Date of event: Sat 16th May 2015
Level of event: District (C)
Great views of Cadair Idris and a great start to the Double League weekend followed by event arranged by Eryri on Sunday at Bryn Engan
Please have a £1.00 parking fee ready when you arrive which will go to the landowner who has kindly given us permission and moved stock for this event.
Terrain The courses are run on the N and W facing slopes of Gwanas hill, mostly on open fell, with very brief shelter at the start in the forest. Only one course re-enters the forest. There is considerable climb in the blue and brown courses and there are several water courses and well-mapped marshes, plus some very large crag formations on the fell. The vegetation on the fell is sheepgrazed, offering reasonable runnability.
Map & Control Descriptions 1:10,000 with 5m contours. 1995 map by Simon Beck, cartography by Peter Seward, resurveyed ad re-drawn in Spring 2012 by OmapZ. Maps will be A4, printed on waterproof paper. Control descriptions will be printed on the maps and there will be loose ones at the start.
Nearest postcode: LL40 2SH for Gwanas Farm on the N side of the A470. Please do not go to this point! Follow the O signs and written directions.
- Nearest town:
- Grid Ref: SH769167
- Latitude: 52.73495
- Longitude: -3.82314
- Google Map (aerial) - Bing Map (OS)
- Planner: Kate O'Sullivan MWOC
- Organiser: Mike Kay MWOC
- Controller: Niall Reynolds SBOC Deputy Ben Mitchell SBOC
Info for dog owners
Dogs on a lead, please, at all times AND restricted to the parking field only.
There will be a ‘cake stall’, proceeds going towards Welsh Junior Squad funds. You are welcome to bring a cake to add to this effort.
There will be not be drinks at the finish. Bring your own and be ready for possible dry conditions
Portaloo in parking field.
About the area/map
Gwanas is mainly rough open grass slopes with many technical rock features, with some streams and marshes. The area slopes steeply to the east. All courses will visit pasture fields, which are steep and rough in places and with patches of scattered trees and bracken.
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Posted by Terry Smith