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

To download a copy of the programme, click HERE

For full details of all future weekend trips, refer to the spreadsheet published on the Newport Outdoor Group Facebook Page.

Monday – Evening Events

Sociable walk of 3 or 4 miles with an optional drink and chat afterwards

OR

Indoor social event. Refreshments provided.

6.45 for 7 pm.

Ridgeway Community Centre, NP20 5DG. 

Situated between no.8 and 14 Ridgeway Hill.

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1st January

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda !
No meeting ; the Group is away in Portland.

EASY
8th January

Quizzical Brian …
… ushers in the 2024 Monday evenings with a devilishly cunning map quiz. Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community Centre.

INDOORS
15th January

Evening Walk.
Start 7 pm. Details by e mailed Newsletter or Facebook.

EASY
22nd January

A Speech and Language Therapist Speaks.
Stella shows us that it isn’t about elocution, it’s … well come and find out ! Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community Centre.

INDOORS
29th January

Evening Walk.
Start 7 pm. Details by e mailed Newsletter or Facebook.

EASY
5th February

Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
Our Team friends show us what they do with the money raised by the Challenge Walks. Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community Centre.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY ! – NOG helpers needed ; Black Dragon Challenge walk SATURDAY 20th APRIL.

INDOORS
12th February

The NOGs Hold Forth !
An evening of variety. A few NOGs talk and show us all about what they know best. Details in the Newsletter

INDOORS
19th February

Evening Walk.
Start 7 pm. Details by e mailed Newsletter or Facebook.

EASY
26th February

Medicine in the Trenches – 1914 Style.
A welcome return by Roger Morgan, who shows us what went on amongst the ‘mud and the bullets’ of Flanders.
Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community Centre.

INDOORS
4th March

Evening Walk.
Start 7 pm. Details by e mailed Newsletter or Facebook.

EASY
11th March

Brain of Britain the NOGs.
Dave F. and Ian host a team quiz on all sorts of topics to test your ‘little grey cells’ ! Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community
Centre.

INDOORS
18th March

 

Evening Walk.
Start 7 pm. Details by e mailed Newsletter or Facebook.

EASY
25th March

The 2024 NOG Photo Competition.
Why not submit your photographic entries or just sit back and absorb the beauty ? Starts 7 pm Ridgeway Community
Centre.

INDOORS

What Three Words. what3words.com

Put the 3 words against each event into this website, to find the start of Group walks

Thursday – Evening Events

Sociable walk of 3 or 4 miles with an optional drink and chat afterwards.
Prompt start at 7 pm.

Details by e mailed Newsletter, Facebook or Meet-Up.

Weekend Events

Countryside walks of 6 to 12 miles, in areas within about 1 hour of Newport.

Bring sandwiches, a drink and appropriate footwear and clothing.

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29th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024

The Isle of Portland.
4 days walking get-away in Dorset to get away from the turkey and mince pies. Accommodation – a bargain at £100.
Contact Booking Officer Alan for last minute cancellations.

MODERATE

Sunday 7th January

Mynyddislwyn.
Ian’s 8 mile valley and hill walk is a piece of pure poetry ! Joint walk with the South Gwent Ramblers. Meet 9.30 am Civic
Centre.

MODERATE

Sunday 14th January

Gilwern and Clydach – Waterfalls and Bridges.
Lorna’s Clydach Gorge walk is in an area of industrial history and country scenery. Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

INDOORS

Sunday 21st January

The Wye Valley Walk.
Ivor’s 8 miler from Tintern to Chepstow goes out by bus and back by boot leather. Check Newsletter for meeting time.

EASY

Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January

Ludlow – Town and Country.
A weekend away. Town and countryside walking to blow away the Christmas cobwebs. Contact Booking Officer Alan for
last minute cancellations.

MODERATE

Sunday 28th January

Pontymoel Basin.
Steve’s 7 ½ miler is an easy going canal and valley walk near Pontypool. Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

EASY

Sunday 4th February

Tongwynlais Circuit.
Ivor’s 8 miler visits Castell Coch, the Taff Trail and Ridgeway. Refreshments as well ! Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

MODERATE

Sunday 11th February

Chepstow Lunch Walk.
Chris N’s walk shows us history, heritage and the Coast Path, followed by solid and liquid refreshment. Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

EASY

Saturday 17th February

Mynydd Troed and Mynydd Llangorse.
Ian shows us the beauty that is our National Park and part of the route of the Black Dragon Challenge. Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

MODERATE OR HARD

Sunday 25th February

Llangattwg Escarpment.
Steve’s 8 mile walk shows us the beauty that is across the valley from Crickhowel. NB. 9.00 am meet at the Civic Centre.

MODERATE

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd March

The Brecon Beacons.
2 days walking in our nearest National Park, staying at Llwyn-y-Celyn YH. 2 nights accommodation and led walking – a
bargain at £40. Contact Booking Officer Alan for last minute cancellations.

MODERATE OR HARD

Sunday 10th March

The Thaw Valley, Cowbridge.
Chris H’s 8 mile easy-going walk in the Vale of Glamorgan is a must ! Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

MODERATE

Sunday 17th March

The Skirrid – a Sunday Lunch Walk.
Chris N gets our appetite going … up and down the Skirrid. 4 miles, then it’s exercise for the jaw muscles. Meet 9.30 am
Civic Centre.

MODERATE

Sunday 24th March

Penarth Coastal Walk.
A 9 mile via Lavernock Point and Cosmeston Park. Franco buys the ice creams ! Meet 9.30 am Civic Centre.

EASY

Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April

Easter on the Dorset Coast.
3 nights away on the Jurassic Coast. Scenery, sunshine and led walking. Contact Booking Officer Alan for last minute
cancellations.

MODERATE

Weekend Trips Away

WEEKENDS AWAY

Weekend walking trips away, once a month.
Usually 2 nights ; occasionally longer – eg Bank Holidays.
Bargain trips at around £ 30 per night, staying at independent or the national organisation’s YHAs.
Led walking to see the scenic beauty of the UK – why not try it ?
Contact our Booking Officer, Alan.