August

 

 

Saturday 3rd August

Blackmill,

St Cein’s Church & Pantyawel

Leader: Paul Williams

5 miles

Tel: 01656-841062

Easy/Moderate

Description: The start of the walk is a steady uphill climb to join ‘The Ridgeway Footpath’. We walk in a southerly direction along flat mountain top and head west to St Cein’s Church, Llangeinor. We then walk downhill to Pantyawel to join the cycle track and to return to car park. There are 2 stiles. The lunch stop will be at St Cein’s Church where members of the congregation will serve tea, coffee and local produce.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

10.00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

11.00 a.m.

Bridgend: Blackmill: Cattle Market car park CF35 6DR

Directions: Travel time 45min: Leave M4 at J36 (Sarn Services).  Stay in left hand lane.  Take 2nd exit (sign posted Bryncethin A4061) then continue on A4061, sign posted Nantymoel.   After entering Blackmill at bottom of hill, turn left after MURCO garage and before the Fox and Hounds Pub.  Follow lane around back of Smithy Café and turn left to cross river bridge to enter Blackmill Cattle Market Car Park.

Google Sat Nav Directions:  https://goo.gl/maps/NUZ56BmUgoT2

Google StreetView: https://goo.gl/maps/qLnyCk89LgA2

GR:

SS

933 868

 

 

Sunday 4th August

Around Talybont Reservoir

Leader: Karen Gibbs

13 miles

Tel: 07748-349264

Strenuous

Description: Not for the Faint Hearted! A strenuous walk in the Brecon Beacons with 960 metres overall ascent.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

10.00 a.m.

Torpantau: Forestry car park

GR:

SO

056 176

 

 

Tuesday 6th August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Singleton Park and Brynmill

Leader: Steph Januchowski-Hartley & Tara Cater

4 miles

Tel: 047960-405793 (Stephanie)

Easy

Description: Led by Swansea University students, we’ll pass by University Gardens, Singleton Park, Botanic Gardens, Brynmill stream then a finish along the beach front followed by a cool beverage at the Pub on the Pond. Sunset is at 8.54 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

7.00 p.m.

Swansea University Fulton House (front door) SA2 8PP

Pay & Display parking in university or behind pub on the Pond.

 

Lat/Lon: 51.608, -3.982

GR:

SS

630 919

 

 

Wednesday 7th August

Kidwelly: Beating The Bounds

Leader: Karen Gibbs

8.5 miles

Tel: 07748-349264

Moderate

Description: This walk skirts Kidwelly town centre before going inland to Mynydd Y Garreg. It then climbs up onto the hills overlooking Kidwelly with good views of Carmarthen Bay.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.15 a.m.

Gowerton: Car park near the Commercial

GR:

SS

591 964

10.00 a.m.

Kidwelly: The Quay Car Park

GR:

SN

398 064

 

 

Saturday 10th August

Rhossili Down, Hillend and Beach Walk

Leader: Peter Jones

5 miles

Tel: 07840-542048

Moderate 

Description: A moderate walk along the beach to Hillend Campsite and back along the coastal path passing the old rectory to Rhossili

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Rhossili: NT shop

Details: Park in National Trust Car Park: SA3 1PN (charge - Free to NT card holders).  Alternatively St Mary’s Church Car Park (honesty box)

 

 

GR:

SS

414 881

 

 

Sunday 11th August

Three walks today

Cefn Cribwr

Passing Merthyr Mawr

Joint with Gower Society

Leader: Roger Brown

12 miles

Tel: 07977-144074

Moderate

Description: We’ll pass Court Coleman, Laleston, Merthyr Mawr and Tythegston. After the walk we’ll go for refreshments in the Club House.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

9.00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

9.45 a.m.

Cefn Cribwr: Athletic Club Car Park.

GR:

SS

862 826

 

 

Sunday 11th August

N.B. Three walks today

A Figure of Eight Walk

(for beginners AND regulars!)

Begin walking with a short stroll, either in the morning or afternoon.  After the morning session, you have the option do the afternoon walk.  Regular walkers can do both walks to enjoy a combined distance of about 6-8 miles.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

See Below

Morfa: White Rock Car Park

Directions: Car park is on opposite side of the River Tawe from the Morfa Park and Ride. Use slipway from the roundabout east of Liberty Stadium.

 

 

GR:

SS

663 949

 

Sunday 11th August

Three walks today

Lower Swansea Valley

Part 1 of a Figure of Eight Walk

Leader: Christine Rees

3.5 miles

Tel: 01792-403547

Easy

Description: Join Christine on this first part of a figure of eight walk that heads north on mostly flat, prepared pathways that take us past the Liberty Stadium and Fendrod Lake. Returning to the cars for lunch, some of us will set off this afternoon for another equally enjoyable walk.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

See above

 

 

Sunday 11th August

Three walks today

Lower Swansea Valley

Part 2 of a Figure of Eight Walk

Leader: Christine Rees

4 miles

Tel: 01792-403547

Easy

Description: This second half of our figure of eight walk heads south along a disused railway line to the SA1 waterfront before returning along some interesting pathways through the historical area of the old copper works site.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

1.00 p.m.

See above

 

 

Advance Notice

Monday 23rd September

Social Event

Skittles Evening

Organiser: Joanna Craddock

 

Tel: 01269-851005

 

Description: After the success of last year’s skittle match, we will again be visiting Neath Working Men’s Club to use their skittles alley.  Full details will be available when bookings open (see below).

Date Bookings Open:

12th August 2019

Date Bookings Close:

20th September 2019

 

 

Monday 12th August

Glyncorrwg and The Afan Valley

One of a Series of Easier Walks with Friends

Leader: Richard Coombs

5 miles

Tel: 07422-534365

Easy

Estimated finish time: 12.45 p.m.  

Description: A walk past the ponds to Abercregan then returning along the same route to Glyncorrwg.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Glyncorrwg: Between the post office and community centre.

 

 

GR:

SS

875 992

 

 

Wednesday 14th August

Path Maintenance Work Party

Co-ordinator: Steve Robson

Tel: 07758-468212

Description: On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, We assist the City & County of Swansea to maintain footpaths by pruning & strimming vegetation, or doing work such as stile repairs and bridge building. All members are welcome to help, so if you are free today to assist us, please contact Steve to find out more information.

 

 

Wednesday 14th August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Newton and Caswell

Leader: Karen Gibbs

4 miles

Tel: 07748-349264

Easy

Description: A stroll from Newton to Caswell, finishing in the Newton Inn in time to join in the weekly quiz at 9 p.m.                               Sunset: 8.40 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs on short leads

6.30 p.m.

Newton: Highpool Lane: (Roadside parking)

 

Please park considerately

GR:

SS

601 884

 

 

Thursday 15th August

The Usk

Leader: Nigel Hall

10 miles

Tel: 01792-232815 or 07511-637788

Moderate

Description: From the dam, we go to the point where the river enters the reservoir. We then follow it upstream with the Carmarthen Fans ahead of us. The return is via a Roman marching camp.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

 9.30 a.m.

Llansamlet:  Go Outdoors SA7 9DE

GR:

SS

682 974

10.30 a.m.

Usk Reservoir: Dam Car park

GR:

SN

834 286

 

 

Saturday 17th August

Lliw Reservoir &

Mynydd Garn Fach

Leader: Mike Clarke

6 miles

Tel: 01792-843590

Moderate

Description: We walk around the western edge of the lower lake and climb gradually to Mynydd Garn Fach. Then cross the open plateau to gain beautiful views over the Dulais valley and Cwm Cellfen before descending and returning along the eastern bank of the lower reservoir.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Felindre: Lliw Reservoir Car park

GR:

SN

650 034

 

 

Sunday 18th August

Cilycwm and Mynydd Mallaen

Leader: Karen Gibbs

11 miles

Tel: 07748-349264

Strenuous

Description: A mountain and moorland walk in a remote part of Carmarthenshire.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.00 a.m.

Cross Hands ( Heol Parc Mawr) SA14 6RE

GR:

SN

565 130

9.45 a.m.

Cilycwm: Car park near cemetery

GR:

SN

754 401

 

 

Monday 19th August

Craig-y-Nos to Twyn-y-Ffald (Penwyllt)

One of a Series of Easier Walks with Friends

Leader: Mike Clarke

4 miles

Tel: 01792-843590

Moderate

Estimated finish time: 1.00 p.m.

Description: We will walk through Craig-y-Nos Country Park then climb to Penwyllt before descending via Twyn-y-Ffald. Throughout the walk, there will be magnificent views over The Brecon Beacons National Park. (One steepish climb & a couple of stiles).

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Upper Swansea Valley: Car Park of Craig y Nos Country Park

 

(Charge)

GR:

SN

840 155

 

 

Tuesday 20th August

Along the Epynt Way

Leader: Tim Gronow

9 miles

Tel: 07710-231630

Moderate / Strenuous

Description: A moorland walk along part of the Epynt Way.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.30 a.m.

Llansamlet: Go Outdoors Car Park

GR:

SS

682 974

10.30 a.m.

Roadside parking on minor road north of Sennybridge     

Directions: From A40 at Sennybridge follow signs towards Pentrebach then Llanfihangel-Nant-Bran. Park by the 2nd cattle grid at right bend.  (OR follow sat nav towards LD3 9NA, but STOP at the 2nd cattle grid).

 

GPS:  51.989  -3.560

GR:

SN

929 334

 

 

Thursday 22nd August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Penclawdd & Burry Inlet

Leader: Alison Broady & Myra Lewis

4 miles

Tel: 07926-285806 (AB) or 01792-429804 (ML)

Moderate

Description: Evening walk in fields above Penclawdd with stunning views along the Burry Estuary.  We’ll drop down into Crofty and walk back along the seafront as dusk falls.  Afterwards we will go for refreshments at the Royal Oak pub.  Sunset is at 8.24 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

7.00 p.m.

Penclawdd: Seafront Car Park (free)

 

 

GR:

SS

545 959

 

 

Saturday 24th August

Bishopston Valley Stroll

Leader: John France

4 miles

Tel: 01792-547439 or 07719-829106

Easy

Description: We’ll walk down the historic Bishopston Valley until we emerge at the magnificent coastline of South Gower then we’ll follow the coast path to Pwll Du.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Bishopston: Pyle Corner

GR:

SS

581 882

 

 

Sunday 25th August

N.B. Two walks today

Two Remote Lakes

Joint with Gower Society

Leader: Nigel Hall

15 miles

Tel: 01792-232815 or 07511-637788

Strenuous

Description: 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.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

8.30 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

9.30 a.m.

Upper Swansea Valley: Minor road, south of Gwyn Arms

 

SA9 1GP

GR:

SN

846 165

 

 

Sunday 25th August

N.B. Two walks today

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen

including Bettws Mountain

Leader: Al Evans

8 miles

Tel: 01792-475521

Moderate

Description: We will revisit all the old favourites, the trotting track, waterfall and viaducts but also venture onto new paths up onto Mynydd Bettws and walk through the (love 'em or hate 'em) wind turbines!

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.30 a.m.

Gwaun Cae Gurwen: Tairgwaith: Canolfan Maerdy

Directions: In G-C-G, take the A4069 towards Brynamman. Almost immediately, turn right, signed Tairgwaith and a brown sign for the trotting track. After ‘East Pit’ on your left, turn into the car park of Canolfan Maerdy.

Google Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/be6bKyAKen42

GR:

SN

715 121

 

 

Tuesday 27th August

A Summer Evening Walk:

Llanrhidian

Leader: Peter Jones

3 miles

Tel: 07840-542048

Easy/Moderate

Description: An evening stroll in North Gower where the sunsets can be beautiful.  Before that we’ll have a short stroll to Leeson then return to Llanrhidian on a different path, maybe spotting Alpacas on the way.  The Dolphin Inn may have reopened and if so, we’ll go there for refreshments after the walk.  Sunset is at 8.13 p.m.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

7.00 p.m.

Llanrhidian: Pub car park

 

See frequent meeting points

GR:

SS

497 923

 

Thursday 29th August

N.B  Change of Date

Amroth & Saundersfoot

Leader: Colin Warlow

6 miles

Tel: 07856-233312

Moderate

Description: Walk from Amroth to Saundersfoot attacking the chippie from the other side. Walk back to Amroth.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

9.30 a.m.

Cross Hands:  B&M car park.  SA14 6SY

GPS: 51.798  -4.086

GR:

SN

563 131

Directions: 2nd exit off Cross Hands roundabout, then 1st right by fish & chip shop.

10.15 a.m.

Amroth: Main Car Park, Brookside Villas

 

GPS:  51.732  -4.662

GR:

SN

163 071

 

 

Saturday 31st August

N.B. walk & social today

Part of Mumbles Way

Leader: Christine Rees

6 miles

Tel: 01792-403547

Easy /Moderate

Description: A circular, undulating walk through the hinterland of Swansea Bay from Blackpill to Mumbles, connecting green spaces and encountering places of historical interest, returning along the promenade. Once back to the start we’ll pick up our picnic gear and head into Clyne for a social.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Blackpill: Woodman Car Park

Transport/Parking: Buses 2/2a/2b/2c/3/3a from Quadrant bus station to Blackpill Lido. Car parking available in Woodman Car Park, free parking on left, Woodman Pay and Display on right (refundable when making a purchase at the bar) or car park near cycle path (fee payable).

 

 

GR:

SS

618 905

 

 

Saturday 31st August

N.B. walk & social today

Social Event:

Picnic in Clyne Gardens

Leader: Christine Rees

 

Tel: 01792-403547

 

Description: If the weather is nice to us then we’ll have a picnic in the park after today’s walk.  If you can’t make the walk then come along for the social to celebrate another successful season of summer walking.  Don’t forget to put your rugs and your picnic food in your car ready to collect after the walk. (If you come by bus for the walk then we’ll store your picnic in our cars).

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

3.00 p.m.

Blackpill: Woodman Car Park

GR:

SS

618 905

 

 

A walk along the Mumbles Way takes place on 31st August