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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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Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO129272
Llangorse Lake
Meet: Car Park by public loos, Llangorse Lake
Walk around edge of Llangorse Lake (can be marshy) before ascent to Allt yr Esgair then following a section of the Three Rivers Ride down to Bwlch. Ascent up and across Mynydd Llangorse, following the ridge (good views weather permitting) before returning to Llangorse Lake via country lanes.
Energetic with two long and steep ascents taken at a sensitive pace
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Tuesday July 25, 2017 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles Exp179 Grid Ref: SO951179
Countryside walk with fantastic views
Meet: Car Park at top of Leckhampton Hill . Take Hartley Lane off B4070 to top.
Coberley, Upper Coberley, Hartley Hill, Leckhampton Hill
Moderate
Coffee & Picnic lunch
Bruce (01242 464027)
Sunday July 30, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO624125
Wysis Way Circular ramble no 3
Meet: Woodlands Car Park, near Speech House
Firstly taking the Gloucestershire Way towards Drybrook Road then proceeding to pick up the Wysis Way above Speculation and proceed along it to Carters Piece return via Sculpture Trail.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday August 6, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles 190 Explorer Grid Ref: SO739423
Colwall,Coddington & Herefordshire Trail
Meet: Colwall Church
Colwall, Coddington, Vineyard & Wellington Heath. Return Frith Wood, Berrington Wood & Oyster Hill. Part of Herefordshire Trail.
Easy & no real climbs
Packed Lunch
John & Derek (01452 790529-790532)
Tuesday August 8, 2017 at 10:00 am 17.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO239203
The Llanbedr Horseshoe (Someone has to do it!)
Meet: Llanbedr Church
The classic walk ascending Table Mountain then Pen Cerrig Calch. We then follow the rim of the valley over Pen Allt Mawr, Pen Twyn Glas, Mynydd Llysiau, Waun Fach, Pen y Gadair Fawr and Crug Mawr before descending back to Llanbedr.
Strenuous
Mike I (01594 562341)
Sunday August 13, 2017 at 10:00 am 11.5 Miles SO288278 Grid Ref: SO288278
An abbey, a chapel and two ridges
Meet: Llanthony car park
The classic exhilarating circuit north of Llanthony. We begin by ascending to the Offa's Dyke path over Loxidge tump and then head northwest on the ridge, eventually descending to Capel y Ffin. We then ascend steeply for a while followed by a more gently climb to Bal Mawr, before heading back to Llanthony.
Two steep climbs and descents - at your own pace. Total ascent 3000'.
Bring a picnic lunch. With luck we'll get tea at Llanthony!
Lynn and Philip (01291 689954)
Tuesday August 15, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OS152 Grid Ref: ST279886
Canal Walk
Meet: Fourteen Locks Visitors Centre off at J27(High Cross) M4 Newport
Parking at canal centre free car park. Walking through Mescoed Mawr, Craig-y-Wenalit, to Pant-yr -Eos reservoir, back along the canal from Risca. Some lane walking.
Moderate
Coffee Stop and Packed lunch.
Chris (01594 841247)
Sunday August 20, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles Grid Ref: SP167212
Cotswold Delight
Meet: Bourton on the Water Leisure Centre
From Bourton to Lower Slaughter, Upper Slaughter and Naunton Leader. 01594826805 Mobile 07826167718
Lanes and fields and undulating country rambling
Coffee break and Picnic Lunch
SteveJ (01594 826805)
Thursday August 24, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.6 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO614136
Forest Friday afternoon paths
Meet: Speculation CP
a walk across to Linear Park and back following paths shown to me by mountain bikers
picnic lunch, perhaps at Beechenhurst
Peter (01600 711558)
Tuesday August 29, 2017 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles 152 Grid Ref: ST214890
Machen Panorama
Meet: Machen Recreation Ground
Starting from Machen we head up hill to join the Sirhowy Valley Walk and then the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk. Our final ascent is to Mynydd Machen and then a nice long descent.
Strenuous - 2100ft ascent
Picnic Lunch
Sue S (01594 531227)
Sunday September 3, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO423121
Penrhos, Llantillo Cresseney, Whitecastle circular
Meet: Layby on right side of countrylane, by gate and bridleway sign.
Rural Monmouthshire at its best, through farmland and orchards for far reaching views, some parts of Offas Dyke, Whitecastle (bring Cadw card if you have one) Llantillio's historic church plus the largest cider orchard in the EU (Whoops).
Some climbs not too strenuous
Coffee and Packed Lunch
Sue M (07808150741)
Tuesday September 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO593240
Ross-on-Wye to Weston-under-Penyard
Meet: Wilton Road Car Park
A circular walk up and through Penyard Park and then on to Weston-Under-Penyard and Rudhall and back to Ross.
Moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Sunday September 10, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL12 Grid Ref: SN988181
Exploring Fan Fawr
Meet: Meet: A470 then turn onto A4059 Hirwaun Rd, reservoir car park 50m on right
Leisurely climb at own pace to summit of Fan Fawr (peak overlooking Pen y Fan), then undulating off-path across to the Beacons Way and the Taff Trail. Fabulous views and acsent and descent at a relaxed pace! Will change to a low level forest walk in the area IF high winds or inclement weather.
Energetic
Picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Thursday September 14, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.2 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO536099
Penallt circular
Meet: Redbrook CP on A466
Penallt Old Church, Lydart Wood, Mitcheltroy Common, Cae'r Llan, Glanau and return around the South side of Penallt
bring picnic lunch, possible drink at end
Peter (01600 711558)
Sunday September 17, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: ST554960
Divers, Leapers and Lepers
Meet: Diving Centre.We're asked to go left around quarry and park by top of zip wire.
We begin at the Diving Centre, head across to Wintour's Leap, and then beneath the cliffs to the Lancaut Penisula - where you can still see some of the medicinal plants grown by monks for a Leper colony. Dogs, as well as humans, may have problems crossing the stretch of large boulders (but it's fun!)
Mostly easy/moderate, but a boulder field needs hands, feet and care to cross!
Picnic lunch. Cafe and toilets at Centre (end of walk)
Lynn and Philip (01291 689954)
Thursday September 21, 2017 at 10:00 am 9.3 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO598284
Glorious Wye valley Foy loop
Meet: Foy church CP or road
A circuit of a large loop in the River Wye with ancient villages, churches and wooded banks, following parts of Wye Valley Walk and Herefordshire trail.
Some short climbs
Packed lunch
Alan & Barbara (01989 770976)
Sunday September 24, 2017 at 10:00 am 12.0 Miles OL13 Grid Ref: SO238164
Sugar Loaf
Meet: Glangrwyney Village Hall (£2 parking fee)
Follow the Grwyne Fawr valley skirting the foot of the Sugar Loaf before ascending via Cwm Bwch. Sustained climb to the top of Sugar Loaf, taken at a pace to suit all, back via woods and country lanes.
Energetic
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Tuesday September 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO642069
Oldcroft (Jackie's backyard)
Meet: Outside Nags Head, Oldcroft Road (no parking on gravel area opposite pub)
To Mallards Pike passed Danby Lodge then making our way to Bradley Hill via Blakeney Greenway, dropping to Furness Bottom then up to Viney Woodside before crossing fields (fine views across the Estuary weather permitting) on our way back to Oldcroft. One gradual and one (shortish) steep ascent.
Moderate walking on forest paths and trails with some country lanes
Coffee and BPL
JackieH (01594 564417)
Sunday October 1, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO595145
A walk with friends in the country
Meet: Carterspiece-just off Eastbach road on track to Carterspiece Farm.
Walk through woodland, along old railway lines, fields and country roads.
Mainly easy walking, some short moderate climbs.
Coffee stop and Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)
Thursday October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles OL12 Grid Ref: SO040072
Limestone country near Merthyr
Meet: Cyfarthfa Castle (off A465); car park by entrance gate (below lake).
Gurnos Tramroad, Taf Fechan Nature Reserve, Pontsarn, and Morlais Hill; includes two viaducts and the oldest cast-iron railway bridge in the world. Joint walk with Maurice (01594 531096).
Moderate
Picnic lunch
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday October 8, 2017 at 10:00 am 10.5 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO513057
An early autumn Trelleck trek
Meet: Unsigned (bridle way) car park
Left at Lion Inn towards Maryland , along Greenway Lane, right onto Beacon Road and car park 100 yards on left. Wonderful views, ancient woodlands, Cleddon Falls, forest streams and standing stones.
Moderate with ascents at a leisurely pace
Picnic lunch
Jenny (07455 257262)
Thursday October 12, 2017 at 10:00 am 5.0 Miles OL 14 Grid Ref: SO655180
Masts and Ponies
Meet: Parking area at bend of Mitcheldean / Drybrook road (known as top of Stenders)
Plump Hill; Merring Meend;Edgehills and Haywood Plantations.
Coffee break .
Susan (01594 843389)
Sunday October 15, 2017 at 10:00 am 9.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO624125
Wysis Way Circular ramble no 4
Meet: Woodlands Car Park, near Speech House
To Woorgreen Lake, then on to Linear Park and then to pick up the Wysis Way at Steam Mills, then following the Way to Speculation before returning to the Woodlands.
moderate
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday October 19, 2017 at 10:00 am 7.8 Miles EXP189 Grid Ref: SO466225
Garway Hill
Meet: east side of Garway common (turn left coming from Broad Oak)
Garway Court, Demesne Farm and White Rocks to Garway Hill. Back via Garway Church
bring picnic lunch
Peter (01600 711558)
Sunday October 22, 2017 at 10:00 am 11.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO635033
End of summer ramble 2017
Meet: Lydney Bus Station - Car Parking Newerne Street/ Albert Street
We shall catch the 10:05am Bus to Coleford - Angel Hotel then proceed to ramble back via Clearwell, Ellwood, Bream, Kidnalls.
Long ramble
Picnic Lunch
Ronnie (01594 845225)
Thursday October 26, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.5 Miles Exp 168 Grid Ref: SO794013
Cotswold Views and a Gothic Mansion
Meet: Coaley Peak Viewpoint car park, off B4066 Stroud-Dursley Road.
Over Pen Hill, Selsley Common and through Woodchester Park. Joint walk with Ian (01594860904)
Moderate with some climbs.
Picnic lunch
John S (01594 531096)
Sunday October 29, 2017 at 10:00 am 8.0 Miles OL14 Grid Ref: SO606153
Hills and Dales and Forest peak.
Meet: Lydbrook Band car park, 100 meters from minor road up to Worrall Hill
Walk onto old Lydney to Lydbrook railway line then climb gradually through woodland to Hawsley, followed by Pludds, followed by Ruardean Hill then descending to Serridge Woods etc.
Gradual climbs and easy walking thereafter.
Coffee stop and Lunch
Ian (01594 860904)

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