Begwns 2017

Date of event: Sun 18th Jun 2017
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Painscastle

This is a beautiful area of natural common land, normally covered by bracken and with a good network of paths.  At the moment the bracken is very low, so there is no excuse, it's very fast and runnable!  The area rises up to 1400 ft, and gives outstanding views in all directions

Location & Directions

From the north, go down the A470 until Erwood Bridge. Cross this on the B4567, and then turn right onto the B4594. Carry along on this for about 6 miles, until you reach the village of Painscastle. It will be signed from Painscastle, but you need to follow the road to Clyro / Hay on Wye, to the top of the road, where there is a good parking place.
From the east or south, you need to get to the village of Clyro and then follow the road signed to Painscastle. It will be signed from the turning at Clyro. parking is at the top of the road, about 3 miles from Clyro.


Course information

Yellow - 3.17km with a climb of 30m

Orange - 3.17km with a climb of 45m

L.Green - 3.43km with a climb of 100m

Blue - 5.37km with a climb of 145m


Normal start times, 10.30am to 11.30am course closes promptly at 1pm

Entry Details

Enter on the day at registration. Entry fees are as follows:
MWOC members – Adults £3.00, Juniors £1.50
BOF members – Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.50
Non members – Adults £7.00, Juniors £3.50
Hire of dibbers £1.00


  • Planner: Terry Smith
  • Organiser: Terry Smith
  • Controller:

Info for dog owners

Dogs are allowed but must be kept under control.


There are no facilities at the venue, the nearest being in Painscastle.

Safety and Risk

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Posted by Terry Smith