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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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Thursday February 22, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles 172 Grid Ref: ST558718
A Bristol Bonanaza
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
Picnic lunch. Toilets and cafe at start/end.
Lynn & Philip (01291 689954)
Sunday February 25, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO664186
Wysis Way 5 circular ramble
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.
Hard
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday February 27, 2018 at 10:00 am 6.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO662115
Short Winter Walk
Meet: Top car park Soudley Ponds
Walking down along the ponds over Bradley Hill to Blakeney Hill, over to Two Bridges, returning by Foundry wood
Moderate
Coffee stop. Lunch back at Soudley Ponds
Chris (01594 841247)
Sunday March 4, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO548157
Rocking Around the Caves 2nd Attempt
Meet: Forest car park near top of track to Biblins
Follow E. I. Williams sign and turn onto track in front of Doward Park Camp site, car park 100m on right. A wander through woodland nature reserves with lots of caves and some new rocky view points, a short stretch of the River Wye, and an iron age hill fort.
Moderate
Picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Saturday March 10, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO155195
Chartist Cave
Meet: Llangnidr free cark opposite village hall and public toilets
Ascending Llangnidr mountain by a gentle route with coffee at a hidden waterfall (depending on weather) and a picnic lunch at the Chartist Cave. The walk passes Neolithic burial cairns and shake holes, then returns via farmland.
Moderate
Picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Sunday March 11, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO527001
The Dark Side of Tintern
Meet: Tintern wireworks car park
Rumours of holding camps for slaves and convicts; raging furnaces smelting iron, copper and lead; the first water fuelled wireworks; cottages shaken by quarry blasting; trains steaming through to transport the products of all this thriving industry - we'll explore the dark history of today's scenic idyll.
One steep and one more gradual ascent, and easy walking on the old railway track
Bring packed lunch
Lynn & Philip (01291 689954)
Thursday March 15, 2018 at 10:00 am 7.6 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO536099
Newland and the Kymin
Meet: Redbrook CP
walk up to Newland, across to the Kymin and back via the old railway track
coffee stop and picnic lunch. possible drink after walk
Peter (01600 711558)
Saturday March 17, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO113229
An early spring walk round Tor y Foel
Meet: Henderson Hall Talybont (donation £1 and loos)
A fairly gentle route along the Henry Vaughan Walk and Taff Trail with a moderate ascent over Tor y Foel. After spectacular views we return along the canal and pass a heronry where the herons may be nesting, the Talybont Lime Kilns, and the Star Inn. We will stay low if high winds or poor weather.
Moderate
Picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Sunday March 18, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO714196
Wysis Way 6 - Circular Ramble
Meet: Huntley Church
This circuit takes us out to Taynton to pick up the Wysis Way, over May Hill ending up at the Nags Head Longhope. There we leave the Wysis Way and make our way back to Huntley Church.
Hard
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Wednesday March 21, 2018 at 10:00 am 5.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO587085
Spring Time
Meet: Dark Hill FC car park
Gattle Cross, Edge of Sling, Ellwood Inclosure, Bostonbury Hill, Former railway line.
Coffee/Tea break
Susan (01594 843389)
Sunday March 25, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: ST527972
Wye Valley Wander
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.
Moderate
Picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Tuesday March 27, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO598232
Walk from Ross on Wye
Meet: Town and Country Trail free CP
Circular walk from Ross on Wye Taking in Chase Wood, West Penyard and Penyard Park. Some inclines.
Moderate
Coffee break and Picnic lunch
Dilys and Gerry (01989 750434)
Thursday March 29, 2018 at 10:00 am 6.3 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO289167
Sugar Loaf
Meet: Porth-y-parc CP up Chapel Road, Abergavenny. Car share if possible
up Sugar Loaf and return via Deri ridge
One of the easier ways up Sugar Loaf but there is still 500m of climb
Picnic lunch
Peter (01600 711558)
Saturday April 7, 2018 at 10:00 am 11.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO288328
Hay Bluff and Cat's Back
Meet: Black Hill Picnic site car park
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.
Moderate
picnic
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Sunday April 8, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO663116
Soudley Circles in the Spring
Meet: Bliaze Bailey Car Park, Sotton Bottom, Littledean to Soudley road
To ramble around the Souldey Circles, a hilly walk taking in the view point at Blaize Bailey, the Staple Edge ridge and Mallards Pike.
Hard
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday April 10, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO637025
Walk with a view
Meet: Lydney Boating Lake
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.
Moderate
Coffee break & Packed Lunch
Chris (01594 841247)
Thursday April 12, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO706206
40 th Anniversary Walk
Meet: May Hill Village Hall
Walk will take in May Hill, Longhope, Huntley Hill and Castle Wood.
Mostly moderate , one steep climb
Coffee stop and Picnic Lunch
Roger (01452 830454)
Tuesday April 17, 2018 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO636092
From Pike to Pill
Meet: Mallards Pike picnic area
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.
Bring coffee and sandwiches.
Ann L (01594 562578)
Wednesday April 18, 2018 at 10:00 am 33.0 Miles OL254 Grid Ref: SH496377
Llyn Peninsula
Meet: Criccieth, North Wales
Ronnie's Welsh Trip
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday April 26, 2018 at 10:00 am 7.8 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO749073
Frampton on Severn
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.
Easy
Coffee & picnic lunch
Bruce (01242 464027)
Sunday April 29, 2018 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO519135
Wye Valley Bluebells
Meet: St Peter's Church, Dixton Lane (river exit off Dixton roundabout)
Hopefully lots of bluebells, wild garlic, panoramic views, blossoming forests and returning via the river bank.
Moderate
picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Thursday May 3, 2018 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO536098
Redbrook and Wye Valley
Meet: Redbrook Car Park (fee payable)
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
coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday May 6, 2018 at 9:00 am 0.0 Miles OL21 Grid Ref: SD995498
Skipton Holiday
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 soozie1946@outlook.com
Moderate
B/B Evening Meal
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Thursday May 17, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles EXP189 Grid Ref: SO575318
The Ballingham loop of the Wye
Meet: Ballingham Village hall CP
See old railway remains, beautiful riverside walks with much wildlife. Climb to the heights and be rewarded with fine views weather permitting.
Two fairly steep climbs
Coffee break & picnic lunch
Alan & Barbara (01989 770976)
Sunday May 20, 2018 at 10:00 am 11.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO405244
A Castle and a Tump
Meet: Grosmont by the Angel Inn, park in street
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.
Moderate
coffee break and picnic lunch
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Tuesday May 22, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO659170
St. Anthony's Well, Plump Hill
Meet: Wilderness Car Park, Plump Hill
A ramble to St. Anthony's Well and up to Cinderford, then Harrow Hill.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Saturday May 26, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL12 Grid Ref: SN988181
Two Ridges and a Peak
Meet: Beacon's Reservoir car park
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
Energetic
picnic
Jenny & Peter (07443 119004)
Thursday May 31, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO773222
Leadon Vale Walk
Meet: Barbers Bridge,Old Road, Rudford
Walk to Tibberton, Kitesnest, Pinetum & Lunch at Highnam Church. Return Lassington, Rudford & River Leadon. Leaders: John, 01452 790529 & Derek, 01452 790532
No climbs of note
Packed Lunch & Coffee Break at Chez Derek
John & Derek (01452 790529-790532)
Sunday June 3, 2018 at 10:30 am 11.5 Miles OS 166 Grid Ref: SN975027
Aberdare - Valleys and Hills
Meet: Drive along Cwmdare Rd/Bwllfa Rd after the layby turn left to the main Car Park.
We follow the Penrhiwllech Walk to Castell Nos Reservoir. Follow tracks, paths and hopefully a waterfall to Cwm Aman and then make our way to Dare Valley Country Park. Bring coffee and picnic lunch.
Elevation 2000 feet
Afternoon tea available at Visitor Centre
Sue S (01594 531227)
Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 6:30 pm 4.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO643068
Stoney Green
Meet: Nagshead, Yorkley - Not gravelled area
An evening ramble from the Nagshead to Stoney Green and back.
Easy
none
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday June 10, 2018 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO614079
Railways, Tramways, Mines etc.
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
Some climbs but not too difficult.
Coffee stop and Picnic Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)
Tuesday June 12, 2018 at 10:00 am 7.0 Miles EXP179 Grid Ref: SO818252
Riverside Walk
Meet: Meet on side of road by Ashleworth Tithe Barn
River Severn, The Haw, Hasfield
One fairly steep climb on road
Coffee & picnic lunch, pub near-by at end of walk !
Bruce (01242 464027)
Sunday June 17, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO772222
Wysis Way 7 - Barbers Bridge
Meet: Barbers Bridge Layby, Tibberton
A stretch of the Wysis Way from near Huntley to Barbers Bridge as a circular walk.
Hard
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Tuesday June 19, 2018 at 10:00 am 9.5 Miles OL 13 Grid Ref: SO335445
Moccas, Merbach and Meanders
Meet: Track leading to Bredwardine church
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.
Packed lunch
Lynn & Philip (01291 689954)
Wednesday June 27, 2018 at 7:00 pm 3.4 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO538124
Stones
Meet: CP at national boundary on A4136 below Staunton
Climb to the Buck Stone, through Staunton to the Suck Stone and back on Wysis Way
None
Peter (01600 711558)
Saturday June 30, 2018 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO218184
Table Mountain and Grwyne Fawr
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
coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)

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