04 April 2012>
This year's Twmbarlwm Trek walk event is set to be a huge success with over 300 entries already received for two impressive 14 and 23 mile walks.
Taking place on Saturday 12th May, where Twmbarlwm mountain in Cwmcarn will be the focal point for stunning views. The routes take walkers over the spectacular iron age hillfort of Twmbarlwm and 3 of the highest points in the county, Twmbarlwm, Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Islwyn.
Cwmcarn High School have been getting involved by assisting with the surveying of the routes for for the 14 and 23 mile walks, alongside Countryside Access and Rights of Way Officer - Andy Powell from Caerphilly County Borough Council.
This is the first time a local school has been involved in assessing a walking route and teacher Dan Evans from Cwmcarn High School was extremely pleased to be given the opportunity.
A group of ten GCSE pupils from Cwmcarn High School are surveying the Twmbarlwm Trek routes as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award, which is an additional qualification to GCSE's. Pupils learn map skills and obtain an appreciation of Rights of Way and how to survey walking routes within the countryside. To round off the project, pupils will be helping to marshal the event on 12th May and see their hard work appreciated by hundreds of walking enthusiasts.
More information on the Twmbarlwm Trek can be found on www.visitcaerphilly.com or the Countryside website where application forms can be downloaded. Alternatively call Brian Begg on 07788547350 or Andy Powell on 01495 235092. There is an entry fee of £6 for both walks, no entries will be accepted on the day for the 14 or 23 mile routes, closing date for entries is 27th April.
If you don't fancy so many hills, then the Monmouthshire - Brecon canal offers a range of shorter flatter led walks from 1 mile to 4.5 miles. There is no charge for the canal walk. No pre-entry is required, just turn up at 10.15am on Saturday 12th of May, fill in a registration form and health questionnaire and be ready to walk by 11am.
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