Walks

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Go to walks for   August, September,

Saturday 14th July, ROSE HIP AND VINTAGE FROM NEWTON
Meet at 10:30am at St Peters Church in Newton for easy (approximately 41⁄2 miles) linear walk and cafe stop. This will be a sociable stroll across the common to the cafe known as Rose Hip and Vintage, previously known as the Wildflower cafe. All on the flat, can be wet underfoot if the weather has been poor in the previous week. Return to cars approximately 1.30 to 2.00pm.
Leader Penny Davies Tel: 01792 361863 Text: 07796 260863 e-mail: penelopecbdavies@gmail.com

Sunday 15th July, CAIO
Message from Rob Johnston
“Sorry to inconvenience you.  I am unable to do the Bryn Moel route this Sunday and wish to change it to Caio.
The meeting place at Cross Hands remains the same at 08.45, however the
secondary meeting place will be at Caio at 09.45. ( Grid Reference
SN6747 3984) The walk is 10 miles.”

Meet at 8:45am Cross Hands: Heol Parc Mawr: On-street parking (GR SN 568 128) or 10:00am Troedrhiwdalar: (Lay-by) (GR SN 952 533). N.B. Please text me if you intend to meet us at Troedrhiwdalar. Directions: Head North-east out of Llanwrtyd Wells on A483 to Beulah then take B4358 to Troedrhiwdalar. Via Bryn Moel, Bryn Ceinon and Cwmfadog. A strenuous 14 mile walk. 
Leader Robert Johnston Tel: 07776 080834 Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday 21st July, BARLAND CIRCULAR
 Meet at 10:00am at the entrance of the off road parking area just before the Quarry on Barland Common, Bishopston for approximately two hour walk via Blackhills. May still be wet underfoot. Appropriate footwear essential. 
Leader Guto ap Gwent Tel: 01792 232473

Saturday 28th July, BACK OF RHOSSILI DOWN 
Meet 10:00am 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 29th July, TALYBONT & CARN PICA
Meet at 8:30am between Guildhall & Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:45am Talybont Reservoir Dam (on-street parking). Lat, Long: 51.876, -3.304 (GR SO 103 205).
A scenic walk starting with a strenuous 560m ascent from Talybont Reservoir to Carn Pica and Waun Rydd. Then along the Graig Fan Las escarpment with great views before heading downhill. We then ascend Pant y Creigiau to return along the opposite side of the reservoir. A strenuous 12 mile walk with a 2600ft (800m) ascent.
Leader Julia Robson Tel: 07881 307548 Registered Assistance Dogs Only

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August

Sunday 12th August, PLYNLIMON/PUMLUMON
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 8:15am Cross Hands: Heol Parc Mawr (near Leekes car park) (GR SN 568 128) or 10:15am Hafren Forest Visitor Centre SY18 6PT, Lat/Lon 52.468, -3.683 (GR SN 857 869).
Directions: North on A40/A470/B4518 to Llanidloes then cross river to join Penygreen Road and follow minor roads to Hafren Forest – see Google map: https:// goo.gl/maps/LLxTZKZGHqJ2
A forestry and hill walk that will take us to the source of the Rivers Wye and Severn. N.B. Be prepared for a long day out! A strenuous 12 mile walk.
Leader Tim Gronow Tel: 07710 231630 Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Saturday 18th August, PENNARD CLIFFS AND CASTLE
Meet at 10:45am at Pennard School/ Library car park, GR SS 554883 for 8 mile moderate walk. It is possible to travel by Nr 14 bus from Swansea (9.49 from bus station) – due
to arrive at 10.30am, but please check timetable nearer the date. A scenic stroll along Pennard Cliffs, stopping at Pobbles beach and Pennard castle. Then on to Penmaen Church, Green Cwm and Parkmill. There are two steep climbs but the views are worth it.
Leader Phil Rickard Tel: 07951 621207

Sunday 26th August, CARMARTHEN FANS: TWO REMOTE LAKES
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
Meet at 8:30am between Guildhall & Victoria Park (GR SS 643 923) or 9:30am Craig y Nos: Lay-by near Gwyn Arms: SA9 1GP (GR SN 846 165).
A steep climb out of Glyntawe to Waun Fignen Felin and on to Bwlch Giedd. Then follow the ridge above the lakes before descending to Llyn y Fan Fach and returning along the Beacons Way below the Carmarthen Fans. A strenuous 14 mile walk.
Leader Nigel Hall Tel: 01792 232815 or 07511 637788

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September

Saturday 1st September, LLETHRID TO UPPER KILLAY
Meet at 10:30am by the Upper Killay bus stop (but check the NATS bus timetablefirst) to catch the 10.43 bus to LlethridBridge for an 8 mile walk via Green Cwm, Ilston, and Three Crosses back to Killay. If coming by bus the 119 departs Swansea bus station at 10:20 so remain on bus till Llethrid. Bring your bus pass.
Leader Dave Bird
Tel 01792 233634 or 07812 710343

Saturday 8th September, MY FAVOURITE WALK 
Meet at 10:30am at Rhossili Car Park (fee payable), GR SS 414 880 for a 5 mile circuit from the car park out to the Coastwatch lookout, along the coastal path via Fall Bay (pausing for coffee) and Mewslade returning via Pitton Farm and Rhossili Down (picnic lunch at The Beacon). A leisurely walk to enjoy the views.
Leader Anne Clarkson Tel: 07779 498570

Sunday 9th September, NARBERTH
(Joint with Swansea Ramblers)
A walk west of Narberth along paths and country lanes, taking in Llawhaden Castle, Blackpool Bridge and Mill then returning along the Knights Way through Canaston Woods. A moderate 12 mile walk.
Meet at 8:30am Cross Hands (Heol Parc Mawr) SA14 6RE (Northern road just
to east of Co-op) (GR SN 568 128) or 9:15am Narberth: Town Moor Car Park: SA67 7AG (GR SN 107 147).
Leader Jo Shercliff Tel: 07879 061292 Registered Assistance Dogs Only

Wednesday 12th September, WHITEFORD LIGHTHOUSE 
Meet at 1:00pm at Cwm Ivy car park (honesty box), GR SS 439935, for a 5 mile walk to the lighthouse. High tides are at 0856 BST and 2112, so we will be at the lighthouse for a September spring low. Bring walking boots and binoculars. Wind can be cutting even in early autumn.
Leader Peter Douglas-Jones Tel: 01792 360287 or 07776 141409

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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