Real Ale Ramble at Llanwrtyd Wells
Llanwrtyd Wells Real Ale Ramble 2018
The 32nd year of the annual Real Ale Ramble took place in Llanwrtyd Wells and surrounding area on November 24 and 25th, 2018. The Ramble attracted 200 walkers (which did include a few trail runners and runners with dogs) on the Saturday and 50 walkers on the reverse walks on the Sunday. Walkers came from all parts of the UK as far afield as Norfolk in the east and Cumbria in the north. As always the event was organised by Green Events, including Walkers are Welcome members, from the Neuadd Arms.
On the morning of the event the weather was misty with drizzle in the air and low grey cloud. The walkers had a choice of 2 routes: Route A 19.6 miles with 5618ft of ascent and, Route B 12.3 miles with 3231ft of ascent. There was also guided walks by Walkers are Welcome members of 5 and 8 miles on offer. On the route there were 3 checkpoints run by volunteers providing real ale from the festival and coffee. All of the walks proceeded North towards Abergwesyn and the Long A route took in the high point of the course at Cwm Henog and the old birds-eye viewing point at Spion Kop overlooking Llanwrtyd. In the evening local band In Transit played a raucous set to a packed audience at the Neuadd Arms. The feedback from walkers was very positive and many commented that they would return next year.