Adults & Individuals

Sun. September 16th – A high level circuit of the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir.                        OS Explorer OL13                                                                           11 miles                 Meet at 10.00am in the car park at the end of the road up the Gwryne Fawr Valley (Grid ref. 254285) The starting point for this walk is the car park at Blaen-y-cwm, the site of the village where the reservoir builders lived during its construction. Climbing through the forest we emerge on to the open hillside by the Blacksmith’s Anvil and follow the ridge to the northern escarpment, where we swing round to climb a slightly higher ridge that leads to the Black Mountains highest point Waun Fach. A newly laid path to Pen-y-Gadair Fawr makes the journey between the two summits much easier. From the latter we descend to the reservoir and back to the car park.

This might be a useful outing for those preparing for the Slovakia trip.

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Sun. October 14th. – Mortimer’s Forest  OS Explorer 203                           10 miles    In order to reach the car park cross Dinham Bridge beside Ludlow Castle. The road climbs up into the woodland where there is a car park. Meet at 10.00am in the car park (Grid ref. 495742) I stumbled across this beautiful area while checking out a campsite for a walk along the Teme Valley. Occupying the hills just to the west of Ludlow this walk incorporates forest trails, deciduous woodland trails, open hills and pastureland, and all of it undulating.. The early part of the walk follows Mortimer’s Trail, which, upon exiting the woodland becomes the Herefordshire Trail. We follow this to Burrington Common, whereupon we begin to head east towards Ludlow, back into the forest where we will be reunited with our cars.

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