Barn, Bigsweir Bridge, NP25 4TS
Date: Sunday May 7th 2017
Start: 11:00 am
Distance: 10K-ish Off-Road
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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.
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
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.
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
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)