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ARENIG FAWR FELL RACE route details
Race statistics: Distance 13km, climb 1000m, AM (8 miles, 3300ft)
The race is
tough and NOT suitable for novices and requires good navigational skills. A reconnaissance is recommended. The route is flagged
from the start up to the foot of the gully (1.3km) and from the gate at CP6 to the finish (0.5km). The flagged sections are
compulsory. The rest of the route is unmarked and offers the possibility of route choices.
race starts and finishes at the disused Arenig quarry, elevation 350m. The route follows an uphill quarry track for 1200m
to a height of 470m. It then crosses a stone wall and climbs up a steep gully and emerges onto a grassy hillside. The gully
can be avoided by skirting round the crags to the right, see figure 1. There are a few, easy to cross fences, take care.
CP1, elevation 697m, is a cairn by a pond above the Simdde Ddu crags. This
is the same as CP1 in the original race.
CP2: top of 712m knoll on the
CP3: the summit of Moel Llyfnant, 751m.
CP4: the trig pillar on Arenig Fawr, 854m
CP5 is a cairn on the W ridge, elevation 790m and is reached through a nearby fence gate. Runners must not attempt to follow a straight line route between
CP5 and CP6 as the north side of the west ridge is rocky and dangerous.
CP6 is a wall gate. From there the route is flagged to the finish.
The map shows
the checkpoints and an ‘optimum’ route between them. Runners must have their own map for the race and be able
Equipment and emergency food are mandatory as per item 9 of
the ‘FRA safety requirements’.
race will take place on Sunday 29th September at 1pm.