The Merthyr Valley Group is based in the Heads of the Valleys area of South Wales.
Our Group Walks mainly take place in and around Merthyr Tydfil, in the Brecon Beacons and elsewhere in South East Wales.
Occasionally walks are organised further afield.
All our walks are open to non-members, however, after attending three walks, you will be invited to become a member of the Ramblers Association.
As part of ‘The Ramblers’ we campaign for conservation and improved access to the countryside.
Locally, we help promote and upgrade walk routes, campaign to protect rights of way that are under threat and organise guided walks.
How easy is this walk?
The Ramblers have graded the walks for difficulty as follows:
Important additional advice
Some of our volunteers use their own local grading systems. If this isn't explained in the walk description, contact the organiser or leader for details.
Click here to download the Ramblers Walks difficulty information.
To help you find the walks that best suit you, The Ramblers use a standard classification system. Classifications are the same for group walks and for Ramblers Routes (though for obvious reasons, some classifications only apply either to walks or to routes).
Classifications don’t always appear - this might be because the people who listed the walk or route didn’t have the right information to hand.
Click here to download the Ramblers Walks classifications information.
IM your name, car colour and the last three letters of it's registration to the walk leader or any Merthyr Valley Ramblers member and you will be greeted personally on the walk and introduced to everyone.
Text Alan Hancox on 07901 576703 and you can follow him from Merthyr Tydfil.
Please wear strong shoes or walking boots. The weather can change very quickly, particularly on the hills, so bring a waterproof and wear warm clothing.
For your own safety, walk leaders may refuse to accept inadequately clad walkers. On all walks you need to bring a packed lunch and drink.
Please check the programme before each walk for the time and place of departure.
Ordnance Survey Map grid reference are given in each walk description. For further details please contact the Walk Leader.
When weather conditions are particularly bad, the walk may be altered or cancelled at the walk leader's discretion. In the event of bad weather, walkers should contact the walk leader to enquire as to whether or not the walk will take place.
If you bring a dog, it should be on a lead and kept under control. You must comply with our Group Dogs Protocol at all times.
Summary of the Countryside Code: