Cowbridge walk

Cowbridge Circular – WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE 2014

Meet at Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park, ready to leave by 7pm

4 miles (G2) Cowbridge Circular

 

This is one of the traditional Cowbridge circular walks, looping around East to St Hilary and back, giving great views over the channel and the Vale if the weather is clear. There are a few gentle ascents, and a few stiles as is usual for the Vale, although some have now been replaced by metal gates. There is one field where the path runs along the edge and walkers are now squeezed between a hedge and the Barley crop, so we would recommend long sleeves and long trousers even if the weather is hot, as there is a risk of brushing nettles and other stingy things while passing this field. I picked up a few stings on my arm when we reccied it.

 

Thanks to Ruth for the photographs

 


 

Leaders: Judy & Mike Holley (01446 774867 or 07896 334789)

Llysworney to Colwinston – WEDNESDAY 18 JUNE 2014

Meet at Carne Arms, Llysworney ready to leave by 7pm

5 miles (G2) Llysworney to Colwinston

‘Midsummer Special’ is a 5 mile walk from Llysworney. Please park at The Carne Arms ( the pub is shut, but the car park is available).  The route is the southern section of the Valeways 6 Villages Walk to Llandow and Colwinston. Unfortunately, the section between Colwinston and Llysworney is blocked, so we will return via the lane.
After the walk we shall go to The Cross Inn, Llanblethian.
Regards,
Ian
Thanks to Ian for a lovely walk, we had the rolling hills of the Vale, stiles, bullocks, hay & mud!

Thanks to Ruth for her photographs

 

Thanks to Leigh for some photographs and the walk route on Everytrail


 
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Cowbridge Local Area – SUNDAY 29 DECEMBER 2013

 FESTIVAL OF WINTER WALKS

Meet at Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park, ready to leave by 9am

8-10 miles (G2) Cowbridge Local Area

The walk starts through the fields to St. Hilary, and onto Old Beaupre Castle. Then to Lanmihangel & Siginstone, and back to Cowbridge via Llanblethian.

I hope that the route avoids the worst of the muddy areas, allowing us to enjoy the attractive countryside and villages south of Cowbridge. The forecast is good, so I hope to see you on Sunday, to work off the plum pudding & mince pies!

Thanks to Mike Holley for the photos of Ian’s walk

Regards,

 

Ian

Leader: Ian Fraser (01446 774706 M: 07854 536985)

Ramble with a Difference – Sunday 22nd September 2013

Meet at Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park ready to leave by 9.30am

This week we have the famous Ramble With a Difference.

For those who don’t know it, the ’Difference’ is that there is no leader! Teams of 3 or 4 have to navigate their way around an 8 mile (G2) route in The Vale, answering questions as they go. The team with the highest score will win prizes.

22 Vale Ramblers split into teams and armed with a map and some clues were let loose in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Starting from the Sycamore in Colwinston, some teams heading clockwise, while others did the route anti-clockwise.

Map skills & cryptic crossword skills came in handy.  The route took us across the stone clapper bridge at Castle-Upon-Alun, Lampha then we managed to meet up half way round at the Fox & Hounds in St Brides Major.

The weather started off a little misty, but the sun soon managed to burn through the cloud and it was wonderful walking weather, a little too warm perhaps.  So a drink back at the Sycamore was welcome refreshment.

Quiz Master Ian announced the answers (to some heckling as usual – how can you dock points for too much information!)  and the winners.

Although not the first back, slow & steady won the day for Patrick, Jim, Ray, Cathy & Brenda.

Thanks to everyone that turned up and took part in great humour and a huge thanks to Ian Fraser & Margaret for organising.

 

Cowbridge 2 Loop Walk – Sunday 25th August 2013

I’m leading a local walk next Sunday, starting from Cowbridge Town Hall car park at 9:30am, and consisting of two ‘loops’ (G2), the first returning to Westgate, Cowbridge at about 12:30pm.

In the morning we follow the Cowbridge Circular walk to Llansannor, and return via Vistla Farm and Penllyn Castle.  The route, of about 5½ miles, provides historical buildings, and beautiful views over the Thaw valley and beyond.

The lunch break will be on the second loop, and then we will walk through Llanblethian and across the fields to Llanmihangel, returning via Llandough. This route has attractive villages and countryside, and is approx 6 miles.  We should return to Cowbridge at about 4pm.

The forecast is good, so I hope to see you on Sunday on either the morning or full day walk.

Regards,

 

Ian

Cowbridge to Penllyn – Wednesday 24th July 2013

Meet at Cowbridge Cattle Market Car Park, ready to leave by 7pm

3-4 miles (G2) Cowbridge to Penllyn

Leader: Peter Lane (01446 751610 M: 07969 366507)

Cowbridge Walk – Wednesday 19th June 2013

Meet at Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park, ready to leave by 7pm

5 miles (G2) Local Area Walk

Leader: Ian Fraser (01446 774706 M: 07854 536985)

Cowbridge Area – Wednesday 8th May 2013

Meet at Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park, ready to leave by 7pm

4 miles (G2) Cowbridge Circular via Aberthin and St Hilary

Leaders: Judy and Mike Holley

(01446 774867 M: 07896 334789)

Wednesday Evening Walks – Cowbridge Area

Wednesday 17th April 2013

 

Ian led 17 of us from Cowbridge Town Hall Car Park on his usual route to start off the Wednesday evening walks.

From Cowbridge we walked through Llanblethian, up the St Athan Road, across the River Thaw to Llandough.

A quick water break then upwards over the fields back over to Llanblethian and down Constitution Hill finishing at the Duke of Wellington!

Spring is definitely in the air and it was a lovely breezy but bright evening.

A pleasure to see some familiar faces and meet some new friends.

Join us every Wednesday evening for a 3-5 mile walk throughout the Summer.  It’s a wonderful mid week breath of fresh air.

Have a look at the Walk Programme and  see you Wednesday

Cowbridge Local Area – Sunday 17th March 2013

This walk is a 9 mile local walk from Cowbridge, heading east to Stalling Down and Tair Onen, crossing the A48 to Llantrithyd House, and back via St Hilary Down.

It is an ‘undulating’ walk (G2), through fields and woodlands, including a wooded valley recently opened up by The Forestry Commission. Given good visibility, the views north to The Valleys, and south across The Channel, should be excellent.

The start is 9:30am from Cowbridge Town Hall car park.

The weather forecast is fair, so I hope to see you all on Sunday.