AS 27 Jul 2024

Y Domen Fawr

Sat, 27 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
Distance
9.3km / 5.8mi
Climb
549m / 1801ft
Part of series
Safety information
AS Partially marked
Male record
59:34
Simon Darke
2023
Female record
1:16:09
Flora Gunner
2023
Juniors
Over 16
Extra details
Race starts and finishes on the famous Alpine climb a brutal 900ft path. With a fully marked 4.5 mile anticlockwise loop up and around Y Domen Fawr.

Location

Cwm, Ebbw Vale, NP23 7RD. GR 180059

Safety information

General Area

Mainly accessible low-lying moorland and/or open fell

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Height

Up to approx 2,000 ft (600m)

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Terrain

Some moderately challenging terrain, e.g. reasonable tracks over moorland or good fell paths

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Exposure (drops) and hazards on or near route

No exposure but mild risk from e.g. ground holes, bogs, or river crossings

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Navigation skills required

Basic: route may be mostly obvious or waymarked, but some basic navigation required in parts

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Mountain skills required

Basic: off-trail experience helpful, e.g. in route planning, preparation and emergency considerations

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Escape routes

Lots of options but with possible “decision points” before some sections

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Season time and effect of weather

Any inclement weather unlikely to present serious challenges

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