Weekend events

This page is our calendar of weekend events. Please note that most events now start from the front of Chapter Arts Centre in Canton and not from outside the National Museum of Wales, Cathays Park. This is because Sunday parking charges have been introduced in central areas.

Many of our walks are in places remote from civilisation. It's your responsibility to have suitable clothing and footwear for bad weather.

If you would like to bring children or dogs, please check first with the event organiser.

Unless otherwise specified, a packed lunch should be brought along on day events (often shown as "BPL".

The grade of the event refers to the terrain, not the distance, which is shown separately. This and some other information is shown in the key below.

To find out more about any event, please phone the event organiser. If no phone number is given, please email us or phone a member of the committee, shown below.

New members are welcome at events.

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Please note that Hostel weekends need to be paid for 2 months in advance.
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Page last updated on 3/9/11

Committee members
Jane O. Chair 2040 2571
Rosie N. Treasurer 2076 3810
Tina D. Secretary
Steve B. Programme - weekends 07812 586949
Amanda T. Programme - Tuesdays 07929 001048
Bob G. Membership 2020 4165
Rhona C. 2086 0181
Julian L. 2056 7013
Jane S. Family liaison & publicity 2075 9980
Katherine T. 2088 1572
Liz L.   20700093

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Saturday 6th

Tretower & Pengenfford Walk - 17 lovely miles from Tretower topping out at Pen Cerrig- calch, Pen Allt-Mawr and the always noticeable Mynydd Troed. Option of a camp on Saturday night at Cwmdu to join a GMC walk (16 miles) on Sunday.
Contact Steve B on 07812 586949 or stevebees13@yahoo.co.uk.

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Sunday 7th

The Far Side of Gower Walk - An 8 mile walk taking in the wildly beautiful and rarely visited North Gower including LLanrhidian sands, Weobley Castle and views of the Loughor estuary from the viewpoint of Arthurs Stone. BPL.
If bringing dogs please contact Sian D in advance on 07866 310046 or shannycelt@hotmail.com.
Leave Chapter at 9.30am prompt.

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Sunday 14th

Parc Penallta (Nelson) Walk - 8 miles crossing the open countryside of Eglwysilian common with views into the Rhymney and Aber Valleys, taking in Parc Penallta, Senghenydd dyke and Llanfabon church.
Leave Chapter at 10am prompt.
Contact Jane O on 07425 131017.

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Small COG's Walk
Contact Chris & Sarah L on 029 20238576.

Sunday 21st

Three Castles Walk - 20 miles approx. linking Skenfrith Castle, Grosmont Castle and White Castle following woods and hills and taking us over Graig Syfyrddin for views of the Welsh Marches and the mountains of South Wales.
Leaving Chapter at 8.30am.
Contact Tina on 07540 959229 or by e-mail tina.day241@gmail.com.

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Friday 26th to Monday 29th

August Bank Holiday weekend- We will be at Newport Youth Hostel for 3 nights, within striking distance of Carningli and The Preselli Mountains. Good Pubs and beautiful countryside and coast! Book your place ASAP as space for 12 in 2 dorms for 6 per room. Cost is £49.20 per person for 3 nights.
Contact Phil Sz for details on 07967 381243 or philszwandt@yahoo.co.uk.

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Saturday 3rd

Save our Reservoir Walk - Choice of 3, 6, 12, 17 or 21 mile walks to raise funds for the Reservoir Action Group. Entry fee applies (between £2.50 to £12 depending on the route chosen). See www.socrw.co.uk.
Further details contact Chris L on 029 20238576.

Sunday 11th

Llangattock Walk - A 12 mile walk through one of South Wales' best kept landscape secrets - Craig y Cilau nature reserve that has hills, cliffs, moorland, caves and peat bog. Why are they there? All will be revealed….. BPL and a torch.
Leave Chapter at 9.30 am
Contact Steve B on 07812 586949

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Sunday 18th

Senghenydd Horseshoe - A 9 mile walk with historical interest along the quiet ridges north of Caerphilly including Mynydd Meio and Mynydd Eglwysilan. Pub at the end! BPL.
Leave Taffs Well rail station at 9.30am (if without a car, get the 09.00 train from Cardiff Central to Taffs Well).
Contact Enid on 07974 959415.

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Small COG's Walk
Contact Sarah on 01443 217951

Sunday 25th

Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad Walk - 8 miles around the side of the Brecon Beacons' most spectacular nature reserve, after which the route goes past Storey Arms and returns via an old coach road. This is a lovely walk which avoids all the crowds on the other side of the A470. BPL.
Leave Chapter at 10 am.
Contact Viv on 07791 470212.

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Friday 30th to Sunday 2nd October

Backpack Weekend - the empty quarter - 2 days of backpacking around the hills between Hundred House and Painscastle, one of Mid Wales' finest quiet areas.
Contact: Steve B on 07812 586949 or by e-mail to stevebees13@yahoo.co.uk

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Sunday 2nd

Usk and Bettws Newydd Walk - A 10 mile walk in the quieter parts of the Usk valley with plenty of wildlife, including kingfishers, and views from the higher ground to Bettws Newydd. There are 2 pubs en route which your leader is likely to visit. BPL.
Leave Chapter at 9.30am.
Contact Bob on 02920 575229 or 07780 701365.

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Sunday 9th

Redbrook Ramble - A circular 7 mile walk overlooking the Wye valley taking in Penallt old church, a delightful mini arboretum and a tea stop en route at "the Inn at Penallt". BPL.
Leave Chapter at 10am.
Contact on Sarah B 07539 832843.

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Saturday 15th

Bath Skyline Walk and Prior Park Landscape Garden - A 7 mile waymarked circular walk. Savour the magnificent views down into the picturesque World Heritage City of Bath, walk through history from an Iron Age hill fort to 18th century follies and stroll through the peace of hidden valleys, tranquil woodlands and patchworks of small meadows all rich in wildlife. BPL. Afterwards we will have time to look around Bath and have an early evening meal. (Optional).
If interested contact Katherine T on 029 20881572.

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Sunday 16th

Sunday 16th Small Cogs Walk
Contact Jane and John on 029 20759980

Friday 21st to Sunday 30th

Free National Trust property in the Beacons - Two consecutive weekends and a mid-week of free accommodation at the National Trust's property along the Taff Trail south of Brecon. The weekends are for the usual COGgers, the mid-week period for young COGs.
For further details and to book contact Steve B by e-mail stevebees13@yahoo.co.uk for the weekends and Chris L by e-mail chrislewis2007@fsmail.net for mid-week.
A £20 returnable deposit is required to secure your stay.

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Friday 25th to Sunday 27th

Manchester weekend - Join us in this city centre hostel at bargain rate of £16.95 per night for half board (less than usual rate for B&B). Travel by public transport - train or bus. Lots to see and do including canal walks, industrial heritage, art galleries or just spend the time in one of the many real ale pubs.
Contact Jane O 07425 131017 or by e-mail j_ormrod@live.co.uk

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Friday 26th to Monday 29th

New Year weekend will be spent in a bunkhouse (sole occupancy) in the centre of St Davids, Pembrokeshire. 3 night stay from 30 December is £30. There have been many enquiries to date so places are limited
Fully booked, but you can still book a B&B in St. David's and join us for the walks & New Year celebration, just contact Lyndon to let him know.
contact Lyndon at lyndonmaybery@hotmail.com phone 02920756122 for more info.

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