Walkers and runners are invited to enjoy this delightful route across the Afon Cynllaith through fields, woods, lanes and moorland, taking in hills either side of the Shropshire-Mid Wales border. Both route options finish on the Offa’s Dyke National Trail. The scenery is grand, the views are outstanding.
There will be the usual choice of routes:16 or 10 miles. Both routes start and finish in Trefonen and check in at Llansilin. The shorter route is circular, the longer route adds another circle to make a figure of eight with Llansilin at its centre- choose your route on the day, or even on the hoof. The routes follow delightful rights of way and also paths for which we have been granted permission for the day.
The route will be well marked and supervised; written directions given as back-up.
Distance and Timing
10 or 16 miles. Overall ascent on the long route is approx 987m ( 3238 ft). Most participants take between 5-8 hrs to complete the long route including stops.
Registration at Trefonen Village Hall (SY10 9DG) . Slower walkers must start early, from 8.00am. Fast walkers and runners should start after 9:00am to ensure checkpoints are open.
Registration closes at 10.00am.
Llansilin: all participants must check in on arrival. Those doing the 16 mile route over The Gyrn must check in again on their second visit.
Also check in at Craig Sychtyn and the finish- please do not leave without checking in at the finish ( Trefonen Village Hall).
Bring food, drink and a cup flask or drinks container. There will also be:
Toilets at Trefonen and Llansilin village halls, also public toilets in Llansilin.
Car parking will be available at both Trefonen Village Hall (School Lane entrance) and the Playing Field car park (entrance from the main Oswestry - Trefonen road is on the left as you enter the village from Oswestry direction). Over-spill parking will be provided if necessary. Please do not park along the main Oswestry-Trefonen road.
Cost: Under 16s £1, Adults £10 before 18th May and £15 thereafter. Entries limited to 300.
Entries close Wednesday 22nd May.
Note - Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult.
All information provided is provisional and subject to appropriate government guidelines (both Welsh and English as event straddles both jurisdictions). Last minute changes may be necessary to comply with current regulations. Updates will be emailed to participants and be available on the Trefonen Hill Walk facebook page and also the Hillwalk website.
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