Hillwalkers: General information
Contact Chris Stott (01291 621546) or Ceridwen Coulson (07912 849079)
We walk every Wednesday throughout the year, unless the weather is appalling.
Where we meet
The car park in Raglan is the usual meeting point - please meet at Raglan CP by 8.45, depart 08.50. Note that for the longer walks or longer travel times we may return later than 5pm, but we are usually back by then, particularly in the winter. If you would like to join any hillwalkers travelling from the Chepstow area (about 08.30), please arrange with the leader or with one of the Conveners. Walkers going directly to the start of the walk MUST inform the leader in advance in case we have to change our plans.
Taking Care of Yourself
Every effort is made to ensure that walks are appropriate to the group. Any person taking part in the walks should satisfy himself or herself that the activity is suitable for them.
Please ensure that you have suitable clothes and equipment for the terrain and conditions bearing in mind that the weather can change very quickly, particularly on hill walks. You should always wear proper walking boots and consider using walking poles. Waterproof clothing, including over-trousers, a hat and gloves, should be carried at all times; in sunny conditions, you should wear a hat and sun screen for protection.
Potential new Hillwalkers are advised to contact a Convener to discuss their suitability for the Group before coming on one of our walks.
Dogs and young children are not allowed on Hillwalkers walks.
Welsh Place Names
|Pen||Head or top|
|Llan||Church or holy place|
|Mynydd||Mountain or hill|
|Maen||Rock or Stone|
|Waun||Pasture or moorland|
|Llysiau||Herbs or vegetables|
|Nant||Stream (and, by association, the valley)|
|Mawr (Fawr)||Great or big|
|Ffordd||Way or Road|
|Garth||Hill or enclosure|
|Allt||Height or Hill or Slope|
|Ffin||Border or Boundary|
|Cerrig||Stones or Rock|