August 2017

WEDNESDAY WANDER: LOOPING OVER SUGARLOAF

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Wed, 2nd August
Moderate
10km (6miles)
10.30am – 3.00pm
ROGER WHITE
01873 811539
Meet at the high car park on Sugar Loaf above Abergavenny GR SO 268167 OS Map OL13.
Climb at an easy pace to the summit of Sugar Loaf with its sweeping views.  Return down the Rholben ridge and through the lovely woodland of St Mary’s Vale.

LIME, IRON AND COAL

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Fri, 4th August
Moderate
14km (9miles)
10.00am – 4.00pm
DILYS HARLOW
01454 775731
Meet at the Keeper’s Pond car park on the Blorenge SO 2545 1075 OS Map OL13.
An exploration of the early industry around Gilwern Hill & Clydach.

THE CRICKHOWELL THREE PENS

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Sat, 5th August
Energetic
16km (10miles)
10.00am – 4.00pm
CERIDWEN COULSON
07912 849079
01291 641252
Meet in the car park behind Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) (parking charge) GR SO 218184 OS Map OL 13.
Walk up and around Pen Gloch-y-pibwr, Pen Allt-mawr and Pen Cerrig-calch.

CHECK WEBSITE

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Sun, 6th August
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W.W.: USK TOWN, COUNTRYSIDE & RIVER

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Wed, 9th August
Moderate
11km (7miles)
10.00am – 3.30pm
RICHARD DAVIES
07986 562584
From the car park in the centre of Usk GR SO 376007 OS Map 152.
A walk into the countryside to the north of the town, visiting the castle and the Pwll Melyn battlefield site (1405). Returning to town along the river.

LLANGORS LAKE CIRCUIT

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Fri, 11th August
Energetic
19km (12miles)
10.00am – 4.30pm
ANTHEA SCOTT
07967 886497
Meet at car park on Llangors common. (by toilets) GR SO 128273 OS Map OL13) Circuit the Lake via Allt, Bwlch and Mynydd Llangors. If Lakeside flooded there will be an alternative.

EXPLORING MYNYDD LLAN

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Sat, 12th August
Energetic
16km (10miles)
9.30am – 4.00pm
ANGELA MORGAN
07801 915707
Meet at the Pont ar Wysg Car Park by the bridge over the River UsK at GR SN 820272 OS Map 12 on the Trecastle to Llanddeusant Road.  Wandering over the far western side of the Black Mountain, including Mynydd Llan and the surrounding area.

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Sun, 13th August
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W.W.: A WANDER FROM ROSS-ON-WYE

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Wed, 16th August
Moderate
12km (7.5miles)
10.00am – 3.00pm
FIONA MCBAIN
07979 037243
Please park up in Ross-on-Wye then meet by the Market Hall GR SO 598243 OS Map 189 ( Hereford and Ross-on-Wye).
Walking through Ross and out to Weston-under-Penyard Church, over Penyard Hill to the Castle ruins and back to Ross, using lanes, fields and tracks.
Hopefully some lovely views of the Wye Valley to admire.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO GOOSE & CUCKOO

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Fri, 18th August

Moderate
13miles (21km)
9.30.am-4.45pm
Jill Taylor  
01873840668


Park in Llanfoist CP on B4246 western edge of village on the right
GR SO 286133
This undulating walk passes quiet farms using fields, tracks, lanes, a short stretch of canal, and woodland paths.
Most walkers eat and drink in the pub.

CARREG YR OGOF & THE FANS

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Sat, 19th August
Strenuous
21km (13miles)
9.00am – 5.00pm
PAULA ACE
07484 137031
Meet at the lay-by on the side road next to the Gwyn Arms GR SN 846165 OS Map OL12 for a walk above Dan yr Ogof and out onto Carreg Yr Ogof, returning along the ridgeline of the Carmarthen Fans.

A CATS BACK CIRCUIT

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Sun, 20th August
Strenuous
20km (12 miles)
10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
CHARLES AND HELEN HENDERSON
01594 542473
07968 095719 (on the day only)
Meet at the car park at the foot of the Cats Back GR SO 288328. Map OS OL13
Circle below the Cats Back to Craswell Priory. a remote and seldom visited ruin, ascend Hay Bluff and return via the Cats Back with splendid views over the Golden Valley, and where the heather should be out.

W.W.: PONTSTICILL RESERVOIS ROUND

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Wed, 23rd August
Moderate
14km (8.5miles)
10.00am – 3.30pm
ANTHEA SCOTT
07967 886497
Meet at car parking area on roadside bewteen Pentwyn and Pontsticill reservoirs signed Dolygaer.  GR SO 055144 OS Map OL12. Around the reservoir on tracks, hillside, road and forestry. One ascent at WW pace.

LLANTHONY CIRCUIT

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Fri, 25th August
Energetic
15km (9.5miles)
10.00am – 4.00pm
STUART CAMPBELL
07858 627950
Start from the car park at Llanthony Priory GR SO288278 on
OS map OL13 , in the magnificent Vale of Ewyas.
The route commences with a gradual ascent up to Loxidge Tump, a ridge walk along Offa’s Dyke Path & down to Capel -y-ffin. We return on the Ffawyddog Ridge, taking in the terrific views from the Blacksmiths Anvil,  Bal Mawr & down Cwm Bwchel – to the Abbey  Bar!

PAINSCASTLE CIRCULAR

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Sat, 26th August
Moderate
18km (11miles)
9.30am – 4.00pm
SEAN O’DONOGHUE
01497 822831  07816821745  seanonwye@gmail.com
Car park side of road in Painscastle (Beside village hall)  OS Map 188 GR SO165463   Llanbedr Hill  & Rhulen Church

PAST THE PARK: SOAR Y MYNYDD

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Sun, 27th August
Strenuous
20km (12.5miles)
9.30am – 5.30pm
Wally James
07967 016917
From the dam at the southern end of Llyn Brianne Reservoir GR SN 793486 OS Explorer Map 187. Through forestry to the remote chapel, Soar y Mynydd, then return along Afon Doethie, and its spectacular valley.

THREE CASTLES AND A TRIG

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Mon, 28th August
Strenuous
32km (20miles)
9.00am – 6.00pm
PETER ROBBINS
07443 119004
Meeting Skenfrith Castle Map OS189  GR SO457201
A longer walk through meadows, hidden valleys and woodland but at a moderate pace with an extra refreshment stop. We will pass the Norman Castles of Skenfrith, Grosmont and White Castle. Not the ‘Classic’ route.

WEDNESDAY WANDER: PENCELLI & PEN-BRYN

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Wed, 30th August
Moderate
15km (9miles)
10.00am – 4.00pm
SOO TURNBULL
01874 622136
Park in layby on B4558 at south-eastern end of Pencelly GR SO094247 OS map OL12. Via Llanfeugan church up to Pen-y-Bryn for great views(moderate pace), down to the Usk Valley Walk and back to Pencelli.