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The Valleys 100

Sat 24th - Mon 26th May 2014

Walk Details:

Event Type
Challenge Event
Region / Area
Wales / South Wales Valleys
Local Group
South Wales
Distance / Time Limit
101ml. in 48hr
Start Time
10am or 2pm (fast walkers & runners should start at 2pm as checkpoint opening times will be strictly enforced)
From West Monmouth School, Blaendare Road, Pontypool, NP4 5YG

A visually spectacular circular walk that starts in Pontypool and visits Mynydd Maen before reaching the fine viewpoint of Twmbarlwm. Cwmcarn is visited prior to the lower Ebbw valley being crossed on route to Maesycwmmer. Both Mynydd & Cefn Eglwysilan are visited and extensive views of the Taff valley will be enjoyed prior to reaching Pontypridd. The easternmost ridge of the famous Rhondda valleys is followed north to Llanwonno. The first night section heads east to Abercynon, Gelligaer & Deri where the Rhymney Valley Ridgeway walk will be followed north to the Grade 2 listed village of Butetown. Breakfast will be enjoyed in Tredegar from where the route will head south to Pen y Fan pond. The whale back ridges of Mynydd Carn y Cefn and Coity Mountain will be followed to Cwmavon via Nantyglo. A stretch of beautiful moorland walking will take the route to the spectacularly located Keepers' Pond. The Blorenge is circumnavigated on route to Llanellen followed by canal walking to the village of Goytre. A final climb brings the route to the Folly Tower and from there the route heads downhill to the finish in Pontypool

General Notes
Entry forms are available by sending a SAE or by printing from the event website. On-line entries via SiEntries are available and details can be obtained from the event website. Entries open on 14.10.13 and close on 29.11.13 and if more than 550 entries are received a ballot will then take place. If fewer than 550 entries are received by 30.11.13 all entries will be accepted (subject to conditions of entry) and the remaining places filled on a first come first served basis irrespective of LDWA membership. The final closing date for entries will be 28.04.14

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