2011 October Festival

Walk 1 – Chepstow to Penterry King Offa Tribute – 13.5 Miles

Leader: Mike Ogden
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2011 10:00am
Start & finish point: Chepstow Leisure Centre
Distance:13.5 miles
Time to walk: Approx 6 hours
Description: This walk takes in the Offa’s Dyke path (celebrating its 40th anniversary this year) on the English side of the River Wye and the Wye Valley Walk in Monmouthshire itself. There are many superb viewing points which really show off the Wye Valley to its full advantage. We return via the parish of Penterry.

Terrain: one or two steep climbs

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Royal George Hotel Tintern

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Walk 2 – Hatterrall Hill and Cwmyoy Church – 9 Miles

Leader: Ben Giles Author of walking guides published by Pocket Mountain
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2011 Start 10 am
Start & finish point: Llanthony Priory car park (SO 288278)
Distance: 8.7 miles (13 km)
Time to walk:  approx 4.5 hours
 
 Description:Starting at the romantic ruins of Llanthony Priory, the walk heads through fields and woodland along the secluded valley of the Afon Honddu to Cwmyoy. Marvel at this “crooked” church, the result of land subsidence before heading up Hatterrall Hill to the ridge which forms part of the Offa’s Dyke path. Here enjoy great views of both Wales and England before returning once again to the start.
 

Terrain: One moderate climb.

For your rucksack:  Bring packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Half Moon Hotel LLanthony

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Walk 3 – Blorenge Night Sky and Planetarium – 0.5 Mile

Walk Leaders:  Usk and Abergavenny Astronomical Societies
Date:  Saturday 22nd October 2011 7:15pm
Start & Finish: Keepers Pond Car Park (Free) and finish Llanfoist village Hall
Distance:  0.5 mile
Time: 3 hours

Description:  The event takes place on top of the Blorenge where there is virtually no light pollution. Meet at Keeper’s Pond, also known as Pen-fford-goch, clearly signposted, 3km north of Blaenavon, on the B4246 road between Llanfoist and Blaenavon (SO254107). We then take a  short walk to Foxhunter car park to meet members of the Astronomical Societies to view the night sky through their telescopes. With luck we might see Jupiter and the Andromeda Galaxy. Afterwards, at Llanfoist Village Hall in Usk Astronomical Society’s planetarium, they will show us their fantastic photographs and answer questions. Refreshments will be available to purchase. Please note we have the option of using the planetarium should the weather not be kind to us.

For your rucksack: Bring a Pair of binoculars and a torch

Price: £7.50 per Adult ticket. 1 child under 12 years can go free with one paying adult.

Kindly sponsored by: The Kings Arms Abergavenny

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Walk 4 – Lady Llanover – 7.5 Miles

Walk Leader:Clare Scutts
Date: Sunday 23rd October 2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: Layby at SO 306097 on the A4042 Pontypool – Abergavenny road near Green Court
Distance: 7.5 miles
Time to walk: 5 hours
Description: Walking to Llanover Church situated near the River Usk, it’s churchyard houses the tomb of Lord and Lady Llanover and bears many inscriptions in Welsh and English. We pass through Llanover Park, in times gone by, the centre of Welsh culture before climbing to the Goose and Cuckoo pub just outside the boundary of the Llanover Estate. Why the Goose and Cuckoo? Legend has it that it was once owned by two formidable ladies , one nicknamed the Goose and one, of course, the Cuckoo! We then return via meadow, wood and canal with lovely views of the Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid.

Terrain: Lots of stiles and several steep slopes.

For your rucksack: Enjoy real ale and good food at the pub. Alternatively bring a packed lunch.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: Llanover Estate

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Walk 5 – Llandenny Hill Fort – 5 Miles

Walk Leader:Eddie Price Local Raglan Ways
Date:: Sunday 23rd October 2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: Raglan Arms Pub Llandenny village
Distance: 5 miles 8km
Time to walk: Approx  2.5 hours
Description: Walk through undulating countryside via fields and country lanes and  visit an ancient hill fort. Enjoy fine views of the Black Mountains and surrounding hills before finishing at a pub.

Terrain: One steep slope and 10 stiles. Good paths but can be muddy in places.

For your rucksack: Either bring a packed lunch and drink or money for the pub you decide!

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Raglan Arms, Llandenny

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Walk 6 – Lost Village Y-Graig – 8 Miles

Walk Leader: David Smith and Helen Kenneally
Date: Sunday 23rd October 2011 11:00am
Start and finish point: Abergavenny castle
Distance: 8 miles
Time to Walk: Approx 4 hours

Description: This is a lovely walk with many interesting features along the way and of course fantastic views over the Usk Valley. Leaving Abergavenny and its castle, we will follow the River Usk, passing the ancient church at Llanwenarth to visit the site of the long-abandoned village settlement ‘Y Graig’. Returning along Llanwenarth Breast on the lower slopes of Sugarloaf mountain we pass the Sugarloaf Vineyard en route back to our starting point.

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by:  The The Lamb and Flag Abergavenny

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Walk 7 – Otter Walk River Usk – 4.5 Miles

Walk Leader: Chris Hatch Ecologist and Chris Brown
Date: Sunday 23rd October 2011 10am
Start & finish: Car park at Charthouse Restaurant B4598 junction with the Raglan road at Llanvihangel Gobion
Distance: 4.5 miles
Time to walk: Approx 2 hours
Description:
Following the banks of the beautiful River Usk we shall be looking for signs of the elusive otter and other wildlife that is often seen in these parts. Chris Hatch will teach us how to identify Otter spraint, slides and tracks.

For your rucksack: Camera and binoculars

Kind sponsored by: The Charthouse Restaurant

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Walk 8 – Blorenge Punchbowl – 9 Miles

Walk Leader: Angela Bishop, Sue Hogan
Date: Monday 24th October 2011 10:00 am
Start & finish point: Llanfoist cycle track, car park. (SO 286135)
Distance: 9 miles
Time to walk:  Allow 6 hours

Description: This 9 mile walk starts along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal before climbing up through woodland to fabulous views over Abergavenny and the surrounding area. Then onto the lovely man-made lake known as the Punchbowl. We then follow the track around the lower slopes of the Blorenge to join the Thomas Hill tram road and onto the site of the old Garn-ddyrys forge with its monster shaped slag heaps. We drop down to join the canal at Govilon Wharf and enjoy a gentle stroll along the canal and a cycle path back to the car park at Llanfoist.

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by:  The Bridge Inn Llanfoist, Abergavenny Tel: 01873 853045

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Walk 9 – A Historical Tour of Monmouth – 3 Miles

Walk Leader: Grahame Thomas Monmouth Civic Society
Date: Monday, 24th October 2011, 2:00pm
Start & finish point:  No 1, Drybridge House (there is an adjoining free car park, and finishing at  The Nelson Garden.
Distance: approx. 3.5 miles.
Time to walk: Bet 1- 2 hours

Description: Leaving Drybridge House we will tour the historic town of Monmouth, visiting sites such as the old County Gaol, Monmouth Quay and the Nelson Garden. There will also be an opportunity to tour the Shire Hall.

For your rucksack: Some small change as there are plenty of opportunities to take refreshments at the many pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town.

Price: £5.00 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: Bistro Prego Monmouth

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Walk 10 – Focus on Trees – 5 Miles

Walk Leader: Mark Langley Head Countryside Warden and Barry Embling The Woodland Trust
Date: Monday 24th October 2011 1:30pm
Start & finish point: Clock Tower Usk Twyn Square SO 378009
Distance:
5 miles
Time to walk: Approx 3 hours
Description: This walk in the Usk area is looking at the uses, conservation and folklore of trees. We will be walking through woodlands, fields and along bridleways to reach the newly established Woodland Trust woodland at Cefn Ila. Discover more about how important trees are in the environment, the different uses of their timber and how significant their folklore has been to past generations.

Terrain: Many stiles and 2 slopes

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Rat Trap Llangview Usk

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Walk 11 – Where the Curlew Calls – 5.5 Miles

Walk leader: Allan Thomas and Dawn Davies of Lower Wye Ramblers
Date: Tuesday 25th October 2011 9.30am
Start and finish point: Lion Inn Car Park Trellech
Distance: 5.5 miles
Time to walk: 3 hours

Description: This walk is one of the favourites of the Lower Wye Ramblers, giving outstanding country views across to the Black Mountains and Blorenge. There is a strong chance of sighting deer and hearing the haunting call of the Curlew and the added bonus of finishing at a country pub.

Terrain: No steep climbs

For your rucksack: Either bring a packed lunch and drink or money for the pub you decide!

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Lion Pub Trellech

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Walk 12 – Mounton Brook and Mills – 5 Miles

Walk Leaders:  Phil Brabon and Ivor Cavil Shirenewton Historical Society
Date: Tuesday 25th October 2011 10:00am
Start and finish point: Shirenewton Recreational Hall Free parking.
Distance: 5 miles
Time to walk: 2.5 hours
Description: A circular walk in the beautiful secluded valley of the Mounton Brook and exploring its mills. Starting in the picturesque village of Shirenewton the walk follows the course of the Mounton Brook a hive of industry in times gone by then finishing in time to take lunch in the local pub if desired.
Information on this walk will be on display in the Recreational Hall at the start.
The Historical Society have kindly agreed to open up their archives afterwards giving a fascinating glimpse into the history of Shirenewton and surrounding area.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Tredegar Arms Shirenewton

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Walk 13 – Pontypool’s Folly Tower and Ridge Walk – 5.5 Miles

Walk Leader: Alastair Ross Author of Walking guides published by Kittiwake and Helen Kenneally
Date: Tuesday 25th October 2011 9:30am
Start & finish point: Pontypool Activity Leisure Centre free parking.
Distance: 5.5 miles
Time to walk: Allow 3 hours
Description: Start this circular walk through the rolling landscape of Pontypool Park designed by Capability Brown and on to the Shell Grotto with its conical stone tiled roof . Wonder at the myriad of shells, minerals and real stalactites on the ceiling . Then onto the Folly Tower with its commanding views; Torfaen County Council are opening these two buildings especially for us as they are normally closed at this time of year. On clear day it is said that visitors can see several counties in England and Wales. Return via the Pontypool – Brecon canal.

Terrain: 1 short steep climb. No stiles.

Price: £5 per ticket.

Kindly sponsored by: The Open Hearth Sebastopol

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Walk 14 – Afternoon Tea walk at Abergavenny – 1 Mile

Walk Leader: Gill Wakley of Abergavenny Local History Society and Clare Scutts
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011 2:30pm
Start & finish point: Abergavenny Tourist information Office SO 304138 Finish Angel Hotel Abergavenny
Distance: Approx 1 mile
Time of walk: Approx 1 hour

Description: Join us on this short easy route to discover the history of Gobannium (the Roman name for Abergavenny). We visit the standing stones at Swan Meadows to hear about the “Gwent Bee”, Lady Llanover and how she was instrumental in promoting the Welsh way of life. We then move through the ages past St. Mary’s Priory Church, Tithe Barn, Abergavenny Market Hall and Abergavenny Castle. We discover the town’s links with Owain Glyndwr and Henry VIII and answers to questions such as: “why did men long ago wear wigs”? Then it is on to an old coaching inn, the Angel Hotel, to indulge in afternoon tea.

The Angel Hotel has won The Tea Guild’s prestigious Top City and Country Hotel Tea Award 2011. To round off your walk with a leisurely Afternoon Tea (cakes, pastries, scone and sandwiches with a choice of teas, infusions or coffee) please reserve a table by calling 01873 857121.

For more information visit The Angel Hotel website.

Price: £3.50 per ticket for the historical tour.

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Walk 15 – Geocaching Taster – 1.5 Miles

Walk Leader: Ray Hughes
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011 2:00pm
Start & finish point: Trellech car park
Distance:
1 mile approx.
Time at event:
Approx between 1 and 2 hours

 

 

Description: Learn how to follow a trail using Geo-cache techniques in the village of Trellech searching for the “treasure” or cache at the end of the walk. Suitable for all ages.

For your rucksack: If you have a hand held G.P.S. it would be useful but not vital.

Price: £5 per adult ticket, a child under 12 years free with one paying adult.

Kindly sponsored by: Trekitt Mountain Sports

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Walk 16 – Three Churches Black Mountains – 10 Miles

Walk Leader: Angela Bishop, Sue Hogan
Date: Wednesday 26th October 2011 10:00am
Start & finish point: Fro Car Park Grid ref SO293201
Distance: 10 miles
Time to walk: Approx 6 hours
Description: Fantastic views and plenty of historical interest en route – including churches, a commemorative stone and an ancient hill fort. This circular route along quiet paths is designed to show walkers the natural beauty and places of historical interest that this part of Wales is known for. We should have great views of the hills around Abergavenny, the Black Mountains and the Grwyne Fawr and Llanthony valleys – and the Brecon Beacons on a clear day. Three churches, a well, interesting old dwellings, a commemorative stone and an ancient hill fort make up the historical interest on this walk.

Terrain: lots of stiles, three moderate slopes, possible muddy paths, some lane and minor road walking

For your rucksack: Bring your own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by:  The Skirrid  Mountain Inn Llanvihangel Crucorney

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Walk 17 – Piercefield Wye Valley – 7 Miles

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Walk Leader: Sue Middleton, Overlooking the Wye
Date: Thursday 27th Oct 2011 10.:30am
Start & finish point: Chepstow Leisure Centre car park (free).  Meeting at Wye Valley Walk board.
Distance:  7 miles
Time to walk: Allow  5 hours

 

Description: Admire the picturesque viewpoints on the Piercefield Walks which include Eagle’s Nest, Giant’s Cave, Lover’s Leap, The Grotto, The Platform and The Alcove. Conservation works have been completed on these sites as part of the Overlooking the Wye scheme.

Terrain: Some steep sections with muddy paths, slippery steps and some stiles

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Piercefield St Arvans

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Walk 18 – Trellech Curiosities – 10 Miles

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Walk Leader: Mike Ogden and Helen Kenneally
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011 10:00am
Start & finish point: Trellech Chapel SO500052 Free parking or alternatively at Babbington Village Hall next to the Lion Pub in Trellech.
Distance: 10 miles
Time to Walk: Approx 5 hours
Description: A fascinating walk around the village of Trellech including a visit to the Harold Stones, ancient ironworks, and a current archaeological dig taking place nearby. The walk will also go through beautiful countryside and have sweeping views over the county.

After the walk take a well earned rest in the Babbington Centre and enjoy an unlimited supply of tea and a homemade Danish pastry made by a local lady renowned for her cooking and baking skills using organic flour and butter. What more can you ask?

Terrain: Some steep slopes and numerous stiles

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket.

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Walk 19 – History of Bulwark – 1.5 Miles

Walk Leader : Henry Hodges Chepstow Society
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011 2:00pm
Start & finish point: Severn Bridge Social Club car park Bulwark, Chepstow.
Distance: 1.5 miles
Time of walk: Approx 1 ½ hours
Description: A fascinating short walk around Bulwark, Chepstow, in which we visit an Iron Age hill fort, Chepstow Cemetery and the site of a First World War camp, discovering the rich history of this area.

Price: £3.50 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Boat Inn Chepstow Tel 01291 628 192

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Walk 20 – Whitebrook High and Low – 10 Miles

Walk Leader: Alastair Ross Author of walking guides published by Kittiwake
Date: Friday 28th October 2011 10am
Start & finish point: Brockweir  by the Pub (parking at either Brockweir or Tintern Old Railway Station – a parking charge and walk back to Brockweir)
Distance: 10 miles
Time to walk: Approx 6 hours

Description: This walk, designed and led by local walks author Alastair Ross, covers the high ground of the beautiful Wye Valley with stunning panoramas and a pastoral return to Brockweir which hugs the waterside meadows of the river.

A chance to see the Wye Valley in all it’s Autumn Glory.

Terrain: A few stiles

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket.

Kindly sponsored by: The Wye Valley Brewery

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Walk 21 – Kilgwrrwg – 5 Miles

Walk Leader: Ray Millichamp and Chris Brown
Date: Friday 28th October 2011 2:00pm
Start & finish point: Wern y Cwm picnic site Kilgwrrwg SO469976 Free parking
Distance: Approx 5 miles
Time to walk: 2-3 hours

Description: This walk takes you to one of the remotest churches in Wales. To reach the church we cross two fields and a stream. There is no electricity with only candles for light. We carry on through farmland to the parish of Wolvesnewton with far reaching views to the Black Mountains.

Terrain: 2 moderate climbs and stiles

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Masons Arms Devauden

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Walk 22 – Walk and Talk Badgers – 2 Miles

Walk Leader/speaker : Steve Clark a Director The Badger Trust a National Registered Charity and Helen Kenneally
Date: Friday 28th October 2011 2:00pm
Start & finish point: St Barnetts Wood near Chepstow (free parking at St Barnetts Wood)Finish Itton Village Hall.
Time to walk and talk: Approx 2 hours
Description: A short walk in beautiful woodland and a visit to 3 badger setts. Afterwards, a talk at Itton Village Hall on the work of the Badger Trust and the scrapes in which badgers find themselves!
Refreshments: Available at Itton Village Hall.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: The Huntsman Hotel Shirenewton

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Walk 23 – Three Castles Challenge – 19 Miles

Walk Leader : Chris Brown and Tony Farr
Date: Saturday 29th October 2011 8:00am
Start & finish point: Skenfrith Castle
Distance: 19 miles
Time to walk: 8 hours
Description: Walk the whole of the Three Castles Way in one day. This is a very challenging but rewarding walk following this well known circular path around north Monmouthshire from Skenfrith Castle, passing White Castle and Grosmont Castles. This is a walk for experienced, fit walkers only. There will be a support vehicle providing drinks at certain points on the route. This will also be able to take walkers who feel they cannot complete the whole distance.

Terrain: over 3000 feet of climb including two steep ascents and many stiles.

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £7.50

Kindly sponsored by: The Bell at Skenfrith

 

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Walk 24 – Usk to Llancayo Circular – 7 Miles

Walk Leader: Graham Harris Usk Conservation and Environmental Group
Date:  Saturday 29th October 2011 10:30:
Start & Finish point: Meet Usk Car Park rear of Spar
Distance: Approx 7 miles.
Time to Walk: 4.5 hours

Description:  A lovely walk starting at Usk, onto Gwehelog, Trostre then to Llancayo with views of the recently restored windmill, then following the river back into Usk. Possible sightings of kingfishers.

Terrain: Possibly  some muddy paths a few ascents and stiles

For your rucksack: Bring a packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per walk

Kindly sponsored by: The Kings Head Hotel Usk

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Walk 25 – Offa’s Dyke and Hewelsfield Common – 8 Miles

Walk Leader: Derek Shottin U3A Chepstow
Date: Saturday 29th October  2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: Old Railway Station Tintern. Small charge for parking.
Distance: 8 miles
Time to walk:
4.5 hours
Description: A walk, mainly on tracks, minor roads and fields that visits parts of the lower Wye Valley in Gloucestershire including the Devil’s Pulpit with superb views across the river to Monmouthshire and the majestic Tintern Abbey, and on to St Briavels and Hewelsfield Commons before returning to the start.


Terrain:
Two short steepish ascents

For your rucksack: Bring own packed lunch and drink

Price: £5 per ticket

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Walk 26 – Nordic Walking Taster

Walk Leader: Kate Farrington
Date: Saturday 29th October 2011 10:00
Start & finish point: Vauxhall Fields Monmouth
Time to walk: 1.5 hours
Description: Looking for a low impact way to exercise – and to get a great workout at the same time?  Join our Nordic Walking taster session. 
For your rucksack:  Please wear trainers, layered clothing including waterproofs and bring non-carbonated drinks. Poles will be provided.

Price: £5 per ticket

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Heading out of Monmouth following the signs for A466 Hereford Road.
You will go through the traffic lights on the crossroads at the top of town.
Take the first left Osbaston Road, following signs to the
cemetery.
At the bottom of the hill before the school you will see a
green iron bridge on your left. Drive over the bridge to Vauxhall
playing fields, park immediately on the right after the bridge
and I will meet you there.

Walk 27 – Wye Valley Railway Walk – 7 Miles

Walk Leader: Phil Mundell
Date: Sunday 30th October 2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: Chepstow Castle TIC (Transport return) charge for parking.
Distance: 8 miles
Time to walk: 5 hours
Description: A linear walk with transport provided for return to start point. This fascinating insight into the old railway route from Chepstow to Brockweir visits many of the still existing features of this long forgotten line. The Wye Valley witnessed the birth of British tourism and was frequented by the likes of Wordsworth, Turner and Coleridge.

For your rucksack: Need to bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket including transport

Kindly sponsored by: The Anchor Tintern

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Walk 28 – Monmouth to Biblins – 10 Miles

Leader : Diana Standing
Date: Sunday 30th October 2011 10:30am
Start & finish point: The car park opposite Monmouth Leisure Centre near the tunnel under the dual carriageway. (SO 513 131)
Distance: 9.5 miles 14 km
Time to walk: Approx 5 hours

Description: This walk starts and ends in Monmouth starting with a climb to the Kymin and the Naval Temple for widespread views to the Black Mountains. Then it is across fields and the road going into the forest  with more views of Monmouthshire. Next passing the Suckstone, said to be the largest fallen block in Britain, we visit The Near Harkening Rock. Here is the lunch spot with yet more views under the shelter of trees. Then through the forest where deer may be seen and onwards  to the Biblins Bridge over the River Wye. On the far bank it is up once more over the top of the Severn Sisters rocks high above the Wye. This path leads to King Arthurs Cave, said to be the longest inhabited cave in UK and. from here we follow trails thatlead through the woods of Wyastone Leys Estate onto Little Doward. The route then goes downhill to regain the bank of the Wye which is followed back to Monmouth

Terrain: Several steep slopes. (Alternative route avoiding steepest slopes is possible if the weather is wet.)

For your rucksack: Need to bring own packed lunch and drink.

Price: £5 per ticket

 

Kindly sponsored by: The Saracens Head Symonds Yat

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Walk 29 – Nordic Walking

Walk Leader: Kate Farrington
Date: Sunday 30th October 2011 2:00pm
Start & finish point: Beacon Hill (See below for directions)
Distance: 2 miles
Time to walk: 1 hour
Description:
The undulating walk will take you along woodland paths, past the scenic Cleddon Falls and through interesting areas of open countryside.  You will be able to admire spectacular views ranging to the Sugar Loaf  and Black Mountains, as well as a fantastic panorama across to the Forest of Dean.  A qualified INWA Nordic Walking Instructor will lead walkers with some experience of the technique. 

Terrain: Very few stiles and 2 medium slopes

For your rucksack:  No need to bring sticks if you don’t have your own as equipment will be provided.

Price: £5 per ticket

Kindly sponsored by: Trekitt Mountain Sports

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Walk 30 – A frightfully good walk at Caldicot Castle

Walk Leaders: Mark Langley and Dennis Manning Countryside Wardens
Description: Join us if you dare for a ghoulish walk through the creepy Country Park with spooky stories and terrifying tales.  Watch out for the fiendish finale inside the haunted Castle. Why not come in fancy dress, bring a pumpkin and garlic.

Ticket and information of date and start time only available by contacting 01291 420241

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