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The Gwyn Matthews’ Rhondda Rollercoaster

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Saturday 13th May 2023

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Wednesday 19th October 2022
Entries Close
Friday 12th May 2023
26.5 miles; 16 miles
Entries so Far
247 Participants
Entry Fees
LDWA Member   £13.00   
Non Member   £17.00   
Challenge Walk Coordinator - Jamie Lewis

It’s back! South Wales LDWA are pleased to announce the return of the Gwyn Matthews’ Rhondda Rollercoaster. Starting from Trehafod Community Village Hall, participants can once again choose from either 26.5miles or 16miles that showcase the beautiful, but rugged, Rhondda Valleys.

Both routes start with a cheeky climb through the forests of Mynydd y Glyn to wake the legs and lungs then pass over Mynydd y Cymmer before the two routes part ways. The 26mile participants will then tackle a new and revised route that heads over moorland and through woods towards the glacial cwm and stunning views of Bwlch y Clawdd before turning home via Ton Pentre and Ferndale. The 17mile route will descend to Dinas then tackle the sharp climb towards Rhondda Golf Club with spectacular views over the two Rhondda Valleys. The routes will merge again for a final leg testing climb towards the iconic Tylorstown tip viewpoint before the last leg home.

There will be tea and toast at the start, indoor and outdoor checkpoints with refreshments along both routes, and a hot meal at the end. All participants will receive a certificate of completion.

Entries will close when all spaces are full and a waiting list will be used. We expect the event to fill quickly.

Trehafod Community Village Hall, Ivor Street, Pontypridd, Rhondda Cynon Taf, CF37 2NF

Time Limit:
Start for walkers 8.00am (Fast walkers and runners to start 9am)  All to finish by 19.30.

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