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 21 Dec 2014 - Xmas Geocache

Last Updated: 16-Dec-2014 00:00:00

Description:
The walk starts and ends at our usual meet point on the edge of Pontcanna Fields. This route is circular although more 'green cross code' than 'country code'! Our walk will encompass Thompson Park, Victoria Park, Insole Court, Llandaff Cathedral and finally return to our start point via the Taff Trail. This walk will combine Xmas themes, clues and seasonal treasure and hopefully some intermittent geocaching technology permitting! Please feel free to wear your Santa Hats to get into the festive spirit, there may even be some mulled wine on route to complement the usual coffee stop! We will finish off at The Mochyn Du for a drink and if you want to stay on longer, there is an Xmas fair locally in Plasturton Gardens in Pontcanna from 3-6pm. You can bring dogs but this is quite an urban walk so you will need to have them on leads at all times please!
1st Meet Point
11:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Fri 26 Dec 2014 - Boxing Day, join me on this Festive walk to the to

Last Updated: 19-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A festive walk to the top of Pen Y Fan. (Weather dependent). Afterwards we will be calling at the Nant -Ddu Lodge for refreshments. This walk is great for beginners and Moderate walkers for building up fitness and confidence levels in readiness hopefully to move up a level to take on your first strenuous walk. We will be taking this walk at a slow easy pace. The start point Pont ar Daf car park is on the right and about 500 meters before Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre post code LD3 8NL on the A 470 heading towards Brecon, approximately 45 mins from Cardiff.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Pont ar Daf

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

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 28 Dec 2014 - Caldicot Castle

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Caldicot Castle

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Thu 01 Jan 2015 - Pen y Fan New Year's Day Walk

Last Updated: 01-Dec-2014 00:00:00

Description:
1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Pont ar Daf

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Thu 01 Jan 2015 - Gower NY walk

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

Description:

A few of us are staying at Rhossili for New Years Eve. All welcome to join us for the walks on New Years Day & 2nd Jan!

Details of walks to follow.

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

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

Leader:
Paul & Emyr - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Fri 02 Jan 2015 - Gower NY walk

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

Description:

A few of us are staying at Rhossili for New Years Eve. All welcome to join us for the walks on New Years Day & 2nd Jan!

Details of walks to follow.

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

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

Leader:
Paul & Emyr - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 04 Jan 2015 - Clytha and Bettws Newydd

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 04 Jan 2015 - Fan Gyhirych & Fan Nedd

Last Updated: 02-Dec-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Details TBC

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Aled - 07977245485
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
00
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 10 Jan 2015 - Packhorse Trails -short route

Last Updated: 26-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A shortened version of the walk I led last year due to very boggy ground. We will start in the car park by the leisure centre in Pontypool park, postcode NP4 8AT

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Pontypool,+Torfaen+NP4+8AT/@51.7012785,-3.0350322,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4871de913cca88dd:0x8d2b56edfc05f7c8

From here we walk through the park and up onto the ridge by the shell grotto before following an old track (the packhorse trail) up past the Folly Tower and onto the common at Garn Wen where if the weather is OK we climb again to a trig point where we will enjoy the views and have lunch.

We then continue on to meet a track that takes us down to the bottom of the common from where we head back to the trail and retrace our steps to Pontypool.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Pontypool Leisure centre

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Matt - 07886118488
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
04:00
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

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 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 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 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.