july, 2020

18jul10:00 am3:00 pmUltra Trail Wales 2020 Leg 2 Recce

Event Details

We’ll explore the route from Barmouth to Coed y Brenin, including the descent from Diffwys. This is the second leg of Ultra Trail Wales2020 Description We will meet in Coed y Brenin, and car share to thestart in Morfa Mawddach. This means that at the end of the run youwill arrive back to your transport. Please note that there is a carparking charge payable in Coed y Brenin. During the run we will be focussing on hill skills as well asthe route, so if you’ve been ona navigation course with us previously we are happy to cover practical elements of that too. The route crosses the beautiful listed wooden bridge to Barmouth. We then climb on a short piece of tarmac onto the ridge of the Rhinogydd. Fromhere we climb to the highest point, Diffwys. A technical descent will lead us through an old Manganese mine before heading across the Gamlan river catchment and down onforest trails to Coed y Brenin. No-one will be left behind. It is not intended to be a ‘running’ day. We will move quickly, faster than walking, but to get the best from the recce, it is not a run. What level is this? This route is approximately 25km, with 1000m of ascent. We are anticipating that therecce will take approximately 6 hrs. You should be confident that you can spend a day in the mountains and are prepared for any weather. Required equipment Clothing fora full day on the hills – this should be warm, and be full water proof body cover Footwear suitablefor the mountain environment (min5mm tread) Snacks that will keep you fuelled for the day At least 500ml of water What we will provideKatie and Ash are both qualified mountain leaders – we provide fully insured guiding.We are happy tolook at developing skills on thejourney. Ash is the course director for Ultra Trail Wales We will arrange transport for you, and thisis included in the cost of the day


(Saturday) 10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre

Coed Y Brenin Visitor Centre

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