway, walking through the village Chapel and Church grounds before a brief ascent, finishing at the pub. The walk is essentially moderate, but the climb up to Garway Hill is challenging, although more than worth the views over surrounding counties, hills and patchwork fields. The ascent is up to 1200ft but as this is due to be our lunch stop, there should be plenty of time to rest at the top! Dogs: as mentioned there are some periods of road walking including a main road for about 15 mins and some of the fields have cattle and sheep. Therefore any dogs will need to be well behaved and on a lead, as and when required. Directions: Take the A449 from The Coldra, heading for Monmouth. Go through the tunnels, over the lights and take the 1st exit at the next roundabout. Follow the road over a mini roundabout and turn right at the lights, taking the A466 (to Hereford). Follow the road for about 3.5 miles going through Buckholt and Welsh Newton. Take the left turn signed Abergavenny, Broad Oak and Garway. Follow this road for 2.5 miles until you come to a junction (cross roads). Go straight over (signed Garway) and follow for 1.5 miles and The Moon Inn pub is on your right. Post Code HR2 8RQ
1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - The Moon Inn, Garway (HR2 8RQ)

Driving time:
76 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 4.5

Leader:
Sarah W - 07773693312
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 01 Nov 2014 - Burial Chambers in the Vale

Last Updated: 21-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

We will be taking a leisurely stroll through the fields and lanes of the Vale of Glamorgan from St Nicholas village taking in St Lythan's and Tinkinswood neolithic burial chambers. They are around 5000 - 6000 years old making them older than most of the pyramids.

Most of this walk is through farmland, so it is likely to be muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear. There are a number of stiles and grazing animals.

Parking is beside the church in St Nicholas village which is not far west of Cardiff on the A48. There is not a lot of space, so please car share if possible.

 
 
1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - St Nicholas

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

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 01 Nov 2014 - Pen Y Fan North side circular

Last Updated: 22-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Pen y Fan north circular walk approximately 10 miles of stunning scenery. 

Please note: this is a strenuous walk with a lot of assent, you will need a good level of fitness to be able to keep a steady pace and to be able to enjoy this walk.  There is a constant assent of approximately 2 hours dominating the start of the walk to the top of Corn Ddu

We will start this walk from Cwm Llwch car park GR: SO 006 244

If you are not familiar with the location of  Cwm Llwch I will be at Pont ar Daf car park (Post Code LD3 8NL) at 9.45 am,  you can follow me in your cars around to Cwm Llwch.

Looking up from the Cwm Llwch car park as we start the walk, we see the view of Pen Y Fan and Corn Ddu from the North side which is spectacular.  We head off through the meadow and woodlands and make our way up to the hidden and pretty double waterfalls.  This will be optional as to get back to the path from here there will be a short scramble up a very steep grass bank, the remaining group will carry onto Llyn Cwm Llwch lake situated at the bottom of Corn Ddu where you can enjoy the views and have a quick break before we regroup.  After our break we carry on up the steep incline to the Tommy Jones Obelisk and up the North assent to Corn Ddu & Pen y Fan.  

From Pen y Fan we take the path down on Southern side and at the bottom we will pick up the narrow path to take us to scramble/climb the North side of Cribin. If you don’t have a head for heights or you don’t want to go up the Northern route you will be able to carry on up the main route and wait at the top to regroup. 

After another well-earned quick break we make our way over the back of Cribin and down the other side to cross the Roman Road where we pick up the path for our final and fourth assent of the day.  From here we make our way up to the top of Fan y Big, at the top the brave can pose for photos on the diving board, against the back drop of Corn Du, Pen y fan and Cribyn etc. From here we head off back down the path and pick up he Roman road in the direction of Brecon

As we head along the Roman road you get the chance to take a look back and admire the sheer drop of the North side of Fan y Big. We carry on past Cwmcynwyn to pick up the foot path at Pont y Caniedydd, after short walk through the Meadows we pick up the quiet lanes before finally arriving back at Cwm

1st Meet Point
08:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
09:15:00 - Pont ar Daf

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

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
7
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 02 Nov 2014 - Lisvane to Taffs Well Rail Ramble

Last Updated: 20-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

(train details to be confirmed as there may be engineering works)

From Lisvane train station, we'll head through Cefn Onn Park & up onto the Rhymney ridgeway.  From there, we head west.  After passing the Black Cock Inn, we head up onto Craig Yr Allt - if it's a clear day, there are good views across Cardiff, the Bristol Channel & Caerphilly. From there we descend to the taff trail & onto Taffs Well train station.

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Paul - 0
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 09 Nov 2014 - Brecon Bomber Crash site and Memorial Walk

Last Updated: 22-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This is a strenuous walk you will require a fair level of fitness and be able to keep a good pace.

We start this walk from the car park and head through the Forrest to pick up the Taff Trail and onto the Roman road until we reach the foot of Fan Y Byg.  After a short rest we will ascend Fan Y Byg and regroup at the top to enjoy a quick break and a chance to take some photos.

Following our break we will head off along the escarpments of Craig Cwmoergwm, Craig Cwareli and Bwlch  Y Ddwyallt.  Here you can enjoy the breath taking views across Brecon as well as the 4 peaks Fan y Byg, Cribyn, Corn Du and Pen y Fan as they all line up looking back from Craig Fan Las.   From here we carry on until we reach the Bomber Memorial where we can stop to pay our respects and have our lunch break nearby.   Next we head back to pick up another long escarpment Craig Fan Las until reaching the path Beacons way.  From here we descend Craig Y Fan Ddu to again pick up the Taff Trail and walk back to the start point.

After our walk all welcome to meet at the Red Cow Pub in Pontsticill for a well-earned pint.

First meet - Pontcanna 08-45 am

Second meet - Pont Cwmyfedwen car park at the Taffechan Forrest 9.45 Grid Ref:  SO 042 164

1st Meet Point
08:45:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
09:45:00 - Pont Cwmyfedwen car park at the Taffechan Forrest

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

Leader:
Mark - 0785 4515560
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
6.5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Radyr & Walnut Tree Tunnel

Last Updated: 01-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Circular walk around Radyr following the footsteps of its rich industrial history.

Details to be added later.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Radyr station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Monika & Richard - 07837675124
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Tal y Bont

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Katy - 0
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 23 Nov 2014 - Brecon Mountain Centre - Myndd Illtyd

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 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 - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Bath Skyline Walk & Christmas Market

Last Updated: 01-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Back due to popular demand - details will follow.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Cardiff Central station
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Bath Spa station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Monika & Dom - 07837675124
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 30 Nov 2014 - Pen Marc - Rhoose

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Dee - 0
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 07 Dec 2014 - Ystradfelte

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Dave A - 0
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 14 Dec 2014 - North Gower - Whiteford Sands

Last Updated: 21-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
A circular 11 mile walk around the North Gower from Llanmadoc.  
On the recce, we headed from Llanmadoc down onto Whiteford Sands to view the derelict Whiteford Lighthouse – if the tide is low, we will be able to walk as far as the lighthouse.  
From Whiteford Bay, we head along the beach to Broughton Bay, through Burry Holms onto Rhossili beach.  From Rhossili, we head inland to Llangennith & then up Llanmadoc Hill.  From the top, there are great views across the salt marshes of the Loughor Estuary, Rhossili Bay & towards Pendine sands.  
Crossing ancient earthworks, we then head down to Llanmadoc & a well-earned drink at the Britannia Inn!  
The direction we go will be depending on the tide & on the weather ie we may start with the walk up Llangennith Hill heading the other way.
 
The beach is quite exposed so bring plenty of warm clothing.  Dogs may need to be kept on leads at certain points as we cross common land with sheep & cattle.
 
Directions – from Cardiff, head towards Swansea.  However, the quickest route is come off Junction 47 on the M4 onto the A483 until the 1st roundabout to Gowerton (A484). At the 2nd roundabout, go onto the B4296 & at the next junction onto the B4295 (Penclawdd).  Follow this road until just after Llanrhidian.  Take the right signpost Llanmadoc & Weobley Castle. Head along here passing the Britannia inn.  The road then splits with signs for 2 car parks. Take the right to Cwn Ivy car park – a large car park with an honesty box for donations!
1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Cwm Ivy Car Park, SA3 1DJ

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

Leader:
Paul - 079 26378910
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 21 Dec 2014 - Xmas Geocache

Last Updated: 06-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
This walk will combine an Xmas theme, clues and seasonal treasure! There may even be some mulled wine to complement the usual coffee stop!
1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - TBC

Driving time:
11 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 2.75

Leader:
Sarah W - 07773693312
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
2.5
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 28 Dec 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 17-Sep-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

Show Sun 11 Jan 2015 - Marcross Ladders - Witches Poiint

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sat 17 Jan 2015 - Cardiff Bay and Pont-y-Werin Bridge

Last Updated: 12-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - N/A

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Richard T - 07876688991
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 01 Mar 2015 - St David's Day Walk - St Fagans

Last Updated: 07-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
Further details to follow.
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - St Fagans

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
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.