Bluebell Blunder
Venue:  Gumbersland Barn, Bigsweir Bridge, NP25 4TS

Date:  Sunday May 7th 2017
Start: 
11:00 am
Distance: 10K-ish  Off-Road Race

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A delightful off-road run in the Wye Valley with sections on Offa's Dyke at the blubebell time of the year.
Free parking, toilets, heated marquee and inclusive teas and cakes after.

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Bluebell Blunder Course Description 

The course begins with an uphill stretch on a delightful forest trail. Eventually you emerge onto a country lane with an attractive converted barn.

Soon you return to a footpath, with superb views of Bigsweir Bridge and the stunning River Wye. Shortly after, to the right, you can see the picturesque forgotten valley which leads to Redbrook.
With some twists and turns through the forest, including a short trot along the Offa’s Dyke Path, you emerge onto a high point, below which you are greeted with a charming view of Redbrook village, the bridge, and the meandering River Wye. Celebrate your half way point and savour the view.

You now head southwards, and soon after reach Codora Woods. Your olfactory senses will be arrested with the scent of pine (you can tell I’ve just had a beer!) as you descend on this woodland trail. With dense forest either side I heard a rustling, and a deer bounded upwards through the trees. He stopped and we watched each other for a minute or so, until I moved on – a magical moment.

Eventually you head sharply left on an uphill path which joins the Offa’s Dyke Path, which you now follow all the way to the finish. This is the highlight of the run, with open fields, woods carpeted with bluebells, and pleasant, undulating running. After crossing the final style, the Lower Wye Valley showcases its finest display of bluebells. We hope you still have the energy to marvel at them.

Course Map (click to enlarge)


2016 Full Results are here

2015 Full Results are here   

2014 Full Results are here


2016 Photos by Bob Avery
2016 Photos by Cherry Fowler
Photos by Marshal Al Dobbs here
Photos by Marshal Neil Grant

Photos from prize giving

Photos by Paul Grainger Jones