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Merthyr Ramblers Social Evening

Join us every first Monday of each month at 6pm in Merthyr Wetherspoons (Y Dic Penderyn) for our monthly social evening. Everyone welcome - come and meet the Merthyr Valley Ramblers. Good company and a quiz to boot. Downstairs in the old library.

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 Walks coming soon …

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The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

Date: Saturday, 25 May 2024

Walk type: Circular

Start time: 10:00 am

Estimated finish time: 15:30 pm

Distance: 7.5 miles / 12.1 km

Ascent: 1100 ft / 335.3 m

Walk difficulty: moderate

Booking is essential

Walk description: For those not on the Ramblers weekend, John has put on this walk so no one misses out. From the start point, Heol Yr Ynys Car park, Gwaelod y Garth, after a short section on the road we take the path into Garth Wood which takes us into Coed y Bedw nature reserve we then join the Taff Ely Ridgway to the top of Garth Hill , the inspiration for the book and the film The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain. Here we can enjoy the panaromic views while we have our coffee break. We than take the easy descent through fields and woodland to the River Taff. We folllow the river until we reach the footbridge which leads into the park where Taffs Well is situated. Then we pick up the Taff trail which takes us back to the start.

Start Place:  Heol Yr Ynys Car park, Gwaelod y Garth.

Grid Ref:  ST 12635 82407

GPS:  51.533783 , -3.260948,

What3Words: clean.fats.alert

Walk Leader: John Holloway

 07933 795602

 Walk leader

Walk classification:

Suitability: Dog friendly.

Surroundings: River, Village, Mountain, Woodland, Farmland.

Facilities: Parking.

View walk on Ramblers National Web Site

Walk ID: 100249955

Last update: Friday, 17 May 24

Exploring Wenvoe

Date: Saturday, 01 June 2024

Walk type: Circular

Start time: 09:30 am.

Estimated finish time: 14.00

Distance: 8.5 miles / 13.7 km

Walk difficulty: Easy

Booking is essential

Walk description: We start in Wenvoe from St Mary Parish Church onto St Lythans, Nant y Bryn woodland, St Nicholas taking in St Bleiddian church and Tinkinswood Burial Chamber then turning east through fields and farms back to Wenvoe.

Start Place: St Mary Parish Church

Grid Ref:  ST 12200 72695

GPS:  51.446417, -3.264785

What3Words:  gladiators.bets.quest

Walk Leader: Christine Gibbon

 07733 545834

 Walk leader

Walk classification:

Suitability: Dog friendly

Surroundings: Farmland. Woodland

Facilities: Parking.

View walk on Ramblers National Web Site

Walk ID: 100244746

Last update: Sun, 19 May 2024

 To be announced …

Date: Saturday, 08 June 2024

Walk leader: Morfydd Jenkins


Date: Saturday, 15 June 2024

Walk leader: Paddy Kelly


Date: Saturday, 22 June 2024

Walk leader: Alan Hancox


Date: Saturday, 29 June 2024

Walk leader: Morfydd Jenkins


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Last updated: 19/05/2024