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Drovers Walks

22nd June 2024

These walks follow in the footsteps of the Drovers of old who used to drive their sheep, cattle, pigs and geese across the mountains to the market towns of England.

 

There are two distances offered of 12 or 20 miles, through the beautiful summercountryside around Llanwrtyd Wells, using, where possible, some of the old Drovers' trails that still criss-cross the area. It is a qualifying event towards the award scheme promoted by the IVV (International Federation of Popular Sports) through the British Walking Federation (www.bwf-ivv.org.uk), and a certificate of achievement is available for every participant completing their route.

The routes are self-guided, with .gpx files being available for navigation devices, the routes being posted on the OS Maps website and app, and a paper route map being issued at registration.

There are 2/3 checkpoints along the route where tea, coffee, water and home-made cakes are provided, and your progress is monitored. One of the checkpoints will be sited at or near to the location of an old Drovers' inn, which is “re-opened” for the day, serving locally brewed traditional ale (cash required).

 

Entry is £10, with online entries closing 7 days before the event.

It is possible to enter on the day, but there is a £2 surcharge for doing so.

Online entries close 7 days before the event. It is possible to enter on the day, but there is a £2 surcharge for doing so.

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