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 Meet Llandaff North Station at 6pm (also served by buses 24 and 25). Contact Julian on 029 2056 7013 or 07773 228290.

Sunday 8th 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. We also visit a couple of Churches that 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.

Sunday 8th Smaller COGs. Two miles around the Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve • – Aimed at families with young children and anyone who prefers a slow pace with constant interruptions for play, snacks, etc. Pushchair-friendly. Come and spot a few of our feathered friends and enjoy a cuppa in the cafe. No entrance charge to reserve. Contact Phil and Gill on 029 2075 7663 or 07519 233490 and by e-mail

Tuesday 10th South Wales Search and Rescue Dog Association presentation. Find out what it’s like to be ‘found’ by a Search and Rescue Dog! Meet 7pm outside the Y Mochyn Du pub and we’ll take a walk with dog and handler to Pontcanna Fields where we plan to lose a few COG members and then find them again. Should be interesting and a bit of fun. Afterwards at Y Mochyn Du.

Saturday 14th Cycle Ride •• – A relaxed paced cycle ride of approx. 45 miles along the (mostly) quiet country lanes of the Vale of Glamorgan. The ride will take us past several top-notch Vale pubs so no problems in that area. The ride grade is “moderate” although this does depend to some extent on an individual’s bike. Contact Wayne McG on 01633 894809 for further details.

Sunday 15th Neath Walk ••• – A 14 mile walk in the hills and valleys north of Glyn-Neath. Waterfalls, woodland, open moorland, a limestone pavement, a cliff edge, and some of South Wales’s finest rain forest. What more could you ask for in a walk? The walk takes in Graig Lech, Tawe Valley, Carreg Cadno, Nedd Fechan, and Sarn Helen Roman Road. Leave Chapter at 9am. BPL. Contact Clive on 07910 820345.

Sunday 15th Family Cycling Day – The cycle ride will traverse along the coast until Pembrey Park and back again and will cover about 12 miles. The park runs adjacent to the towns of Llanelli and Burry Port, the park offers superb views along its length of the Gower Peninsula. Starting at 11am at the Millennium Coastal Path tourist information centre/ Discovery Centre car park at Llanelli Beach on the Lougher Estuary. Pedro will show families another place to leave the car as maximum stay is 4 hours at the information centre and it is expected that the cycle ride will take longer than that. Contact Pedro and Gabi on 07870 787817 or by e-mail

Tuesday 17th Cameroon Talk. Come and hear about Richard’s explorations of the jungles of the Congo and an ascent of the highest mountain in west / central Africa. Meet 8pm at Chapter – Media Point.

Sunday 22nd 14 Locks Walk •• – 10 miles starting and finishing from 14 Locks Visitor centre. The walk includes quiet lanes, woods, fields, a church, a canal, 2 golf courses, 2 resevoirs, and the panoramic views from Twmbarlwm Twmp. BPL. Teashop at finish. Leave Chapter at 9.30am. Contact Martyn on 01633 257632 or 07773 710787.

Tuesday 24th Evening Walk – A walk around Roath Park Lake followed by a drink in the Three Arches. Meet 6.15pm Roath Park Gates by the café. Contact Katherine T 029 20 881572.

Sunday 29th Grwyn Fawr Valley and Crug Mawr. •• – ”Taking in Partrishow Church.” A popular walk along the ridges and valleys that separate the Black Mountains and takes in the lovely little church of Partrishow which is well known for its many items of interest including some excellent wall paintings and a superb 15th century altar screen. Leave Chapter at 9.30am prompt. BPL, Contact Sian 07788581605 or by

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