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 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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Programme September 2013

Sunday 1st Llangorse Mountain and Lake Walk •• – A 11 mile Brecon Beacons walk starting from Bwlch taking in Mynydd Llangorse, Llangorse Lake, Llangasty Church and finishing with fine views from Allt yr Esgair. BPL. If we’re back in time there’ll be a quick drink at the pub! Leave Chapter at 9am. Contact Enid on
07974 959415.

Thursday 5th Hayley Park Walk • – About three miles based on one of Llandaff’s parks, including crossing a recently opened bridge across the Taff. Later at Sian’s house for supper. There will be a small charge to cover the cost of the food. Please let Sian know if you wish to have food on 0778 8581605 or by e-mail shannycelt@hotmail.com. Meet Llandaff North Station at 6pm (also served by buses 24 and 25). Contact Julian on 029 2056 7013 or 07773 228290.
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Programme August 2013

Sunday 4th Tintern – Gaer Hill Walk •• – A 7 mile moderate walk to the west of Tintern up to Gaer Hill and back via Glyn Woods. Views from Gaer Hill overlooking the Forest of Dean and across the Severn Bridge to the Channel and South West. The Churches visited are both small and interesting. There will be a charge for the Car Park at Tintern Abbey. BPL. Leave Chapter at 9.30am. For details contact Bob N on 029 20575229 or 07780 701365.

Tuesday 6th Pub Night –Join your host Katherine T for a drink at the Ty-Mawr, Lisvane at 8pm. For details contact Katherine on 029 20881572.

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