Y 100 Sir Fynwy - 29th to 31st May 2021

Welcome to the website of ‘Y 100 Sir Fynwy’. The South Wales group of the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is proud to have been given the honour of hosting the annual hundred mile walk during the weekend of 29th  – 31st May 2021. It was originally to be held in 2020 but had to be cancelled due to the Corona virus pandemic. However, with the generous agreement of the organisers of next three hundreds, it has been deferred to 2021. This website provides prospective entrants with information about the route, together with images that will ensure that you enjoy a visual feast of our area.

The South Wales LDWA organised the ‘Valleys 100 in 2014’. Four years of considerable effort delivered an event in a completely new area to the LDWA family. However, the South Wales LDWA group was disappointed that the event is remembered more for the weather conditions due to exceptionally heavy rain that fell for 72 hours as opposed to the magnificent hill walk that was the route of the ‘Valleys 100’. In 2016 the South Wales LDWA group learned that there were no geographical LDWA groups seeking to organise the ‘100’ and following a number of conversations within the group, an application was made to host ‘Y 100 Sir Fynwy’.

‘Y 100 Sir Fynwy’ or ‘The Monmouthshire 100’ if English is your preferred language, is a route that is loosely based on ‘The Monmouthshire Way’. The county is exceptionally beautiful and very varied with regards to its topography. With the River Wye forming a natural barrier to the east and the River Usk passing through the heart of the ancient county, Sir Fynwy hosts two of Wales’ most beautiful rivers. Sir Fynwy has lofty peaks climbing higher than 2000 foot above sea level at one end of the county and marshland where the sea laps against the man-made sea wall at the other. In between, Sir Fynwy hosts the ancient forest of Wentwood and rolling farmland with magnificent views that stretch beyond the county boundary. Sir Fynwy is a county that hosts several historic castles and towns with unique characteristics that are worthy of visiting in their own right. And, having left the Norman town of Chepstow, ‘Y 100 Sir Fynwy’ will visit several of the market towns, the Gwent Levels, both the famous rivers, the Black Mountains, Offa’s Dyke Path and the peacefully wooded Wye Valley prior to returning to Chepstow. Entrants will be able to enjoy the variety that the county offers on their journey along ‘Y 100 Sir Fynwy’ knowing that on return to Chepstow they will receive the famous South Wales LDWA ‘Hywl’ as they walk through the doors of Chepstow Comprehensive School.

And, it won’t rain!