Walkers successfully completed the “Ton 3 Peaks” fundraising event yesterday to help the village hall roof repairs.
Starting outside the Lewis Arms, I joined 38 other walkers to complete the 12 mile route. Luckily, the weather was dry and the group were keen to get started.
After the first section we were greeted by the fantastic support team who were handing out water and bananas. We reached the top of the Garth just before midday and got the flags out for our first group photo. There were no picnic blankets to be seen though, we ploughed on and headed for Craig Yr Allt. There were a few youngsters on the walk and they were amazing. Our youngest walker, who was only four, impressed everyone with his energy!
It was great meeting new people and some that I’d met online but not in person. I learnt about the history of Ainon church and got some great ideas for new things to write about.
The support team outdid themselves when we reached the bottom of the Garth by providing some much needed tea and biscuits. We crossed the railway at Taffs Well, started the climb up Craig Yr Allt and reached the crest just before 2:00pm. We took a minute to enjoy the amazing views and got another group photo before heading off to the final peak on Caerphilly Mountain.
We got our final photo at the summit of Caerphilly Mountain and headed down to the snack bar. The support team were on hand to offer us more tea, biscuits and encouragement. The group reassembled and we headed down for the final section and a heroes return at the village hall.
The walkers have got a couple of weeks to collect sponsorship money so stay tuned for updates on how much is raised. Mike and the team did a great job organising the event and thanks to all the walkers who took part.
Thanks to Andy for his photos. You can view more on Flickr. Here are a few I took.