Summer 2022 Weekends

This is the diary of climbing and hillwalking events for Summer 2022 weekends.

Events start at 10.00 am unless otherwise stated – these will go ahead subject to Covid-19 restrictions.
Further details of events are emailed directly to Club members. If you are interested please contact our membership secretary John Jones or Jo Dodd.  Climbs are subject to change at short notice due to prevailing weather conditions. Our membership secretary can advise on the latest position for non-members; members should receive details directly. Details of what is involved on short, medium and long walks are found at the  bottom of the page.
  Event Start incl Grid Ref Leader
MAY 2022
1 Walk – TBA    
1 Climb – Gower venue to be confirmed    
8 Walk – Drygarn Fawr & Gorllwyn via Gwesyn, 13+ miles, 636m ascent Abergwesyn Village Hall Car park OL Explorer 200 SN 859530 Ralph Goddard
8 Climb – Ferndale Ferndale – South Wales Climbing Wiki (SWCW)    
15 Walk – Tarfarn to Bleanau on High Level route & return on low level path (16 miles/25km, 1169m/3835ft ascent) 9.30am start at OL12 SN 848170 free car parking nearby Paul Graham
15 Climb – Ogmore – Tides Good Ogmore – South Wales Climbing Wiki (SWCW) 170 SS 994969  
22 Walk – Cleddon Circular , 10 miles. Undulating Ninewells Car Park OL14 SO515038 or NP25 4PW Jen Price
21-22 Climb – Pembroke Bosherton    
24-28 Lundy Trip 1 (Fully Booked)   Pauline Jones & Carole Wright
29 Walk – TBA    
29 Climb – Shorn Cliff UKC Logbook – Shorn Cliff ( OL14/162-ST540995  
JUNE 2022

Walk – Aberedw/Llanbedr Hills, 16miles with ascent of 875m/2870ft (Hard)

POSTPONED. OS Builth Wells 188, SO878473 Ralph Goddard
5 Climb – Gower Crag to be confirmed    
12 Walk – TBA    
12 Climb – Wintours Leap (Trad & Sport)    
11-18 Glenbrittle, Skye (Fully booked inside accommodation – camping options may be available contact Keith, John or Jo)   Keith Anderson
19 Walk – TBA    
19 Climb – Avon Gorge Main Area (Trad) or Somerset (To be confirmed)    
26 Walk – Mynydd Maen (19km/11.5miles 670m/2200ft ascent) (Moderate) Car park, Viaduct Ct., Cwmynscoy. Expl. 152 ST281997 Sara Dickenson
24-26 North Wales, Camping & Climbing (walkers welcome)   JC
JULY 2022
3 Walk – Claerwen Watershed, 17 miles 660m ascent (Hard) 9.30am start at Claerwen lower carpark OS Explorer 200 SN 870633 Ralph Goddard
3 Climb – Temple Bay (Sport – Tides Good)    
10 Walk – Learn about Navigation on Llangynidir   Gareth Jones
10 Climb – Symonds Yat (Trad)    
16-17 Member First Aid Training, Crickhowell   Gareth Jones
17 Climb – Gilwern Hill (Sport)    
24 Walk – The Heads of the Valleys Challenge (20 miles 5500 ascent) (Challenge)   Tristan Blanchard
24 Climb – Shorn Cliff (Trad)    
31 Walk – Blaenavon – The Iron Mountain Trail (10 miles) (Short) Start at Keepers Pond, Bleanavon OL13 254107 Pauline Jones
29-31 Weekend – North Pembroke, Camping and Climbing (walkers welcome) at St Davids (Trad)    
7 Walk – Hay Bluff (around 10 miles) (Short) Start at the main carpark in Hay on Wye. OL13 SO230422 Jen Price
7 Climb – TBA    
14 Walk – Mynydd Troed & Mynydd Llangorse (11miles, 2300ft ascent) (Note £2 required for car park) (Moderate) 9.30 am start at Pengenfford parkiing area.OS Expoler OL13 174295 Kath Singleton
14 Climb – TBA    
21 Walk – TBA    
21 Climb – TBA    
28 Walk – The Blorenge & Coety Mountain, 14mile, 3000ft ascent 9.30 start. Prince Street Car park, Bleanavon OL13 SO251086 Alex Hardisty
28 Climb – TBA    
3-4 Ty-n Cornel Weekend (1 male place available contact Jon S, John or Jo)   Jon Singleton
4 Climb – TBA    
11 Walk – TBA    
11 Climb – TBA    
13-17 Lundy (Fully booked inside accommodation – camping options may be available contact Martin, John or Jo)   Martin Skinner
18 Walk – TBA    
18 Climb – TBA    
25 Walk – TBA    
25 Climb – TBA    
30 – 3 Oct Conwy (YHA)   Kath Taylor

Broadly speaking, the Club distinguishes four categories for Sunday/full-day walks:

  1. Shorter walks: 9-11 miles or less, with ascent/descent less than or equal to approximately 2000 feet.
  2. Moderate walks: 11-14 miles, with ascent/descent of 2000 – 3500 feet.
  3. Harder walks: 14-18 miles, with ascent/descent of 3000 – 5000 feet.
  4. Challenge walks: 20 miles or more, with considerable ascent, usually more than 4000 feet.

Note that these are rough categorisations. A walk of shorter or moderate distance but much more ascent can push the walk into the next category. Similarly, a shorter distance over rougher terrain and/or with less use of footpaths, or a walk involving scrambling can be more difficult than it might first appear on the basis of distance or ascent alone.

Weather, of course, can turn even a short walk into a challenging one!

Rock climbing events are generally categorised as either traditional (‘trad’) or sport climbing. Traditional climbing is just plain old climbing as it’s always been done – outdoors, most likely multi-pitch, involving route-finding and a bit of nous when it comes to placing gear and anchors. Sport climbing, which can be done indoors or outdoors focuses more on the physical aspects of the climb itself, using your muscles and often, pre-placed gear (bolts) on single pitch climbs.

Grid references indicate the OS 1:25000 / 1:50000 map sheets, followed by the OS grid reference.