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Sunday 23rd September, THE GOWER ALPS
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 10:00am Reynoldston: on the road near the King Arthur Hotel (NOT on drive to hotel) (GR SS 482 899).
A skip along Cefn Bryn and up over Ryers Down, Llanmadoc Hill, Harding’s andRhossili Down, with loads of fine views.Return along the Gower Way. A strenuous 12 mile walk.
Leader Lynne Lock Tel: 01792 645748
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday 29th September, BARLAND AND CLYNE COMMONS
Meet at 9:30am at off-road parking on Barlands Common for a moderate 6 mile walk through Clyne Common, Manselfield and Bishopston. Wear suitable footwear – the fields can be very muddy.
Leader Dave Bird Tel 01792 233634 or 07812 710343

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October

Saturday 6th October, NEWTON, BRANDY COVE AND LANGLAND BAY
Meet at 10:00am at St Peters Church in Newton, where there is easy on-road parking.  Down Mary Twill Lane, and over to Bishopston Woods, past the ‘secret garden’ through the woods and up towards Murton, onto a path between the fields and down the steps to the road.  A short distance uphill on the road, across fields to the path to Brandy Cove.  Back towards Langland Bay on the coast path.  Possibly stopping for a sociable coffee at Langland Brasserie before climbing Brynfield Road and back to St Peters Church.  Approximate distance 4 to 4½ miles, some ascents and descents, the cliff path can be rugged and possibly muddy between Brandy Cove and Caswell. Back to the cars by 1:00pm.
Leader Penny Davies  Tel: 01792 361863  Text: 07796 260863
e-mail: penelopecbdavies@gmail.com

Sunday, 7th October. LLANTWIT MAJOR AND NASH POINT
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 8:30am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:30am Llantwit Major: Visitor Centre Car Park (Charge) (GR SS 967 687). Leaders will meet group in Llantwit Major.
We’ll walk along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path via St. Donat’s and Marcross to Nash Point, using stretches of the coast path and inland fields. Opportunities to see the staggering cliffs around the lighthouse and the (remote!) chance to find a dinosaur! A moderate 10 mile walk.
Leaders Howard and Joan Siddle Tel: 07909 770708
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 13th October. CLYNE VALLEY PARK
Meet at 9.30:am at the Car Park near Swansea Recycling Car Park for a walk of approx 3.5 miles.  The walk is mostly flat with slight rise and fall of landscape, with some steps or cycle path if too muddy.  Through fields and wooded area mostly. There is an option of Nordic Walking, instruction provided.This is one of a series of four walks in Clyne Valley Park taken by the same leader, a different route will be taken on each one.
Leader Kim Davies Tel: 07710 075269 e-mail: kimdavies2006@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 14th October. HILLS NORTH OF BRECON
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 8:30am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:30am Brecon: Promenade car park (Charge) (GR SO 036 290). Leaders will meet group in Brecon.
We’ll head west on the bank of the River Usk, visiting the site of Cicucium Roman Fort before crossing Mynydd Aberysgir and returning via Sarnau and Pen y Crug Hill Fort. A strenuous 13 mile walk.
Leaders Howard and Joan Siddle Tel: 07909 770708
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Sunday, 21st October. BLORENGE AND MYNYDD GARNFAWR
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 10:15am Blaenavon: Pen-ffordd-goch (Keeper’s) Pond on B4246 between Blaenavon & Govilon (GR SO 254 107).
A moorland and farmland walk near Blaenavon crossing both The Blorenge and Mynydd Garnfawr. A strenuous 9 mile walk.
Leader Tim Gronow  Tel: 07710 231630
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 27th October.  CLYNE VALLEY PARK
Meet at 9:30am at the Car Park near Swansea Recycling Car Park for a walk of approx 3.5 miles.  The walk is mostly flat with slight rise and fall of landscape, with some steps or cycle path if too muddy.  Through fields and wooded area mostly. There is an option of Nordic Walking, instruction provided.
This is one of a series of four walks in Clyne Valley Park taken by the same leader, a different route will be taken on each one.
Leader Kim Davies Tel: 07710 075269 e-mail: kimdavies2006@hotmail.co.uk

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November

Saturday, 3rd November. REYNOLDSTON CIRCULAR
Meet at 10:00am near King Arthur pub Reynoldston for 6½ mile moderate walk to Berry Wood, Millwood and up to Cefn Bryn and Arthur’s stone.
Leader Linda Jones Tel: 07977 883555

Sunday, 4th November. PENLLE’R CASTELL
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:45am Garnswllt: Activity Centre (GR SN 629 085).
Directions: Cross M4 Junction 46 (Llangyfelach) to head north through Felindre. After descending into village, turn right uphill then almost immediately take left fork to Garnswllt. N.B. limited parking opposite Centre; additional parking available downhill on the right hand bend. Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/gqhde73bCZz
Starting from the Garnswllt Activity Centre, we’ll go over Pentwyn Mawr to follow St. Illtud’s Walk to the remains of the Norman Castle of Penlle’r Castell. We’ll then descend the Bettws Mountain road with the beautiful Amman Valley below us then a steepish climb leading across fields back to the cars. Superb views and a castle! But weather can change so good waterproofs and boots needed. A strenuous 10 mile walk.
Leader John France Tel: 01792 547439 or 07719 829106
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 10th November. CLYNE VALLEY PARK
Meet at 9:30am at the Car Park near Swansea Recycling Car Park for a walk of approx 3.5 miles.  The walk is mostly flat with slight rise and fall of landscape, with some steps or cycle path if too muddy.  Through fields and wooded area mostly. There is an option of Nordic Walking, instruction provided.
This is one of a series of four walks in Clyne Valley Park taken by the same leader, a different route will be taken on each one.
Leader Kim Davies Tel: 07710 075269 e-mail: kimdavies2006@hotmail.co.uk

Sunday, 11th November. ARMISTICE DAY
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 10:00am Blackpill: Lido car park (pay & display) (GR SS 619 908).
Starting from the Lido car park, we walk to the Swansea War Memorial to observe the commemorations at 11 o’clock. This will mark 100 years since The Great War ended. Continuing along the front to the Tawe, we will pass the WW2 anti-aircraft gun before climbing up to the mast on Kilvey Hill. Return will be via the Merchant Navy Memorial near the Prince of Wales Dock. A moderate 12 mile walk.
Leader Nigel Hall Tel: 01792 232815 or 07511 637788
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Sunday, 18th November. CEFN BRYN AND HORTON
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:30am Penmaen: Rose Cottage car park SA3 2HJ (GR SS 526 884).
A very, varied walk through heath, woodland and coast. We will take in Cefn Bryn, Mill Wood and Oxwich. A moderate 12 mile walk.
Leaders Howard and Joan Siddle Tel: 07909 770708
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 24th November. BEAT THE SAND DUNE 1
Meet at 10:00am National Trust car park Southgate. 
Fitness in all weathers on rainy or sunny Gower. A walk/run introducing strength and hill training to your weekend walk. Suitable age: not suitable for under twelve years of age. This is a great way to take your running to a new level or to get more from your weekend walk.
Walking to Pobbles and Three Cliffs with staggered dune training. The aim is to enjoy Gower and gain physical and mental strength in the process. This is the first of three monthly sessions helping you to get fighting fit for winter. Don’t be sad this winter, get stuck into it. Sessions run for two hours.
Leader Helen Nicholas Tel: 07887 993772

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December

Saturday, 1st December. CLYNE VALLEY PARK
Meet at 9:30am at the Car Park near Swansea Recycling Car Park for a walk of approx 3.5 miles.  The walk is mostly flat with slight rise and fall of landscape, with some steps or cycle path if too muddy.  Through fields and wooded area mostly. There is an option of Nordic Walking, instruction provided.
This is one of a series of four walks in Clyne Valley Park taken by the same leader, a different route will be taken on each one.
Leader Kim Davies Tel: 07710 075269 e-mail: kimdavies2006@hotmail.co.uk

Saturday, 8th December. NEWTON CIRCULAR
Meet at 11:00am at St Peters Church in Newton for a 4 mile pre-Christmas walk to de-stress from the festive season preparations.  Down Brynfield Road , along the cliff path, taking the higher route towards Limeslade.  Stop at Fortes cafe for a coffee and mince pie, back along the lower route on the cliff path to Rotherslade, up a flight of steps to the road, more lane and steps and back to St Peters.  No mud and no puddles!  Back by around 1:30pm. 
Leader Penny Davies  Tel: 01792 361863  Text: 07796 260863 
e-mail: penelopecbdavies@gmail.com

Saturday, 15th December. OXWICH POINT CIRCULAR
Meet at 10:00am at Oxwich Green. Circular walk to Oxwich Point, coastal path to Slade and up through Slade and along the road back to Oxwich Green. Advise boots suitable for muddy Gower paths in winter. Estimated walk time about two hours.
Leader Peter Douglas-Jones Tel: 01792 360287 or 07776 141409

Sunday, 16th December. OXWICH AND PENRICE
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:30am Penmaen: Rose Cottage Car Park (GR SS 526 884).
A circular walk taking in Nicholaston Burrows & Woods, Penrice Castle, Mill Wood, Slade & Oxwich.  Then back along the beach to Penmaen. A strenuous 11 mile walk.
Leader Julia Robson Tel: 07881 307548
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 22nd December. LUNNON TO ILSTON
Meet 10:00am in the layby on the road leaving the village to the North Gower road (B84271) at GR 546899 for a circular 2½ hours walk via Park Place, Sandy Lane, Ilston and other hidden places.
Leader Robin Kirby Tel: 01792 230220

Saturday, 29th December. RHOSSILI DOWN CIRCULAR
Meet at 10:00am at the Millennium Stone on the green outside Rhossili Church for approximately two hour walk over the Down to Coety Green and back past Sweynes Houses.
Leader Guto ap Gwent  Tel: 01792 232473

Sunday, 30th December. GOWER SAND AND HILLS
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:30am Penmaen: NT car park behind Church (GR SS 531 888).
Directions: Turn right at the Penmaen sign as you approach from Parkmill. Car park is up lane.
Down to Three Cliffs, over to Oxwich, Mill Wood then back along Cefn Bryn. Generally good views, good ground with a few ups and downs. A moderate 10 mile walk.
Leader Bob Denley Tel: 01792 371248
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

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January

Saturday, 12th January. PENCLAWDD & LLANMORLAIS
Meet at 10:00am at the seafront car park between Penclawdd and Crofty (GR SS 534 957) for a 6 mile moderate walk.  Coming from Gowerton go through Penclawdd; as you leave the village the car park is on your right just after the entrance to Graig y coed and opposite Graig y coed playing fields.  We walk up over the Graig, with views over the Loughor Estuary, then take a circular route through the Morlais Valley.  It may be muddy! The walk leader has stated that the terrain of the walk is not suitable for dogs.
Leader Liz Stone Tel: 07876 365539

Sunday, 13th January. TREVITHICK TRAIL
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:50am Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station Car Park, Lat, Lon:  51.7442, -3.3769 (GR SO 0503 0595). Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dTuwm4AcJF12. We follow the route of Trevithick’s historic journey from the Penydarren Iron Works at Merthyr Tydfil to Navigation Canal Basin, Abercynon. A scenic walk, with history, in open valley and deciduous woodland. Return to Merthyr by train. A strenuous 10 mile walk.
Leader Dave Bird Tel: 01792 233634
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 19th January. BEAT THE SAND DUNE 2
 Meet at 10:00am Oxwich Beach front. Fitness in all weathers on rainy or sunny Gower. A walk/run introducing strength and hill training to your weekend walk. Suitable age: not suitable for under twelve years of age.
Brisk walk on sand along the beach to Oxwich pill then a jog to Crawley woods. Rest stop then optional hill climb, run or walk with a technical downhill. There will be tips on downhill running and strength training for hill work. Jog back to Oxwich pill then snack/drink stop before we walk back to the car park. The walk will be no more than three hours. It’s a chance to burn off all those mince pies!
Leader Helen Nicholas Tel: 07887 993772

Saturday, 26th January. OXWICH POINT CIRCULAR
Meet at 10:00am at the Oxwich Castle car park for approximately two hour walk encompassing Oxwich Green and Slade to complete walk.
Leader Guto ap Gwent Tel: 01792 232473

Sunday, 27th January. MILLENNIUM COAST AND ONTO ST ILLTUD’S WALK
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am Llanelli: Pwll: Pavilion Cafe (GR SN 476 009). Directions: A484 west to Llanelli and continue through Pwll. After ½ mile, turn left down towards the coast.  Google directions: http://gl/maps/UXDx3. Our walk from Pwll on the Llanelli Millennium Coast will explore coastal and inland paths of the area.  We’ll visit the Wales Coast Path, Furnace, Swiss Valley Lakes and a section of St Illtud’s Walk but not necessarily in that order! A moderate 9-10 mile walk.
Leader Peter Jones Tel: 07840 542048
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

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February

Saturday, 2nd February. BEAT THE SAND DUNE 3
Meet at 10:00am Penmaen car park (GR SS 526 884).
Fitness in all weathers on rainy or sunny Gower. A walk/run introducing strength and hill training to your weekend walk. Suitable age: not suitable for under twelve years of age.
We will head out walking to Penmaen Burrows passing two sites of historical interest. Walking directly to overlook Three Cliffs Bay we will drop down the sand dune into Three Cliffs and jog around to the bottom of the headland, from here we will be climbing (walk/jog) back up onto the top of the headland to the site of a Norman castle. From here we will run around the perimeter of Tor headland and rest at the top for a drink/snack break. There is an option at this point to put in an extra hill (if you’re very keen). We will then walk and jog gently towards Crawley woods before walking across fields directly back to the car park.
Leader Helen Nicholas Tel: 07887 993772 

Sunday, 10th February. SOUTH GOWER CIRCULAR
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 10:00am Kittle: Beaufort Inn Car Park (GR SS 565 894).
We’ll walk from Kittle to Caswell then along the coast to Three Cliffs, returning through Ilston Valley.  Afterwards, we’ll go for refreshments in the Beaufort to thank them for the free parking. A strenuous 11 mile walk.
Leader Lynne Lock Tel: 01792 645748
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 16th February. NEATH CANAL TOWPATH
Meet at 11:00 am at the band stand in the middle of Victoria Park, Neath. Suggest parking in the multi-storey car park on Prince of Wales Road (adjoining SA11 3QZ) which is a short walk from Victoria Park.  From Victoria Park we will go to Stand 7 of the adjacent bus station to catch the X55 (Swansea – Neath – Glynneath) bus to the start of our walk.  The bus departs at 11:15am (www.firstgroup.com currently valid timetable – but check time nearer the date).  We should arrive at Clyne Court about 16 minutes later to start our walk south on the Neath canal towpath to Neath town centre.  Members of the Neath and Tennant Canals Trust will kindly accompany us and show us points of interest along the route.  The walk will be approximately 5 miles.  If you have a bus pass please remember to bring it with you.
Leader Jane Probert Tel: 01792 360655 or 07783 679899

Sunday, 24th February. PONTRHYDYFEN
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:45am Pontrhydyfen: Rhyslyn car park (GR SS 800 942). Directions: M4: Junction 40: Take A4107 then left on B4287. Car park is signposted from under viaduct. Woods, valleys and hills north of Pontrhydyfen, including Tonmawr. A strenuous 11 mile walk.
Leader Bob Denley Tel: 01792 371248
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

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March

Saturday, 2nd March.CYNGHORDY TO LLANDOVERY
Catch the 9:15am Heart of Wales train from Swansea High station (but check times first) or join the train anywhere – the leaders will be joining at Gowerton or Pontarddulais.  Ask for a return ticket to Cynghordy.  A moderate 8m/13km walk, ascending out of the valley to walk along a ridge with good distant views.  Approx. 4 ½hrs walking, with time for tea in Llandovery before catching the train at about 4.30pm.  There should be no charge if you have a Welsh bus pass. Note: as Arriva will no longer be running this service there is no guarantee that current arrangements will remain. If so we will meet at Llandovery rail station at 10:15am.
Leaders Dave & Val Bird Tel 01792 233634 or 07812 710343
Registered Assistance Dogs Only (the area walked is not suitable for dogs).

Saturday, 9th March. BACK OF RHOSSILI DOWN
Meet 10:00 am at Llangennith Church (GR 429915) for 4 hours exploration of farmsteads east of the Down unseen from the highway and accessible only by foot.
Leader Robin Kirby Tel: 01792 230220

Sunday, 10th March. COWBRIDGE: LLANSANNOR AND PENLLYN
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 10:30am Cowbridge: High Street: Car park behind the Town Hall (GR SS 996 747)Directions: Exit A48 at Cowbridge, follow curving left bend (very sharp bend!) into the long, straight High Street. Continue half a mile through the main shopping area then turn left at the Town Hall, (opposite Costa). The free car park is behind the Town Hall. Google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/XXiWNgLtSjp.
Some interesting buildings on this walk, including a castle and Dr Salmon’s Wells.  A pretty walk as always in this area but plenty of stiles between the fields. A moderate 10 mile walk.
Leader Gail Allen Tel: 01792 469232
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Sunday, 24th March. IRON MOUNTAIN WALK
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:00am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 10:00am Blaenavon Ironworks Car Park (GR SO 248 091).
We take Hill’s Tramroad around the ironworks and industrial sites that made Blaenavon famous, visiting the summit of Blorenge before returning to Blaenavon. Fantastic views on the entire walk. A strenuous 12 mile walk.
Leader Dave Bird Tel: 01792 233634
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday, 30th March. MID GOWER
Meet at 10:00am at Lower Green, Reynoldston (opposite church GR SS 479 901) for an 8.5 mile walk across fields and then along the ridge of Cefn Bryn.
Leaders Dave and Val Bird Tel: 01792 233634

Sunday, 31st March. MYNYDD MYDDFAI AND THE USK RESERVOIR
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 9:30am between Guildhall and Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 10:30am Usk Reservoir: Pont-ar-Wysg Car Park (GR SS 820 271).Directions: A4067 north then about a mile after Dan-yr-Ogof Caves, take left turn signed Trecastle. At T-junction take left turn signed Llanddeusant and follow for about 3 miles. Just before bridge and cattle grid onto open moorland, turn left into the car park. Google Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/cA5YFSh8v722. A walk with splendid views via Usk Reservoir to the Roman Camps and along the ridge of Mynydd Myddfai. Weather can change suddenly so equip yourself accordingly! A strenuous 10 mile walk.
Leader John France Tel: 01792 547439 or 07719 829106
Registered Assistance Dogs Only

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