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Thursday
21 November
Grade: 3
Miles: 5.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £3.50

Lunch: Picnic

Olchon Valley and Black Hill - Cancelled

Park: Black Hill car park. (OL13) SO 289328

Easy stroll down country lane to the path ascending the Olchon valley, a steady climb, good path but rocky in places, until reaching open ground at the top of Hatterall Hill. Return via the panoramic, rocky and sometimes steep ridge of Black Hill.

Tuesday
26 November
Grade: 2/3
Miles: 7.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £Nil

Lunch: Picnic

Ross on Wye

Park: Wilton Road Car Park (OL14) 593 239.

Back roads to Chase Wood then joining Wye Valley Path to Coughton and back via Homme Green. 3 fairly steep climbs before lunch, Chase Wood quite wet in parts, afternoon mostly flat -- 14 stiles.

Thursday
28 November
Grade: 1
Miles: 6.9
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £4.00

Lunch: Picnic

Caldicot

Park: Caldicot Castle and Country Park (154) 484886

The route goes under the newer Severn Bridge and can be seen from a lot of angles. Great views of the Estuary including the older bridge and as far as Exmoor on a clear day. We visit the (free) Estuary Railway tunnel and the Victorian Pumping staion Museum. There are many other interesting sights. Optional visit to the Cafe and (free) Castle at the end of the walk. Nothing difficult.

Tuesday
3 December
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.2
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £1.40

Lunch: Picnic

The Kymin

Park: Hadnock Road, Monmouth NP25 3LX. Over bridge, left at roundabout, then first left (LR162) 515 127

Follow the Wye to Redbrook then up the hill to pick up Offa's Dyke path to the Kymin for lunch then back down to Monmouth. One steady ascent and one steady descent.

Thursday
5 December
Grade: 2/3
Miles: 7
Leave: 9.15am
RTVD: £3.20

Lunch: Picnic

Wyndcliff & Lower Wye

Park: Parking (free) by the Wye Valley Walk, on minor road near Wyndcliff. Leave the A466 on the sharp bend about ¼mile N.E. of St Arvans. (OL14) ST524972

Rolling hills and forest in the Wye Valley AONB area lead to the Wye Valley Walk high above the river, then the Eagle's Nest viewpoint, before dropping back to the start. Several stiles.

Tuesday
10 December
Grade: 3
Miles: 6
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £1.10

Lunch: Picnic

Symonds Yat East

Park: Parking is at Yat Rock Car Park £5 for the day. GL16 7NZ (OL14) 564160.

Yat Rock, Eastern side of Highmeadow Woods, River Wye, Yat Rock. Good tracks and paths, steep climb at the end back to Yat Rock

Thursday
12 December
Grade: 3
Miles: 7.5
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £Nil

Lunch: Picnic

Ross - Howle Hill

Park: Fernbank Road CP, HR9 5PT (189) 597231
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Keeping south of Ross we head out to Hom Green and then on towards Walford, Howle Hill, Padock Farm (look out for the white wallabies) and Penyard Park. A nice pleasant varied walk consisting of fields, tracks and a mixture of woodland paths. Couple of steady ascents and one descent,

Tuesday
17 December
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.5
Leave: 9.40 (Meet 10.00 Weston Village Hall)
RTVD: £.30

Lunch: Picnic

Round the Houses - Weston-under-Penyard

Park: Weston-under-Penyard HR97PA (OL14) SO633230

Round the Houses - Some stiles and one simple climb.

Tuesday
7 January
Grade: 2
Miles: 4
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £1.80

Lunch: Pub

Over and Highnam

Park: Toby Carvery Pub (The Dog at Over) GL2 8DE (162) 813195
Circular walk from the pub, through Lassington Woods and part of the village of Highnam. Will be a bit muddy in places. Coffee to be provided at Rodway Golf Course. 2 easy stiles.

Thursday
9 January
Grade: 2
Miles: 4.5
Leave: 9.30am
RTVD: £1.20

Lunch: Morning Walk

Wormelow - in the Winter

Park: Simply Stunning Wormelow HR2 8EQ (189) 492303

A nice gentle walk to the Mynde and a bit beyond, returning on the same route. Capture the beauty of the four seasons by enjoying this walk winter, spring, summer and autumn. Lunch at cafe in Simply Stunning (optional). 2 stiles, slight incline.

Tuesday
14 January
Grade: 3
Miles: 7
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.20

Lunch: Picnic

Breinton Springs

Park: National Trust car park, Breinton Springs (189) 74396

The path leads from the church and the springs to a stretch above the the river Wye and then lanes past Warham House. A good mix of farmland, meadow and ancient trees at Sugwas Court. Return via the Wye Valley Walk. Some ascents, rough ground and a few stiles

Thursday
16 January
Grade: 2
Miles: 5.8
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.40

Lunch: Picnic

Hereford North

Park: Aylestone Park (Victoria Park on OS Maps), (202 Explorer) 523 416
Using 'cut throughs' of Hereford City. Pass a lot of Hereford’s City heritage including Parks, Nature Reserves and a re-used Quarry. 3 easy slopes.

Tuesday
21 January
Grade: 2
Miles: 4
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.40

Lunch: Morning Walk

Staunton

Park: Parking is limited so please share cars. Park on the road opposite the Pound (about 4 cars) or first left past the church where the road widens after 100 yds to allow parking (OL14) 551126.

Staunton Church, Long Stone, Highmeadow Woods, Bracelands Campsite, Staunton. There are no stiles. Fairly easy walking but a long, gradual uphill towards the end.

Thursday
23 January
Grade: 3
Miles: 6.0
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £1.00

Lunch: Picnic

Symonds Yat West and Doward

Park: Follow lane to Biblins Camp Site on Great Doward. Parking is on right, 200 metres after the lane goes off to the left to Williams Patio’s GR (OL14) 547146
Follow ancient byways and forest tracks past King Arthur’s Cave through the entertainments to Whitchurch Church. Walk past the Ferries and the remains of the industrial heritage to the Biblins Bridge. Through Lords Wood to the settlement, quarry and Seven Sisters rocks. Steps over a stile and 2 short steepish descents.

Tuesday
28 January
Grade: 3
Miles: 5.5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £1.70

Lunch: Picnic

Redbrook and Penallt

Park: Park in Redbrook Rovers AFC Car Park (Second car park on right in Redbrook, coming from Monmouth).  OL14 GR SO 537 098

Over the pedestrian bridge on the Wye and then follow the river upstream before turning uphill to Penallt Church.  Through Pen-Twyn village and then through The Argoed estate.  Down to the river again and upstream to re-cross the bridge back into Redbrook. Half-mile steep ascent from river up to Penallt Church. Some stiles.

Thursday
30 January
Grade: 3
Miles: 5
Leave: 9.30
RTVD: £2.00

Lunch: Picnic

Bromsberrow

Park: HR8 1RU Grass Verge, Bromsberrow Church, Albright Lane. (OS 190) 744 336

Up to Howlers Heath, good outlooks, return via Bitch Farm. One pretty muddy section. Some stiles. Climb to Howlers Heath.