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The Taith Torfaen


The Taith Torfaen has been in existence as an anytime challenge walk for many years and is being held as a challenge event for the first time in 2016. The walk is a challenging mountain walk of 52 miles with approximately 9700 feet of ascent to be completed within 24 hours. The route is a figure of eight route that is centred on the town of Pontypool in Torfaen. It is guesting as one of the three events that form the Southern Triple Challenge as the Dorset Giant will not be held due to commitments with the organisation of the Dorset 100.

A group of trekkers taking part in The Taith Torfaen charity walk

Cost: 
£25 - £30
Event Time:
10:00:00
Event Date: 
10/04/2016
Event Distance:
52M

Charity Walk Course

Region / Area

Wales / South Wales Valleys

Local Group

South Wales

Distance / Time Limit

52ml. in 24hr

Start Time

Start: 10:00 (mass start)

Route

From West Monmouth School, Blaendare Road, Pontypool, NP4 5YG The Taith Torfaen is a figure of eight route that is centred on the town of Pontypool in Torfaen. It is guesting as one of the three events that form the Southern Triple Challenge as the Dorset Giant cannot be held due to commitments with the organisation of the Dorset 100. The northern loop will be followed first and will leave Pontypool to climb to the summit of Mynydd Garn Wen. The route stays high as it follows the crest of the ridge all the way to Blorenge summit before descending to Govilon. A disused railway line is followed through a forgotten industrial landscape before climbing and descending to the historic Whistle Inn near Blaenavon, a World Heritage Site. A climb to Coity Mountain follows and the ridge that provides extensive views of South Wales is then followed south to return to Pontypool. The second loop heads south and Mynydd Maen is climbed and Mynydd Henllys followed south to reach Twmbarlwm, a hill that provides extensive views of the Bristol Channel and Exmoor. Mynydd Machen is visited on route to Ynysddu and Mynydd Islwyn. Abercarn sits at the base of the final climb of the walk and Mynydd Llwyd is visited before the final descent to the finish at Pontypool and a warm welcome from the South Wales group

General Notes

The walk is a challenging mountain walk with climbing of approximately 9700 feet. Entrants will need to ensure that they are physically prepared for this potentially 'one off' adventure through the South Wales Valleys. Entry forms are available by sending a SAE or by printing from the event website. Limited to a maximum of 300 entrants

Contact

Gwyneth Littlejohn 15 Park Road, Northville, Bristol, BS7 0RH.

Web Site

http://www.southwalesldwa.org/taithtorfaen/taithtorfaen.htm

Start

SO283002

Finish

SO283002

Entry: £25.00 (non LDWA - £30. No entries OTD)

Cheques Payable To

South Wales LDWA

Event Entry Form

Yes

Online Entry

https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=1995


Event Location: West Monmouth School, Blaendare Rd, Pontypool, NP4 5YG