8:15 3 Boot Return to Hay Bluff (20s & 30s)

Event Date: Sat 18 August 2018
Event Time: 8:15

13.5 miles

We’ll climb immediately to the snow-free summit of Hay Bluff, to then follow Offa’s Dyke south. A strenuous, steep-sided crossing of the Vale of Ewys comes next, passing through Capel-Y-Ffin. The next ridge will lead us up to Rhos Dirion (the highest point on our walk) before returning to the cars via Lord Hereford’s Knob (yes, really).

Total elevation is around 850m. We’ll be close to 700m above sea level so please bring plenty of water and pack for all weather conditions (except snow). I’d grade this as a high-end 2 Boot/low 3 Boot, in the Black Mountains of South Wales.

Bring a packed lunch

Pub to finish

Walk leader: Olly P (07833 136042)

Meet 8:15 at The Water Tower (Clifton)

Alternative Meeting Point: Meet  09:45 at Gospel Pass car park, north of Capel-Y-Ffin (NP7 7PN – post code is not precise) Map here

Please contact the walk leader if you will be meeting them there.


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Group: 20s & 30s

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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 over 400 members and is part of The Ramblers charity. 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,