Sunshine and success for annual Twmbarlwm Trek
The glorious weather over the weekend ensured the sun was shining on almost five hundred walkers, who turned up for the Twmbarlwm Trek on Saturday 12th May.
465 walkers took on the challenge to walk 6, 15 or 22 miles around the lower Ebbw and Sirhowy Valleys. The longer walks included a gruelling hike up and over the spectacular Iron Age hillfort of Twmbarlwm and 3 of the highest points in the county (Twmbarlwm, Mynydd Machen and Mynydd Islwyn).
The shorter walk took those who participated along the Monmouthshire - Brecon canal, offering spectacular views in the sunshine. People of all abilities and fitness levels took part, with a number of people even tweeting the council about how much they enjoyed the day!
Caerphilly county borough council would like to thank all those who took part and special thanks go to Cwmcarn High School and it's Duke of Edinburgh group, the Caerphilly Adventure Group and St John Ambulance for their help in making the day a success and Cotswold Outdoor and Real Crisps for their support.
The Twmbarlwm Trek is part of the Caerphilly Challenge Series. For those wanting to keep challenging themselves and make the most of National Walking Month, go to our walking pages.