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: RSPB Ham Wall £3ish charge and free for RSPB members
This is a walk in wildlife reserves and nearby, including the ‘Sweet Trail’ a Neolithic track. You may see egrets and marsh harriers and if you are lucky some shyer residents. If the weather is OK we will extend the walk for up to a mile to see the starlings (hopefully) murmurating. Headtorches. No dogs.
Top end of ‘Easy’ because there are some boggy bits, and some stiles.
BPL. Toilets at start, and hot drinks sometimes available
To Ragged Stone and up and over Chase End Hill then following the valley through to British Camp. Up to Herefordshire Beacon before taking the Three Choirs Way back to Hollybush. The exact route may be varied subject to conditions underfoot and/or the weather. NB: NOTE EARLIER START TIME
Meet: Llangynidr public car park (free with public toilets)
Starting over fields and along canal tow path before our ascent to the summit of Tor-y-Foel. Picking up the tramway above Talybont Reservoir before taking the Usk Valley Walk, returning back to Llangynidr along the canal. Lovely views weather permitting. In adverse weather a lower route following the Beacons Way Wa
One steep ascend otherwise undulating over fields, tracks and tow path
We descend the valley to Lewstone with its cider press, continuing to the pretty village of Ganarew. Ascend the ridge towards Welsh Newton Common, descending to Welsh Newton and its historic church returning to Llangrove by means of the old Monmouth road.
Meet: Mansion House car park near Ashton Court Mansion. Postcode BS41 9JN.
This walk will be an opportunity to escape from our usual mud, and maybe see aspects of the city you haven’t seen before. A red deer park, street art, naval history, the merchants’ quarter, Cathedral, wonderful views from the top of Cabot tower, a walk through colourful houses, the Observatory and Suspension Bridge.
Three short steep climbs, and an optional ascent of a tower
Meet: Mitcheldean Main Car Park behind the Library
Walk along the Wysis Way up and over the Wilderness then we leave the way at Steam Mills and loop all the way to Longhope picking up the Way at the Nags Head to face the climb up and over heart break hill (a bit north east of it). Completing the circuit by walking back into Mitcheldean.
Walking down along the ponds over Bradley Hill to Blakeney Hill, over to Two Bridges, returning by Foundry wood
Coffee stop. Lunch back at Soudley Ponds
Chris (01594 841247)
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