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
13th May 19.00 Ponthir Walkl Trudy leads in the village named after it’s long bridge over the Afon Llwyd.
B.N. August trip to Boscastle
20th May 19.00 Mynydd Maen Walk Lesley leads us tonight on a little hill witha big view and as a bonus a choice of pubs post walk. MODERATE
27th May No Meeting Enjoy the Spring Bank Holiday and bounce into summer like Zebedee.
3rd June 19.00 Coed Bedw Walk It’s Fox Hill in Rhiwderin not led by Basil Brush but Steve.
B.N. BBQ on 8th June
10th June 19.00 Storm the Battlements Dave F leads on an assault of Lodge Hill Iron Age Fort with splendid views over the River Usk. EASY
17th June 19.30 Iron Bridge Walk Steve and Rhian lead us to this recently restored historic bridge in the Draethen. EASY
24th June 19.00 Mynydd Machen Walk Nigel leads us tonight along the Sirhowy Valley walk to enjoy well earned views over the Bistol Channel. MODERATE
1st July 19.00 Cwm Lickey Walk Alan is our guide tonight as we visit the area above Race. But don’t worry we won’t race. MODERATE
8th July 19.00 The Bay from Penarth Norman leads us from Penarth to the barrage where we may have a stop in one of the bars.
B.N. Brighton 18th-20th October
15th July 19.00 Treasure Hunt Just like the Eurovision Song Contest last year’s winners are the hosts so Dave and Sarah set the tune tonight. EASY
22nd July 19.00 Mamhilad Walk Chris leads us on one of her Sunday walks, but with no meal after sorry but I’m sure we will manage a drink. EASY
29th July 19.00 NOGs at the Oscars It’s the nearest we will get to the Red Carpet as we receive a Recognition Certificate from the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.
5th Aug 19.00 Gray Hill Walk Carol is the leader tonight where we are sure the sky will not match the hill.
B.N. London 8th-10th November
12th Aug 19:30 Adventure Golf at the Celtic Manor Come along and find your inner tiger or rory.
19th Aug 19.00 Severn Bridge Walk This is a walk we generally do in the winter nights. Enjoy the views as Dave F leads us to the Boars Head for a pint before the return crossing. EASY
26th Aug No Meeting Enjoy the last Bank Holiday before the Christmas.
2nd Sep 19.00 Crawl around Usk with Ian I assume we are not swimming in the Usk but walking around Usk. EASY
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 6th-8th 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.  EASY
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.

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
10th – 12th May Tredegar House Folk Festival Take the opportunity to strip the willow and enjoy numerous folk acts in concert.
18th May Sat 9.30 Dinas Powys Walk Trudy leads us in the Vale of Glamorgan where we hope to see some salmon leaping. MODERATE
24th -27th May Spring Bank Holiday in Beer Hostel There’s more to Beer than beer for a start wonderful coastal walking.
B.N. 25th February
1st June Sat 9.30 Cefn On and the Ridgeway Walk Norman leads us on a blooming walk where the rhododendrons are out. MODERATE
8th June Sat 14.30 Walk and BBQ at Brian’s Its the annual feast with an optional walk beforehand.
B.N. 3rd June
14th – 16th June Milton Keynes Weekend There’s more to Milton Keynes than concrete cows. Come along and find out.
B.N. 25th March
23rd June Sun 9.00 Storm the Battlements Dave F leads on the classis 20 mile Three Castles walk created by Group Founder Member Chris Barber. HARD
23rd June Sun 9.30 Storm the Battlement For a more leisurely storm Brian takes us on a 7 miles walk from Skenfrith Castle. EASY
29th June Sat 10.30 Storm the Battlements on Horse Well not horse but bike as Dave F leads the peloton on the Four Castles Route. HARD
6th July Sat 9.30 Dewstow Walk and Gardens Brian the nearest person we have to Monty Don is the obvious leader. EASY
13th July Sat 9.30 Cyfartha Castle Walk Nigel is the Leader as we walk from the home of notorious Ironmasters the Crawshays. MODERATE
21st July Sat 9.30 Beat the Beacons Taster In the first of our recce walks Brian leads us on the 10 mile route. MODERATE
26th – 28th July Slaidburn Hostel Weekend Walk in the geographical centre of Britain the Forest of Bowland.
B.N. 15th April
11th Aug Sun 9.00 Beat the Beacons Endurance In the second of our recce walks Dave F leads us on the 22 mile route. HARD
18th Aug Sun 9.30 Beat the Beacons Alternative In the third of our recce walks Ivor leads us on the 15 mile route. HARD
23rd – 26th Aug August Bank Holiday at Boscastle Hostel Join the crowds in flooding to Cornwall.
B.N. 13th May
31st Aug Sat 10.30 Vale of Usk Cycle Dave and Sarah are the hosts in leading the ride and drinks in their garden to follow. MODERATE
7th Sept Sat 9.30 Walk with Crime and Punishment What on earth you ask, well it’s a museum in Littledean. Nigel is our Guide. EASY
8th Sept 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 Sept Pembrokeshire Coastal Path It’s the second half of long distance footpath.
28th Sept Sat Beat the Beacons Challenge Walk Help needed for this joint venture with the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.