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Owls Grove Car Park

Pen Y Fan 21k

Join us for a loop of the Pen Y Fan Horseshoe

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Pen Y Fan 21k
Pen Y Fan 21k

Time & Location

18 Jun 2022, 10:00 – 12:30

Owls Grove Car Park, Taf Fechan Forest, Merthyr Tydfil CF48 2UT, UK

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About the Event

Please read all event information before attending:

Meeting Point:

Please don't solely rely on your satnav to find the meeting point. You will not have a signal to contact us when you're in the valley. As you drive into the Taf Fechen forest with the reserviour on your right, continue to the end of the reservouir then turn left onto the road with a sign for the 'Old Barn Tea Room'. A couple of hundred metres past the tea room, you will find the Owls Grove Car Park. This is where we will meet. 

Event Information:

We will run the traditional Pen Y Fan horseshoe route. It will summit Fan Y Big, Cribyn, Pen Y Fan and Corn Du. Runners must leave Bristol at 06.00 to meet at 08.00 at the Taf Fechen Forest Owls Grove Car Park. To take part in this event you should be fit for running hills and should be able to run 20km on mountainous terrain comfortably.

Approximate Distance: 21km

Approximate Elevation: 1100m

Expected Terrain: Sheep trails, rocky paths, lots of ascent and descent

Run Leaders: Joe Wenman

Entry Requirements: This is a tough run requiuring participants to have reasonable fell running experience

Essential Kit:

All kit on this list is essential, regardless of the weather or your exerience level. We will be completing kit spot checks for safety.

  • Trail running shoes
  • Head torch with spare batteries
  • Waterproof jacket with taped seams
  • Base layer in waterproof bag
  • Minimum 1000ml of water
  • Some form of sodium in food or drink
  • Minimum 400kcal of food
  • Fully charged mobile phone
  • Survival bag or foil blanket
  • Gloves and warm hat or buff
  • Spare, warm change of clothes in the car
  • Towel in the car
  • Spare food and drink in the car

Recommended Extra Kit:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Map and compass
  • Extra layers

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