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 Tue 29 Jul 2014 - Around Llandough

Last Updated: 20-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This is the first walk I've led since the London to Brighton Challenge, and it feels weird to be posting details of a ramble that will take less than all the hours of daylight to complete. 

It's an easy stroll taking us from Cogan through Llandough and Michaelstone-le-Pit. The route is very scenic and surprisingly varied, as anyone who has done it before will attest (this is the seventh year I've led it!).

Be aware that, in the early part of the walk especially, there are a lot of brambles and nettles so long trousers and long-sleeved tops are recommended.

Cogan station's postcode is CF64 2NS.

1st Meet Point
18:30:00 - Cogan Station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
JULIAN MORUZZI - 07813846717
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
02:00
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Wed 30 Jul 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 14-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 - 0
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - 0

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sun 03 Aug 2014 - Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve

Last Updated: 27-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve is a nationally important haven for wildlife and is a designated National Nature Reserve. There is an amazing variety of wild birds, wildlife and flora. At this time of year, look out for martins, swifts and swallows searching for food overhead, catch a glimpse of brightly-coloured dragonflies darting past or search for beautiful flowers, such as orchids, along the way.

Starting from the visitor centre, we follow part of the Wales Coastal Path around the reserve and explore the landscape of the Gwent Levels, formed from tidal deposits and alluvium. The patterns of settlement, enclosure and drainage systems date back to prehistoric times.

An eight-mile walk with negligible ascent, on hard surface paths around the reserve and flat rural footpaths with stiles and gates as you leave the reserve.

The visitor centre has a café, toilet facilities and a gift shop. There is a large, free car park. Bring your own packed lunch and water. Dogs welcome but will need to be on leads on the path around the reserve, in fields with livestock and past a farm with an exceptionally noisy sheepdog.

Luke will meet you at the 2ndmeet point.

Directions to the 2nd meet point:

From Pontcanna, follow the M4 towards Newport. Leave the M4 at Junction 28. Join the A48 and take the 3rd exit at the roundabout to stay on the A48 heading into Newport. Take the 2nd exit at the next roundabout the stay on the A48 (Docks Way/ Southern Distributor Road). Go straight through the next 3 roundabouts, staying on the A48. At the first roundabout after the bridge and football stadium, take the 3rd exit onto Nash Road. Turn right to stay on Nash Road. Turn right into West Nash Road. Continue down this road until you come to the entrance to the visitor centre car park on your left.

Nearest postcode: NP18 2BZ

Grid reference: ST334834

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

1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
10:45:00 - Visitor Centre Car Park

Driving time:
32 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £8

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 03 Aug 2014 - The Begwns

Last Updated: 12-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This walk is a little bit further out than usual - 60 miles from Cardiff in the wilds of unexplored Radnorshire in the general direction of Hay.

As well as pleasant views across the Radnorshire countryside, the hill affords a spectacular panorama of the Black Mountains and the whole of the Beacons range. For those of you who have walked in the Beacons, this is like seeing Earthrise from the Moon. Basically the walk is one big view, with a couple of funky isolated churches as extra treats.

The limited choice of parking spots means that we start quite close to the top of the hill so, although the summit is over 400m, there's only about 250m ascent in the whole walk. This means it's nowhere near as strenuous as other 12-mile walks. We'll be going at a fairly relaxed pace anyway and there's even an option to cut the walk down to 8 miles if we're feeling tired.

The second meet point is a small car park along the minor road which runs between the villages of Clyro and Painscastle. The grid reference is SO182445. Apologies to satnav users but it really is in the middle of nowhere. If you can find out the postcode for the Croesfeiliog farm just to the north, you're a better man/woman than I.

I've allowed plenty of time to get there. You will get caught behind someone doing 40mph all the way over Storey Arms. Don't fight it.

The whole hill is Sheep City, plus there are twitchy cows with young calves in the surrounding fields so the walk probably isn't suitable for dogs.

We won't be at Pontcanna Sunday morning as we're camping on the Saturday night at the Holly Bush Inn near Glasbury-on-Wye.  http://www.hollybushcamping.com/

If anyone wants to join us camping, please get in touch.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
10:45:00 - SO182445 car park on Clyro-Painscatsle road

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

Leader:
Keith - 07584 012830
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Wed 06 Aug 2014 - VACANT

Last Updated: 14-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
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - ybc

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Fri 08 Aug 2014 - Pen y Fan by Moonlight

Last Updated: 08-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:
A night walk up Pen y Fan two days before Full Moon. BRING A TORCH,
spare batteries, warm gear and waterproofs.
If the weather is poor, this walk will be cancelled, so please check
with the walk leader if you're unsure.

2nd meet point - Car Park at SN987197 (on the A470 just south of Storey Arms,

indicated with a PC on OS maps)
1st Meet Point
20:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
21:30:00 - Car Park at SN987197 (on the A470 just south of St

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

Leader:
Liza - 07817112802
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 09 Aug 2014 - Bristol balloon walk

Last Updated: 22-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:
An afternoon walk around the historic Bristol City harbour, over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and back to the start point via Clifton town centre. This is the weekend of the Bristol balloon festival so hopefully there should be plenty of balloons to see during the walk.
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Bristol harbour

Driving time:
90 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £22.5

Leader:
Andy - 07588776446
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Heol y Cyw

Last Updated: 07-Feb-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A Joint walk with the Tawe Trekkers - Dave (from TT) leads a walk taking in the hills above the small village of Heol-y-Cwy and Pen-Coed with views over the Rhondda,Ogwr and Garw valleys and the Bristol channel

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

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

Leader:
Dave Horton (Tawe Trekkers) - 07414 590 217
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Wed 13 Aug 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
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 16 Aug 2014 - Brecon Beast Beast Challenge

Last Updated: 11-Feb-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 Honeyball - tbc
Distance:
20 miles
Estimated walk time:
tbc
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 17 Aug 2014 - Erwood/Llandeilo Graban

Last Updated: 20-Jul-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:
Tony & Katy - tbc
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 24 Aug 2014 - Tredegar House to Fourteen Locks

Last Updated: 12-Jul-2014 00:00:00

Description:
8-10 miles approx. Further details to follow.
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -

Driving time:
32 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £8

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

Show Sat 30 Aug 2014 - Ramble through time

Last Updated: 02-May-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A jolly jaunt around Cardiff city centre, finding out just how Cardiff got to be the place we know today - from small market town on the banks of the Taff to cosmopolitan capital city.  By the end of the walk, you'll have learnt many a random fact to wow/bore your friends with, and who knows, that may well end up winning you a pub quiz one day.  Highlights(?!) include finding out how Brunel helped build the Millennium Stadium, what makes up the Kairdiff accent, why Cardiff City fans have a cricket club from Riverside to thank for their team and why there's no St Mary's Church on St Mary Street.

Please note:  the meet point for this walk is in the ground floor gallery in the Cardiff Story Museum (in the Old Library building on The Hayes) - not the National Museum!

1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Cardiff Story Museum

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Victoria - 07415899270
Distance:
3 miles
Estimated walk time:
tbc
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 30 Aug 2014 - Parc Penallta and Eglwsillan

Last Updated: 13-Jul-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 past the Llanfabon Inn then cut across fields to Nelson.
 
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

Last Updated: 28-Jun-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:
Tony & Katy - tbc
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
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 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

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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.