Clwydian Tops Challenge

New mountain trail/fell challenge. Follows the main Offa’s Dyke path in the main with a few rougher sections to take in a couple of the Tops. (MapRunF or GPX open race).

As Covid-19 restrictions lift please be mindful of the local communities. No large groups, no littering, close all gates, please support local businesses but not at the expense of the local community. Park responsibly. Run safe, enjoy yourself.

Run it, walk it, bounce along it on a space hopper (bonus prize for this).

38km 2175m

Bodfari to Llanferres & back or Llanferres to Bodfari & back.

All the tops there & back – simple. (Don’t miss Moel Famau south summit!!)

The MapRunF course – this uses the new start anywhere feature meaning you can run the course from Llanferres end instead if you prefer. The first point you start becomes the finish point. Note: you will get MANY bleeps at each checkpoint as you are getting false bleeps from the return leg – ignore them they will not affect your timing – though I suggest you move away from the checkpoint quickly to stop yourself going deaf…

MapRunF half-distance one way courses also available if you can arrange a pickup/drop-off at either end. Bodfari-Llanferres 19km 1175m or Llanferres-Bodfari 19km 1000m (so slightly easier from Llanferres and maybe slightly easier running gradients?)

Either use the MapRunF app to log your time else send your gpx/strava file to for entry to the Wall of Fame.

MAP 1:25k ClwydianTopsMap_v1

If you want a waterproof map sending – email me

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Suggest parking in the large (pothole quarry) layby at the Llanferres end and off away from the main road at the Bodfari end (I am sure when the Dinorben Arms re-opens they would trade a lovely car park space for a pint beer or two after your run).