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
9th Sep 19.00 Real Ale Tour of Cardiff Norman is the Taster in chief and leader What more can I say except it’s the B.N. for the Christmas Party at Leominster 6 th -8 th December  EASY
16th Sep 19.00 Hill and Canal Walk Martyn is the leader tonight as we walk along a wonderful piece of local history. MODERATE
23rd Sep 19.00 Pontypool Historical Walk Dave F leads us as we explore the history of this famous valley town. EASY
30th Sep 19.30 It’s CSI NOG You have probably watched Silent Witness and other numerous crime dramas so Group member Mark Boulter tells us all about forensic science.
7th Oct 19.30 Programme Planning and Slides What would you like to do? Share your ideas with Ian in the Chair.
B.N. New Year Trip to Dalby Forest
14th Oct 19.00 Walk to Gaer Fort Martyn leads us tonight over Gaer Fort the English translation is of course Fort Fort! MODERATE
21st Oct 19.30 Map Reading Part One A welcome introduction to walk leading for some and a refresher for some. Anyway come along.
28th Oct 19.30 AGM Come along it’s your club. Refreshments provided.
4th Nov 19.30 Botswana Slides Following I presume in the footsteps of David Livingstone is our very own Nigel.
11th Nov 19.00 Amble with Amiable Aly Have you got an alibi not to amble tonight? Not for aficionados of the agoraphic adversity! EASY
18th Nov 19.00 Skittles at St Julians Come along and roll up or is it down the alley and knock them nine pins down. EASY
25th Nov 19.30 Badger Talk Remember Dickie Davies on World of Sport his nickname was badger. Well it’s nothing to do about him but all about nocturnal animals.
B.N. Lee Valley 24th-26th January
2nd Dec 19.30 Griffiths and his Town If you wonder where that is Ian will enlighten you, no doubt with a bit of railway history thrown in. MODERATE
9th Dec 19:30 Cycling in Sri Lanka Follow Dave and Sarah on their adventure where they met a detective in an old mac and a sweetstore.
16th Dec 19.00 Christmas Social At a venue near you to be confirmed.
B.N. Stratford Upon Avon 14th-16th February
23rd Dec 19.30 Food at Tiny Rebel Rogerstone Don’t worry you can start that diet in the new year.
6th Jan 19.30 The Origins of Pub Signs So what if it’s dry January you can still learn about the signs with Local Historian Bob Trett
13th Jan 19.30 Map Reading Part Two Remember what you learnt back in October now take the next step.
20th Jan 19.30 Four Person Slides No that’s not slides about four persons but four different persons showing slides.
27th Jan 19.00 Usk Historical Walk He may not be Dan Snow and most definitely not Bettany Hughes but Dave F is our guide. EASY

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
7th Sep Sat 9.30 Crime and Punishment What on earth you ask, well it’s a museum in Littledean. Nigel is our guide.
8th Sep Sun 9.30 Hotfoot it to Llandaff Norman leads us on a visit to Insole Court to see the refurbishment after the hard work of a team of volunteers. EASY
15th – 22nd Sep Pembrokeshire Coastal Path It’s the second part of the Long Distance Footpath.
28th Sep Sat Beat the Beacons Challenge Walk Help needed for this joint venture with the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
5th Oct Sat 9.30 Alan’s Bwlch Walk Bwlch means pass and we can’t let a walk up Mynydd Llangorse and its lake view pass us by. HARD
13th Oct Sun 9.30 Sgwd Henrhyd Ian leads us on a walk to the highest waterfall in South Wales. HARD
18th – 20th Oct Brighton Hostel Weekend Take 59 the Brighton Line and enjoy a weekend in good old Sussex by the Sea
27th Oct Sun 9.30 Wye Valley Walk There is no shortcut to Lancut but there is an invite to friends from GOG and SGR. MODERATE
2nd Nov Sat 15.00 Bonfire Walk Ian leads us and after what happened on 31st we may want to follow in Guy Fawkes’ shoes. MODERATE
8th – 10th Nov London Central Hostel Come along and have a capital weekend.
16th Nov Sat 9.30 Westonbirt Arboretum Alan helps us find the wood from the trees. MODERATE
23rd Nov Sat 9.30 Map Reading Practical Ian helps us to put into practice what we learnt last month. MODERATE
1st Dec Sun 9.30 Christmas Walk in Abertillery with Dave F Take a walk in the rewilded valleys before a Christmas meal in Wetherspoons. B.N. 25th November HARD
6th – 8th Dec Christmas Party at Leominster Hostel Take a march in the Welsh Marches to work up an appetite for Christmas dinner and festivities.
B.N. 9th September
14th Dec Sat 9.30 Quakers Trail The NOGs is a society of friends who enjoy walking so it’s very apt for Nigel to lead on this Trail. MODERATE
23rd Dec Sat 9.30 Christmas Market by Train Let the train take the strain and enjoy a mulled wine or cider or indeed both to set you up for Christmas.
29th Dec – 2nd Jan New Year in Dalby Forest Hostel What better way to see the new year in walking on the North York Moors.
B.N. 7th October
11th Jan Sat 9.30 Forest of Dean Walk Alan leads in the Forest just over the English border. We might see a boar and I don’t mean another NOG. MODERATE
19th Jan Sun 9.30 Advanced Map Reading Practical Ian takes us on the next stage of our map reading journey. MODERATE
24th – 26th Jan Lee Valley Hostel Weekend It may well be just north of London but the hostel is a Swiss Chalet and was also used as the canoeing venue for the 2012 Olympics.