Ramblers Association Cardiff Group Our leaders are all experienced walkers who have volunteered to take part in these family orientated events. Please note the following points to ensure your safety and enjoyment: Ramblers Association Cardiff Group Walking is a great way to keep fit, meet people and find out about your local area. Cardiff Ramblers group is part of the national Ramblers Association organising regular walks for all abilities. For more information on our activities visit: www.cardifframblers.org.uk. Children must always be accompanied Parents are responsible for the welfare and behaviour of their children at all times There is no need for expensive footwear. Flat lace up shoes, trainers or wellies are fine but they may get wet and muddy! Please wrap up warm and bring a waterproof coat just in case As we usually find time for a picnic on our walks do bring a snack and most importantly sufficient to drink Parental consent is needed for children accompanied by another adult or for children over 14 to take part unaccompanied (forms available from the co-ordinator, Kathryn). Ramblers Association Cardiff Group FAMILY WALKS Spring/Summer 2009 Interested in walking with your children ? Then come and try our walks Have Fun, Get Active With Family Walks The Ramblers' Association is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, Company registration number:4458492. Registered Charity in England and Wales number: 1093577, registered charity in Scotland, number: SC039799. Registered office: 2nd floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TW. Family Walks Co-ordinator : Kathryn Bennett (029)20 562 703 These walks are free and open to all with local leaders from the Cardiff Ramblers group. Cardiff Ramblers Family Walks Spring/Summer 2009 11.00am Sunday 26 th April Family Walking Day at Cosmeston Come and meet new friends and join us for some fresh air and exercise with a warm coffee shop to look forward to at the end. This first event will be marked with free gift bags for the children to enjoy. Choose from three walks: 4.5 miles, 3 miles and 1.25 miles The 1.25 miles walk is suitable for pushchairs Leaders: Kathryn Bennett Kath and John Edwards Marie Lewis (029)20 562 703 Cardiff Ramblers Family Walks Spring/Summer 2009 11.00am Sunday 14 th June, 3.5 miles Castell Coch Woodland Adventures Visit the woodland trails behind the fairytale Castle. Not suitable for pushchairs Leader: Calum Taylor (029)20 613 909 Meeting point: Car Park at Castell Coch GR ST 131826 The entrance to the castle grounds is in Tongwynlais, sign posted from the A470. Cardiff Ramblers Family Walks Spring/Summer 2009 11.00am Sunday 23 rd August, 4.5 miles Pen y Fan ~ Climb the Big One ~ 886m (2924ft) Feel on top of the world at the highest point in South Wales. This is our most challenging walk, with around 1500ft of climbing. Good footwear, warm and waterproof clothing are essential as the weather is often windy and damp at the top, even if at the Storey Arms start point it is mild. If in doubt phone the leader for advice. Not suitable for pushchairs Leader: Wyn Rosser (029)20 751 973 Meeting point: Car Park just south of Storey Arms on A470 GR SN 987199. 11.00am Sunday 13 th September, 3 miles Explore the Bay ~ See the Barrage One of Europe’s most attractive water fronts is best experienced on foot. Suitable for pushchairs Leader: Margaret Wallis (029)20 626 100 Meeting point: Norwegian Church Cardiff Bay GR ST 194743 Meeting point: Cosmeston Lakes Country Park car park GR ST 178692 Cosmeston Lakes are situated about 5 miles west of Cardiff. The main entrance is 1.5 miles south of Penarth town centre on the B4267 Lavernock Road to Sully. Only 15 minutes from the M4. 11.00am Sunday 12 th July, 3 miles Merthyr Mawr Sand Dunes and Beach Explore the largest sand dune complex in Britain. Not suitable for pushchairs Leader : Kathryn Bennett (029)20 562 703 Meeting point: Car Park at Candleston Castle Merthyr Mawr GR SS 871772 Candleston Castle is to the north of Ogmore, off the B4524. 3 miles south west of Bridgend. 11.00am Sunday 17 th May, 3 miles Amelia Trust Farm Trails and Animals Take a stroll and meet the animals on this working farm. Not suitable for pushchairs Leader: Carole Winters (029)20 214 968 Meeting point: Car Park at Amelia Trust Farm (Whitton Rosser Farm) GR ST 073721 The Amelia Trust Farm is on the A4226 north of Barry.