The Welsh week-end this year is being held on 22nd/23rd Sept, and is again at Llanthony Priory in the Black Mountains. It’s set in a remote area of stunning scenery. The week-end is open to Poole Runners of all abilities. It’s for running, walking and foremost socialising.
The main accommodation is the bunkhouse barn. This has plenty of character and is comfortable with a well appointed kitchen. This is generally used for breakfast. Evening meals are usually in the nearby pub.
Most travel up on the Friday (some meet at Weatherspoon’s in Abergavenny for a light lunch) arriving at Llanthony Priory bunkhouse in time for a short run or walk. On Saturday, after breakfast, there’s a group run open all, usually returning around 1 pm. Afternoon is free, many visit Abergavenny. For non-runners there is an organised walk that usually finishes mid-afternoon. After breakfast on Sunday there is an optional walk followed by a leisurely drive home.
The bunkhouse cost is £30 for the two nights. For those not keen on bunkhouse accommodation there’s a pub close by, they charge £65 for a double room with breakfast. Those who sleep in the bunkhouse use this pub to eat and socialise in the evenings