Silent Valley Challenge - Run it for Wildlife

Silent Valley Challenge Run 2017Silent Valley Challenge Run 2017

An Exciting Multi-Terrain Trail Challenge (approx 6 miles)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for an exhilerating run today, here are the results.



With thanks to Bram and Dick from Chepstow Harriers for the expert time-keeping. 

Online Entry Form Here - pre-entries closed. You can enter on the day - payment by cash only, £12 affiliated and GWT members and £14 unaffiliated.

The GWT Silent Valley Challenge will be held on Sunday 22nd October at GWT's Silent Valley Nature Reserve, Cendl Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, NP23 7RX at 10.30am.

Registration open from 9am at The Baileys Arms, School Terrace, Cwm, Ebbw Vale, NP23 7QY

This is an exciting 6 mile trail/fell run that combines the natural environment, historic landscape and some tough terrain. You’ll be surrounded by awesome scenery and wildlife on this stunning Eastern Valleys nature reserve, with family nature trails/walk and other activities for the support team.

Advance Entry Fee: £12 affiliated/GWT members, £14 unaffiliated

Goodies for all runners and prizes for overall and category winners.

All profits will stay in Gwent to support Gwent Wildlife Trust's work.

Essential information for runners can be downloaded below - This will be emailed to all pre-entries. It's important that you read through before the event as it contains essential safety information.

The route:

Starting within the beautiful surroundings of Gwent Wildlife Trust’s Silent Valley Nature Reserve, which includes the highest ancient beech woodland in the UK, this multi-terrain (grass, mud, rocky path) trail challenge takes you through a mixture of woodlands, wetlands and open heathland.

The trail begins on the lower levels of the reserve, ascending around the summit of Mynydd Carn-y-Cefn. The route then takes you along the heather-clad ridge with stunning views of the valleys before descending back through the wet woodlands giving you a chance to appreciate the ancient trees in all their autumn glory and finally crossing the Nant Merddog stream to reach the finish.

The start of the course has been altered this year to add a small loop before reaching the narrow trail in the reserve.

The run is for experienced trail and fell runners, with steep inclines and challenging and varying terrain. If the weather is poor, it will also be muddy so appropriately grippy trainers will be required.

Welsh Athletics Licence Number: EAST R.A.C.TR-50

Online Entry Form Here














If you are a business, perhaps you would be willing to sponsor this event? Or can you help on the day - we will need lots of marshals! If you can offer any support - financial or physical, then please get in touch with Robert Magee, Fundraising Officer or call 01600 740600

With our sincere thanks to:

Philip Jones Timber Products LTD






For their kind support


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