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The Walk The route is a 24-26 mile walk across the Brecon Beacons including 4 iconic peaks with final route and distance to be confirmed upon completion of the recce walk. It is worth noting that, whilst this is a challenging walk in terms of ascent and distance, there will be no sections where there are sharp drops on both sides of the path. The walk will start at 0715 sharp with a pre-walk briefing at 0700. We highly recommend staying nearby on the Friday night as under no circumstances will we postpone the start time. Start point will be the Pont Ar Daf car park (LD3 8NL). To provide a fulfilling day for all concerned we will be splitting the walk into two groups both with a walk leader and a back marker with at least one first aider in each group. With such a wide range of hill walking experience we feel that this will be the best way to ensure that everybody enjoys their day. On the entry form you will need to indicate which group you wish to walk with. The two groups are called Caradoc & Wrekin. Group Caradoc is for those walkers who are looking for a quick pace across the route. Group Wrekin is for anybody else. As part of the challenge we will be providing you with a route card that will give you directions to complete the walk. The walk leader and back markers will know the route, but we want everybody on the walk to be invested in determining where they are and where they are going. Don’t worry, we won’t let you go wrong! Accommodation As mentioned above we recommend staying the night before in the local area and for this you have two choices. A camp site will be arranged at Grawen Camping Site approximately 5 miles from the start for both the Friday and Saturday night. If you choose not to camp, then there are plenty of accommodation options in Merthyr Tydfil which is approximately 10 miles from the start, however this will be up to you to organise. Preparation This walk will essentially be a marathon but with 4 peaks thrown in for good measure. As such we follow the mantra of ‘Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance’, which means that you will need to be in reasonably good hill walking shape. You should be looking at regular walks in the hills over the next 6 months building up to completing a 15 mile walk across hilly terrain. The All Terrain Walking Group has plenty of walks posted with weekly walks on a Wednesday night that will be good training for anybody new to hill walking. The more you can do in advance of the walk the more enjoyable the day will be. Cost As this is an organised event we are setting the cost of entry at either £35 with camping or £20 without camping. For this you get: - Camp site booked and reserved (optional) - Prize for completion - Fully recced and mapped route - Food and drink – Sandwich, crisps, fruit, chocolate, water, with additional hot and cold drinks and snacks at the pit stop. - Pit stop –anybody who is struggling may take this opportunity to pull out and get a lift back to the start point. Upon adding your name you will be contacted with full information. Kit List The only weather that will cause the walk to be cancelled will be high winds or lightning. In the case of bad weather, the walk will still proceed but over a reduced a distance. It is therefore important that you have the right kit for any weather. Essential - Walking boots or shoes – ideally fully waterproof - Breathable socks – look for proper walking socks and avoid generic sports socks - Trousers, shorts, leggings etc – absolutely no jeans! - Rucksack - Water min 2 litres – this is in addition to the water provided - First aid kit Weather Dependant - Waterproof coat and trousers - Additional warm layer - Gloves - Sun hat - Suncream - Additional water Registration In order to confirm your place you need to complete the form and return back to me; payment must then be made in order for your place to be secured.