A circular walk from Ogmore-on-Sea

A shortish 7.2 mile walk with Jenny, Roger & Karen. We had our sandwiches at Southerndown by Dunraven Castle after walking the gentle cliff walk from the car park at Ogmore – taking the upper path on to the cliff top rather than doing the steeper scramble at the end of the beech/platform section.

Ogmore Castle

We then headed inland to St. Brides Major where we saw a heron fishing in the pond as well as a field of horses with their new ponies, past the rather interesting sideways facing terraced cottages and then up the hill past the 12th century church (Norman apparently :-)). Then it was onto the common where sheep poo collection for the garden compost caused some laughter, across the golf course, avoiding golf balls successfully, before resting at The Pelican in her Piety near Ogmore village, from where the picture above was taken.

and the Google Map is here.

By this time the sun was shining brightly and we enjoyed the drink – the HB was very drinkable! A short walk back to the car park beside the Ogwr with quite a few photo opportunities.

You might be able to see the walk on Everytrail …
Circular walk from Ogmore at EveryTrail

A photo slideshow from the walk can be found here.

To Table Mountain and around Pen Cerrig-calch

A walk with Cardiff Ramblers and Joe of nearly 10 miles with a long gradual ascent to Table Mountain and then a skirt round Pen Cerrig-calch maintaining height using sheep trails in the main and then a scramble up on to the ridge before walking the ridge back to Pen Cerrig-calch and then descending back to Crickhowell.

… and the Google Map is here.

The weather was overcast, but the heavy rain kept off and we had just a few showers of very light rain. Unfortunately the light never really improved so the photos are only momentoes of a very pleasant walk in excellent company.

Joe and I managed to find The Butchers in Rhiwbina on our return to Cardiff for a well earned pint … or two.

The inter-active version of the walk might be available at Table Mountain and around Pen Cerrig-calch at EveryTrail

Photos from the walk are available here.