Routes

The Forge 2019

Following on from the successful challenges of previous years, the challenge continues in the stunning surrounds of Caerphilly Mountain with its challenging terrain and commanding views.

EXACT ROUTES TO BE CONFIRMED

These are the planned routes for 2019’s challenge series, and could be subject to change. Final routes will be confirmed in your entry pack a week prior to the challenge. If you plan on walking in advance, please note that sections of the routes could be overgrown/Impassable. Rest assured they will be all sorted by the 11th of May.

The Forge 21 mile challenge

Walk, Jog or Run.

A Monster of a route...

Our longest since the dawn of the Caerphilly Challenge Series…

The self led 20 mile route will take you through spectacular valleys’, woodland, farmland, hill tops and riverside.  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.

Following on from last year: We now have a limited number of places available for a led walk at this distance i.e. ideal for people who are well able for the distance, but cannot read a map!

The Forge 16 mile challenge

Walk, Jog or Run.

14 to 16 miles of tough walking.

Following on from last year: We now have a limited number of places available for a led walk at this distance i.e. ideal for people who are well able for the distance, but cannot read a map!

The Forge 8-10 mile ‘Ramblers Cymru’ Challenge (Led walk)

A led walk.

If you aren’t too hot with map reading and want to challenge yourself without getting lost, then the ramblers Cymru walk will be just the one for you. Enjoy the wonderful scenery of the area whilst being accompanied by an experienced Ramblers Cymru walk leader.  

‚ÄčThe Forge 1 to 5 mile ‘Lets walk Challenge’ (Led Walk)

A led walk.

If you don’t fancy so many hills, then shorter flatter led walks from 1 to 5 miles might be just what you are looking for. There is no charge for the ‘Lets Walk Cymru’ challenge. No pre entry is required, just turn up on the 11th of May at 10.30, fill in the registration form and health questionnaire and be ready to walk by 11am.

Approximate Start Times

Exact start times will be confirmed with your information pack.

Below will give you a rough idea...

  • 20-22 mile: Registration from 07.00 am all walkers to leave by 7:30 am.
  • 14-16 mile: Registration from 08.15 am all walkers to leave by 8:45 am.
  • 8-10 mile led walk: Registration from 09.00 am, all walkers to leave by 10.00am.
  • 1-5 mile walk led walk: Registration from 10.30 am, walk start at 11am.

Important Information

  • You should choose a route that is suitable for your own personal level of fitness. Shorter routes don’t mean easy walking/running.

  • If you decide to do a led walk, please be aware we have no idea of the speed of the walkers within a led walking group. The led walk will be led at a comfortable pace for all those taking part. If you are usually a quick walker, please expect to walk at a slower pace.

  • A descriptive route card will be sent out (digitally) with your information pack, this route card will give grid references for key points or features, the type of terrain to be covered and an estimate of the time you should allow, based on the Naismith Formula.

  • Individual entrants should be competent in map reading and route finding.

  • Team entrants should have at least one person in their group that is competent in map reading and route finding.

  • For more information on how to read a map and grid references, check out the education and resource page of the ordnance survey website www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk

  • Please make sure to read the full challenge information and terms and conditions of entry before booking on.