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 08 Mar 2015 - Parc Penallta & Eglwsilan

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:
Starting in Parc Penallta we drop down to cross the A472 before climbing up a steep country road onto Eglwsilan Common. Here we follow well marked, muddy tracks around the common and cross a minor road before dropping into the valley where we follow the road to the Llanfabon Inn where there will be an option to stop for lunch. If people do want to can they please let me know in advance.
 
From there we follow the road for a bit then cut across fields for about three quarters of a mile to the outskirts of Nelson (yes Nelson is big enough to have outskirts - it surprised me too).
 
Here there is a bit more road walking then we join a cycle path alongside the railway that takes us back to the park.
 
I will not be at Pontcanna but will meet you at the second meet point. Parc Penallta main carpark
 
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/preview#!q=51%C2%B0+39.156'%2C+-3%C2%B0+15.248'&data=!1m4!1m3!1d9205!2d-3.2509576!3d51.6525601!4m14!2m13!1m12!3m8!1m3!1d4603!2d-3.2583643!3d51.6531243!3m2!1i1518!2i714!4f13.1!4m2!3d51.6526!4d-3.2541333
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sat 14 Mar 2015 - Pontsticill

Last Updated: 11-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

This walk starts in the lay-by on the west side of the bridge between the Pentwyn and Ponsticill reservoirs.  If the lay-by is full, there is another car park on the road to the west, connected by a short foot path.  The grid reference for the start point is SO054143.

Note: I will not be at the start point in Pontcanna.

The walk is 13.5 miles long and around 1500 feet of ascent.  It's a hard moderate walk because of the distance, but the ascent should not cause people problems if the distance doesn't.

The walk starts off crossing the bridge and following the path south between the Pontsticill reservoir and the Brecon Mountain railway line.  From Pontsticill, there is a fairly short but steep (for the walk) ascent onto the side of Cefn Yr Ystrad.  The route skirts the side of this hill and heads to the quarry at the eastern end, before heading back north west around the top of the Pentwyn reservoir and finishing with a short trip through the forest.

The route covers a range of different terrain and should provide some spectacular views across the reservoirs and over the valley to the east.

There is a small amount of road walking at the end of the walk.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - See description

Driving time:
64 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £16

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
14 miles
Estimated walk time:
7:00
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 15 Mar 2015 - Pen Tir, Mynydd Llangorse, Mynydd Troed and Y Grib

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:
Pen Tir, Mynydd Llangorse, Mynydd Troed and Y Grib
 
Date: 15/03/2015.
Start point 1: Pontcanna (08:30).
Start point 2: Iron Bridge (09:30).
Start point 2:
Iron Bridge car park on the A479 north of Cwmdu
(GR SO184252).
 
https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=iron+bridge+cwmdu&hl=en&sll=52.8382,-2.327815&sspn=11.545496,32.958984&t=h&hnear=Iron+Bridge,+Crickhowell+NP8+1RT,+United+Kingdom&z=16
Limited car parking, so sharing advised.
 
Distance: 13.5 miles.
Ascent: 3700 feet.
 
Description: The walk starts with a steep ascent up the side of
Pen Tir before heading to Mynydd Llangorse for views over
Llangorse Lake and the surrounding countryside.  Descending
Mynydd Llangorse takes us to the foot of Mynydd Troed for
another short, sharp ascent.  The route then descends towards
Pengenfordd, before heading over to the Black Mountains for
another steep (but much longer) ascent up Y Grib and along the
ridge to Waun Fach before descending to the car park.
1st Meet Point
08:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
09:30:00 - Iron Bridge car park on the A479 north of Cwmdu

Driving time:
64 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £16

Leader:
Steve - 0
Distance:
14 miles
Estimated walk time:
7.5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 21 Mar 2015 - Talybont Reservoir

Last Updated: 18-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

This is a strenuous 12mile plus walk, you will require a good level of fitness in order to keep at a fair pace.

 

We start this walk from the car park and layby just south of the Talybont Dam, Grid Ref SO 099 197

Nearest Post Code LD3 7YS.

 

We head off from the start and after picking up the path we make our way up to the ridge of Twyn Du.  After crossing this ridge we next ascend to Carn Pica and Craig Y Fan.  Here we have a well-earned break and take in some amazing views of the black mountains. Following our break we carry on over the top for a quick visit to the Bomber Memorial, we then head for and descend from the Cairn at the top of Gwalciau’r Cwm and follow on down the valley past the waterfalls until reaching our exit to the car park at Coed-hir.  We are on our final stretch home from here following the Taff Trail, for approximately 4 miles, down to the Dam and finally around to the finish.

1st Meet Point
08:45:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Talybont Dam

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

Leader:
Mark H - 0785 4515560
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 22 Mar 2015 - Cwm Lickey

Last Updated: 24-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

please see link;

http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3799743

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Cwm Lickey

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew O - 0
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 29 Mar 2015 - Cardiff Bay Barrage

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Hannah - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 11 Apr 2015 - Penderyn Circular

Last Updated: 16-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sun 12 Apr 2015 - Y Grib

Last Updated: 24-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

A circular walk in the Black Mountains, over Waun Fach and Y Grib

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sat 18 Apr 2015 - tbc

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Richard - 0
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
2
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sat 18 Apr 2015 - Black Mills

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Tony - 0
Distance:
18 miles
Estimated walk time:
8
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 19 Apr 2015 - Penarth & Sully

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Asta - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 25 Apr 2015 - Quarry Walk

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Maria & Lorraine - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 26 Apr 2015 - Blorenge

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
64 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: £16

Leader:
Jon R - 0
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 03 May 2015 - Darran Valley

Last Updated: 24-Feb-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

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

Show Sun 17 May 2015 - Tor y Foel

Last Updated: 21-Jan-2015 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Lorraine - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

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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