Sponsors 2017

Look who’s supporting the Twmbarlwm Trek 2018

A massive ‘Thank You!’ to our supporters who have risen to the Challenge by donating to our fantastic Prize Draw, in aid of the Mayor’s Charities: The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Home-Start Caerphilly, supporting our Events Village on the day and ensuring that your start and finish will be filled with special offers, just for you guys!

So please give it up for…

Nikwax www.nikwax.co.uk

Didi you know that Nikwax has been keeping you comfortable in the outdoors for more than 30 years? A global leader in high performance, environmentally safe cleaning, waterproofing and conditioning for outdoor gear, Nikwax extends the life and performance of technical clothing, footwear and equipment, such as rain jackets and walking boots. They are the only established waterproofing aftercare business in the world never to have used aerosols or fluorocarbons (PFCs) and all their products are 100% WaterBased, non-flammable and solvent-free. 

Up and Under  www.upandunder.co.uk

Up and Under is a specialist online store and shop retailing outdoor pursuits and industrial access equipment. Established in 1977 and based on Cowbridge Rd East, Cardiff, this independent family-run business specialises in walking, climbing and kayaking. Manned by specialist staff who are knowledgable, experienced and passionate about the outdoors!



At Creazione Group Limited we specialise in delivering DANCE, FITNESS, TEACHERS and INSTRUCTORS into the education sector, local  authority and community.  

We work closely with schools , leisure centres, community clubs, private individuals and local projects such as 5 x60 and E3.

The company is run by experienced teachers , coaches and professional dance teachers that have many years experience in the education system , dance sector and sports coaching.

We are proud to say our staff are trained to a high level and are experts in their field. All are fully screened and enhanced CRB checked. They are closely monitored for quality assurance and recieve continued support for professional development. 

Rathbone Pest Control  www.rathbonepestcontrol.co.uk

Based in Ystrad Mynach, Caerphilly, Rathbone Pest Control provides pest control services across South Wales. Staff are fully qualified to level 2 BPCA (British Pest Control Association), RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health) with Martin Rathbone holding the title of ‘Master’ of his craft, one of only ten people to hold this title in the United Kingdom!

Gigi Jones-Artist  www.gigijones.co.uk  www.facebook.com/GigiJonesArtist

Gigi Jones is a painter living in Caerphilly, South Wales, with work including Set Design. She works primarily in oils, and in recent years, her preoccupation has been with the landscapes of Wales and France.

I think of the Welsh landscape in some ways as a large stage set with ever–changing light effects suggesting infinite new ‘scenes’, story lines, histories and human conditions.”

Boulders UK  www.bouldersuk.com

Cardiff’s Boulders Indoor Climbing Centre is a total experience for the whole family. With guidance from qualified instructors, equipment provided and a safe environment, all you have to bring is your spirit of adventure! There are climbing activities for all ages, ranging from climbing classes to birthday, hen and stag activities on walls that reach from 4 to 12 metres in height. A fully equipped café means parents are welcome to watch and relax!

The Preservation Society www.the-preservation-society.co.uk

The Preservation Society produces a delicious selection of award winning chutneys, syrups and preserves, all packed with flavour and made in small batches at home in Chepstow.  They love to use local, seasonal quality produce and work with a number of local food heroes. In March of this year the Preservation Society won Gold at the World Marmalade Awards for their Limey Lime Marmalade!

“Quality products using fresh, local ingredients made at home, with love."

Rhymney Brewery http://www.rhymneybreweryltd.com/index.php

Rhymney Brewery brew’s tradition, skill and flavour with one of the most famous names in Welsh Brewing History to deliver a true taste of Wales.  Building on the heritage and history of the Rhymney Brewery’s name, The New Rhymney Brewery blends old skills with modern methods and organic ingredients all in the heart of the Valleys.

Rhymney Brewery has a range of regular and special beers and an innovative brewing and visitor centre at the Blaenavon World Heritage Site.

Rock UK Summit Centre http://adventures.rockuk.org/centres/summit-centre

Rock UK’s Summit Centre is located south of Merthyr Tydfil  and features indoor climbing walls up to 18 metres high, a bouldering area and a world class man-made caving system complete with waterfall! Making use of the surrounding natural resources, Rock UK also offer off-site mountain biking, climbing and walking plus water based activities at the Taff Bargoed Millennium Park including open canoeing, kayaking and raft building…

Cotswold UK www.cotswoldoutdoor.co.uk

At Cotswold Outdoor Cardiff, the team aim to give outstanding service combined with excellent product knowledge. The staff love the outdoors and when you visit you'll discover the UK's most extensive range of outdoor clothing, footwear rucksacks, camping products and travel accessories from all the top brands including Rab, The North Face, Mountain Equipment and Berghaus.

Caerphilly Nordic Walks


Ed Woolley is your Caerphilly based qualified Nordic Walking instructor. Exercising over 90% of your skeletal muscle and burning 46% more calories, Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. With a technique that is similar to the upper body action of classic cross country skiing, More than 10 million people globally enjoy this outdoor activity all year round!

We walk a number of routes around the Blackwood area and beyond.

All walks start at 11am and new walkers are asked to turn up 15 minutes earlier to go through the technique. All walks take approx 1 hour and 20 minutes including a warm up and cool down. Sessions are £3.50 with poles provided.

Tesco Ystrad Mynach


Community Champions

As well as being a 24 hr supermarket, Tesco Ystrad Mynach has a Community Champion whose role is to act as an ambassador for the store within the local area, being a great neighbour and bringing genuine benefit to the local community.

Plant 2 Plate http://plant2plate.co.uk/

“Plant2plate are a family-run business, started in 2004 producing and delivering delicious hand-made Welsh ready meals and gluten-free ready meals for Farmers’ Markets, home deliveries, pubs, cafes and restaurants. They provide Welsh buffets and dinner party boxes for any occasion including birthdays, anniversaries, funerals, company training days and weddings, using no artificial ingredients.

Meat is locally sourced in Wales and many of the herbs and vegetables are grown in their gardens pesticide-free. They also specialise in tasty home-cooked gluten-free recipes suitable for Coeliacs, although please note our kitchens are not exclusively gluten or dairy-free.”

Baked by Mel 


Welcome to the wonderful world of Baked by Mel!

Baked make beautiful and delicious cupcakes, bara brith, lemon drizzle, brownies and flapjacks to order in small, medium and large quantities. As well as bake for private orders, Baked also supplies various local cafes, garden centres and businesses.

They also supply businesses and brand managers with branded cupcakes for use at product launches, open days and training courses. Full Colour printed logos and slogus printed using edible inks.

Want to learn how to decorate your own cakes like Mel? Book yourself into one of her popular cake decorating classes run from Baked central!


Although I followed a different career path, art has always been a dominant part of my life. It was a life changing event 12 years ago that steered me back to what I love doing most... painting, first and foremost! I paint mainly in oils and acrylics. My inspirations come from the colours, light and relections around me, either from nature or from man made objects.


We began in October 2011 and run two seperate groups on a Monday, 2 - 4pm at Argoed Baptist Chapel and Wednesday 6.30 - 8.30pm at Argoed Village Hall. We have a membership of 32 artists working in all media and regularly hold open art competitions.

Coleg Gwent


Our strong links with local communities, schools and businesses make Crosskeys campus a popular choice with students in Caerphilly and surrounding areas. 

Crosskeys campus is home to our biggest number of A Level students. Year after year our A Level students achieve excellent grades and go on to study at top UK universities.  In 2014 our Crosskeys campus A Level students attained an impressive pass rate of 97.6%.

If your aim is to train for a vocational career, Crosskeys offers some of the best facilities around, including: Performing arts studio, Theatre, Recording and editing suites, Sports hall, Automotive Technician Assessment (ATA) Centre, Hair & beauty salons (open to the public), Student training restaurant Morels (open to the public), Newport Gwent Dragons Junior Rugby Academy, Learning Resource Centre and a Costa Coffee outlet .


The Caerphilly Adventure Group (CAG) provides outdoor activity opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.
Caerphilly Adventure Group, as part of Caerphilly County Borough Council's Outdoor Education provision, is licensed under the Adventure Activity Licensing Regulations 1996. This allows CAG to provide adventurous activities to children and young people under the age of 18 within the scope of the licence.


At Peak Performance Sports Therapy we specialise in the assessment and treatment of sporting and non-sporting injuries. We have extensive experience with dealing with various different injuries and conditions.

At Peak Performance Sports Therapy a wide range of assessment and treatment techniques are carried out by our therapist aimed to speed up recovery, restore function and help to return you to your normal daily activities, work, leisure or sport.

Preventing injury and optimising performance is beneficial to everyone whether on a sports field, at work or at home.  Through a comprehensive assessment of posture, muscle imbalance, biomechanics and flexibility, any imbalances will be identified.

You can find us at Creazione Fitness Village, Caerphilly and Bannatynes Health Club, Newport.


Where's That Bean is an independently owned mobile coffee shop. What makes it a bit special('er') is that the coffee, tea and hot chocolate is served from a customised cargo trike which circulates the parks and popular dog walking spots primarily in Penylan.