Welsh League Begwns Painscastle & All Wales Scout Championships

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Date of event: Sun 21st Jun 2020
Level of event: Regional (C)
Nearest town: Hay-On-Wye

The location of the event will be The Begwns, which is situated between Hay-on Wye and Painscastle. This is a beautiful area of natural common land, normally covered by bracken and with a good network of paths.  The area rises up to 1350 ft, and gives outstanding views in all directions.

Location & Directions

Travelling from the south head for Clyro on the A438, grid reference SO213436. Look for a turning to your left signposted Painscastle, which will have a telephone box on the right hand side as you turn into the junction. Follow this road to Painscastle for 6.2kms. The road climbs up over the edge of the common and begins to descend, near the bottom look for a signpost for Llandewifach Church, turn left here. Within 10 metres turn left again and continue along very narrow road, crossing a cattle grid near the top, which brings on to the common continue to the brow of the hill and the assembly area will be on your right.

Travelling from the north you head for Painscastle on the B4594, grid reference SO167462.  Follow the road signposted to Clyro for 0.8kms, as the road bends to the left look for a signpost for Llandewifach Church, turn right here. Within 10 metres turn left again and continue along very narrow road, crossing a cattle grid near the top, which brings on to the common continue to the brow of the hill and the assembly area will be on your right.

Please be careful on the road from the Llandewifach Church junction as this is a single track road with just a few passing places, so be aware of oncoming traffic. Generally speaking this is a very quiet road but does get used more frequently on the weekends by people going for walk on the common.

The assembly area and parking (grid reference SO161441) will be situated just off the right hand side of the road on a grassy but firm area; you will be directed to a parking place

Course information

TBA

Times

The start time will be from 10.30am until 1.00pm

Entry Details

Welsh League entries will be through Fabian 4, cut off date Sunday 14th June 2020. All Wales Scout Championships entry by form from Downloadable Documents link below.

Officials:

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

Info for dog owners

Dogs allowed on course but must be kept on a lead

Facilities

As the area is some way from any public conveniences, portaloos will be provided.  Refreshments etc., may be available this will be confirmed at a later date.

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.

Downloadable Documents

The use of Si dibbers, Entry form, Flyer 2020,

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The Begwns

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Posted by Terry Smith