South Wales LDWA are pleased to announce the return of their popular Three Circles challenge event, this time exploring the beautiful countryside around Monmouth.
Three different circular routes of 5, 9 and 13 miles offer a choice of seven different combinations ranging from 5 to 27 miles.
- The 5 mile ‘western’ loop uses part of the Offa’s Dyke National Trail en route to an exploration of King’s Wood.
- The 9 mile ‘northern’ loop visits Buckholt Wood and Welsh Newton Common.
- The 13 mile ‘southern’ loop takes in a number of local landmarks including the Kymin and the ‘Cathedral of the Forest’ in Newland.
Tea and toast provided at the start, light refreshments at the central checkpoint after each loop (Rockfield Park Community Centre) and a hot meal at the finish.
This is the third instalment of South Wales LDWA’s ‘Power of Three’ series – entrants will be awarded a certificate for attendance at each annual event and a cloth badge for participating in all three events over the three years.
Entry: Online only at SiEntries
Location of Event: Rockfield Park Community Centre, Cornwallis Way, Monmouth. NP25 5DNV
Grid reference: SO497130
Parking: Parking at the Hall is limited. Please do not park in the adjacent housing estate if the Hall car park is full.
There is a free public car park on Rockfield Road, 10 minutes walk from the Hall – Post code: NP25 5BA, Grid Ref: SO503127.
Walking directions from Rockfield Road car park to Hall: Leave car park to road. Turn right to reach pedestrian crossing. Cross road to pavement opposite & turn right to reach mini roundabout. Turn left (Watery Lane) & when opposite 5 Brook Estate/EJ Hales sign cross road CAREFULLY to pavement opposite & continue in same direction to reach road junction (Cornpoppy Ave). Turn right & thru estate ignoring 1st road junction and when Road later turns left, bear right to reach enclosed path. Follow path as it bear left to Rockfield Village Hall.
Driving directions from Hall to Rockfield Road car park: Return down Cornwallis Way to far end. Turn left and ahead to mini roundabout. Bear right onto Rockfield Road. Car park is on the left after passing the fire station on your right.
Registration and Start – Registration from 7am. Start anytime from 7.30am (longer routes) and 9am (shorter routes).
Time Limit – All to finish by 19.30.