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Upper Crust! Sugar Loaf
Group: Lower Wye
Date: Wednesday 1 January 2014
Start gridref: SO289167
Nearest town: Abergavenny
Start time: 11am
Distance: 6 miles
Longer description: New Year's Day climb. 1000ft of ascent so M+
Contact name: Steve
Contact phone: 01594529556
Meeting Point and Time: Chepstow Leisure Centre at 10:00 or Raglan School at 10:30
Mileage to start and Levy: 25 miles, Â£3.50
This walk is part of our Festival of Winter Walks. Our volunteers will be running hundreds of free, fun and open to everyone walks across Britain during the festival from 21 December to 5 January, so come along to a walk near you and kick-start those New Year resolutions! Find out more about the festival at www.ramblers.org.uk/winterwalks. The festival includes a variety of walks for all abilities but if you're looking for a shorter walk in particular visit www.walkingforhealth.org.uk to find out about Walking for Health walks on offer in England during the festival.
Information about the organising Group
(GG04) Lower Wye Group
Our area is the Lower Wye Valley, extending from Chepstow to Monmouth, an AONB. We also walk in the Royal Forest of Dean, Monmouthshire between the Rivers Usk and the Wye, The Black Mountains and The Brecon Beacons, sometimes further afield. All walks start at Lower Car Park, Chepstow Leisure Centre. We share lifts & make a small levy. Regrettably, dogs are not permitted on walks. There is a booklet "Lower Wye Rambles" (4th Edition) containing descriptions of 16 selected walks in the Lower Wye Valley, between Chepstow & Monmouth, Price 3.75 cheques payable to Lower Wye Ramblers. It is available post free from Lower Wye Ramblers, 25 Rockfield Glade, Penhow, Caldicot, NP26 3JF
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