March

 

 

 

 

WALK CANCELLED

Saturday 16th March

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen

Leader: Al Evans

6 miles

Tel: 01792-475521

Moderate

Description: We will revisit the trotting track still in use today but the rest of this walk is mainly on new paths in and around this interesting village. As usual, there will be ups and downs on uneven ground (that can be muddy).

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

11.00 a.m.

Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen: Car park of Tairgwaith Canolfan Maerdy (Community Centre).

Directions: In Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, take A4069 north towards Brynamman.  Almost immediately turn right onto road signed Tairgwaith and brown sign ‘Trotting Track’. Drive along this road and just after East Pit on your left, turn into car park of Canolfan Maerdy. Google Sat Nav Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/mRyRZamspKp

 

GR:

SN

715 121

 

 

Saturday 23rd March

Horton

Leader: Morag Eddyshaw

6 miles

Tel: 07751-444535

Moderate

Description: A walk in the Horton and Oxwich area including parts of the Welsh Coastal Path and returning via Slade.  There are a couple of steep climbs and parts of the route can be a bit slippery or muddy at this time of the year.

UPDATE: 09/03/2019: Summer car parking charges are now in operation at the Horton Beach Car Park. As these are expensive, walkers may prefer to organise car sharing.

 

There will be an additional meeting point at 10.00 a.m. between the Guildhall and Victoria Park to facilitate sharing of cars.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

10.00 a.m.

Between Guildhall and Victoria Park

GR:

SS

643 923

11.00 a.m.

Horton: Beach car park (charges payable)

Directions: Take the road towards Port Eynon then shortly before you get there, Horton is signposted to the left. Take this road and then the right turn to descend into the village.  Follow this road until you reach the car park by the beach.

 

 

GR:

SS

473 856

 

 

 

Monday 25th March

Margam Park Pulpit Walk

One of a Series of Easier Walks with Friends

Leader: Richard Coombs

3 miles

Tel: 07422-534365

Easy/Moderate

Estimated finish time: 12.30 p.m.  

Description: We will enter the side of Margam Park and skirt around an old hill fort before climbing up to the pulpit where there should be good panoramic views. We will descend to return along the foot of the hill. 

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Outside Margam Park: Fishing lake car park

Directions: Leave M4 at junction 38 and then take first left after the roundabout signposted Margam Stones Museum. Take second left at right hand bend onto road to lake parking area.

Google Sat Nav Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/yGEfEkSQgvR2

 

 

GR:

SS

802 864

 

 

Wednesday 27th March

Foel Fynyddau

Leader: Richard Coombs

6 miles

Tel:  07422-534365

Moderate

Description:  A walk from Pontrhydyfen, with a bit of a climb which we’ll take at a nice easy pace. Great views from the top. Return via Cwmavon.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Dogs remain on short leads

10.00 a.m.

Pontrhydyfen: Rhyslyn Car Park

Directions: M4: Jct. 40: Take A4107 then turn left on B4287. Car Park is signposted from under viaduct. Google Sat Nav: https://goo.gl/maps/sFur4KP65e12

 

 

GR:

SS

800 942

 

 

Saturday 30th March

Brandy Cove & Pwll Du

Leader: Gail Allen

5 miles

Tel: 01792-469232

Easy 

Description: Primroses, blackthorn, violets, bluebells, gorse and more....  On the number 14 bus route.

Meet:

Meeting Place:

Registered Assistance Dogs Only

11.00 a.m.

Bishopston: On-street parking, to the left of the shop in Pyle (Please park considerately).

 

 

GR:

SS

581 883

 

 

 

 

Sunday 31st March

N.B. BST starts today

 

 

 

ADVANCE

NOTICE

Walking weekend

Ross-on-Wye

12th to 14th April 2019  

Organiser: Myra Lewis

Tel: 01792-429804

Description:  Following on from the success of our previous weekends away, our social committee has arranged another weekend of walking and socialising.  Once more a very enjoyable weekend is expected, this time in the lovely Herefordshire countryside, staying in the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, situated on a hill above the majestic River Wye. Already over 50 people have indicated they will be coming.

 

Our choice of venue is The Chase Country House Hotel in Gloucester Road which boasts stunning Georgian architecture and is beautifully located in eleven acres of parkland and with excellent services and facilities.

 

The hotel is situated just two minutes’ walk from the centre of town, so we can quickly access the shops, bars and restaurants.

 

We have secured a deal with the hotel offering us:

Dinner, Bed and Breakfast at a cost per person, per night of -

 

Twin/Double:          £72.50

Single                     £95.00

 

The weekend still has places available (at time of printing).  If you are interested, please book with Myra ASAP.  Do not send payment until advised by Myra.

 

There will as usual be two walks on Saturday and Sunday, one long and one short so most of our members can experience the Hereford countryside on a walk that matches their preferred grading.

 

N.B. This trip is an ‘official’ Ramblers outing so Ramblers third party liability insurance will apply to those who have booked through the social secretary.

Cancellations may occur so if you have not been able to book a place please let the social secretary know you are interested so you can be placed on the reserve list.