Cardiff Outdoor Group

Cardiff Outdoor Group is a local walking group organising weekend walks and weekends away throughout South Wales and beyond. We have a varied programme, offering something for everyone from the committed enthusiast to the absolute beginner.

Our programme (see below for latest programme) also includes evening events each week which vary from theatre trips to evening walks.

New members are always welcome. You can join us to try out a few walks or events before any membership fees are payable. Just check out our varied programme and come along – for some events you may need to contact the leader in advance; you’ll find full details on the programme.

Our on-line calendar of events, regularly updated, is viewable here

A printable version in list format is available here

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Programme April 2014

Tuesday 1st An April Fool’s Chapter Night. Come along for a drink and a chat from 8.00pm, preceded by an early film at 6.00 (the acclaimed Under the Skin starring Scarlett Johannson http://www.chapter.org/under-skin-15). Come to either or all. Hosted by Richard 07748 883843 or at waxcap@gmail.com

Saturday 5th Ystrad Mynach to Caerphilly ••• 12 mile linear walk along the western arc of the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway Walk, past Llanfabon, across Mynydd Eglwysilan and over Mynydd-Meio, before dropping down to Caerphilly and getting the train back (from Aber station). Meeting at Lisvane & Thornhill Station at 9.05 to get the 9.15am train to Ystrad Mynach. Contact Jane O on 02920 402571 or 07539 339896 or email j_ormrod@live.co.uk.
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Programme March 2014

Sunday 2nd Langstone and Wentwood Walk – A moderate circular South Gwent walk of about 8 miles from Langstone initially through farmland to ancient Penhow and its castle. The route then ascends the southern slopes of Wentwood for a more undulating walk with great views over the surrounding countyside and River Severn. BPL Grade 2 Moderate. Leave Chapter 9.30 am Contact Brian 029 20494645, mobile 07974 952176
 
Tuesday 4th St.David’s Day Quiz and Pub Evening. An evening to celebrate St David’s Day. Pub and quiz with a Welsh theme hosted by Enid at the Halfway in Pontcanna. 8.00pm start. For details contact Enid at enid.lewis28@gmail.com.
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Programme February 2014

Saturday 1st – Llanddeusant Working Party Weekend. All Day Event (Outdoors). Join Julian for a weekend of Sunday 2nd fun tidying up the Llanddeusant YHA. Communal meal on the Saturday night followed by some atmospheric story telling by firelight. On Sunday, we hope to do a short local walk before returning. For more detail contact Julian on 029 20567013 or 07773 228290.

Sunday 2nd Family walk. Margam Park. • – A 2 mile stroll suitable for families with young children and anyone who likes a gentle pace with lots of hanging around! Buggy-friendly. Play areas, cafe, fairytale village, animals. For more details contact gillsmith29@yahoo.co.uk or 07519 233490. All welcome.
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Programme January 2014

Tuesday 31st December: New Year’s Eve Supper. See in the New Year with Kevin and Marilyn. Bring your own drink. Donations to Save The Children. Starts 8.30pm onwards. Everybody welcome but let us know your interest and any dietary requirements in advance, contact Marilyn on 02920 596171.

Wed 1st New Year’s Day Walk • – Come along to Cardiff Bay for some fresh air on New Year’s Day! 6 miles around Cardiff Bay on New Year’s Day. Meet at the Norwegian Church at noon. Stop in one of the pubs for a drink or food if you like at the end. Contact Sian on 07788 581605.
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Programme December 2013

Sunday 1st Rudry Ridgeway Walk •• - A 5m circular walk in the Rudry area. The walk includes some of the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway with plenty of wildlife and some great views of the Bristol Channel, Cardiff and if the weather’s fine you might see English coast line.  Lunch not necessary, as we should be finished by 2pm, but you may want to bring a snack. Leave Chapter at 10am.  Contact Bob 029 20575229 or 07780 701365 for details.

Sunday 1st Smaller COG Walk – Penarth Cliff Top Walk • -  Join Phil and Gill for a 2 mile walk suitable for families with young children and people who don’t mind stopping a lot! Buggy-friendly. Play area and cafe. All welcome. For details contact Gill & Phil on 07519 233490 and by e-mail gillsmith29@yahoo.co.uk.
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Programme November 2013

Sunday 3rd Turning of the Year Walk, Llantwit Major – This undemanding 4 mile walk will include Ghostly tales and tall stories from old Llantwit Major followed by lunch in one of the town’s ancient hostelries. Leave chapter at 9.30am.  For further details and to book place for Sunday Lunch contact Sian on 07788 581605

Sunday 3rd  Smaller COG Walk. Dare Valley Country Park, Aberdare  – Join Phil and Gill for a 2 mile walk suitable for families with young children and people who don’t mind stopping a lot! Buggy-friendly.  Play area and cafe. All welcome. For details contact Gill on 07519 233490 or by e-mail gillsmith29@yahoo.co.uk
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Programme October 2013

Thursday 3rd Meal at Cosy Club – Join Jane for a meal in the Cosy Club – overlooking the Hayes, central Cardiff at 8pm. Choose from Tapas, steaks or range of other dishes. To book a place text Jane on 07539 339896 or by email j_ormrod@live.co.uk

Friday 4th to Sunday 6th October – Pwll Deri Hostel Weekend in Pembrokeshire, West Wales. A remote and idyllic cliff top setting with spectacular views and glorious sunsets. Located on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path. To the North is Strumble Head, Fishguard is to the East, and to the South is a choice of beaches.
http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/pwll-deri. Please note that the hostel is now booked but B&B may be available. Contact Martyn on 01633 257632.
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