Travel and Parking: From Event centre turn right onto the A487. Follow this road for approx 18km.
Car park entrance is signed off A487 and you will need to make a right turn. Please take extra care when turning right as there may be fast moving vehicles coming from the North. There will be police presence; follow their instructions.
Follow a forest track for about 2 km to the car parking field. Campervans and minibuses will park on the forest track as directed. If the main field fills up then all remaining vehicles will park on the forest track.
All vehicles must be parked by 12:00. There will be no exit until 12:30.
The route to the assembly field is a mix of forest track and field. It is 1km from the car park. Allow 15mins.
Bus Drop Off: Opposite Assembly Field
Assembly: The Assembly field has plenty of room for club tents and provides superb views of the Dyfi estuary. There are also very good views of runners in the latter stages of their run.
Start: There are 2 starts. From the Assembly field the Red start is 3km mostly along forest track, with 300m climb on open moorland. Toilets will be located prior to the uphill section to this start, and there will also be a drinks point. Allow 1 hour.
The Blue start is 800m with 80m climb from the Assembly field, through fields and then on to open moorland. It is in the opposite direction to the Red start. Allow 15mins.
Map: Survey and cartography OmapZ in 2012, 1:10,000, 5 metre contours, magnetic north 2012.
Terrain: Foel Goch and its near neighbour Moel y Llyn are hills rising to around 500m. The terrain is generally runnable with intricate rock and much contour detail. Later stages of courses visit farmland with contour, rock, water and line features. Photos.
Safety Information: Irrespective of the weather you are recommended to carry a whistle and waterproof jacket due to the exposed nature of the area.
Safety bearing west to farmland, then north to Assembly.
There will not be a clothing transfer.
There will be a taped route for Courses 23 & 24.
Fences on the moorland can be crossed anywhere while fences in the lower fields must be crossed though gates or stiles. Where a stile is used this will be indicated with the IOF symbol on the map, you MUST cross at the crossing point. Note, a solid purple line MUST NOT be crossed.
Leaving the area: Turn left onto A487 if returning to Aberystwyth or turn right for Machynlleth. If turning right do so with particular care due to bends in the road and speed of the traffic.