Welcome to
The Across Wales Walk

Now in its fifty-eighth year: a Classic of the Challenge Walking Calendar.

Walk or run this 45 mile linear route in 18 hours to cross the principality of Wales.

A full weekend package: overnight accommodation before and after the event, transport to start and back to Clun, refreshments en route, and presentation ceremony.

A real weekend to remember!

Thanks to all who participated in our COVID Special on 5th September: a fabulous weekend! The 58th AWW is scheduled for 4th September 2021. Details should be released in May 2021, depending upon the COVID situation.

Latest News

September 11th 2020

To keep within the prevailing COVID regulations, a limited field of 22 entrants took part in the 57th AWW: 16 singlers and 6 doublers. On the whole, the weather was favourable with clear views from Plynlimon. Four of the doublers retired on their return leg – conditions were very wet on their outward leg – but all the single crossers completed. Thanks to all who took part on what was a fantastic day!

August 21st 2020

Qualification requirements reduced from five to three previous successful completions.

Please note that this event is not endorsed by the LDWA.

August 16th 2020

COVID Special Announced!

April 15th 2020

COVID-19: Obviously at the moment we can’t say whether the next event will go ahead, or in what form. As the event involves accommodation at both ends and coach travel then social distancing will be difficult to maintain. However we will be monitoring events and government recommendations closely so please watch this space.

September 11th 2019

Thanks to all those who supported this year’s event. It was certainly another to remember! Timings will be published on this site in due course. Meanwhile please see our Facebook Group for more information and photos.

August 31st 2019

This morning all entrants should have received a bulletin relating to the event. Please contact the organiser if you have not received your copy.

August 30th 2019

Event is now closed to entries. A bulletin will be issued to all registered entrants later today. If you cannot attend then please advise us so that we may offer your place to another. See you next weekend!

May 21st 2019

Event now full! However we usually have a number of withdrawals leading up to the closing date so please register to put your name onto the reserve list.

May 2nd 2019

Our new website is now LIVE and we’re taking entries for the 56th Across Wales walk which takes place on 7th September 2019

OK so it’s still a bit ‘rough around the edges’ but we’ve finally replaced the old website which stood us in reasonable stead for more than twenty years. Topics such as History and Past Events will be transferred from the old website in due course, so please bear with us. However, if there’s some specific information you need but which you can’t find then please get in touch.

Peter Stevenson
On 1st May we said farewell to our dear friend Peter who passed away on 14th April at the age of 79. Peter was a remarkable man: he completed five doubles, in addition to numerous single crossings, and was loved and respected by everyone. As Stuart Lamb said at Peter’s memorial service:
“No finer gentleman ever walked across Wales.”
In recognition of Peter’s outstanding contribution to this event, the 56th Across Wales Walk will be known as the Peter Stevenson Memorial Across Wales Walk in his honour.