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 Sat 01 Nov 2014 - Burial Chambers in the Vale

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

Description:

We will be taking a leisurely stroll through the fields and lanes of the Vale of Glamorgan from St Nicholas village taking in St Lythan's and Tinkinswood neolithic burial chambers. They are around 5000 - 6000 years old making them older than most of the pyramids.

Most of this walk is through farmland, so it is likely to be muddy. Please wear appropriate footwear. There are a number of stiles and grazing animals.

Parking is beside the church in St Nicholas village which is not far west of Cardiff on the A48. There is not a lot of space, so please car share if possible.

 
 
1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - St Nicholas

Driving time:
26 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £6.5

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 01 Nov 2014 - Pen Y Fan North side circular

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

Description:

Pen y Fan north circular walk approximately 10 miles of stunning scenery. 

Please note: this is a strenuous walk with a lot of assent, you will need a good level of fitness to be able to keep a steady pace and to be able to enjoy this walk.  There is a constant assent of approximately one and a half hours dominating the start of the walk to the top of Corn Ddu

We will start this walk from Cwm Llwch car park GR: SO 006 244

If you are not familiar with the location of  Cwm Llwch I will be leaving Pont ar Daf car park (Post Code LD3 8NL) at 9.45 am, please be there early so that you can follow me in your cars around to Cwm Llwch and the start of the walk.

Looking up from the Cwm Llwch car park as we start the walk, we see the view of Pen Y Fan and Corn Ddu from the North side which is spectacular.  We head off through the meadow and woodlands and make our way up to the hidden and pretty double waterfalls.  This will be optional as to get back to the path from here there will be a short scramble up a very steep grass bank, the remaining group will carry onto Llyn Cwm Llwch lake situated at the bottom of Corn Ddu where you can enjoy the views and have a quick break before we regroup.  After our break we carry on up the steep incline to the Tommy Jones Obelisk and up the North assent to Corn Ddu & Pen y Fan.  

From Pen y Fan we take the path down on Southern side and at the bottom we will pick up the narrow path to take us to scramble/climb the North side of Cribin. If you don’t have a head for heights or you don’t want to go up the Northern route you will be able to carry on up the main route and wait at the top to regroup. 

After another well-earned quick break we make our way over the back of Cribin and down the other side to cross the Roman Road where we pick up the path for our final and fourth assent of the day.  From here we make our way up to the top of Fan y Big, at the top the brave can pose for photos on the diving board, against the back drop of Corn Du, Pen y fan and Cribyn etc. From here we head off back down the path and pick up he Roman road in the direction of Brecon

As we head along the Roman road you get the chance to take a look back and admire the sheer drop of the North side of Fan y Big. We carry on past Cwmcynwyn to pick up the foot path at Pont y Caniedydd, after short walk through the Meadows we pick up the quiet lanes before finally a

1st Meet Point
08:45:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Cwm Lwch

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

Leader:
Mark - 07854515560
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
7
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 02 Nov 2014 - Lisvane to Taffs Well Rail Ramble

Last Updated: 27-Oct-2014 00:00:00

Description:

From Lisvane train station, we'll head through Cefn Onn Park & up onto the Rhymney Ridgeway.  From there, we head west.  After passing the Black Cock Inn, we head up onto Craig Yr Allt - if it's a clear day, there are good views across Cardiff, the Bristol Channel & Caerphilly. From there we descend to the Taff trail, following it until we reach Castell Coch & Tongwynlais, ending the walk at the Lewis Arms. From here it's a 15 minute walk to Taffs Well train station.

We do pass through farm & common land, as well as crossing the busy A469 road  so dogs may have to be put on leads at some points.

There are engineering works on the Sunday so the actual journey will be by bus. The bus replacement service  leaves Cardiff Central at 10.06 & will be stopping at the normal train stations en-route.  Check National Rail Enquiries if you want to check what times the bus arrives at other stations;

http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk/service/timesandfares/CDF/LVT/021114/1000/dep

Trains from Taffs Well to Cardiff look to be running normally & leave every 35-40 minutes on the Sunday - so depending on when we arrive in Tongwynlais will determine whether  to head straight to the station or have a drink in the Lewis Arms.

1st Meet Point
10:00:00 - Cardiff Central Train Station
2nd Meet Point
10:45:00 - Lisvane Train Station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Paul - 07926378910
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 09 Nov 2014 - Brecon Bomber Crash site and Memorial Walk

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

Description:

This is a strenuous walk you will require a fair level of fitness and be able to keep a good pace.

We start this walk from the car park and head through the Forrest to pick up the Taff Trail and onto the Roman road until we reach the foot of Fan Y Byg.  After a short rest we will ascend Fan Y Byg and regroup at the top to enjoy a quick break and a chance to take some photos.

Following our break we will head off along the escarpments of Craig Cwmoergwm, Craig Cwareli and Bwlch  Y Ddwyallt.  Here you can enjoy the breath taking views across Brecon as well as the 4 peaks Fan y Byg, Cribyn, Corn Du and Pen y Fan as they all line up looking back from Craig Fan Las.   From here we carry on until we reach the Bomber Memorial where we can stop to pay our respects and have our lunch break nearby.   Next we head back to pick up another long escarpment Craig Fan Las until reaching the path Beacons way.  From here we descend Craig Y Fan Ddu to again pick up the Taff Trail and walk back to the start point.

After our walk all welcome to meet at the Red Cow Pub in Pontsticill for a well-earned pint.

First meet - Pontcanna 08-45 am

Second meet - Pont Cwmyfedwen car park at the Taffechan Forrest 9.45 Grid Ref:  SO 042 164

1st Meet Point
08:45:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
09:45:00 - Pont Cwmyfedwen car park at the Taffechan Forrest

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

Leader:
Mark - 0785 4515560
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Radyr & Walnut Tree Tunnel

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

Description:

Circular walk around Radyr following the footsteps of its rich industrial history.

Details to be added later.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Radyr station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Monika & Richard - 07837675124
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 16 Nov 2014 - Tal y Bont

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

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Katy - 0
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

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 - Pen Marc - Rhoose

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

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Dee - 0
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
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 - 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 Sun 28 Dec 2014 - VACANT

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

Description:

If you would like to lead a walk on this date, please submit via the 'Submit a Walk' link or email walks@tigerbayramblers.org.uk

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
TBC - tbc
Distance:
0 miles
Estimated walk time:
0
Grade:
Easy Easy

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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