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Big Welsh Walk: Chirk Challenge - Taith Gerdded Fawr Cymru 2020

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Chirk Castle

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LL145AF

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The Big Welsh Walk is back – and it’s bigger and better!

Following on from the success of the Big Welsh Walk in 2017 and 2018, we are thrilled to offer a bigger and better #BigWelshWalk challenge event on Saturday 3 October 2020.

Join us to walk through the beautiful scenery of Chirk Castle and find hidden gems in the Clwydian Range, the Ceiriog Valley and beyond.

Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery, this year’s event offers even more variety. We have led routes for those people who may be first-timers, or who prefer to let someone else do the navigating! We have new longer self-guided routes which require map-reading skills, stamina and determination.

There are routes for people with different levels of fitness, from first-timers to regular ramblers - even furry dog-friends are welcome (although you may have to lift them over a few stiles!).


Get involved

Taking part is easy - just select the route you'd like to walk and pop your details in the form and we look forward to seeing you at Chirk Castle.


Members' discount

Current Ramblers members will receive a £10 discount on the ticket price.

If you’d like to become a member today, please visit www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/join-the-ramblers to join. (Please note: you will need to wait 24 hours after signing up to become a member, and then you will need to get in touch with our Supporter Care Team to receive your membership number. You can then use your membership number in order to receive the members' discount on the Big Welsh Walk 2020).


Fundraising Challenge

For anyone willing to fundraise registration for the event will be subsidised, with a ticket price of £10.

Why not celebrate the great outdoors and highlight the importance of walking by taking on a walking challenge as part of the Big Welsh Walk. We need you to be part of the solution. The Ramblers hopes that by encouraging more people to walk and limit short journeys by car we can improve the outlook on climate change, lessen the strain on our health service and enable more people to engage, enjoy and appreciate everything that our great outdoors has to offer. To opt for the fundraising challenge, all we ask is that walkers aim to raise a minimum fundraising target of £150. The Ramblers fundraising team will be on hand to provide you with many ways of achieving this. 50% of the fundraising target will need to be raised three weeks prior to the event to ensure we can guarantee your place at the event on 3 October. Please email fundraising@ramblers.org.uk with any questions.


Family and group discounts

We can offer discounts for groups of six or more and for family groups. Please email for more details bigwelshwalk@ramblers.org.uk.


THE ROUTES

Chirk Aqueduct (6 miles) – led or self-led route - £30 entry (£20 entry for current Ramblers members)

A six-mile circular walk that follows a section of the Offa’s Dyke Path, then along the Ceiriog River passing under Chirk Aqueduct and Viaduct before linking back onto the Llangollen Canal and the return walk back across the Chirk Castle Estate. (Easy route, some inclines, stiles on route)

Offa's Dyke & Llangollen Canal (6 miles) - led or self-led route - £30 entry (£20 entry for current Ramblers members)

A six mile circular route across Chirk Castle Estate onto the Offa's Dyke Path along quiet lanes, dropping down to join the Llangollen Canal and following the towpath back to Chirk passing through the Whitehouse Tunnel before a gentle climb back up to Chirk Castle. (Easy route, one stile at A5 crossing though possible alternative route to avoid this stile).

Ceiriog Valley 11 miles – led or self-led route - £30 entry (£20 entry for current Ramblers members)

An 11 mile circular taking in the Llangollen Canal and Chirk Aqueduct, walking along the Ceiriog River before climbing up onto the ridge on the Offa's Dyke Path. Descending down through Pencraig Woods with views of the Ceiriog valley, then crossing the Ceiriog river into Pontfadog and climbing back along the Ceiriog valley hills to Chirk Castle on bridleways and quiet lanes. (Medium difficulty, stiles).

Castell Dinas Bran 16 miles – self-led route - £30 entry (£20 entry for current Ramblers members)

A sixteen mile circular route following the Offa's Dyke Path out from Chirk Castle to the north side of the Dee Valley to Castell Dinas Bran overlooking Llangollen, descending to Llangollen and returning on the Llangollen Canal passing over the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct over the River Dee to Chirk before returning to Chirk Castle. (Hard, steep climbs, stiles. May not be suitable for those who have a fear of heights or suffer from vertigo).

Panorama Rock Face 20 miles - self-led route - Take on our ultimate challenge! £30 entry (£20 entry for current Ramblers members)

A varied 20 mile circular taking in the Llangollen Canal, passing over the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct then climbing up onto the north side of the Dee Valley along the Offa's Dyke Path, along the bottom of the Panorama rock outcrop before descending on to the Clwydian Way, crossing the Eglwyseg River near to the Valle Cruria Abbey ruins, climbing Velvet Hill with stunning views of the Dee Valley and the Llantysilio Mountains beyond. The route descends to Horseshoe Falls the starting point for the Llangollen Canal on which you return to Llangollen, cross the River Dee then climb over Pen-y-coed picking up the Ceiriog Trail and a steady climb to quiet lanes as you return to Chirk Castle. (Hard, steep climbs, stiles. May not be suitable for those who have a fear of heights or suffer from vertigo).

For longer routes descriptions please visit The Ramblers website.


Please note that registration times will vary from walk to walk. We will contact you with the details closer to the event date.


All signed up participants will receive:

- A Big Welsh Walk t-shirt

- Goody bag

- Discount offers from local businesses

and your Big Welsh Walk medal when you complete the walk!


For more information, please contact bigwelshwalk@ramblers.org.uk



FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Under 18 year olds are welcome to attend with a responsible adult.

Do I need to be able to map-read?

If you are undertaking a self-led route then yes, map reading skills are essential. You will be given a route card (map) and description but some way-finding will be necessary.

Can I bring my dog to the event?

Yes, dogs are welcome to attend on the self-led walks and some of the led walks. All dogs must be kept on lead at all times. Please be aware that there are numerous stiles which your dog may need to be lifted over. The Big Welsh Walk takes place in an agricultural area and there will be livestock- the owner is responsible at all times for the dog. Please also be mindful of the length of challenge you and your dog are undertaking.

Please note that dogs are allowed on the castle grounds, but not in the castle itself.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is free parking at Chirk Castle. The nearest train station is a 5 minute drive / 40 minute walk from the Castle.

Can I update my registration information?

For any changes you need to make, please contact bigwelshwalk@ramblers.org.uk

Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes please, this will ease registration at the start of the challenge event. Don’t worry if you forget it, we will have a full copy of those participating.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

For any help, advice or further questions please contact Ramblers Cymru, bigwelshwalk@ramblers.org.uk



Terms and conditions for subsidised Fundraiser tickets

By purchasing a subsidised event ticket of £10 you are agreeing to raise a minimum fundraising target of £150 for Ramblers GB. All we ask is that you try to raise a minimum of 50% of the target, 3 weeks prior to the event. Failure to do this could result in the Ramblers asking you to pay the remaining balance of a full price ticket to ensure your entry to the event at Chirk Castle on 3 October. Fundraising for this event should be to raise funds exclusively for the Ramblers GB. The fundraising team will be on hand to give you their full support and any concerns or enquiries can be directed to fundraising@ramblers.org.uk

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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