Sunday, 11 October 2020

Three Peaks Trial 2020 Donation

Many thanks from Cardiff Outdoor Group to the very many walkers who showed tremendous generosity and very kindly donated their 2020 entry fees for Longtown Mountain Rescue Team. A cheque for £7,441 has now been handed over to the team.

Tuesday, 17 March 2020

CORONAVIRUS/COVID 19 UPDATE - EVENT CANCELLED






Update 24/03/2020: Refunds will be issued later this week. An email will go out prior to the issue of the refund to ask if anyone would prefer to donate their entry fee to Longtown Mountain Rescue Team.


Following Government advice, also the LDWA and Ramblers advise the same (https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ and https://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx), this year's THREE PEAKS TRIAL IS CANCELLED.  Also due to the current uncertainty with how long the pandemic is going to last  we will be unable to re-schedule the walk this year but it will return on Saturday 27th March 2021 when we hope you can make it then. We'll sort refunds over the coming days. 

We appreciate that people will be disappointed the event won't be rescheduled. So, as it looks like many organized events won't return for some time, we're currently looking at the feasibility of an 'anytime' Three Peaks Trial Club challenge, preliminary details are shown on http://threepeakstrial.co.uk/club.htm and we'll email details once this event is confirmed.

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Glangrwyney Road Closed - Major Diversion



!!!!!River Bridge Closed!!!!!

A long stretch of Glangrwyney Road has partially collapsed, caused by the flooding which occurred during Storm Dennis. This road is the approach road to the only river bridge for miles. Walkers must use the diversionClick Here For Details and Click Here For Diversion Route Note that the diversion adds about 1 mile to the total length of the route.

For photos of the collapse CLICK HERE.


For a more detailed, marked up map using the Ordnance Survey OSMaps website  CLICK HERE Please note:
  • When you look at the route on the OSMaps site, its best to click the 'Leisure' button bottom right of the screen to get the 1:25000 map.
  • You'll probably have to register with OSMaps to see it.




Thursday, 6 February 2020

Platinum, Gold & Silver Routes are Now FULL!!!





Platinum, Gold & Silver Routes now now full. Thanks to all those who've entered. If you'd like to go on the entry waiting list enter your details on Fabian4.

Sunday, 19 January 2020



Outdoor education teacher Richard John Hill from Llanfoist has at one time or another climbed all 252 mountains in Wales. He has also completed the Three Peaks Trial 19 times - coming first three times and second twice.
“The difference in the weather conditions you can experience is incredible. Sometimes it’s freezing cold with the peaks covered in snow, other times it’s so warm you can wear shorts!” he said.
“People come from all over the UK to take part. I was in Dawlish once and met a man who said he was off to Abergavenny for the Three Peaks!”.
In 2017 Richard spoke to the Abergavenny Chronicle about the event. Click here to read the article.