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For new members

When are the walks? Thursdays: a choice of two walks
Sundays: one walk, some short, some long
Evenings: these are offered between May and August.
Where do you meet? Thursday & Sunday: usually in the car park of Asda (Pontygwindy Road, Caerphilly CF83 3SX). As you enter the car park, turn left and park near the recycling bins behind Starbuck's drive through.
Bus number 50 passes Asda.
Evening walks start at the Twyn car park near the Caerphilly tourist centre. Exceptions are given on the walks pages.
The walk starting point is given with the walk details.
How do I get to the walk start? The walk leader will try to arrange car sharing from the meeting point to the walk start. Please make a contribution to your driver (15 pence per person per mile is suggested).
Do I need to book in advance? Advance registration is required. Contact details are given with the walk descriptions. Please state whether you will join at Asda or the walk starting point
How much does it cost?  Membership is £6 per year, renewable in September.
You can take up to three walks with us to see how you get on before you decide to become a member.
Who are the leaders?  The walk leaders are all club members. The success of the club depends on everyone's efforts. All members are encouraged to lead walks.
All the leaders are volunteers.
 Can I bring my children and dogs? You can bring your children (or grandchildren). If they come on more than three walks, the terms of our insurance require that they become members.
Sorry, we only allow registered assistance dogs.  
 What should I wear?  You should wear stout walking shoes or boots. In addition bring waterproofs and some spare clothing. Bring a spare pair of shoes to change into after the walk. Conditions can change dramatically during a walk (this is Wales after all).
What else should I bring?  Bring plenty to drink and, on most daytime walks, a picnic. We recommend a first aid kit and a personal information card detailing any medical condition and medication you take. The card should give contact details of someone to be contacted in case of an emergency.  
How difficult are the walks?  The walks are graded according to the level of difficulty as perceived by the walk leader.
A Easy walking, mainly on good paths and on the flat;
B Moderate with some ascents and descents, sometimes on rough paths;
C Energetic with significant ascents and descents;
D Strenuous with long and steep ascents and descents: a good level of experience and stamina are required.  
Do you organize other events?   Yes. We organize social events such as dinners, days out and holidays, both in the UK and abroad. These are detailed on the web-site and, as a member, you will receive details in regular e-mails.