The 4th Llangollen Round Challenge - May 28/29 2022

BY THE MIDDLE OF MARCH, THE 4th LLANGOLLEN ROUND CHALLENGE WAS ALREADY MORE THAN 3/4 FULL.  Entries have been coming in so much faster this time than on previous occasions.  We can’t tell how long it will take to fill those remaining places – it could be two weeks or it could be two months – but if you are keen to take part this time, you should get your entry in sooner rather than later.  There will be a final warning when just a handful of places remain, but you’ll need to keep an eye on our Facebook page for that information.

Every 3 years we organise the Llangollen Round Challenge, a 1 or 2 day event in aid of raising money for Cancer Research UK.  After all the disruption of the last 18 months and the postponement of the 2021 edition, the date for the Llangollen Round Challenge next year is set for 28-29 May 2022 and entries are now open.  For those of you who haven’t entered before, here’s what you can expect from this fantastic event.    

  • The walk starts and finishes at the Leisure Centre, Dinas Bran School, Llangollen LL20 8TG.
  • You can enter for either the 1 day or the 2 day event.  One day entrants will need to complete the 35 miles within 15 1/2 hours on the Saturday.  Two day entrants will need to complete 17.5 miles in 11 hours on both days.  
  • The event aims to raise money for Cancer Research UK and we want to make your fundraising efforts as easy as possible.  Each entrant will automatically receive a link to their own digital sponsorship page.
  • All participants will receive a certificate and a medal. 
  • There will be 5 checkpoints, all offering free light refreshments (water, fruit, cake etc).  More substantial meals will be available at two of the checkpoints at own cost.
  • The route will be fully waymarked and each entrant will receive a free printed booklet of the route (normally £5) on the day as well as a .pdf copy emailed beforehand and a link to a .gpx file for those who like to plan their route electronically.  
  • A free bus shuttle will transfer all 2 day walkers from the Ponderosa Café on the top of the Horseshoe Pass back to the car park, (5 mins walk from the Leisure Centre), on completion of day 1 and will return them to the Ponderosa on Sunday morning.
  • The event includes sections of moorland rising to 630m above sea level.  Paths are not difficult underfoot but total ascent and descent is around 2000m.  Suitable clothing and footwear is essential.
  • Emergency First Aiders will be on hand throughout the published event times.
  • All entrants must be at least 18 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  We regret that on the advice of local vets no dogs are allowed.

Entries will be limited to 500 participants so make sure you get in early.  You can also create a team and invite your friends to come along.  So, why not make 2022 a year to remember and help to raise some valuable funding in the process.

Hope to see you in May,

Sandra, Judy, Jason & all of the Llangollen Round Team.


Click here to register via our online entry form >>

Click here to view full details of the walk >>

Click here to view 1-day RULES >>

Click here to view 2-day RULES >>

Click here to view the challenge map >>

Click here to download the Sponsorship Form >>