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 20 Apr 2014 - Mynydd Du Forest

Last Updated: 19-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet points:

  1. The first meet point is the car park at Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff (Fields Park Rd, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 9LB). I will not be at this meet point.
  2. The second meet point is the Blaen y Cwm car park in the Mynydd Du Forest (GR SO252284).

Description:

This circular walk starts at the Blaen y Cwm car park in the Mynydd Du Forest and takes in the Grwynne Fawr river and valley, the summits of Pen y Gadair Fawr and Waun Fach, the Grwynne Fechan valley, and more of the Mynydd Du Forest. The views should include a sizable amount of very scenic riverside and forest walking, plus some more barren and rugged views from the ridges.


NOTE: The walk is 13 miles in length and 3100 feet of ascent. The section encompassing Waun Fach is wet and boggy all year round, so expect to get fairly muddy. In addition, the walk includes a fair amount of off-piste walking including some steep descents (and ascents) and a fair number of river crossings (without bridges), so is probably not suitable for people who are uncomfortable walking on this type of terrain (or jumping across it in the case of the rivers!).

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Blaen y Cwm car park - Mynedd Du Forest

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

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
13 miles
Estimated walk time:
07:00
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Mon 21 Apr 2014 - Asta's Birthday walk - Penarth

Last Updated: 09-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Short walk around Penarth.

1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Penarth train station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Asta - tbc
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
2
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Mon 21 Apr 2014 - Coastal Path - with Ejector Seats! (100km Training

Last Updated: 14-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

My training walks for the 100km Challenge are now at the 'silly' stage.  For this one, we will simply step onto the Wales Coastal Path and travel westward as far as Cwm Colhuw near Llantwit Major.  According to the official website it is 28 miles from the Bay to that point.  Add in the one mile from the initial meet point to the Path, and the two miles needed to reach Llantwit Major train station at the end and you have the estimated distance. 

However, if you only wish to do part of the course, there are several opportunities en route to cut it short.  We will reach Cadoxton train station after about 12 miles, Barry Island after 14 and Rhoose after 21 (trains run from Rhoose at six minutes past the hour).

I'll be sitting down to a Weatherspoon's breakfast at the Prince of Wales from about 7.30 if you wish to join me.

1st Meet Point
08:00:00 - Prince of Wales, Wood St

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
JULIAN MORUZZI - 07813846717
Distance:
31 miles
Estimated walk time:
13:00
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sat 26 Apr 2014 - Hengoed-Lisvane

Last Updated: 15-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:
We begin with an easy, level start at Hengoed, joining Route 47 of the National Cycle Network and continuing through Penallta Country Park to the edge of Nelson. From here we climb up to Llanfabon and then across Mynydd Eglwysilan to Eglwysilan itself. A further climb takes us over Mynydd Meio  (with good views towards Pontypridd & Merthyr) and down into Groes-wen. It is worth pausing here to explore the overgrown graveyard of Groeswen Chapel, filled with the ornate tombs and headstones of some of Welsh Nonconformity's most respected poets and preachers. The chapel was the first Calvinistic Methodist chapel to be built in Wales.
From Groes-wen, we drop through farmland to the western edge of Caerphilly. We then climb again, with views to Caerphilly Common and dropping across a golf course to the A469 at Thornhill. A gently ascending woodland track takes us up to the vantage point of Cefn Onn, where we descend steeply through woodland into Cefn Onn Country Park. 
Lisvane station is a couple of minutes walk from the park entrance as is the Old Cottage pub.
Both Lisvane & Hengoed have free parking for station users.
We'll be catching the 09.16 train from Cardiff Central to Hengoed, arriving there at 09.52.  You can also drive to Lisvane, leave your car at the station & join us on the train at 09.30.
1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Cardiff Central
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - Hengoed

Driving time:
15 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 3.75

Leader:
Paul Jackman - 07926378910
Distance:
15 miles
Estimated walk time:
7
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous

Show Sun 27 Apr 2014 - Wentwood

Last Updated: 28-Jan-2014 00:00:00

Description:
This is an easy/moderate walk around the ancient woodland at Wentwood with
plenty of information about the local area, the trees and the wildlife
that resides there and lots of new views due to extensive felling work.
 
It will be mostly flat with the option of a steep climb at the end to
admire the view of the forest and see where you have just walked.
 
Please check details again as exact route will be decided nearer the
time due to recent weather conditions.
 
Directions to Wentwood. Go to J24 of M4, take A48 east through Langstone, continue around 6 miles and after waste recycling centre signs, turn left signposted Llanfair Iscoed. Go through village, gradually going uphill through open countryside, then once reservoir appears on left, enter the woods and the car park appears on the left overlooking reservoir.  
Presuming people want to meet in a nice pub after, The Groes Wen this is the best and is in Penhow, we'll all see it on the drive to Wentwood, it's on the A48. They're expecting us mid afternoon.
http://www.vintageinn.co.uk/thegroesweninnpenhow/
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Forester's Oaks Carpark, Wentwood ST428938

Driving time:
32 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 8

Leader:
Barry - 078 87821818
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
3-4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 04 May 2014 - May Hill

Last Updated: 20-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A May Hill walk for May Day.

Out in the wilds of Gloucestershire, beyond the Forest of Dean, on this walk we get to walk up not just one hill, but a few hills clustered together, culminating with May Hill which, at almost 300m, qualifies as a Marilyn and, topped by an ancient hill fort, affords spectacular views across the Forest, down the Severn, over Herefordshire and even into Wales. Elsewhere in the walk we are treated to a hidden quarry, vistas to Gloucester and beyond and an intimate landscape of bucolic hamlets, cottages and woodland.

We conveniently start and finish at a friendly, traditional local pub.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
10:45:00 - Nags Head pub car park, Ross Road, Longhope, Glos.

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Keith - 07584 012830
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
3:50
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 04 May 2014 - Kinver Edge (Stourbridge)

Last Updated: 20-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet outside the White Harte Inn on Kinver High Street, there are various free car parks in the village. The walk will involve Kinver Edge, canals and fantastic views. We will visit Rock House Cafe during walk and go for a drink at the end. well behaved dogs welcome.

If you do not fancy the drive there on Sunday morning
stay at:
http://www.budgethotelsgroup.com/
Select Kingfisher Hotel - £12.50 a night.
 
1st Meet Point
08:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - White Harte Inn

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

Leader:
Chris Price - 07916274725
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
3
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Wed 07 May 2014 - Pen-y-Fan

Last Updated: 06-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Our first of a monthly middle of the week evening walk to the top of Pen Y Fan. (Weather dependent) Please bring head torch or hand held torch as we will be descending in darkness, if there is enough time left 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
00:00:00 -
2nd Meet Point
06:45:00 - Pont ar Daf car park

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

Leader:
Mark Honeyball - 07854515560
Distance:
4 miles
Estimated walk time:
2.5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 11 May 2014 - Cowbridge

Last Updated: 15-Feb-2014 00:00:00

Description:

TBC.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - TBC

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Asta - 07743916735
Distance:
11 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 18 May 2014 - Valleys Rail Ramble Abercynon to Pontypridd via Yn

Last Updated: 11-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

From Abercynon Train Station we will climb up onto Pen y Foel Mountain passing through woodland.  On reaching the ridge we head north west, turning left into Cwm Clydach just before reaching Perthcelyn.  We will follow various trails down Cwm Clydach on valley slopes above Ynysybwl, passing through Craig-yr-hesg Local Nature Reserve before reaching the town of Pontypridd where we will get the train back to Cardiff.   There are plenty of places in Pontypridd to stop for refreshments before catching the train.

The train leaves Cardiff Central Station at 9.41 from platform 6. You need to buy a return to Abercynon and get on the Aberdare train.  If you meet up near the ticket office just inside the station at 9.30, you may get a group discount.  I will meet the group in Abercynon

The walk leaves Abercynon Train Station at 10.30.

 

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Cardiff Central Station
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Abercynon Station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Andrew - 07985 235838
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 24 May 2014 - Elan Valley Circular

Last Updated: 26-Feb-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet points:

  1. The first meet point is the Elan Valley Visitors' Center (GR SN927646). Whilst people are welcome to come for the day, most of us will be staying in Rhyader for the weekend and will not be meeting at Pontcanna.

Description:

This circular walk from the Elan Valley Visitors' Centre follows the edges of the Caban Coch, Garreg-Du and Pen y Garreg reservoirs. Views include some scenic dams, mountains and plenty of water! It is also common to see red kites in the area.


NOTE: The walk is 12 miles in length and 1300 feet of ascent. It includes one short but steep climb and some undulating terrain. Part of the walk is on tarmac paths, part on fairly good tracks and part on less good paths. Part of the walk is likely to be wet underfoot.

Approximate elevation profile shown below:


1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Elan Valley Visitors' Centre
2nd Meet Point
00:00:00 - N/A

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6.5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 25 May 2014 - Elan Valley Circular #2

Last Updated: 25-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

NOTE: This is the second walk on a weekend away and the details may change during the weekend. If you would like to come on this walk and are not coming on the weekend, please contact me by 22:00 the previous evening to confirm the walk details.

Meet Points:

  1. The first meet point is the Llannerch y Cawr car park on the Elan Valley estate (GR 901615). Whilst people are welcome to come for the day, most of us will be staying in Rhayader for the weekend and will not be meeting at Pontcanna.

Description:

This will be an unreccied walk to be confirmed during the weekend, but is likely to be one of (in preference order, but subject to conditions and what people on the weekend want to do):

 


NOTE: All walks are likely to be in the 8 to 10 mile range. Ascent is not known, but is unlikely to be that significant (probably less than 2000 feet). Terrain is likely to be boggy in places.

1st Meet Point
10:30:00 - Llannerch y Cawr car park

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
10 miles
Estimated walk time:
6
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 01 Jun 2014 - Lydbrook & Ruardean

Last Updated: 20-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A fine walk up into the Forest of Dean, with lots of views of the local area. We go through forest and pleasing countryside to the top of Ruardean Hill, through Ruardean village and down to a wooded river valley as we glimpse Emmerdale Farm-like cottages on the hillsides. We encounter a hippy permaculture farm and, unusually for one of my walks, get to look out across the majestic Wye Valley as we take old railway paths back into Lydbrook.

Beware of sheep and horses. Dogs will need to be kept on leads at times.

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
10:45:00 - Sports field car park, Church Rd, Lydbrook Glos GL

Driving time:
76 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 4.5

Leader:
Keith - 07584 012830
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
4:30
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 08 Jun 2014 - Glamorgan Area Walk

Last Updated: 11-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

hosted by the Tawe Trekkers - details tbc

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

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
tbc - tbc
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
tbc
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 15 Jun 2014 - Usk Valley: Caerleon to Newbridge

Last Updated: 07-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A circular walk around the lower Usk valley between Caerleon and Newbridge-on-Usk.

We start out following the Usk Valley Walk on the east side of the river, cross at Newbridge and return along the west bank and via the hamlets of Llanhennock and Garth. The uphill sections are quite gentle, though, not to disappoint you, it is a little hilly towards the end. This is longer than most moderate walks. The route affords pleasing views of the Usk valley and across Newport, rarely far from the relaxing purr of the A449.

Some parts can get muddy after rain. Bring gaiters if you have them. Dog owners need to aware of grazing sheep, some road walking and a large number of styles.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
09:30:00 - Ship Inn car park, New Road, Caerleon NP18 1QF

Driving time:
32 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 8

Leader:
Keith & Simon - 07584 012830
Distance:
14 miles
Estimated walk time:
7
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 22 Jun 2014 - Gospel Pass - Full Version

Last Updated: 29-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet points:

  1. The first meet point is the car park at Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff (Fields Park Rd, Riverside, Cardiff, CF11 9LB). I will not be at this meet point.
  2. The second meet point is the car park at Gospel Pass on route 42 between Hay-on-Wye and Capel-y-Ffin (GR SO236350).

Description:

This is the full version of the Gospel Pass walk I did last year. Starting from the Gospel Pass car park, we'll head up to Hay Bluff, along the Offa's Dyke path and down to Capel y Ffin, up the other side of the valley and south to Bal Mawr, before dropping down into the Mynedd Du forest and heading north past the Grwynne Fawr reservoir, over Rhos Dhirion and Twmpa, and returning to the start point.

This is a joint walk with the West Midlands Walking Group.


NOTE: This walk is expected to be around 20 miles in length and close to 4000 feet of ascent! I don't want to put people off but, if you don't do the group's strenuous walks on a regular basis or if you struggle with them, this is probably not the walk for you. Pace will also need to be faster than that of my normal walks to finish at a decent time.

1st Meet Point
09:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Gospell Pass car park

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
20 miles
Estimated walk time:
10
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 27 Jul 2014 - The Rhigos and Lluest Wenn

Last Updated: 17-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Meet points:

  1. The first meet point is the car park at Pontcanna Fields, Cardiff (Fields Park Rd, Riverside, Cardiff CF11 9LB). I will not be at this meet point.
  2. The second meet point is the view point car park on the A4051 Rhigos Road (GR SN926030).

Description:

This figure of eight walk takes in the Rhigos ridge, cycle route 42, the Lluest Wenn reservoir and Pont Lluest Wenn and several forests west of Aberdare. Scenery includes stunning views from the Rhigos ridge, plenty of forests and streams, the reservoir and bridge, and views west towards Blaenrhondda.


Note: The walk is 14 miles in length and 1500 feet of ascent. Paths are mainly good. Pace will need to be faster than normal due to distance.

Approximate elevation profile:


1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - A4051 Rhigos viewpoint (see description)

Driving time:
Not stated.

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


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sat 09 Aug 2014 - Bristol balloon walk

Last Updated: 22-Mar-2014 00:00:00

Description:
An afternoon walk around the historic Bristol City harbour, over the Clifton Suspension Bridge and back to the start point via Clifton town centre. This is the weekend of the Bristol balloon festival so hopefully there should be plenty of balloons to see during the walk.
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
11:00:00 - Bristol harbour

Driving time:
90 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 22.5

Leader:
Andy - 07588776446
Distance:
7 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Easy Easy

Show Sun 10 Aug 2014 - Heol y Cyw

Last Updated: 07-Feb-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A Joint walk with the Tawe Trekkers - Dave (from TT) leads a walk taking in the hills above the small village of Heol-y-Cwy and Pen-Coed with views over the Rhondda,Ogwr and Garw valleys and the Bristol channel

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

Driving time:
40 miles (roundtrip). Estimated cost per car: 10

Leader:
Dave Horton (Tawe Trekkers) - 07414 590 217
Distance:
9 miles
Estimated walk time:
5
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sat 16 Aug 2014 - Brecon Beast Beast Challenge

Last Updated: 11-Feb-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 Honeyball - tbc
Distance:
20 miles
Estimated walk time:
tbc
Grade:
Strenuous Strenuous


Our Mountain Safety Policy applies for this walk.

Please read it here.

Show Sun 07 Sep 2014 - Ogmore and Southerndown

Last Updated: 16-Apr-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Repeat of my Ogmore and Southerndown walk. Details to follow.

1st Meet Point
00:00:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:15:00 - Candlestone Castle car park

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Steve - 07988 380378
Distance:
12 miles
Estimated walk time:
6:30
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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