The Rhinog Horseshoe Fell Race

Rhinog Fell Series: Moelfre
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The Rhinogs 
The Rhinogs in Ardudwy, Meirionydd, rise to 2480 ft (756m) and comprise a horseshoe of four peaks that contain the beautiful Cwm Nantcol valley with a long ridge south to Barmouth over Diffwys, a further peak. The seaward side offers a great range of superb, scenic fell race routes, with sea views of the Lleyn peninsula and to Ireland on a clear day from the tops. 

The Rhinog Horseshoe Fell Race
Starting and finishing in Llanbedr, the race route ascends through wooded river valleys with waterfalls to stone walled sheep grazing and on up to the open fell terrain of the Rhinog mountain range.

Minimum Entry Requirements
This is an arduous mountain race in very remote terrain. Apart from limited marking at the start and finish the course is not marked. Paths are non existent in places. All entrants must be able to navigate with map &compass. The race is not suitable for beginners. All entrants must have completed 2 fell races (at least 10 miles in length) in the previous 12 months.

Ardudwy
This coastal strip lays beyond the high rainfall mountain ranges with an annual rainfall of 40", comparable to Chichester, with superb beaches and a quality of light used to good effect by architect Clough Williams-Ellis at his Italianate village of Portmeirion nearby.
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Accommodation
Served by the scenic Wales & Borders coastal railway, the Llanbedr area offers a great range of accommodation, from camping at Shell Island, through Youth Hostels & self-catering to some excellent B&B, inns & hotels in the village. 

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