Carneddau

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Date of event: Sun 10th Jul 2022
Level of event: Local (D)
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The Carneddau is a beautiful hill which rises to 436m. To the west it has views over looking the Wye valley and to the east the hills surrounding Glascwm. On a fine day you can see the Becons with Pen-y-Fan to the south and the Black Mountains to the south east. It stretches from Builth Wells in the south to Howey in the north, just about 4Kms long and 3Kms wide. It is mainly open hill top with a variety of valleys, crags, a few trees, undergrowth mainly bracken with a few corse bushes here and there. The area has an abundance of crags, depressions, line and water features, re-entrants and boulders etc. At this time of year like most open areas the bracken has begun to grow, therefore running should be a little harder.

Location & Directions

Directions from the Royal Welsh Show ground. From the west and south take the A483 signposted Llandrindod Wells pass the school on your left, turn right at the bend, which is signposted Forest Fields (A481). Stay on the A481 for 4.7km until you reach a junction on your left which will have a orienteering sign, turn left here. You will pass Browns Buses garage, continue along this single track road until you reach a junction, turn right and continue to the end of road. parking will be in the field on your left.

From the north travelling on the A483 from Llandrindod Wells take the turning signposted New Radnor (A481) and follow instructions as above.

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Course information

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Times

Registration from 10.0

Starts - 10.30 to 11.30 

Courses close at 13.00

Entry Details

Online entries only via pre-entries, click here

MWOC members – Adults £3.0, Juniors £1.50
BOF members – Adults £5.0, Juniors £2.50
Non members – Adults £7.00, Juniors £3.0

Hire of dibbers £1.00

Officials:

Planner: tba
Organiser: tba
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Info for dog owners

Dogs must be kept under control

Facilities

No facilities available on site, nearest would be in Builth town

Safety and Risk

A comprehensive risk assessment will have been carried out by the organiser, but participants take part at their own risk and are responsible for their own safety during the event.

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About the area/map

Carneddau

The Carneddau is a beautiful hill which rises to 436m. To the west it has views over looking the Wye valley and to the east the hills surrounding Glascwm. On a fine day you can see the Becons with Pen-y-Fan to the south and the Black Mountains to the south east. It stretches from Builth Wells in the south to Howey in the north, just about 4Kms long and 3Kms wide. It is mainly open hill top with a variety of valleys, crags, a few trees, undergrowth mainly bracken with a few corse bushes here and there. The area has an abundance of crags, depressions, line and water features, re-entrants and boulders etc.

Like most open areas where bracken is present it depends on what time of year competitions are held as to how easy or hard the running is. From late September where the bracken has died back to early July where new growth has only just began, running should be much easier.

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Posted by Terry Smith