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The Rhinog Series - Fell Races - 12/07/2003 - 13/07/2003

The Rhinog Series
Fell Races

The Rhinogs
The Rhinogs in Ardudwy, Meirionydd, rise to 2480 ft (756m) and comprise a horseshoe of four peaks that contain the beautiful Cwm Nantcol valley with a long ridge south to Barmouth over Diffwys, a further peak. The seaward side offers a great range of superb, scenic fell race routes, with sea views of the Lleyn peninsula and to Ireland on a clear day from the tops.

The Rhinog Race Series
Based in and around Llanbedr, the Rhinog series will be built up over forthcoming seasons with at least 4 excellent race routes planned and potential for more in the future. Race routes ascend through wooded river valleys with waterfalls to stone walled sheep grazing up to the open fell.

This coastal strip lays beyond the high rainfall mountain ranges with an annual rainfall of 40inches comparable to Chichester with superb beaches and a quality of light used to good effect by architect Clough Williams-Ellis at his Italianate village of Portmeirion nearby.

Served by the scenic Wales & Borders coastal railway, the Llanbedr area offers a great range of accommodation, from camping at Shell Island, through Youth Hostels & self-catering to some excellent B&B, inns & hotels in the village.

Rhinog Series: No1
Saturday, 12 July, 2003
Moelfre: Bald Mountain Challenge

FRA Grade: BM Length: 9 miles

Climb: 1900 ft (580m) - 200 ft/mile

Roads: 16% - c.1.5 miles single track lane sections;
marshalled main road crossing.

Route: All designated wall crossing points will be clearly
marked, obligatory key points, between which the
route is marked for convenience & assistance only.

Not the highest of the range at 1912 ft (583m), Moelfre is the round-topped mountain directly behind Llanbedr with a steep ascent & descent and good, cross-country approaches.

Along with bale tossing and boulder carrying, this first race of the series is a key event in the local fair, with Moelfre and key sections of the route clearly visible from the fair ground.

Moelfre: Bald Mountain Challenge
Race Details

Date: Saturday, 12 July, 2003

Start Time 13.30 PM

Start Location Llanbedr Fair Community Ground

Facilities Tent Changing, Fair WC, Refreshments.

Train Times Arrive from Machynlleth 12:07 PM
Depart from Llanbedr 18:32 PM

Accommodation Hotel/Inns: The Victoria 01341 241213
B&B/Camp: Cefn Uchaf 01341 241209
S/Catering: Jane Williams 01341 247249
Camp Site: Shell Island 01341 241453

Race Entry

Entry Fee 3.50 (5.50 on day)

Results Add 50p for SAE

Entry Form Rhinog Fell Race Committee
Rhiw, Llanbedr, Gwynedd, LL45 2NT
Tel. 01341 241469


Men: First, Second, Third; Veterans.

Women: First, Second, Third; Veterans.

Local: First, Second, Third

Plus Optional Commemorative Extras


CMC Pensarn
Origins, Gwynedd Maps
Snowdonia Mountain Lamb
Cefn Uchaf B&B
Ystumgwern Farm B&B
Llanbedr Community Council
Sanderson Estate A

Location: The Rhinogs

Organiser Email: mail@snowdonialamb.f9.co.uk

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