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
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
3rd Feb 19.30 Photo Competition Now come you’d better be snappy and get your entries in when Norman requests them.
B.N. Ghost Walk
10th Feb 18.45 Llantrisant Ghost Walk Come along and join in the spirit of the evening for a walk led by Llantrisant Town Clerk Dean Powell. The £3 charge for walk is being paid by NOG but please book.
Payment Night Swanage Auberge Weekend 7th-10th May.
17th Feb 19.30 The Ladies of Tredegar A Talk by local Historian Rosemary Kennedy on the female residents of Tredegar House.
24th Feb 19.30 Riverside Walk Stephen Thornton leads us on a walk embracing the River Usk and possibly a public house.
Payment Night Snowdon Ranger Weekend 22nd-25th May
2nd Mar 19.30 Welcome to Whicker Island Don’t tell me you are too young to remember Alan Whicker or Monty Python. Nigel updates us on his travels.
Booking Night Grub Crawl 9th March
9th Mar 19.00 Grub Crawl For those who don’t know what it is, you earn your food as we walk between houses for our courses. EASY
16th Mar 19.00 Camino del Isca Franco leads on a walk to what CB enthusiasts called the Roman City – Caerleon of course. EASY
23rd Mar 19.00 Walk to the Three Blackbirds Aly leads us along the canal where I suppose we will be forced to have a pint.
Payment Night Ridgeway Hostel Weekend 20th April
30th Mar 19.30 Winners Slides A chance to see and hear the stories behind the winners from the photo competition.
6th Apr 19.00 Langstone Walk Jan is the Langstone Cowboy as she leads us in this area of rural south Gwent. MODERATE
13th Apr No Meeting It’s Easter Monday
20th Apr 19:00 Rogerstone Walk Ivor is the leader tonight as we walk in his back garden, metaphorically speaking of course.
Payment Night Surrey Interhostelling 23rd-26th July.
27th Apr 19.00 Mountaineering on the Gwent Levels Dave G leads us tonight as we soar the heights on the levels. EASY
4th May 19.30 Pembrokeshire Coastal Path Slides Norman tells all on the middle leg of the trail which was completed last September.
11th May 19.00 See the Sun Rising in Rogerstone With Ivor using GPS we won’t be out until dawn but we may have a pint in the Rising Sun.
Payment Night Lands End Hostel August Bank Holiday.
18th May 19.00 Llanfrechfa Grange Gardens A visit to the Walled Garden hosted by former NOG Angela.
25th May Bank Holiday It’s the Spring Bank Holiday

Weekend Events

Date Time Event Description Grade
19th Jan Sun 9.30 Advanced Map Reading Practical Ian takes us on the next stage of our map reading journey.
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.
Payment Night 25th November 2019
2nd Feb Sun 9.00 Norman’s Winter Walk To mark the end of the transfer window it’s that great NOG tradition. HARD
8th Feb Sat 9.15 Visit to Newbridge Memorial Hall Make a memo to yourself to visit this fantastic building that a determined Group of Volunteers brought back to life.
14th – 16th Feb Stratford upon Avon Hostel Weekend What could be better a good walk followed by a bit of culture. Didn’t you know that Stratford has a Wetherspoons.
Payment Night 16th December 2019.
23rd Feb Sun 9.30 Henrhyd Waterfall Walk Ian takes us to the highest waterfall in South Wales. MODERATE
8th Mar Sun 9.30 Cowbridge and the Thaw Chris Harris leads us on a walk that could well melt your heart. MODERATE
13th – 15th Mar 60th Anniversary Hostel Weekend in Youlgreave Hostel Come along for weekend of great Peak District walking and celebrations as the NOG receive it’s bus pass.
Payment Night 13th January
21st Mar Sat 9.30 Llantwit Magor Alan is our Guide as we enjoy the beauty of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. MODERATE
4th Apr Sat Black Dragon Challenge Your help needed as we raise funds for our friends in the Brecon Beacons Mountain Rescue Team.
8th – 15th Apr Easter in the North East of England Join the Group as we visit three hostels in Geordieland. Any problems we can always call on Vera.
Payment Night. 9th December 2019
18th Apr Sat 9.30 St Briavels Walk Jan leads us in this beautiful area of the Wye Valley. MODERATE
25th Apr Sat 9.30 Gloucester City Walk and Archive Visit Ian is our leader as we have a historical day in the home of the Cherry and Whites. EASY
3rd May Sun 9.00 Cotswolds Walk Dave F is our guide as we embrace the world of Joanna Trollope taking in Stow and Oddington. HARD
7th – 10th May Swanage Auberge Weekend Enjoy the Bank Holiday weekend in Dorset with maybe lashings of Ginger Beer.
Payment Night 10th February.
16th May Sat 10.30 Cycle to Blaenavon Ivor leads the peloton for lunch at the Rhymney Brewery near Big Pit.
Start Point Bettws Lane Car Park, for shorter ride 11.30am Pontymoile Basin.
22nd – 25 May Bank Holiday at Snowdon Ranger Hostel As it says on the tin Snowdon.
Payment Night 24th February.