Participants are expected to be competent navigators, willing and able to use their map + compass to navigate, particularly in the event of poor visibility. Please also download the GPX file. In the event of atrocious weather we have a Plan B route fully reccied, with 2000m height gain, and a highest point of 400m.
As well as covering sections of the Welsh Coastal Path, and the whole Cadair Idris ridge line, you will also summit several remote peaks around the Dyfi Estuary which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. It is a beautiful part of Snowdonia, which you will come to realise on your 50 mile journey.
Each participant can drop off a drop bag at registration (maximum 25 litres). Your drop bag needs to be labelled with your name and race number. All drop bags will be transported to CP4 (42km), and subsequently be transported back to Race HQ.
An example of a drop bag from Ultimate Direction is here.
The 6 marshalled check points & aid stations:
CP3: 42km - Cut off 8hrs after race start
The route will be anti-clockwise.
Aberdyfi is situated on the coast at the south end of Snowdonia National Park, between Barmouth and Aberystwyth. It is less than 2 hours drive from Chester and 90 mins from Shrewsbury. LL35 0NR for your sat nav. Nearest airports are Liverpool, Manchester & Birmingham.
Aberdyfi is on the Cambrian Coast line, described by The Guardian as one of the most epic train journeys in the world. Aberdyfi station is 1 minute walk from registration. Coming from the west you will pass the old market town of Machynlleth, once the administrative capital of Wales. Further details at thetrainline.com.
Illustration by Mair Hughes
JOIN THE EVENT TEAM
If you want to join the Dyfi ULTRA Event Team please let us know: