Walk info

Cardiff Outdoor Group offers a wide selection of walks suitable for all abilities

If you have any questions about a particular walk then contact the leader for more details – contact details for each walk  are given on the programme.

Please note……    
A formal risk assessment must be completed for all events.

COG encourages event organisers to accommodate accompanied children whenever possible. Children are welcome on our walks provided they are suitably equipped, able to cover the distance at a reasonable pace (the normal pace of the group) and are accompanied by an adult who can take parental responsibility for them. Occasionally walks will have a lunch stop at a pub, so these walks may not be suitable for young children depending on the policies of the pub, but accompanied older children are welcome. Please contact the event leader to check suitability.

Dogs.

Unfortunately dogs cannot be brought on walks due to potential problems with insurance.

Choosing the right walk for you

Walks are graded as follows

••• Strenuous
•• Moderate
• Easy

These gradings take into account factors other than distance such as the type of terrain or amount of ascent and descent.

You should consider your level of fitness and walking experience when choosing a walk from the programme. If you are in any doubt, or want more advice, then contact the walk leader who can give you more details about the route.

For most walks you would be expected to wear walking boots and carry a waterproof coat. Avoid wearing jeans as they won’t keep you warm if they get wet.

Each walker has a responsibility to keep up with with the group. If you decide to leave the group for any reason while out walking you must tell the leader.  If you have any doubt about your fitness then we advise you try a walk graded ‘easy’ first.

Strenuous walks

These walks require fitness and stamina to cope with steep ascents and or descents, and cover a good distance at a brisk pace. Please see individual walk for details.

  • walking boots
  • waterproof coat and trousers
  • food and water
  • warm clothing, hat, gloves in cooler weather
  • sunhat, sun cream, additional water in warmer weather
  • survival bag or blanket
  • torch
  • first aid kit

You should consider your level of fitness before coming on a strenuous walk – you need to be able to maintain a pace of 2mph over rough terrain.  We don’t want to discourage people from coming on strenuous walks but the safety of the group comes first and you will need to be able to keep up with the group. If you are in any doubt please contact the leader for further advice.

Moderate Walks

These walks require a steady pace, and may involve more difficult walking conditions. See individual walk.

Easy Walks

These walks will not involve any steep climbs, descents or hazardous ground. See individual walk for details

Please note that where cars are shared to the walk start point or holiday destination, the current suggested mileage rate of 30p per mile applies for all COG events.