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.


March programme


Sunday 4th                         Cefn Llechid •• 8 miles  Moderate/Strenuous       CANCELLED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER


Tuesday 6th                        Theatre Night with Katherine                    Join Katherine T to see the Agatha Christie Company in The Case of the Frightened Lady by Edgar Wallace at the New Theatre. When Inspector Tanner is called to investigate a ruthless murder at the ancestral home of the Lebanon family, he quickly discovers that nothing is quite as it seems. Cast includes Gray O’Brien, Rula Lenska, Denis Lill, Charlie Clements. Starts 7.30pm, meet in the foyer at 7.10pm. Ticket prices £20.50-£25.50 plus booking fees. Contact Katherine as soon as possible if you would like her to book you a ticket.  For further details, contact Katherine on 029 2088 1572 or text 07811 683118.

Thursday 8th                      Skittles match 7.30-10pm            COG v Cardiff Inter-Varsity Club (IVC) at The Birchgrove pub, Birchgrove Road Cardiff CF14 1RR. Food is available. Please contact David M on 0773 6339013 to confirm attendance

Sunday 11th                       Holy Well and the Goose & Cuckoo •• 8 miles    A moderate walk from Goytre Wharf. Going pas the Holy Well, along Mynydd Garnlochdy and back along the canal with a possible stop at the Goose & Cuckoo pub. Meet at Chapter for a 9.30am departure or Goytre Wharf at 10.15am. Pay and display car park –  £1 charge.  For more details contact Jane O 07539 339896,

Sunday 11th                       Family Walk from Crickhowell – Three Peaks training   13-15 miles                Training walk for Three Peaks, led by David Lewis

Tuesday 13th                     Three Peaks Trial Briefing Evening 8-9pm  If you’ve volunteered for our massive annual fundraising event – the Three Peaks Trial Challenge Walk – then coming along to the briefing is a must, to go through final preparations for the day. Venue Cardiff YHA, East Tyndall St. Contact Chris L for more information about the event 029 2023 8576 or, to volunteer, email Sara Mallett at

Sunday 18th                        Penarth, Swanbridge and Cosmeston •• 8m   A medium length 8-mile walk around the coast of  Penarth and Lavernock to Swanbridge, returning via Cosmeston Lakes. Meet at Chapter at 9.30  am. BPL. Contact Bob N on 02920 575229  or mob 07780 701365

Saturday 24th                    Three Peaks Trial

Tuesday 27th                     Chapter Bar Night           Meet in the bar area from 7.45pm. Contact Bob on 02920 575227

30th March – 2nd April    Easter weekend at Wilderhope Manor – fully booked.


April programme

Friday 6th Meal in Caerphilly

 Come for Italian meal in the centre of Caerphilly at 7.15pm. If you would like to come, book with Katherine by the Thursday 29th March, to give time to make the booking. Call me 029 20881572 or e-mail me at  Note it is only a short walk from the railway station (trains leave at 19.01 from Cardiff Central stopping at Heath High Level, Llanishen and Lisvane/Thornhill). Trains leave Caerphilly at 21.25pm21.51pm and 22.15pm

Sunday 8th                         Upper Cwmbran to Twmbarlwm •• 9 miles (with some steep climbs that will be taken slowly). Starting from Blaen Bran Community Woodland, this walk starts with a long, steep climb up a ridge, to enjoy fantastic views over the Bristol Channel. We will then follow the ridge gently down towards Twmbarlwm passing old pits and quarries along the way. After a short climb up Twmbarlwm for lunch we will return on the far side of the ridge and enjoy views over Upper Cwmcarn Forest and across to the Brecon Beacons. Fantastic views throughout (weather permitting!!).

Poles are recommended for climb and descent and it is likely to be muddy at this time of year. BPL. Car parking is limited, so car sharing is recommended. Depart from Chapter at 9.40am or meet at Blaen Bran Community Woodlands for 10.30 start. For further details contact Gordon on 07876594475

Sunday 8th                        Family walk through Brynna Woods & surrounding area •  4-5 miles.  Meet at 11am Bryncae Community Centre, Powell Dr,  Llanharan, CF72 9UU & enjoy 4- 5 mile walk through Brynna countryside & woodlands with stream plus wildlife in abundance. Gentle slopes , very uneven under foot so not suitable for pushchairs. Dog friendly , BPL & waterproof clothing along with sturdy boots. Welcome back at Andy & Sara’s home in Llanharry for cheese & biscuits & soup. For more info contact Sara 07989 470184 /01443 225114

Wednesday 11th               Canton bar night (not Chapter)  8-10pm                Kevin will be hosting an evening at St Canna’s ale house.  At 42 Llandaff Road this micro-brewery is just around the corner from Chapter and a lot quieter.  There is a good selection of beers but food is limited. Contact Kevin on 029 2076 2407

Sunday 15th                       Mynydd Eglwysilian •• 11 miles               Meet at Aber park and ride car park on the Rhymney Valley line, just west of Caerphilly town centre. Start time TBC. The walk is over exposed moorland with fine local views in good weather. Would be exposed in poor weather but not a threat to those appropriately clothed and shod. Approx five hours. For more details contact Roger 07899 284153.

Tuesday 17th                     Adventures of a backpacker – Talk 8-10pm, Chapter Arts Centre                Are you curious about backpacking? Hear more about a one-night backpack coming up, or if you want to see a slide show featuring people suffering needlessly, this is the talk for you. For more details contact Roger 07899 284153.

Sunday 22nd                       Rudry walk • 5-6 miles                Circular walk over Rudry common, with views over the Channel. Meet at 10am at Rudry Common car park. Contact Katherine T on 029 2088 1572 or email (Mon-Fri 9-5) for details.

Wednesday 25th               Meal out in central Cardiff, 7.30-9.30pm              More details nearer the time.  Contact Bob 02920 575229

Sunday 29th                       Brinore Tramway •• 9 miles       Brinore tramway walk starting from Trevil quarries. Waterproof jacket, trousers and boots recommended as part of the walk can be exposed to the weather. Leave from Chapter Arts Centre at 9.30am or meet at Trevil quarry 10.15am. For more details contact Patrick on 07879 292623.


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

March 2018 programme

April 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.