Gilwern Hill 2019

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Date of event: Sun 20th Oct 2019
Level of event: Local (D)
Nearest town: Hundred House Powys

It is mainly rough open common land with patches of bracken and thicket. Although the map shows areas which are undergrowth (bracken), these in some cases have been cut by the farmer and are now runnable. There are quite a few areas of sessional marsh, which currently are very boggy. The photo on our website home page shows a section of the area looking east with Castle Bank hill in the background.

Location & Directions

Directions to assembly - Traveling from the East head for Hundred House (LD1 5RT), which is on the A481. Turn on to the road signposted to Howey and continue for 4Kms to brow of hill, assembly will be on your right. All other directions head for Howey, which is on the A483, turn on to minor road signposted to Hundred House and follow for 3.5Kms until you reach the brow of the hill, assembly will be on your left.

Parking will be the common, please follow instructions given by marshals.

Course information

Yellow - 2.5km with climb of 55m

Orange - 2.7km with a climb of 100m

L.Green - 3.2km with a climb of 140m

Blue - 5.7km with a climb of 255m

Please ask if you would like any help choosing which course to do. It is best to choose an easier course to start with if you are new to orienteering. The distance is the straight line between controls on the map but the actual distance you cover will be longer depending on your route choices.


Registration is open at 10am to 11.30am

Start time from 10.30am to 11.30am , course closes at 1.30pm

Entry Details

MWOC members – Adults £3.00, Juniors £1.50
BOF members – Adults £5.00, Juniors £2.50
Non members – Adults £7.00, Juniors £3.00
Family groups welcome to share a map and pay per map/dibber.
You can enter a child or children and the adults can accompany them for free!
Hire of dibbers £1.00


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

Info for dog owners

Dogs are allowed but must be kept on a lead


There are no facilities at the venue, the nearest being either in Builth Wells or Llandrindod Wells

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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Gilwern Hill

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Posted by Terry Smith