11 January 2012>
Caerphilly Challenge Series.....3 walks, 3 Years, 3 parts of Caerphilly County Borough.
Rising from the ashes, as our first challenge in the new 'Caerphilly Challenge Series', the famous 'Twmbarlwm Trek' is back!
Caerphilly County Borough Council's Countryside and Landscape Service, in conjunction with Cwmcarn High School and other partners, are once again throwing down a challenge to walkers of all abilities.
No matter how fit you are, there will be a Challenge Walk to suit you from a canal-side 1 miler to the monster Twmbarlwm 23 miler.
Part one of the Challenge Series kicks off on Saturday the 12th of May with the return of the classic Twmbarlwm Trek.
For the most experienced walker, the self led 14 and 23 mile routes will take you through spectacular valleys' woodland, farmland, and across open moorland. Weather permitting, you will be treated to some fantastic views across the county borough towards the Brecon Beacons, over Cardiff Bay, the Bristol Channel, Somerset and North Devon, before trekking up and over the spectacular iron age hillfort of Twmbarlwm and 3 of the highest points in the county, (Twmbarlwm, Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Islwyn).
There is an entry fee of £6 for both these walks (see entry form for details). Book before the 9th of March to for an early bird fee of £4.
If you don't fancy so many hills, then the Monmouthshire- Brecon canal offers a range of shorter flatter led walks from 1mile to 4.5 miles.
There is no charge for the canal walk. No pre entry is required, just turn up at 10.15am on the 12th of May, fill in a registration form and health questionnaire and be ready to walk by 11.00am.
Cwmcarn High School marks the start and finish of all the walks. Refreshments and food will be available to purchase (courtesy of the Cwmcarn HS canteen).
Below are pdf versions the application form, the event rules, which give further information about the organisation of the walk.
Twmbarlwm Trek rules and application form (PDF 852kb)
As in previous years we expect demand to be very high so early entry is strongly recommended.
You need to be brave to tackle one Challenge… but are you strong enough to complete all 3?
Please Note: No entries will be accepted on the day for the 14 or 23 mile routes.
If you need any further information or advice or would like a copy of the application form and rules to be mailed to you, please call Brian Begg on 07788547350 or Andy Powell on 01495 235092.
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