New Year: Weekend of Walks
Reservoir Roundabout 2015 - Saturday
This annual event organised by Roy Davies and ‘The Roundabout Team’ was held on Saturday 3rd January 2015. For this event there are two routes for runners and walkers; a 13 mile trip and a 20 mile route for the braver.
With over 100 competitors the turnout was brilliant considering the wet, cold and misty weather. We want to thank our willing participants and extend our huge thanks to the volunteers and organisers for arranging the event and for the much needed refreshments provided.
Here's some feedback from competitors:
"Please pass on my thanks to the volunteers who stay out in all weathers manning the checkpoints. Also to the St John Ambulance guys who although hopefully not needed, are very reassuring to be on hand. Finally, once again the whiskey cake and then the hot dogs were hugely appreciated they're a real boost to morale, especially when the weather is chilling you to the bones! Many thanks." Ben
"Just wanted to say thanks for a great walk on Saturday, I have kept the map and route description to return in the spring and re-walk the route. Such a great walk." Gerry
"Thanks for organising this great event. We, my brother-in-law and I, have been doing it for about 25 years and we don’t envisage breaking the habit just yet! From our point of view it’s a wonderful way of kicking off the New Year, and having a bit of comfort and over-indulgence at the hotel we’ve stayed at since the late eighties! The route has changed quite a lot over the years, in my opinion for the better. Either that, or we have become fitter! Thanks again for all you do. Carl and Neville would entirely approve!" Bob
PLEASE NOTE: The provisional date for next year will be the Second Saturday in January 2016, which will be the 9th.
The Rhiwnant Valley & Drygarn Fawr - Sunday
Our second walk of the New Year was kindly led by Andrew Leonard, a Trustee on behalf of the Elan Valley Trust. 23 people joined him on his energetic 10 mile hill walk around the Rhiwnant Valley and to Drygarn Fawr, the highest point on the Elan Estate.
Unfortunately the mist had descended but it did aid some beautiful sights and photographs proving the Elan Valley is a wonder in any weather!
As the Lakeland of Wales, the Elan Valley is a lovely area to walk and explore. With a number of events throughout the year why not join us on a guided tour or the Visitors Centre offers advice and routes for all abilities.
Please keep an eye on the website for the coming events and the forthcoming annual calendar running from March 2015.