Hi and welcome to our second Cambrian 48 Summer Series event, which is held in the last weekend in August annually.
The Event is a self-supported 40mile trek over the Cambrian Mountains from West (Tre’r-Ddol near Borth on the West coast) - to East (Llanidloes in the heart of mid-Wales) in 48 hours. The participants will carry their required equipment and rations, whilst navigating their own way over the full course across the challenging terrain of the Cambrian Mountains.
Our preference would be for participants to enter as a 3 or 4 Person Teams, which would enhance the challenge and competition. However, we will still gladly welcome individual participants who wish to test themselves as well.
A recommended itinerary of required equipment and rations will be provided in the Event Pack two weeks prior to the Event. For those who require guidance or a refresher in Navigation and associated skills, a pre-event Navigation Day Course can be organised at the participant’s request.
On Day 1: the participants will follow the Welsh Costal Path North-East from Tre’r-Ddol to Tyn-y-Garth. Then from tTyn-y-Garth follow the Track East over Bwlch-Einion to Pemprys. From Pemprys head East, then South East, through the Lyn Conach wood to Anglers Retreat. From the Angers Retreat follow the Path to Hafodwnog wood, through Hafodwnog wood, then South over Foel Fras to Entrance to Mynydd Bychan Forest. From Entrance to Mynydd Bychan Forest follow the Track North/East and East to reach Siambr Trawsfyndd. From Siambr Trawsfyndd head North East, East, and then North/East again to reach Glaslyn. From Glaslyn head past Y Grug to Penycrocbren Roman Fortlet. Then follow the path South-East over Dyfeity Fawr to Staylittle. From Staylittle follow the Track North-East to enter the Esgair Hir Wood and the Basecamp below Pen Cerrigyffynon.
On Day 2: the Participants will leave the Basecamp in Esgair-Hir Wood and head East through Gorse Gorch to Hafod. From Hafod follow the Path South/East and then East over Foel-y-Belan, then head South-East through Glas Goed to join the B4569 heading East to Caersws. Before you come into Caersws join the Severn Way and head South/West to Carnedd. From Carnedd follow the Severn Way South until you pass Bronerion, and then leave the Severn Way to follow the Path that runs parallel to Coed Mawr Wood, going through Cefen and Red Ho to re-join the Severn Way just South of Wigdwr. Then follow the Severn Way to Bont-newydd. From Bont-newydd /CP6 follow the Severn Way North/West to Croesllywn, then head West on the Path to reach the road by the Van and then join Glydwr’s Way to head South through Penrallt, Allt Goch Woods, continuing on to the Kings Head Pub in Llanidloes town centre and the Finish.
Please note, this event is held in the height of summer and is classified in a “Hard” category, which requires the participants to possess a high level of fitness, have extensive experience in similar long distance trekking events, possess advanced navigational skills and a high level of physical/metal resolve to undertake and successfully complete the event in such exposed wilderness terrain with the good possibility of heat and associated elements of the summer being against you.
It is mandatory that all participants wear appropriate clothing to suit mountain terrain and weather conditions, carry the essential personal safety and navigational equipment with a full understanding of its respective use, carry/consume hi-calorie food and adequate water to sustain themselves during the event in both Entry Categories of the event.
In respect to footwear, Participants must wear appropriate mountain boots with good ankle support.
There will be no exceptions in these requisites, where participants who do not comply will not be permitted to partake in the event. Sorry, but this is primarily for your own personal safety, and also to alleviate the risk of you compromising the safety of others.
A support team of Directing Staff will monitor progress of the participants throughout the course (Sweeper Teams following behind participants and mobile units positioned at key Rendezvous Points), whilst intermittent Check Points will record progress and monitor participant welfare from Start to Finish.
A memento of the event will be given to all participants, whilst the 1st, 2nd & 3rd best times over the course will receive certificate for their efforts in both categories.
• LEVEL: Extreme/Hi-Endurance
• VENUE: Cambrian Mountains
• PARTICIPANTS: minimum 35
• COST: £65 per entrant
Sorry, no Children below the age of 13 years due to Safety Reasons. All young-persons between the ages of 13-18 years must be accompanied by their Parent or Guardian for Safety Reasons.
Also, can all those who are interested in partaking, kindly visit our event Facebook Page, like the page, and confirm their intent to partake on the Facebook Page Event section as well, as we are looking to build a Facebook Community following for the Event. All notifications and updates respective to the Event will be posted on this Event Facebook Page.
The event organising team reserve the right to change sections of the Route or Check Point Locations prior to the Event, due to terrain associated restrictions or any other factors that could compromise the safety and welfare of the participants and support staff alike.
For further information or specifics regarding the Event, please feel free to email us at event - firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you there...The Organising Team