The Programme

Easy – Lowland walking, flat or with gentle hills. Ideal for those with little or no experience of walking or cycling.

Moderate – Hills and dales, generally below 1,500 feet.

Strenuous – High level mountain and moorland over 1,500 feet. May involve steep ascents/descents or scrambling.

The onus is on individuals to arrange their own transport to and from hostel weekends. It is not the responsibility of the booking officer or any other member of the committee to arrange transport.
PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 10 MINUTES BEFORE THE START FOR EVENTS

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Monday Night Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
8th Jan 19.00 Usk Vale Walk Join Franco on the Camino del Isca  EASY
15th Jan 19.30 Photo Competition It doesn’t matter if you are more Pearl Bailey than David Bailey you can still enter.
22nd Jan 19.00 Jubilee Park Walk with Ivor Don’t ask what jubilee it is this year but there are bound to be at least ten! EASY
29th Jan  19.30 Camino Presentation Hear about all their blisterfully happy times on the Camino last summer.
B.N. Surrey trip 4th-7th May
5th Feb  19.00 Henllys Tramway Walk with Dave F Don’t let the fact we go up the Incline put you off, it’s a gentle climb with a pub at the top.  EASY
12th Feb 19.30 Skittles at St Julians Inn Last year it was ten pins but with Brexit it has been devalued to nine pins!
19th Feb 19.00 Newport Historical Walk with Paul Collins Come along for a walk and learn some local history in the process.  EASY
26th Feb 19.30 Three Men and a River but not in a Boat Dave F tells the story of his 230 mile Rheinsteig Trek with John and Colin.
B.N. Kings Hostel spring Bank Holiday
5th Mar 19.00 Bettws Ponds Walk with Brian Brian been angling to lead this walk for a while.  EASY
12th Mar 19.30 Austria and Germany Slides with Ian R Ian goes to the home of the Schwarzwaldenkirschetort and has his cake and eats it.
B.N. for Litton Cheney 26th-28th Jan 
19th Mar 19.00 Llanyrafon Walk Get ready for the start of Spring with this delightful walk and then crow about in the pub after. EASY
26th Mar  19.00 Roath Park Walk with Norman come along and walk to the other side of the Lake.  EASY
2nd Apr No Meeting It’s Easter Monday.
9th Apr 19:30 Philippines with Nigel A lot of blokes from Newport come back with a bride but just wanted to bring back photos which he will share with us.
B.N. Manorbier 15th -17th June
16th Apr  19.00 Solutia Nature Reserve Walk with Babs Full walking gear required as it’s a Nature Reserve not Naturist Reserve  EASY
23rd Apr 18.30 Swimming at Risca Leisure Centre Crawl along like a butterfly for a dip in the pool, Meet 6.30pm at the Leisure Centre
30th Apr  19.00 Llanwern Walk with Jan Hard hats not required as it’s Llanwern village not steelworks.
B.N. Peaks Interhostelling 13th-16th July
 EASY
7th May No Meeting It’s May Bank Holiday
14th May 19.00 Canal Bike Ride with Ian R Ian hasn’t been on his bike for a while so he dusts off his penny farthing to lead tonight.  EASY
21st May 19.00 Caerleon Walk with Franco Join Franco on the Camino del Silure. EASY
28th May No Meeting It’s Spring Bank Holiday

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
13th Jan Sat  9.30 Cowbridge Walk with Dave F If your New Year Resolution is to walk 1000 miles this year, that’s only 2.74 miles daily so this walk equals three days! MODERATE
21st Jan Sun  9.00 Norman’s Winter Walk It’s January and that means New Year Resolutions and Sales. But the biggest tradition is Norman’s Winter Walk.  HARD
26th-28th Jan Litton Cheney Weekend Come along and enjoy the beauty of the Dorset Coast in the footsteps of the Famous Five.
10th Feb Sat  9.30 Coasting along past Penarth with Ian R First a ten mile linear walk then let the train take the strain to return. MODERATE
25th Feb Sun 9.30 Llanthony Walk with John Smith We’ll boot up prior to the walk and have a pint in the Priory after. HARD
3rd Mar Sat  10.30 Magor Cake Ride You’ve dieted for two months after Christmas now its time for some cake at St Mary’s Magor. Meeting Point Trdegar Park MODERATE
9th-11th Mar Elmscott Hostel Weekend Enjoy great walking on the North Devon Coast and maybe a Cream Tea.
17th Mar Sat  9.30 Bedwas Walk with Alan I’m sure after the walk as it’s St Patricks Day we’ll partake in a Guinness after MODERATE
30th Mar-2nd Apr Easter Weekend in Malham Have a wonderful time in the Yorkshire Dales and hills of course.
30th Mar Fri  9.30 There is a Green Hill not faraway For those not in Yorkshire join Liz, Paul and Dave on the Newport tradition – Good Friday walk to Twmbarlwm. Meeting Point Fourteen Locks Cafe  HARD
14th Apr Sat 9.30 Gilwern Walk with Alan Walk through the gorge that is being decimated by all the road works.  MODERATE
21st Apr Sat Early Black Dragon Challenge Walk it’s all hands on deck as we raise funds for our friends in the Brecon Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, unless you’re walking it!
28th Apr Sat  10.30 Sirhowy Valley Bike Ride with Ivor Come along and ride this traffic free route with the Maesycwmmer Viaduct. Meeting Point Tredegar Park  MODERATE
4th-7th May May Bank Holiday at Holbury St Mary Hostel Find out that there are hills in Surrey
12th-20th May It’s the Annual Long Distance Trail This year we venture north of the border to the Fife Coastal Path where our future King met his Queen.
12th May Sat  9.30 Clearwell Caves Walk with Brian Venture to where Dr Who, Merlin and many others have been filmed. MODERATE
25th-28th May Spring Bank Holiday weekend at Kings Hostel Be like Basil Brush and take the Foxes Path up Cadair Idris