Redbrook Ramble

The Lower Wye Ramblers invite you to join them on Sunday July 7 for a 6.5-mile moderate walk starting at 10 am from Redbrook car park (Chepstow side of the sports field--parking charges apply; Grid reference: SO 53674 09833; Nearest postcode: NP25 4LR; what3words: inviting.eventful.saturate). This lovely walk, taken from the group’s Lower Wye Rambles booklet, goes up to the hilltop parish of Penallt, which offers lovely views of the Wye Valley, and passes by Penallt Old Church and through the grounds of The Argoed, a Victorian country house dating back to the 1860s, before returning to Redbrook via fields and country tracks.

Please bring a drink, snack, and packed lunch with you and wear suitable clothing and footwear for the walk. For further information and contact details for the walk leader, go the group’s website (; it is always a good idea to look on the website on the morning of a walk to check for any changes [e.g. cancellation due to weather, etc.]) or Facebook page.

Monmouth Bridge Club

Results from Monmouth bridge club this week.

Monday June 24 1 Julie and David Davies 2 Neil Smith and Gail Jones 3 David Savage and Jon Dullforce.

Wednesday June 26 No fear bridge North/South 1 Glenys Biggs and Gillian Rose 2 Gail Jones and Kate Greenstreet 3 Jennifer and Phillip Neale.

East/West 1 Mike and Lorraine Taylor 2 Rosemary Whaley and Mary Roden 3 Lynda Price and Celia Skitt.

Thursday June 27 1 Neil Smith and Gail Jones 2 Richard Brierly and Jon Dullforce 3 Pauline Sanders and Mike Roberts.

Running club donate to special cause

Spirit of Monmouth Running Club proudly hosted the annual Kymin Dash race this April. This annual event is a challenging 7 mile multi train race to the top of the Kymin and through forest trails . The Event is organised by the Kymin Dash team at Spirit of Monmouth led by race director Helen Dunn, 44 volunteers from Spirit of Monmouth Running Club made the event run smoothly on the day. A huge part of the event is raising funds to support local charities. Over the past 10 years the race has raised over £10,000.This year The Kymin Dash supported: The National Trust, The Forestry Commission, Monmouth and District Foodbank, Monmouth Girl Guides, and The Special Needs Resource Base at Overmonnow. We were delighted this week to present a cheque for £750.00.A very worthy local charity that is close to the heart of the community.Keep your eyes open for more information on the Kymin Dash for 2025.

On Wednesday 26th June, Helen Dunn visited the Specialist Resource Base (SRB) at Overmonnow Primary School to present a cheque on behalf of 'Spirit of Monmouth Running Club'.  The club raised £750 for the SRB's charity 'Meeting the Needs', during the Kymin Dash on 14th April. 

‘Meeting the Needs’ is a registered charity and was formed in 1999 to support the pupils of Overmonnow SRB. Pupils in the SRB have complex additional learning needs. The money raised by 'Spirit of Monmouth Running Club' will be used to purchase new PE equipment which will enhance the learning experience of the pupils who attend the base. 

Mrs Whittington, Lead Teacher of the SRB expressed her sincere thanks to the 'Spirit of Monmouth Running Club' for their tremendous support.

Photograph: Jayne Whittington, Lead Teacher of Overmonnow Specialist Resource Base (centre left) receiving the cheque from Helen Dunn, Spirit of Monmouth Running Club (centre right), with pupils and staff from the SRB.