Grades

Easy
easyWalks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Comfortable shoes and trainers can be worn. Expect: 1-5 miles. Allow: 1-2.5 hours.
Moderate
moderateWalks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. Likely to include some steep paths, open country and rural paths. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing essential. Expect: 6-12 miles. Allow: 5-8 hours.
Strenuous
easyWalks for experienced country walkers and above an average level of fitness. Will include hills, steep paths, open country and may include rough walking under foot. Walking boots and warm, waterproof clothing essential. Expect: 12 miles+, Allow: 8 hours+
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Walks

In addition to walks and social events, we also offer walking weekends away and holidays to our members.

Programme

Show Sun 23 Nov 2014 - Mynydd Illtud, Brecon

Last Updated: 24-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This is a moderate circular walk 8 miles long, we will start the walk from Brecon National Park Visitor Centre Libanus. Post code LD3 8ER, Grid Ref SN 978263 Parking £2.50, directions to get there follow the A470 to Brecon, shortly after passing Storey Arms look for the brown signs as you enter the Village of Libanus showing National Park Visitor Centre, turn left and follow the Lane for about 2 miles until you see the signs for the Centre on your right.

This is a walk with great views across the Beacons plus both the East and West Black Mountain ranges, the walk is ideal for beginners as its a fairly flat walk around the common. The walk will start from the centre, we head straight to the hill top of Twyn y Gaer where the remains of an Iron Age hill fort can be clearly seen, from here we will walk back along the Common passing Bronze Age Standing stones Bedd Illtud, a Bronze Age burial site, shortly after crossing Sarn Helen an overgrown ridge thought to be the remains of a Roman road (Sarn) named after the 4th Century Elen, wife of Emperor Maximus. We carry on to a disused quarry for our lunch break. Leaving the quarry we head next for a Castle Mound and the remains of a 13th Century Castle with once a 50 foot Tower, the base of the tower can still be clearly seen once at the top of the mound having crossed the old moat first, this Castle is thought to be have been built by Prince Llywelyn the last Prince of Wales and Great grandson of Lywelyn the Great. On leaving the Castle we will continue across the Common and between two boggy areas known as Traeth Mawr and Traeth Bach, passing more Bronze Aged Standing stones and on to finish the walk at the visitor Centre and Café. Finally we will head home but not before a quick stop at the Nant Ddu Lodge for a pint. Note: the Common is exposed and can be windy

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Brecon National Park Visitor centre

Driving time:
84 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £21

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 29 Nov 2014 - Bath Skyline Walk & Christmas Market

Last Updated: 01-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Back due to popular demand - details will follow.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Cardiff Central station
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Bath Spa station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Monika & Dom - 07837675124
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 30 Nov 2014 - Clydach Gorge

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Gilwern

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 07 Dec 2014 - Ystradfelte

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Dave A - 0
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 14 Dec 2014 - Fourteen Locks

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Fourteen Locks Visitor Centre

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 14 Dec 2014 - North Gower - Whiteford Sands

Last Updated: 21-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
A circular 11 mile walk around the North Gower from Llanmadoc.  
On the recce, we headed from Llanmadoc down onto Whiteford Sands to view the derelict Whiteford Lighthouse – if the tide is low, we will be able to walk as far as the lighthouse.  
From Whiteford Bay, we head along the beach to Broughton Bay, through Burry Holms onto Rhossili beach.  From Rhossili, we head inland to Llangennith & then up Llanmadoc Hill.  From the top, there are great views across the salt marshes of the Loughor Estuary, Rhossili Bay & towards Pendine sands.  
Crossing ancient earthworks, we then head down to Llanmadoc & a well-earned drink at the Britannia Inn!  
The direction we go will be depending on the tide & on the weather ie we may start with the walk up Llangennith Hill heading the other way.
 
The beach is quite exposed so bring plenty of warm clothing.  Dogs may need to be kept on leads at certain points as we cross common land with sheep & cattle.
 
Directions – from Cardiff, head towards Swansea.  However, the quickest route is come off Junction 47 on the M4 onto the A483 until the 1st roundabout to Gowerton (A484). At the 2nd roundabout, go onto the B4296 & at the next junction onto the B4295 (Penclawdd).  Follow this road until just after Llanrhidian.  Take the right signpost Llanmadoc & Weobley Castle. Head along here passing the Britannia inn.  The road then splits with signs for 2 car parks. Take the right to Cwn Ivy car park – a large car park with an honesty box for donations!
1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Cwm Ivy Car Park, SA3 1DJ

Driving time:
100 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £25

Leader:
Paul - 079 26378910
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 21 Dec 2014 - Xmas Geocache

Last Updated: 06-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
This walk will combine an Xmas theme, clues and seasonal treasure! There may even be some mulled wine to complement the usual coffee stop!
1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - TBC

Driving time:
11 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £2.75

Leader:
Sarah W - 07773693312
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
2.5
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Fri 26 Dec 2014 - Boxing Day, join me on this Festive walk to the to

Last Updated: 19-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A festive walk to the top of Pen Y Fan. (Weather dependent). Afterwards we will be calling at the Nant -Ddu Lodge for refreshments. This walk is great for beginners and Moderate walkers for building up fitness and confidence levels in readiness hopefully to move up a level to take on your first strenuous walk. We will be taking this walk at a slow easy pace. The start point Pont ar Daf car park is on the right and about 500 meters before Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre post code LD3 8NL on the A 470 heading towards Brecon, approximately 45 mins from Cardiff.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Pont ar Daf

Driving time:
84 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £21

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 28 Dec 2014 - Caldicot Castle

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Caldicot Castle

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 04 Jan 2015 - Clytha and Bettws Newydd

Last Updated: 20-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Full details to follow shortly.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - TBC

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 04 Jan 2015 - Aled's Walk

Last Updated: 16-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Details TBC

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Aled - 07977245485
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
00
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sat 10 Jan 2015 - Packhorse Trails -short route

Last Updated: 21-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A shortened version of the walk I led last year due to very boggy ground. We will start in the car park by the leisure centre in Pontypool park, postcode NP4 8AT

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Pontypool,+Torfaen+NP4+8AT/@51.7012785,-3.0350322,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x4871de913cca88dd:0x8d2b56edfc05f7c8

From here we walk through the park and up onto the ridge by the shell grotto before following an old track (the packhorse trail) up past the Folly Tower and onto the common at Garn Wen where if the weather is OK we climb again to a trig point where we will enjoy the views and have lunch.

We then continue on to meet a track that takes us down to the bottom of the common from where we head back to the trail and retrace our steps to Pontypool.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Pontypool Leisure centre

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Matt - 07886118488
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
04:00
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 11 Jan 2015 - Marcross Ladders - Witches Poiint

Last Updated: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Tony - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 17 Jan 2015 - Cardiff Bay and Pont-y-Werin Bridge

Last Updated: 12-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Norwegian Church, Cardiff Bay
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - N/A

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Richard T - 07876688991
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 01 Mar 2015 - St David's Day Walk - St Fagans

Last Updated: 07-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:
Further details to follow.
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - St Fagans

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Weekends away

Tiger Bay Ramblers members enjoy many weekends away throughout the year. We usually take over an entire youth hostel or campsite (near to a local hostelry of course) and have a longer walk on Saturday and a shorter walk on Sunday before travelling back home. We take advantage of the bank holidays and travel further afield and enjoy another day of walking.

Forthcoming weekends away

Previous weekends away

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Walking Holidays

We organise walking holidays for members of Tiger Bay Ramblers.

Please submit your ideas for our next walking holiday to the committee.

There is forthcoming trip to Knoydart, Scotland in May 2010.

Lake Bohinj, Slovenia 16th - 23rd September 2009

18 members enjoyed walking around the lakes, hills and beautiful countryside of this east European gem of a country.

The Shetland Islands 31st May - 7th June 2009

10 members enjoyed island-hopping around the Shetlands, including a boat charter to hunt for killer whales.

Girona, Spain 10th - 17th September 2007

20+ members enjoyed walks in the Pyrenees, a trip to Salvador Dali's home town of Figueres and a day site-seeing in Barcelona.

The Dolomites, Italy 13th - 20th September 2006

12 members enjoyed a week of walking and relaxation in the Dolomites.

Cotswolds Way - 19th May - 28th 2006

Enjoy a week walking the Cotswolds Way with Kevin. Accomodation is in two cottages plus a weekend in Bath Youth Hostel. Unfortunately all places for this popular holiday are now booked.

The French Pyrenees - 2005

In May 2005 a holiday was enjoyed by members in the French Pyrenees. With a similar format to Spain this holiday was also enjoyed by our members.

Sierra Nevada, Spain - 2004

In May 2004 we travelled to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain and enjoyed a week in huts surrounded by olive groves and three fantastic walks along the Star Path, Mt Trevenque and Mt Veleta. We had a couple of days to explore the surrounding area, visit Granada and for the more adventurous a day of Canyoning.

It was a fantastic week and enjoyed by everyone.

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