8.45am 2+ Boot: Black Mountains (Brunel Plus)

Event Date: Sun 26 November 2017
Event Time: 8.45am

21km/13 miles, 800m ascent (approx)

A great high level walk in the Black Mountains with, weather permitting, the prospect of late autumn colours in valleys and views over sweeping landscape. We ascend onto the ridge west of Llanthony Priory up to the trig point at Bal Mawr. Then we head north west along the ridge up to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir. We return along the wooded valley and back to Llanthony via Bal Bach pass.

This is at the higher end of 2 boot range. It’s mostly on well defined mountain paths, but they can be wet and muddy underfoot in places. Winter is approaching and the ridge can be exposed so bring hat, gloves and warm clothing. Walking poles may come in handy as the ground can be slippery in places.

Bring packed lunch, pub to finish.

Meet: 8.45am at Aldi/Pizza Hut car park, Bradley Stoke or alternatively at Llanthony Priory car park ready for a 10.00am start.

Walk Leader: Ian B 01761 300435 or 07597 751429

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About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,