The NIKWAX Caerphilly challenge series is back on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 – and this year it returns for ‘The Forge’!

Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Countryside and Landscape Service and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, in conjunction with our main sponsor Nikwax and our partners, Caerphilly Adventure Group, Caerphilly Ramblers, Islwyn Ramblers, and St Martins Comprehensive School, are once again throwing down a SERIOUS challenge for walkers and runners of all abilities.

The start and finish of this years’ challenge is St Martins Comprehensive School. Following on from the successful Twmbarlwm Trek in 2018, the challenge continues in the stunning surrounds of the Caerphilly Basin with its challenging terrain and commanding views.

• 1-5 mile route (led walk)* Pre entry and entry on the day.

• 10 mile route (led walk).

• 16 mile route (self-led challenge and led walk).

• 21 mile route (self-led challenge and led walk).

The 10, 16 and 21 mile challenges costs £10 to enter. For under 18’s a £2 reduction is applied to their tickets with the minimum age of 12 for any challenge over 5 miles.

 Closing date: Wednesday the 1st of May.

The 1-5 mile route which costs just £2 can be entered in advance or on the day. There is no minimum age and all proceeds go to the mayors’ charity.

If you fancy a challenge and would like some more information regarding the routes, where they go or how to book on, please visit .

CAUTION: Taking part in this challenge will benefit your health, make you feel adventurous, take you through spectacular valleys, woodlands, farmland, hilltops (Caerphilly Mountain and Mynydd Rudry) and riverside. And you may even be treated to some fantastic views (weather permitting) across the county borough towards the Brecon Beacons, over Cardiff Bay, the Bristol Channel, Somerset and North Devon!

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Tel: 01443 866676 / 07788 547350