May
21
Sat
Element Active – Yoga and Walking Weekend for Women @ Llwyn Celyn
May 21 @ 9:00 am – May 22 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoying the outdoors is about having a balanced body, good mental focus and the curiosity to explore and enjoy nature. This weekend has three very different kinds of walk in one of the most stunning locations in the UK, coupled with four yoga classes. With creative and personable tuition, we’re combining stunning landscape to walk in with input on nature and the space to develop yourself physically and mentally through the positive role of yoga. Find out how to create a body that can move freely and a mind that can be more strongly focused to enrich both your physical and mental life. Element is delighted to be collaborating with The Sports Ashram for this new and unique Yoga and Walking Weekend.

The content of the weekend is fine-tuned for you to be able to work at your own level and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

The walks are structured for you to be able to physically work at your own level: they are not ‘keep up with the leader’ in a crocodile file at all – we make things much more interesting for you than that!

Jun
11
Sat
Limitless Trails – Black Mountains 50 mile Ultra and Marathon. @ Perth y Pia
Jun 11 – Jun 12 all-day

It’s no secret that the secluded trails of the Black Mountains are our favourite place to hold events. This time we’re bringing you a challenging 50 Mile Ultra and Marathon that will take you on an epic tour of our favourite mountains. Whether you’re familiar with those distances, or this is your first time attempting it, our aim is to support you as best we can so you can enjoy every second of your

Element Active – A 2-day Mountain Bike Journey for Women @ meet in Cwmyoy
Jun 11 @ 8:30 am – Jun 12 @ 7:00 pm

Mountain Bikes can take us to places that other bikes can’t – trails through bluebell woods, along skyline ridges, on paths that wind through beautiful remote valleys, away from traffic, immersed in wild nature. With just a little investment in basic skills and techniques, and time to learn and reflect, these worlds can be opened up for you too. At Element, this is what our Beginning Mountain Biking Weekend For Women is all about.

Over Element’s two-day course in the spectacular Black Mountains you’ll ride some of the best trails in Britain. You’ll learn the fundamentals of mountain biking: body position, effective braking and gear selection, climbing and descending with confidence over terrain that won’t be too technical – or terrifying.

Jun
25
Sat
South Wales Three Peaks Trial
Jun 25 all-day

The Three Peaks Trial is an organised challenge walk arranged each year in March by the Cardiff Outdoor Group. Since 2010 Longtown Mountain Rescue Team provide support with marshalls on all the mountain top checkpoints.

The Walk was first held in March 1963 and was designed for less experienced walkers who wanted to test their powers of endurance and skill at map reading. It is now the oldest challenge walk in the UK.

Over the years the event has been modified so in 2020 there is a choice of four other routes. The current four routes are:

  • Platinum Route:This is a linear walk of about 17 miles and 5000′ of ascent from Llanthony Abbey to Abergavenny over Bal Mawr, Pen Cerrig Calch and Sugar Loaf. Entry to the Platinum Route is limited to 100. Although the Platinum Route is shorter than the Gold, the ascents are steeper and navigation more challenging, hence the higher grading.
  • Gold Route: This is the original challenge, a circular walk of about 20 miles and 5000′ of ascent, which crosses over three prominent peaks around Abergavenny in Monmouthshire: Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid. This route is never far from civilisation yet there is no obvious route so that concentration on map reading is essential to keep to the best route.
  • Silver Route: This is a circular walk of about 15 miles and 4000′ of ascent. It follows the Gold Route from Abergavenny over Blorenge and Sugar Loaf, then descends back to Abergavenny.
  • Bronze Route: This is a circular walk of about 10 miles and 2000′ of ascent. The route goes from Abergavenny to the summit of Sugar Loaf, descending by a different path.

The money raised in the 2022 Three Peaks Trial will be split between the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, the National Trust, owners of Sugar Loaf and Skirrid Fawr, for footpath maintenance and at least one other charity (charity decided November 2022).

A leaflet for the event is available,Click Here For a webcam (updated every 15 minutes) showing Blorenge Click Here

Please note that we are unable to take any entries on the day.

 

Please note that the date of the event has been moved from March to June. This is due to the ongoing pandemic and the event will return to March in 2023.

 

 

Jul
9
Sat
Element Active – Yoga and Walking Weekend for Women @ Llwyn Celyn
Jul 9 @ 9:00 am – Jul 10 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoying the outdoors is about having a balanced body, good mental focus and the curiosity to explore and enjoy nature. This weekend has three very different kinds of walk in one of the most stunning locations in the UK, coupled with four yoga classes. With creative and personable tuition, we’re combining stunning landscape to walk in with input on nature and the space to develop yourself physically and mentally through the positive role of yoga. Find out how to create a body that can move freely and a mind that can be more strongly focused to enrich both your physical and mental life. Element is delighted to be collaborating with The Sports Ashram for this new and unique Yoga and Walking Weekend.

The content of the weekend is fine-tuned for you to be able to work at your own level and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

The walks are structured for you to be able to physically work at your own level: they are not ‘keep up with the leader’ in a crocodile file at all – we make things much more interesting for you than that!

Jul
15
Fri
Element Active – Yoga & Fell Running Weekend for Women @ Llwyn Celyn
Jul 15 @ 9:00 am – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Being truly fit is about having a balanced body, good mental focus and the curiosity to explore your boundaries. Element are delighted to be collaborating with The Sports Ashram and their top quality expertise for this new and unique Yoga and Fell Running Weekend for Women.

Find out how to hone your training, get more from the fells and create a body that can move freely and a mind that can be more strongly focused to enrich your physical performance.

No previous yoga experience is necessary. The cost of the weekend includes your own yoga mat, two blocks and a belt all for you to keep and access to follow-on material.

The running and coaching sessions will be challenging in a positive way but most importantly are structured for you to be able to work at your own level.

Jul
16
Sat
Limitless Trails – Tenacious ten hour Endurance Challenge @ Perth y Pia, Llanbedr
Jul 16 all-day

Back for it’s second year! Come and take on the Table Mountain in the Black Mountains of Wales. The 10 hour 4-mile strenuous and technical loop race is a test of endurance and determination. This is only for the brave! Last year we saw some truly remarkable performances – let’s see if anyone can beat the record of 9 loops!

This event is open to teams of 4, pairs and solo entrants.

Sep
16
Fri
Element Active – Yoga and Walking Weekend for Women @ Llwyn Celyn
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoying the outdoors is about having a balanced body, good mental focus and the curiosity to explore and enjoy nature. This weekend has three very different kinds of walk in one of the most stunning locations in the UK, coupled with four yoga classes. With creative and personable tuition, we’re combining stunning landscape to walk in with input on nature and the space to develop yourself physically and mentally through the positive role of yoga. Find out how to create a body that can move freely and a mind that can be more strongly focused to enrich both your physical and mental life. Element is delighted to be collaborating with The Sports Ashram for this new and unique Yoga and Walking Weekend.

The content of the weekend is fine-tuned for you to be able to work at your own level and no previous yoga experience is necessary.

The walks are structured for you to be able to physically work at your own level: they are not ‘keep up with the leader’ in a crocodile file at all – we make things much more interesting for you than that!

Oct
7
Fri
Element Active – Yoga & Fell Running Weekend for Women @ Llwyn Celyn
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm

Being truly fit is about having a balanced body, good mental focus and the curiosity to explore your boundaries. Element are delighted to be collaborating with The Sports Ashram and their top quality expertise for this new and unique Yoga and Fell Running Weekend for Women.

Find out how to hone your training, get more from the fells and create a body that can move freely and a mind that can be more strongly focused to enrich your physical performance.

No previous yoga experience is necessary. The cost of the weekend includes your own yoga mat, two blocks and a belt all for you to keep and access to follow-on material.

The running and coaching sessions will be challenging in a positive way but most importantly are structured for you to be able to work at your own level.