Taith Torfaen Event – Rules & Data Protection

Data Protection Statement

By entering the Taith Torfaen the entrant agrees with the following…

“I understand that the personal information submitted as part of my entry will be held by the event organisers for a period of up to two years after the event is held for the purposes of managing this event only. I further understand that photographs are likely to be taken at the event, which may be featured in Strider magazine or on LDWA websites. In addition, I understand that Summary Information* may be published immediately and may be held in perpetuity for the purposes of providing a record of the event. I will have the right to request that all my personal Summary Information is anonymised, should I so request.”

* Summary information is limited to the participant’s name, age, gender, postal town, email address, LDWA membership number, event name and date, distance covered, time recorded as well as any other linked walking achievement.

By entering via SI Entries, an entrant is considered to have agreed to the above statement.


  1. Entries: Can be made on-line or on the official entry form. If applicable send the entry form with a cheque payable to “LDWA South Wales Group”. Please enclose a SAE if you don’t have an email address.
  2. Event is open to: All persons aged 18 years or over on the day.
  3. Route descriptions: Will be emailed to entrants approximately two weeks prior to the event. GPX tracks of the route will also be emailed to entrants. The route descriptions must be followed and the control card must be punched at each control point in sequence. If you go astray, retrace your steps and try again. Please do not climb fences or walls, take shortcuts, or trespass.
  4. Retirements: If retiring you must retire at a staffed control point and hand in your control card to a marshal. Transport back to West Monmouth School will be provided. If it is impossible to reach a staffed control point, give your control card to another entrant to hand in on your behalf. Under no circumstances retire without informing the organisers.
  5. Checkpoint opening & closing times: These are shown here and also provided on the route description and will be enforced, early arrivals at a checkpoint will have to wait until the opening time, late arrivals will be retired from the event and transported back to the finish.
  6. Check-in at the finish: All entrants, including retirees, must check in at West Monmouth School before journeying home.
  7. Equipment: All entrants must carry the following items:- route description, control card, OS Landranger Map 171 & 161 (or Explorer 152, 166 & Outdoor Leisure 13), compass, whistle, waterproofs, suitable footwear with good tread, simple first aid kit, change for the telephone or mobile phone, food and drink to supplement that provided at the control points. There will not be a kit check at the start, but the organisers will conduct a check during the course of the event and entrants not carrying the required equipment WILL be disqualified.
  8. Mugs: entrants MUST carry a mug as there will be no cups at the checkpoints.
  9. Dogs: Due to the fact that April is a prime lambing month, and because the Torfaen hills are home to thousands of sheep, we regret that dogs will not be allowed on the event.
  10. Muddy footwear: must be left outside the school please.
  11. Safety: The organisers reserve the right to:
    • refuse entry,
    • require an entrant to retire on safety or other grounds,
    • postpone or cancel the event if weather conditions are bad,
    • disqualify an entrant for infringing the Country Code, or taking shortcuts over fences or farmland off the right of way.
  12. Accommodation: Is the responsibility of the entrant.
  13. Country Code: Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs. Leave gates and property as you find them. Protect plants and animals and take your litter home. Keep dogs under close control. Consider other people.