Llanwrtyd Wells Real Ale Ramble

What’s everybody doing on the third weekend in November? If I could find reasonabley-priced accomodation (everybody likes camping, right <wink>), who’d be up for the Llanwrtyd Wells Real Ale Ramble – two days of trekking over hills and being fed real ale at various points along the way?

From the web site:

The Real Ale Ramble is held annually in conjunction with the Mid Wales Beer Festival. All the walks begin from the centre of Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain. This is an area where the pace of life is relaxed and traditional, where the inhabitants are friendly and welcome visitors who come to enjoy the unsurpassed scenery of this little known part of Mid Wales.

The Real Ale Rambles are non competitive, the entry fee for 2004 [think they mean 2005 – they say 2005 everywhere else, and the information seems to still be accurate] is £16 per person which covers 2 days (booking by the day will cost £15 per day) and there are choices of 10, 15 or 25 miles daily. All routes are waymarked, and a refreshing glass of Real Ale will be free to all registered participants at the various checkpoints en-route. All walks take place off road, so you can enjoy the beauty of the landscape, forest, moor and mountain in this spectacularly beautiful area of Mid Wales. Those who finish their chosen walk can purchase a medal or badge and track suit badges will also be on sale.

I’ll get an information pack on it’s way to The Flat. And before you ask, Llanwrtyd Wells is less than 2 hours drive away.

7 replies to Llanwrtyd Wells Real Ale Ramble

  1. Yup, chocorific: the world bog-snorkling championships, the (new) world mountain bike bog-snorkling championships, the man-versus-horse race, and several other touristy diversions. And the “Real Ale Wobble”, which is like the “Real Ale Ramble” but done on bikes. Yay! Drunk In Charge Of Cycle, here we come.

    I’ll look at the prices of campsites in the area and post more.

  2. Sounds like lots of fun would definetly like to be counted in (though am meant to be going to Chester one weekend in November not sure which, but if it doesn’t clash sounds excellent) may also be able to persuade Faye if it doesn’t clash with cheerleading.

  3. I’m up for it, if someone can give me a lift! I also have tents.

    You do realise though that Rambling + Beer = Lots of lost, staggering students falling off cliffs?

  4. Did it not occur to any of you that £16 + accommodation buys a lot of real ale and we already have mountains here? Why do we have to travel to someone elses mountains and then pay them for the favour?

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