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, 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 Tuesday activities:

In the autumn and winter, this is at Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, unless otherwise stated. Starting points for 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?     

Please contact the programme organisers below:

Weekend walks:  Josie L

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

If you would like to bring children (under 17) or dogs, please check with the event organiser.

 

 July programme

Sunday 1st July             Waterfalls Circuit ••• 9 miles   See some of south Wales’ most spectacular waterfalls on this occasionally strenuous walk near Ystradfellte – taking in Sgwd yr Eira, Sgwd Gwladus, Sgwd Clun-gwyn and the glorious rivers Nedd Fechan and Mellte as they tumble through rocky gorges. BPL or lunch at cafe and pub in Pontneddfechan, halfway round. Terrain includes some steep ascents and descents over narrow and difficult paths, including scrambles over boulders – you will need a good level of fitness and strong boots with ankle support for this. Meet at Chapter for a 9am departure, or 10.30am at the car park at Cwm Porth, grid ref SN 928124 (bring £4 in cash for parking). Contact Sue on 07930 649498.

Friday 6th-Sunday 8th                     Cholderton weekend – FULLY BOOKED. Contact Darren on 07867 556501

Weds 11th                       Evening Walk from Cardiff Bay Barrage to Penarth Pier  2-3 miles, depending on tides, with potential stop for drink in Penarth. Meet at the Cardiff Bay barrage car park at 7pm. Contact Sue on 07930 649498.

Sun 15th                          Summer on Gower: Three Cliffs Bay, Nicholaston Woods and Cefn Bryn •• 9-10 miles  Gower is best known for its beaches and cliffs, but this walk reveals the area’s many other faces. Beginning along the coast, our path will pass beaches, dunes, cliffs and salt marsh before turning inland through woods. We will then make our way up to a long ridge of open common land where we will enjoy outstanding views and pay a visit to King Arthur’s Stone. Moderate but steep in places. BPL. Meet at Chapter for 9.30am start. Parking details for start of walk will be sent out nearer the date. Contact Sian on 07788 581605.

Tuesday 17th                  Evening walk, Sully Village to Hayes Point 2-3 miles   This relaxed evening walk will take us from the medieval centre of Sully village on to the coastal path and along the shoreline to Hayes Point. As we make our way along the Glamorgan Heritage Coastal Path we will find out about the history of this fascinating area, which includes WW2 lookout points as well as an impressive 1930s Art Deco style hospital. We may even discover some dinosaur footprints along the way! Meet at St John the Baptist church, CF64 5SL, at 7pm (plenty of parking space in the area).  Contact Sian on 07788 581605

Sunday 22nd                   Kenfig walk  7-9 miles  Details to follow. Contact Martyn Rogers on 07773 710087.

Wednesday 25th           Chapter bar night    Meet at 7.30pm, Chapter Arts Centre.  Contact Bob N on 07780 701365.

Saturday 28th                Training for Prospective Walk Leaders  This training event for prospective walk leaders will commence from Taffs Well Station at 10am and is led by qualified Mountain Leader Steve Bees.

 

 August programme

Weds 1st August           Mid-week get together  Come along for a drink or meal at Wetherspoons’ Central Bar. Meet from 7pm. For more details contact Darren 07867 556501.

Sunday 5th                     A Bird’s Eye View of Llangorse Lake •• 13 miles, 2,700 feet of ascent. Walk starts from Llangorse Lake café, climbing Allt yr Esgair and Mynydd Troed. BPL. For car share meet at Chapter 09:00, walk leader will meet you at start of walk NOT Chapter. Car share drivers please text on 07899 284153 to advise of setting off. Contact Roger and Rachel.

Weds 8th                         Social evening – meal in Cardiff    Details to follow nearer the time.  Contact Bob on 07780 701365.

Sunday 11th                   Coombe Dingle, Blaise Castle and Kingsweston •• 9 miles  Through woods and parkland and along the River Trym in Bristol. Unconfirmed rumours of a café stop along the way. Catching 09:30 train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads and then local train to Seamills. Contact Jane O, j.ormrod@live.co.uk, 07539 339896.

Sunday 19th                   Bryn and Ysgyryd Fach •• 11 miles   Starting SE of Abergavenny we walk along the banks of the river Usk, leaving the river at Bryn, walking across gently undulating fields towards Ysgyryd Fach (Little Skirrid). This overlooked hill provides lovely views of the surrounding countryside. BPL. Meet at Chapter for 09:30 departure. Contact Darren 07867 556501.

Tuesday 21st                  Evening walk – Cardiff Bay and Barrage Skyscape    Meeting at the Norwegian Church we will cross the barrage. And as the sun goes down, we will hopefully enjoy a stunning late summer’s evening skyscape on this relaxed evening walk. We can then make our way to the Mount Stuart (Wetherspoons) for a drink and maybe a bite to eat. Meet outside the Norwegian Church, CF10 4PA, for 7pm start. Contact Sian 07788 581605.

Friday 24th-Monday 27th                Broadhaven YHA bank holiday weekend   FULLY BOOKED Contact Lyndon 07718 594707

 

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

July 2018 programme

August 2018 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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