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 29 Nov 2014 - Bath Skyline Walk & Christmas Market

Last Updated: 26-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

Not in Christmas mood yet? This walk may be just what you are looking for to get you there. We will meet at Cardiff Central station to go to Bath by train avoiding the hassle of traffic jams and parking issues in the popular city. The walk will start at the Bath Spa station and will lead us initially along the canal then gradually ascending to offer spectacular views across Bath’s skyline. This lovely stroll through tranquil woodlands and a patchwork of meadows will end with a visit to Bath’s atmospheric Christmas market where we get together for some mulled wine before heading home.

1st meet point: 8.00am - 8.15am in front of Cardiff Central Station, Central Square, CF10 1EP (central bus station side)

Please arrive before 8.15am (leaving to go to the platform) to allow sufficient time to organize groups of 3 to 9 for group discount ticket purchases on the day - please have exact change available. We will try to make sure everybody benefits from the group discounts but depending on total group number this might not be possible for late comers.

Group day return ticket for 3 to 9 people: £12.80 per person

Train leaves Cardiff Central at 8.30am, destination Portsmouth Harbour(arrival in Bath: 9.34am)

Getting to Cardiff Central station: please use public transport wherever possible, but if you come by car please allow enough time for parking. The car park at the rear of the station is very convenient however costs £9.30 for the day.

2ndmeet point: 9:35am in front of Bath Spa Station by the Christmas Tree, Dorchester Street, BA1 1SU

Please send me a text message if you intend to meet us at this point or if you are planning to join the train in Newport.

Toilet facilities: at both stations, at lunch time location and at the end of the walk

Time at Christmas market: up to 2 hours so plenty of time to have a look for Christmas presents, some food and mulled wine. Group will be leaving approx. 4.10pm but if you want to stay on/leave earlier this is not a problem providing you are joined by enough people to cover your group ticket

Train leaving from Bath Spa station: 4:38pm (arrival in Cardiff: 5.44pm)

1st Meet Point
08:00:00 - Cardiff Central station
2nd Meet Point
09:30:00 - Bath Spa station

Driving time:
Not stated.

Leader:
Monika & Dom - 07837675124
Distance:
8 miles
Estimated walk time:
4:30
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

Show Sun 30 Nov 2014 - Clydach Gorge

Last Updated: 24-Nov-2014 00:00:00

Description:

A fascinating walk exploring the industrial heritage and scenic beauty of the Clydach Gorge, a steep-sided valley in the southeast of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Lots of history and lovely views over to Abergavenny and Sugarloaf.

Approximately six miles and 1,300 feet of total ascent. Relatively easy except for one steep ascent, which may be slippery. Bring a packed lunch and drink. Dogs welcome.

Free but small car park so car sharing recommended. Parking also available in nearby residential streets. Facilities at start of walk. Friendly pub with covered outside seating area at end of walk.

Directions to Gilwern:

Luke will meet you in Gilwern. From Cardiff, follow the M4 to Newport and leave at Junction 26. Follow the A4051/ A4042 towards Abergavenny. Take the first exit at the roundabout before Abergavenny to join the A465 Heads of the Valleys Road towards Merthyr. Take the third exit at the next roundabout and follow the road into Gilwern. The main car park is on the high street, on your right immediately after the pelican crossing.

Nearest postcode: NP7 0AP
Grid reference: SO248146
Google maps links: https://goo.gl/maps/dKkak

1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields Car Park
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Gilwern, Main Car Park

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

Leader:
Luke - 07930424130
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
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: 27-Nov-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
08:30:00 - Pontcanna fields
2nd Meet Point
10:00:00 - 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: 26-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
09:30:00 - Pontcanna
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - 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 25 Jan 2015 - Craig y Cilau and a Couple of Caves

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

Description:

This 6 mile walk takes in the villages of Crickhowell and Llangattock before crossing the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal and joining the old tram road which used to bring stone down from the Mynydd Llancadwg quarry to the small wharf on the canal. This takes us up to the Llangattock Escarpment which gives fantastic views of the Usk Valley and the Black Mountains. We then enter the Craig y Cilau nature reserve and pass several entrances to the Eglwys Faen cave system, so bring your head torch if you fancy taking a peek.

Most of this walk is fairly easy. There is one very steep, rocky ascent in which we gain nearly all of our 1200ft of ascent. However, the pace will be slow, so don't let this put you off. There will be mud, so make sure you wear appropriate footwear. There are quite a few stiles in this walk and usually some livestock.

The second meet point is in the Crickhowell High School car park. This is on the A4077 between the A40 and the bridge across to Legar and Llangattock. The post code is NP8 1AW and the grid reference is SO216185.

 
 
1st Meet Point
09:30:00 - Pontcanna Fields
2nd Meet Point
10:30:00 - Crickhowell

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

Leader:
Isla - 07816411457
Distance:
6 miles
Estimated walk time:
4
Grade:
Moderate Moderate

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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