Key Features

For longer routes: -

  • Be prepared for walking in the countryside, these routes will take you across fields, through forestry and up some very big hills. Given the weather we’ve had for the past 3 years, expect to get wet and muddy! 
  • Minimum entry age is 12, all entrants under 18 must be fit enough to complete the challenge and be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Cut off times apply i.e. you will be required to retire early if you don’t make each checkpoint within a certain time
  • Booking opens on the 1st January
  • Entry fee payable: £10
  • Early bird entry if you book on before 1st March 2016:  £8
  • Further discount if Under 18 of £2 of above prices.
  • Water is available at each checkpoint
  • No entries on the day
  • Closing date for bookings Sunday 24th of April 2016

For 1-5 mile route: -

  • No Minimum age
  • £2 entry fee (all proceeds to mayors charity)
  • Book on via booking page or enter on the day

The Forge 2016

Saturday 7th of May, 2016

This year Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Countryside and Landscape Service, in conjunction with Caerphilly Adventure Group, Caerphilly Ramblers, Islwyn Ramblers and other partners, are once again throwing down a SERIOUS challenge for walkers and runners of all abilities.

As always… the Caerphilly Challenge Series will have routes suitable for all fitness levels and abilities.

There will be a challenge that suits you! 

Challenge options (the routes are in the process of being planned/ finalised, exact distances will be confirmed as soon as we nail them down). Usually we have…

Are you up for the challenge?

Challenge options

  • 1-5 mile route (led walk)* Entries on the day
  • 11 mile route (led walk)
  • 17 mile route (self-led challenge and led walk)
  • 22 mile route (self-led challenge).


How to get to the event, the rules and regulations of participating, onsite facilities, HOW TO REGISTER and useful information that will help in planning your visit.

Caerphilly 10k route map

Route maps

There are four routes of varying distances, ranging from the 1-5 mile Lets Walk Cymru challenge to The Forge 22 mile challenge.

Local Attractions

If you are staying for an hour, a day, a week or more there are places for you to see and activities for you do.