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
3rd Sept 19.00 Llandegvedd Walk Trudy leads a walk around this delightful Monmouthshire village then we can discuss the Archers in the Farmers Arms after.  EASY
10th Sept 19.00 Bassaleg Walk Hows many pubs are there in Bassaleg? Come tonight and Ian will take you to them all.
B.N. Christmas Party at Port Eynon Hostel 7th to 9th December
 EASY
17th Sept 19.00 Coffee Shop Walk Dave Latte is our guide tonight. EASY
24th Sept 19.30 Camino Slides There was a four pronged attack this year with Alan, Franco, Ivor and Steve. Hear all about it tonight.
1st Oct 19.00 Christchurch Walk with Aly I’m sure we will all be like greyhounds out of the trap to get to the pub first! EASY
8th Oct 19.30 The Weekend starts here For those of you who have never experienced a NOG weekend Dave F Spreads the dirt
15th Oct 19.00 Caerphilly Town and Mountain Walk By cheesus Juping leads us on a walk by the castle with a leanier tower than Pisa. MODERATE
22nd Oct 19.30 Fife Coastal Path Slides After doing a wonderful job coordinating the walk Lesley has now coordinated the show.
29th Oct 19.30 Annual General Meeting Your chance to have your say on the Group is run and what changes you would like.
5th Nov 19.00 Bonfire Night Walk Some guy called Dave is leading us on a cracker of a walk, boom boom. EASY
12th Nov 19.00 Draethen Walk with Roger We will be macking tracks from Machen and possibly a pint in the Hollybush. EASY
19th Nov 19.30 Armistice Talk Group member Steve Cocks tells us about the poignant events of one hundred years ago.
26th Nov  19.30 Skittles at St Julians It’s the annual competition to find the Killer!
B.N. Jordans in the Chilterns 25th to 27th January
3rd Dec 19:00 Newport History Walk Our very own Neil Oliver, Paul Collins, takes us on two legs the second leg of the history of our city. MODERATE
10th Dec 19.30 Food Tasting Ian and Desiree are our Noel and Sandi tonight B.N. Hunstanton in Norfolk 19th to 22nd April Easter
17th Dec 19.30 Christmas Social Our annual pre Festivities get together.
24th Dec No Meeting We’re all too busy buying that final special present for someone special or may be your partner.
31st Dec No Meeting Some of us are in Yorkshire walking the dales and eating the pudding.
7th Jan 19.00 Upper Cwmbran Walk Alan is taking us up the Incline but its not steep so no need to decline.  MODERATE
14th Jan 19.30 Five Person Slides Remember Frys Five Boys Chocolate Bar, well its got absolutely nothing do with that if you’re dieting.
21st Jan  19.00 Bute Park With with Ian The Marquis built Castell Coch as a Folly but it would be a folly to miss  EASY
28th Jan  19.30 Kazakhstan Slides with Nigel Don’t know where it is well find out tonight.
B.N. Blytheswood in South Devon 22nd-24th March

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
1st Sept 10.30 Tour de Newport Cycle Dave F leads the joint NOG/BRF peleton on a ride embracing a coffee stop or two. MODERATE
15th Sept Talybont Trial Why not come along and help and then walk the ten mile route.
17th – 24tth Sept Pembrokeshire Coastal Path That’s right there are two long distance trails this year!
22nd – 24th Sept St Davids Hostel Weekend Join our friends colonial and otherwise who are walking the Coastal Path. MODERATE
6th Oct Sat 9.30 Caldicot Castle visit and walk Desiree is our guide as we tour the castle and surrounding area. EASY
13th Oct Sat 10.30 Steel Horse Cycle Ride Dave F takes us through the Usk Valley to the Steel Horse bikers café and back via the canal. Meeting Point Pontypool Active Living Centre MODERATE
19th – 21st Oct Bewdley Hostel Enjoy a weekend on the Worcs/salop border. I’m sure we can string a walk in the Wyre Forest.
27th Oct 9.30 Fothergill Trail with Nigel Who was Fothergill you ask. Well come along and find out and follow in the footsteps of Weatherman Walking. MODERATE
1st – 4th Nov York Hostel Weekend The County that won more gold medals than Australia at the Olympics is certainly a medal winning choice for a visit.
11th Nov 9.30 Armitice Walk with Ian On the centerary of the end of hostilities we visit Kilgwrrwg. HARD
17th Nov Sat 9.30 Blorenge Walk with Jan It usually snows on the Blorenge and that’s in July! I’m sure the weather will be as lovely as the walk. MODERATE
2nd Dec Sun 9.00 Abertillery Walk Continuing the Gwent Valleys theme Dave F takes us on 10 mile yomp. Believe me they are as beautiful as before the Rape of the Fair Country.  HARD
7th – 9th Dec Christmas Party at Port Eynon Hostel Festivities start on the Gower. How many different vegetables will Pam prepare this year?
B.N. 10th September
29th Dec – 2nd Jan New Year at Hawes Youth Hostel What a way to start the year with good company and good walking
B.N. 1st October
5th Jan Sat  9.30 Celebrate the No Tolls Enjoy a rare treat and take advantage of a miracle, a kept Tory election pledge as Dave F takes us to the other side, of the Severn Bridge.  MODERATE
13th Jan Sun  9.00 Norman’s Winter Walk After this year’s event in June we hope to have normal service resumed in 2019. HARD
25th-27th Jan Hostel Weekend at Jordans in the Chilterns Good walking from this Quaker village where a certain Ozzy Osbourne is a neighbour of the Hostel.
B.N. 26th November