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 05 Oct 2014 - St Gwynno Forest & Tylorstown Tip near Ynysybwl

Last Updated: 25-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A circular walk exploring St Gwynno Forest area to include a waterfall, reservoir, woodland and open moor. Weather permitting we will stop at the summit of Tylorstown Tip and take in some amazing views across the Valleys. We will relax after at the Brynffynon Hotel.  Some members did this walk early in the year before the trees were in leaf but it will provide a different experience in Autumn.

The walk will commence at the Forestry Commission car park marked "Llanwynno" about 300m before the Brynffynon Hotel, Llanwonno, Ynysybwl, Pontypridd, CF37 3PH. http://www.brynffynonhotel.com/

Please note that I won't be at Pontcanna.

Head north up the A470, take the exit for Pontypridd, second exit off the roundabout (straight on) then first exit off next roundabout.  At the traffic lights turn right towards Ynysybwl. Travel approximately 5 miles, through Ynysybwl and look out for a sign to Ferndale which is a left turn on reaching the Forest. The car park is on the left after about 1 mile.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Llanwynno Car Park CF37 3PH

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew - 07985235838
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 05 Oct 2014 - A Strenuous Stroll: Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd

Last Updated: 04-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

This will be my last 'Strenuous Stroll' for 2014. It starts from a car park on the west bank of Talybont Reservoir just south of the dam at grid reference SO 099196. The first three miles of the walk will be a steady climb taking in the summits of Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd. We then descend via Carn Pica and Twyn Du. Weather allowing, we should have fantastic views of the Usk Valley and the Black Mountains.

This walk is only 6.5 miles long, but has an ascent of 2000ft. The pace will be slow, so everyone is welcome.

The closest postcode I could find is LD3 7JD and will take you to the centre of Talybont-on-Usk.

If you have any questions about the walk or how to get there, feel free to call me.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Talybont Reservoir

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 12 Oct 2014 - tbc

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:
Fiona - 0
Distance:
5 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 12 Oct 2014 - tbc

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

Show Sat 18 Oct 2014 - Valleys Railway Ramble 4: Ton Pentre - Maesteg

Last Updated: 07-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:
This is the fourth and, for now at least, final in my series of linear walks in the valleys. I think the best has been saved for last, as this walk passes through probably the most mountainous landscape you'll find south of the Beacons. Those with good memories will remember that the 3rd installment finished at Ton Pentre in the Rhondda, and so it is there that we must start this time. From there we will climb the Mynydd Maendy ridge to Bwlch y Clawdd, before following the escarpment of Craig Ogwr to y Werfa - the first of two trig point summits on the route. After dropping down into Blaengarw, and Parc Calon Lan, there will be exasperation as we then climb all the way back up the other side to the top of Mynydd Caerau. Hopefully, the views over the Bristol Chanel and down to Swansea Bay and the Gower will be worth it. From there it is a gradual descent through forestry to Caerau, and a final stretch along a cycle path to Maesteg. I've put this down as a strenuous due to the total of 750 meters ascent and descent, but otherwise it is very straightforward with good paths throughout, and is a very enjoyable walk, so don't let that put you off. Meet Points and Travel Arrangements TBC
1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Cardiff Central Station
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - Ton Pentre Station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Aled - 07977 245485
Distance:
14 miles
Estimated walk time:
07:00
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 19 Oct 2014 - Coed Cae Aberaman

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:
Andrew O - 0
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
2
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 26 Oct 2014 - Wye Valley

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:
Sarah W - 0
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

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

Last Updated: 18-Sep-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 2 hours dominating the start of the walk to the top of Corn Ddu

We will start this walk from Cwm Llwch car park GR

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

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 arriving back at Cwm

1st Meet Point
08:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
09:15:00 - Pont ar Daf

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

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

Show Sun 09 Nov 2014 - Fan y Big/ Bomber Memorial Walk

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:
Mark - 0
Distance:
8 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 - Brecon Mountain Centre - Myndd Illtyd

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:
Mark - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
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: 17-Sep-2014 00:00:00

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Paul - 0
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 21 Dec 2014 - Xmas Geocache

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

Description:

tbc

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - tbc

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Sarah W - 0
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
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

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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