Walking: The Striders 1
Following the announcement by the Welsh Government on 19th October, there will be no Striders1 Walks until November 9th, when hopefully they will resume, depending on what the new rules are then.
In the current Covid-19 situation, please make yourself aware of the Risk Assessment Walking
Following Covid-19 guidelines, we do not meet at Chepstow Leisure Centre to share cars.
Striders1 make full use of Chepstow's superb location. The Black Mountains, Brecon Beacons, Wye Valley, Monmouthshire & Gloucestershire are our usual walking areas.
Striders1 walks are between 8 and 10 miles with generally significant climbs.
|October 19th||Westonbirt||8.7 mls, 70m climb||From Sherston we walked North on the Monarchs Way to Westonbirt Arboretum. The colours here were glorious, especially the Acers, the Japanese Maples. After a wander around the Arboretum we returned by Westonbirt School to Sherston||24|
|October 12th||Tidenham - Tintern - Brockweir||7.2 mls, 310m climb||From Tidenham Chase down to Tintern and Old Station, where our leader had a go on zipwire (see photo). A loop around Brockweir, then up Offa's Dyke to camp site and back on Miss Gracies Lane||16|
|October 5th||Newland||8.6 mls, 280m climb||From Redbrook up to Newland, then down to join Offa's Dyke path which we went up until we turned down through Harpers Grove and Wyesham Lane to join the old railway track back to Redbrook||24|
|September 28th||Thornbury||9 mls, 105m climb||From Thornbury over golf course and down through Littleton to riverbank. Along the riverbank to Oldbury and back to Thornbury||18|
|September 21st||Llanellen||9 mls, 560m climb||Walked up to the Canal, then up to to the Punchbowl and around the lower slopes of the Blorenge, across the moorlands up some green lanes and back along the Canal||13|
|September 14th||Angiddy and Gare Hill||8.7 mls, 330m climb||From Tintern up Angiddy and through Fedw Wood and Chepstow Park Wood to Gare Hill, where we saw house martins gathering by pond, swooping down and catching insects. This is a sign of the end of Summer as they prepare for migration to Africa||20|
|September 7th||Monmouth to Dingestow||10.3 mls, 310m climb||From Monmouth on Offa's Dyke through Kingswood, then to Dingestow and Treowen, back through Kingswood to Monmouth||19|
Maps for recent walks:
Monmouth - Dingestow route 7/9/20
Angiddy - Gare Hill route 14/9/20
Llanellen route - 21/9/20
Thornbury - Riverbank route 28/9/20
Redbrook - Newland (first part missing) 5/10/20
Tidenham - Tintern - Brockweir 12/10/20
Sherston - Westonbirt 19/10/20
Archived photos can be seen here by year: 2019 Photos, 2018 Photos, 2017 Photos, 2016 Photos, 2015 Photos, 2014 Photos, 2013 Photos, 2012 Photos
Mince Pie Walk 11th December 2017 Mince Pie Walk Photos
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