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image for Walking Event item typeThe Bala Challenge Charity Walk at Bala & Penllyn

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Walking Event, Sat 11 May 2019

Walking Event

Walking Event

Details

Venue Start: Penllyn Leisure Centre, Bala

A charity walk around Lake Bala, through forests, over moorland with wonderful views and opportunity to see wildlife.

You can raise money for your own charity, good cause, or club, or just enjoy the walk. For approved charities or good causes with a minimum entry of 10 walkers, a donation will be made to the charity returning a significant part of the entry fee. Please apply before the event. Runners may participate but start later, the event is not a race.

The choice is yours:
Guided Walk with a local expert who will provide information on wildlife and local history. The circular walk will be at a leisurely pace and will take around 2 hours, just wear good shoes

The Bala Challenge is a strenuous circular walk for able walkers around Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), including part of the Aran ridge, starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, in Bala. The walk is 20 miles (32 km) long with a total ascent of 4,100ft (1,250m) and is expected to be completed in around 8-10 hours. Make sure you have the right all weather gear and stout walking shoes

The Bala Lake Circuit is a circular walk around Bala Lake starting and finishing at the Penllyn Leisure Centre, in Bala. The walk is 14 miles (23km) long with a total ascent of 2,700ft (800m) and is expected to be completed in around 7-8 hours. Once again make sure you have the right all weather gear and stout walking shoes

Bala Lake Walk: is suitable for family groups, along the south-east side of Bala Lale starting at the Penllyn Leisure Centre in Bala and finishing in Llanuwchllyn. The walk is 8 miles (13km) long with a total ascent of 1,700ft (510m) and is expected to be completed in around 3-4 hours. Return to the start may be by steam railway or provided by the organisers.

This annual event is organised by the Bala & Penllyn Rotary Club.

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 11 May 2019
Times: 0800-1030 (start times) or see website event information

Address

Gwynedd,
LL23 7AD

Location

Directions

Plan route to Bala and Penllyn using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 926359  Lat: 52.91033 Long: -3.59841

A5 west from Llangollen, then A494.

By Bus: T3 Bus Service: Barmouth-Dolgellau-Llanycil-Bala-Wrexham

Public Transport Information Service: www.traveline.cymru

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 21 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)