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.

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Monday Night Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
4th Sept 19.00 Rhiwderin Walk with Dave Price There is no price for the walk come along it’s free.
B.N. London 3rd-5th November
11th Sept 19.00 Goytre and the Canal Nigel is our guide as we explore the towpath of the Monmouth and Brecon Canal and no doubt the bar of the Goytre Arms.  EASY
18th Sept 19.00 Redwick Walk with Ian You should be feeling rosy and this walk will explore the area of the Great Gwent tsunami. Now what’s the name of the pub there? EASY
25th Sep  19.00 Bowling at Superbowl Friars Walk Have you the spare time to strike it lucky! Option to walk from Lyceum Tavern.
2nd Oct  19.00 Llanyrafon Walk with Liz Let’s wish for some jolly boating weather.
B.N. Social Evening 9th October
9th Oct 19.30 Members Social Evening at Tiny Rebel Bar Come along for a free Cwtch, that’s their award winning real ale of course.
B.N. Poppit Sands Christmas trip 8th December
16th Oct 19.00 Severn Bridge walk with Dave F Could be your last chance to beat the tolls. It’s Tory policy but that means Fanny Adams!  MODERATE
23rd Oct 19.30 AGM followed by Ideas Forum Come along it’s your club and help shape the future, not to mention free scoff. 
B.N. for Stour Valley New Year Trip
30th Oct 19.00 Ghost Walk Its Halloween so Paul C is going to lead on a ghoulful walk, well he does know the cemetery like the back of his hand.  EASY
6th Nov 19.30 World War One talk by Steve Cocks As we approach Armistice Day Steve will bring home the atrocities of World War One.
B.N. for Litton Cheney 26th-28th Jan 
13th Nov 19.00 Rogerstone Walk In a homage to Glen Campbell it’s our very own Rogerstone Cowboy, Ivor, leading the way. EASY
20th Nov  19.30 Saint Cuthbert’s Way Presentation Norman lifts the lid on this year’s long distance trail. B.N. for early March trip
27th Nov 19.00 Gaer Fort Walk with Aly Before you welsh aficionados have a go at me I know gaer is welsh for fort but at least we know where we are going. Let’s hope Aly does as well.  EASY
4th Dec 19:30 Christmas Quiz Our very own Bradley Walsh, Dai, is the Quiz Master. He’ll be Dr Who’s assistant next!
B.N. Easter Trip to Malham in the Yorkshire Dales
11th Dec  19.00 Estuarial Walk with Ian Obviously there is liquid involved, though it could be in the pub after.  EASY
18th Dec 19.30 Christmas Social Come along and be festive.
25th Dec No Meeting We’ll all be too full with turkey and mince pies
1st Jan No Meeting Happy New Year to everyone
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 whether you’re more Pearl Bailey than David Bailey you can still enter. EASY
22nd Jan 19.30 Jubilee Park Walk with Ivor Don’t ask me what Jubilee it is this year but there are bound to be at least ten. EASY
29th Jan 19.30 Camino Presentation with Franco and Ivor Hear all about their blisterfully happy times on the Camino

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
2nd Sept Sat  10.30 Gwent Levels Bike Ride It’s time for more cake at St Marys in Magor. Babs will ensure we get there in time. Meeting Point Tredegar Park. MODERATE
9th Sept Sat Walk the Port The Second Newport Walking Festival. You pay your money and you make your choice of 3, 5, 9 or 16 miles.
16th Sept Sat 9.30 Kemeys Ridge walk with Ivor It would be a real folly to miss this walk overlooking the Usk Valley  MODERATE
23 Sept to 1st Oct It’s the Annual Long Distance Trail This year our eleventh year we reprise the very first one, the St Cuthbert’s Way from Melrose to Lindisfarne. HARD
7th Oct Sat Early Talybont Trial It’s all hands on deck to ensure the smooth running of the challenge walk which raises funds for the Group and Brecon Mountain Rescue team.
14th Oct Sat  12.30 Fox Wood walk with Ian The first one to spot Basil Brush is the winner. MODERATE
20th to 22nd Oct Bridges Hostel Weekend We’ve a good mind to walk the Mynd on this weekend.  HARD
28th Oct Sat  9.00 Newport Over Fifties Forum We will be manning a stall at this event, contact Ivor if you would like to help.
3rd to 5th Nov London Weekend Come along and have a capital time.
19th Nov Sun  9.30 St Briavels Walk Just when you thought Halloween was over Steve Atkins takes us to the only haunted Youth Hostel in Britain.  MODERATE
2nd Dec Sat 9.30 Geocaching at Clytha Castle The Himalayas have Sherpas, the NOGs have Porters as Trudy and Norman lead the way.  MODERATE
8th to 10th Dec Christmas Party at Poppit Sands Hostel Tis the season to be merry and I’m sure we will.
16th Dec Sat  9.30 Sugar Loaf walk with Liz and Paul Come along and justify all that food you will be eating at Christmas.  HARD
28th Dec to 2nd Jan New Year at Stour Valley Hostel Enjoy an arresting hogmany in Constable Country.
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 to 28th Jan Litton Cheney Come along and enjoy the beauty of the Dorset Coast in the footsteps of the Famous Five.