2018 Challenge information

Details about the 2018 Bala Challenge walks

2018 Event Information

The Bala Challenge - information

Date of event: Saturday, 12th May 2018

Click here for full information including entry form

Start: 0800-0900 (20 miles) or 0900-0930 (runners) 0830-1000 (14 miles) 0900-1030 (8 miles) up to 0930 (Guided Walk)

Start/Finish: Penllyn Leisure Centre (SH 922355), Pensarn Road, Bala, Gwynedd, Wales
LL23 7SR, car parking (as directed by the organisers) free if you register

Note that the 8 mile walk finishes at the Bala Lake Railway Station, Llanuwchllyn (SH 880300) - return either by steam railway (discounted price) or transport provided. The Guided walk returns to the start.

Route Overview

Route

Distance

Ascent

Time

Start

Finish

miles

km

ft

m

hours

Bala Challenge (walkers)

20

32

4,100

1,250

7 - 10

Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre

Bala Challenge (runners)

20

32

4,100

1,250

6 - 8

Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre

Bala Lake Circuit

14

23

2,500

760

6 - 7

Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre

Bala Lake Scenic Walk

8

13

1,700

520

3 - 4

Leisure Centre

Llanuwchllyn

Guided Walk

4.5

7

 

 

3

Leisure Centre

Leisure Centre

You may start earlier if you are walking part-way with someone doing the longer distance

Note that there are cut-off times to continue the 14 and 20 mile walks

Maps: OS Explorer OL23 (Cadair Idris & Llyn Tegid) preferred; OS LR 125 (Bala & Lake Vyrnwy)

Refreshments:

  • Feeding Station: (water, biscuits & cake) after: 8 & 14 miles
  • At the finish: free refreshments will be provided in the Leisure Centre Café Tegid
  • Refreshments may be purchased from:
  • Penllyn Leisure Centre, Café Tegid (start/finish) breakfast available from 0730
  • Bala Lake Railway Station café (Llanuwchllyn) Tel 01678 540 666
  • Eagles Inn (Llanuwchllyn) Tel: 01678 540 278 (requires detour of 1 km)

Transport will be available from Llanuwchllyn (up to 4pm) & last opt-out (up to 5pm)

Toilets: Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala Lake Railway Station, Llanuwchllyn public toilets (follow route to Eagles Inn).

Dogs: because of the route is over farming land, dogs must be on a lead.

Entry Information

Registration (minimum) fees (you can pay more if you wish - all proceeds go to charitable causes):

Advance entries: £8 per person (closing date: 1 May 2018)

Entry on the day (or after 1 May 2018): £10 per person

Family ticket: £32 (advance) or £40 (on the day) all members of the same immediate family

Children under the age of 12 are free (age 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult over 21)

Entry form (Information Pack): from website download section
Entry forms also available from the Penllyn Leisure centre, Bala.
Cheques: Bala & Penllyn Rotary Club

Fund raising (optional): Participants can raise funds for their own charity, good cause, or recognised club, alternatively they may just enjoy the walk knowing that your entry fee will help towards charitable purposes.

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