Please make sure that you are fit enough to undertake the walk you intend to join. If you’re unsure of your fitness level, try a short and easy walk first: it’s much better to find a walk a little too slow and easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted. Most Ramblers’ walks are off-road in rural areas. Please have suitable footwear and clothing for the walk you intend to join, and bring some food and drink, even if the walk includes a pub or café break. Leaders may refuse to accept participants who in their opinion are inadequately equipped or unfit. When in doubt, contact the organisers or the walk leader in advance. For your own and others’ safety please read and abide by any advice and guidelines issued by the organisers, and the instructions of the walk leader. Though walking is inherently one of the safest outdoor activities, no activity is completely without risk and it is your responsibility to behave sensibly and to minimize the potential for accidents.
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Meet: Lower Wyndcliff Forest Enterprise car park adjacent to the A466
A wander along the cliff-top view points overlooking the Rivers Wye and Severn, past hill forts, a trig point and an ancient church, then returning through the Giants Cave. Some ascents but at a gentle pace with pauses to enjoy the views.
NOTE: A466 CLOSED at Tintern - Access via St Arvans
A walk through some of the farms and drover's roads of the Monnow Valley then one ascent to the Offa's Dyke path and returning along Black Hill and the Cats Back. Varied walk with panoramic views over Herefordshire if visibility is good.
Out of Lydney to Upper Forge, circling around and out to Aylburton, along the river bank to Lydney Harbour returning along the canal.
Parking at Lydney Lake, follow road past bus station lake on right at end of road.
From Mallards Pike to Soudley via Staple Edge, on to Newnham and along the river Severn to Bullo Pill. Back past Brains Green .
Parking at Mallards Pike cost £4 for the day but there is free parking on the road opposite the entrance to Mallards Pike, approx 5 minutes walk from the start. Toilets at start.
Moderate to strenuous, with four fairly steep hills. Could be muddy.
Meet: Frampton Sailing Club car park [gates only open 09-15 to 10-00 hrs]
Car park is at end of The Green, take left fork opposite Three Horseshoes pub, in 100yds fork right through gate to club.
Walk around lake, across The Marches, Cambridge Arms Bridge, Gloucester Sharpness canal return via The Green.
Taking a route through the hidden valley to Clearwell. On to St Briavels via bridleways and country lanes before dropping down into the Wye Valley. Picking up Offas Dyke, the route takes us mainly through woods back to Redbrook.
Several ascents taken at a sensible pace and over a variety of terrain
Meet: Pick up points Coleford, Monmouth and Ross on Wye
40th Anniversary Skipton Holiday for the FOD Ramblers. May 6th - 13th. Rendezvous Hotel, B/B Evening Meal, all rooms en suite, 2 walks daily 7-8 miles and 10-11 miles, coach transport provided, pool and jacuzzi. For details, contact Sue Marshall 07808150741 01600 772034 email@example.com
Gentle walk through meadows to the Graig Syfyrddin and ascent on forest paths to Edmunds Tump. There may be bluebells and panoramic views over the Brecon Beacons. Returning via the Three Castles and a look at ancient Grosmont Castle.
A470 then take A4059 Hirwaun Road, and meet at the reservoir car park on right. Park at the car park or one of the reservoir lay-bys. Energetic with one peak and two ascents at a moderate pace: Fan Fawr, bypassing Corn Du and back by Cefn Crew. Fabulous views of Beacons and Cwm Crew waterfalls if good visibility
Meet: By cricket ground opposite Parkend Memorial Hall
From start across level crossing and up the Yorkley road. Enter woodland and continue to
Moseley Green crossing close to Rising Sun and on to Parkend to Yorkley road.
Continue to former railway and down to Whitecroft, through more woodland and down to
'Ramblers Bridge'. Cross heritage railway line and climb to Broc
Moccas Hill wood was opened very recently as part of restoring a medieval deer park renowned for its biodiversity, and has far reaching views. Then to a neolithic tomb (Arthur's Stone), followed by the viewpoint on Merbach Hill - again with amazing views including of extreme meanders (one abandoned) in the Wye.
Top end of moderate. Two steep ascents and descents, which may be muddy.
Meet: Crickhowell Resources & Information Centre (CRIC). Public Loos available
From Crickhowell follow Cwm Cumbeth to Table Mountain, picking up part of the Beacons Way before heading towards Llanbedr. Through Grwyne Fawr to Llangenny and back across fields to Crickhowell
Strenuous walk with 4 ascents of varying length all taken at a sensible pace
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