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:

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


November programme

Sunday 4th Nov             Llynfi Valley •• 6 miles      Family walk. Leisurely walk in the Llynfi Valley Details of start point nearer the date.     Contact: Jane 02920759980


Tuesday 6th Nov           COG AGM at Chapter   A review of the COG year, plus a chance to have a say in the running of the group . Also the opportunity to volunteer for a committee role.  Meet in Media Point starting 8.00 pm prompt.


Sunday 11th Nov           Wye Valley •• 8-10 miles – Moderate. A walk through the autumn woods of the Wye Valley. Some steep sections, probably muddy. Meet at Whitestone Forestry car park, grid ref SO 525 030.  – drive all the way up to the main car park by the picnic site located approx. 10 miles north of Chepstow. Meet at 10.00. BPL. Please note I will not be organising a pick up from Chapter.

Contact Helen   07845 117189        

Wed 14th  Nov             Bar night at Wetherspoons, The Gatekeeper, Westgate St    Meet from 7pm     Contact Bob 07780 701365.

Sunday 18th Nov           14 Locks/Twmbarlwm Walk •• – Moderate 10 miles with quiet lanes, woods, fields, a church, a canal, 2 golf courses, 2 reservoirs, and the option of panoramic views from Twmbarlwm Twmp. . Teashop at finish.  Leave Chapter at 9.30am. 14 Locks Visitor Centre (NP10 9GN. OS Grid Ref: ST 279 886) at 10am.  M4 to Junction 27. North on B4591 for half a mile. Then turn right at brown Visitor Centre sign.   BPL.   Contact Martyn on 01633 257632 or 07773 710787.

Tuesday 20th Nov        New Theatre – Ruth Jones in The Nightingales – a comedy  Organised by Judy Penfold. Please contact Judy by 4th November if you’re interested in a ticket.   Contact Judy Penfold on 07815 195292.

Sunday 25th Nov          Barry Coastal Walk •• 6-7 miles – Moderate. Start at Cold Knap, making our way past Porthkerry Park towards Rhoose and quite near the airport.   Hope to have tea & cakes when finished. It could be a little muddy if wet ground. BPL.    Contact Judy P 07815 195292  and Jenny T   029 2073 4955

Wednesday 28th          Duke of Edinburgh Gold Presentations: Our group of youngsters have now completed their Gold D of E expedition. They will be giving a presentation about their trip and the Gold award in Chapter Arts Centre starting at 8pm. All welcome.  Refreshments provided.

Contact Jane on 029 2075 9980

December programme 

Sunday 2nd Dec             Family Walk.    Contact Sheena C   07504 229058  

Wednesday 5th  Dec    Christmas Lights Walk   Meet outside Cardiff Castle at 7pm for a walk around town to see the lovely Christmas illuminations, with a stop on route for something to eat and drink.  For more information contact Darren   07867556501

Sunday 9th Dec              Coed-y-Pen and Prescoed. •• 7 Miles. Moderate. Starting from Llandegfedd reservoir, the largest open water habitat in South Wales and an important overwintering refuge for wildfowl, this is a walk that takes us through woods, past a prison, over fields and back to the reservoir. There is a visitor centre for refreshments. Car parking at Llandegfedd Reservoir East Car Park in village Coed-y-Pen. Meet in car park at 10am. BPL Josie 0773 445144

Wednesday 12th            Chapter bar night   Meet from 19:30 in the bar area. Contact Bob 02920 575229

Saturday 15th Dec        City Voices Christmas Concert at St David’s Hall   

Our own Chair Person, David will be part of The City Voice Cardiff Choir who are celebrating their 10th anniversary with a selection of their favourite Christmas songs. There will be a wide range of traditional and contemporary music to get you in the festive mood.  For those who wish to join me, I am planning on enjoying an early drink and dinner at after the show.(Details to follow.)  This concert starts at 3pm, meeting in the foyer at 2.40. Tickets are £13.00 (And £10.00 for over 60’s)  For those who are interested  please contact me by November 30th and I can arrange a block of seats. For further details, please contact Sian on 07788581605

Sunday 16th Dec           Brecon winter warmer. •• 6/7 miles. Moderate. This walk takes us from the canal side at Brecon, through the town and then onto open countryside until we reach the top of Pen-y-Crug hillfort, from whose modest height of 1088ft there are spectacular views over the town, the Usk valley and Brecon Beacons. On our return, we will call into Brecon Cathedral for afternoon tea and to have a quick look round this lovely cathedral in all its Christmas glory.

Meet at Chapter for a 9:30 departure, or at the main entrance to Theatr Brycheiniog at 10:30. There is ample parking near the theatre. BPL Moderate. Contact Sian on 0778 8581605

Tuesday 18th                   Christmas Curry at the Juboraj Rhiwbina  Relax and enjoy a meal at the Juboraj, Heol Y Deri, Rhiwbina before Christmas.  Meet from 7.00 pm for 7.30pm start in the restaurant.  Please contact Bob N 07780 701365  or  by Saturday  the 8th December to book your place at the table.

Sunday 23rd                   No walk scheduled when programme went to press. See weekly email nearer the time.

 Fri 28th – Tue 1st Jan    YHA Boscastle New Year.  Contact Darren 07867556501

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


November 2018 programme

December 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.