2016 Caerphilly Challenge
The 2016 Caerphilly Challenge Series was an over whelming success, with 557 entrants of all abilities taking part in various routes throughout the day.

Participants ranged from experienced runners and hikers to families enjoying a peaceful walk, who were all out in force on Saturday 7th May. Local entrants were welcomed, as well as those from further afield including England, Ireland and even France!

Entrants thoroughly enjoyed the event, with one happy hiker remarking: “I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event and have seen parts of Caerphilly’s glorious countryside that I never knew existed. I will definitely take part again in 2017!”

Cllr Ken James, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Planning and Sustainable Development: “I am delighted that the Challenge Series has once again been a huge success. Well done to each and every person who entered this fantastic challenge. I look forward to seeing you all here again next year!”

This year’s Challenge Series offered a range of routes suitable for beginners, more experienced hikers and runners. ‘The Forge’ 22 mile and 17 mile routes were available to those who could read a map, an 11 mile led walk was available for those unable to read a map and 1 to 5 mile walks for those who fancied a more relaxed pace to their day.

The Caerphilly Challenge Series was organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Countryside Service and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in conjunction with Lets Walk Cymru, Caerphilly Adventure Group, Islwyn Ramblers, Caerphilly Ramblers, the Penallta Strollers and the Pengam Strollers.
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