Programme

 

Cardiff Outdoor Group has a varied programme of activities, taking advantage of the interests and expertise of our members who lead the events.

You can find full details of walks and events which are coming up below. Non-members are welcome to join us for up to three walks or events before any membership fee becomes payable.

Meeting point for Sunday walks:

The meeting point is outside the main entrance of Chapter Arts Centre, Market Road, Canton, Cardiff, CF5 1QE, unless otherwise stated. We meet at Chapter in order to share cars – this reduces the number of cars trying to park at the start of a walk, and is better for the planet! The normal arrangement is to share the petrol costs per car, so the more passengers, the cheaper the cost will be. The current rate per mile is 24p.

Please note that the time given in the details below is the departure time, not the meeting time.

For safety reasons it is important to make sure you have good footwear and waterproofs. It is the decision of that day’s walk leader about whether you are able to attend if he/she feels there is a risk to health and safety.

 Meeting point for midweek activities:

Meeting points for midweek socials, spring and summer evening walks will be given in the programme details below.

Walk grading

easy   •• moderate   •••  strenuous   ••••  very strenuous

BPL = bring a packed lunch

For more details about the group, contact:                             

David M (Chair) 07736 339013

Brian D (Membership)  029 2049 4645

 

Fancy organising a walk, a weekend, or an event for members?     

Please contact the programme organisers below:

Weekend walks:  Josie L

E-mail Josie at:    programmes@cardiffoutdoorgroup.org.uk

Social events:  Sian D

E-mail Sian at: shanny55girl@gmail.com

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

 

If you would like to bring children (under 17) or dogs on a walk, please check with the event organiser beforehand that the walk is suitable.

 

 

July programme

Saturday 6th                   City Voices Summer Concert    Cardiff’s City Voices choir performs a programme of chart-topping hits through the decades at St David’s Hall in aid of the Headway charity. Tickets are priced at £14 (£11 for over 60s). To book, email Sian by Monday 17th June on shanny55girl@gmail.com. Meet in the foyer at 6.30pm.

Sunday 7th                     The Hidden Vale – Three villages in the Vale of Glamorgan  ••  8 miles   This walk wends its way through an area of tranquil, rolling countryside full of historic and geographic features.  As we pass through the villages of Wick, Colwinston, Llandow and over the River Alun, we will discover some lost history of this part of the Vale. Meet at Chapter for a 9.30am departure, or outside the Star Inn at Wick for 10.15am (please do not park in the pub car park). BPL. For further details contact Sian on 07788 581 605.

Friday 12th                             Meal out – Brewhouse and Kitchen     Join Katherine at the Brewhouse in Sophia Gardens for a meal and drinks (see www.brewhouseandkitchen.com/venue/cardiff) Meet at 6.30pm for drinks outside if fine weather. To book a place contact Katherine on 02920 881 572 or email katherinet248@gmail.com by 7th July.

Sunday 14th                   Walk from Clearwell Caves   ••  7.5 miles     A magical walk in ancient woodland with views across to the Beacons and down onto the meandering Wye. Walk the Burial path where coffins were once carried, visit Newland church (the ‘Cathedral in the Forest’), with the famous Miners’ Brass. Tea in the cafe at Clearwell caves after.   Meet in the Clearwell Caves car park (OL 14 map ref 576 082) ready to leave at 10.20am. BPL. Contact Stella on 077 590 32 500

Friday 19th                      Theatre visit – The Lady Vanishes    Join Judy Penfold at the New Theatre to see this stage production of the classic Hitchcock film. Contact Judy on 07815 195 292 by 19th June to book your ticket.

Friday 19th- Sat 20th    Camping weekend with Roger & Rachel    Two-day/one night camp at Ty Mawr, near Llangorse Lake, including BBQ on Friday evening (bring your own food) or alternative pub meal if the weather is inclement. On Saturday a 13-mile circumnavigation of the lake is planned. Campsite costs £7 per night and £1 for a shower. Booking a pitch is advised – ring Ty Mawr on 07949 396 589. Please let Roger & Rachel know if you are joining them by emailing roger_rachel_gimblett@hotmail.com

Sunday 28th                   Craig-y-Nos – Walk in the Brecon Beacons with Chris Clarke. Further details to follow.

Wednesday 31st           Meal out – Indian cuisine at the Bayleaf, Llandaff High St    Meet at the restaurant at 7pm. Contact Bob on 02920 575 229 / 07780 701365 by 24th July to book your place.

 

August programme

Sunday 4th                      Ystradfellte to Craig Cerrig Gleisiad  ••  9 miles   Starting from Roman Camp car park just north of Ystradfellte (SN927 166) at 10.30am. Option to extend the walk to 11 miles possible. After a slow steady ascent to the ridge we walk along the ridge to Fan Llia, continuing on to Fan Dringarth and the Craig Cerrig Gleisiad nature reserve. Descending to Sarn Helen roman road to return. BPL. Leave Chapter at 9.30am for car share. Contact Patrick on 077 590 32 500  

Tuesday 6th                    Evening walk – Penarth circular    Meet outside Penarth railway station at 18:35 near the shops (note: trains from Cardiff arrive at 18:31 and leave at 20:47 and 21:47) We will head down to the pier and along the esplanade to the headland and back via the old railway line. We can end the evening in an Indian restaurant or pub. Contact Katherine on 02920 881 572 or email katherinet248@gmail.com

Sunday 11th                          Chepstow-Tintern circular  ••  12.5 miles      This walk uses the Wye Valley and Offa’s Dyke paths to see both sides of the Wye gorge, heading through Piercefield Park with its decaying grottoes, walking on woodland paths (occasionally strenuous ascents/descents) and possibly visiting the remote Lancaut nature reserve if there’s time. BPL but tea stops at Tintern and Chepstow. Leaving Chapter at 9am, meeting at Chepstow Tourist Information Centre (Castle car park) ready for prompt departure at 10.15am. Contact Sue on 07930 649498.

Wednesday 14th           Evening walk – Nash Wetlands     Starting in the village of Nash, this 2-3 mile walk will take us along country lanes and footpaths until we reach the Newport Wetlands and hopefully catch the sun setting over the Severn estuary. Returning to Nash for drinks in the Waterloo Inn. Meet outside the Waterloo Inn, Nash, at 7pm. Contact Sian on 07788 581605.

Sunday 18th                          Penarth to Captain’s Wife and Cosmeston  •  8 miles   Meet at Chapter at 09:30 or car park at clifftop café at 10:20. BPL. Contact Bob 07780 701365.

Tuesday 20th                  Meal out – Katherine’s Birthday    Join Katherine at the Butchers Arms in Rhiwbina at 7pm to celebrate her birthday. Choose from the Curry Night menu, other pub favourites or the vegetarian specials. For further details and to book your place, contact Katherine on 02920 881 572 or email katherinet248@gmail.com by 14th August.

Friday 23rd –                   Bank holiday weekend Swanage YHA   FULLY BOOKED.

 

 

Here are the monthly programmes in pdf form for viewing and printing.

July 2019 programme

August 2019 programme

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

A printable version in list format is available here.

You can see previous programmes which have been archived here.

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