PROGRAMME April 2012

Sunday 1st – Smaller COG Walk – Cyfarthfa Castle •
1-2 miles at a toddler pace around the grounds of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr.  Contact Gill & Phil: 07519 233490 or 029 20757663 or by e-mail

Tuesday 3rd  – Social Night at Chapter
Hosted by Tina D for a drink and a chat at Chapter. Meet at Chapter in the bar area from 8pm.

Friday 6th to Tuesday 10th – Easter Backpack “Glyndwr’s Way” •••
Tina is organising a COG backpack along part of the National Trail Glyndwr’s Way.  The full route runs from Knighton to Welshpool via          Machynlleth and is around 135 miles. Glyndwr’s Way offers an exhilarating walking experience and a chance to explore the remote Mid Wales countryside…or at least that’s what the book says!  If you think you might be interested then please contact me at for further details. You can find more information about the route at                                              

Sunday 8th- Small COG Walk •
5 miles with stops to play, in the Vale of Glamorgan. Leaders Pedro and  Gabbi, contact them by e-mail

Thursday 12th – Meal at Can Zaman on City Road
Lebanese/Syrian restaurant – good food includes veggie options – beware portions can be very large. No alcohol served but delicious range of juices/smoothies and pubs nearby for a drink afterwards. Meet at Can Zaman at 8pm. If interested contact Jane O on 029 20402571 or by e-mail

Saturday 14th – Ogwr Ridgeway Linear Walk ••
A varied linear 12 mile walk, starting in the Vale of Glamorgan and crossing several valleys to end up in Bridgend. Meet at Cardiff Central at  9.10am for 9.18m train to Pencoed or meet at Pencoed station at 9.45am. For details contact Jane O on 02920 402571 or e-mail transport walk) 

Tuesday 17thEvening Walk ●
A walk through Cefn Onn Park and up on to the Ridgeway, meet at the Old Cottage, near Lisvane railway station, at 6.30pm – Contact Katherine on 029 20881572.  Meet at the pub from 8.30pm for drinks.

Sunday 22nd – Trefil Walk ••
An 8 mile walk in the little visited area moorland area around Trefil between the Brecon Beacons and Heads of the Valleys.  Excellent views of the higher beacons summits. The walk will pass a prehistoric burial chamber and cave used by the chartists to escape capture. Bring packed lunch. Pub at finish. Leave Chapter at 10.00am. Contact Peter K on
029 20484431
or 07866 551431.

Tuesday 24th  – Three Peaks Trial Debrief
A review of this year’s event, followed by drinks. Chapter at 8pm.

Saturday 28th Lydney to Chepstow Walk •••
This is a 16 mile linear walk, using the train, that has a profusion of springtime woods and meadows, Tolkeinesque iron workings, and views of the Severn and Wye. All this and fish and chips to finish. Contact Steve B on 07812 586949 or  (Public transport walk)

Sunday 29th Blorenge Circuit Walk ••
A 6-7 mile walk with the opportunity to appreciate both the natural beauty and the industrial archaeology of the area, which includes the Pwll Ddu tram road, the Punchbowl and the Blorenge summit. Meet at Chapter 10 am, BPL. Contact Rhona on 07816499754. 

Forthcoming event……
August BH Weekend –
Friday 24th to Monday 27th August –  Bellever YH, Dartmoor. Contact Rhona on 029 2056 7013 or 07816 499754 for further details.

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