Blue Moon Walk

Sponsored by Parker & Co Accountants

Blue moons occur once every two to three years. Join us on this rare occurrence and hike up Twmbarlwm as the sun sets to witness the spectacle.

A sunset hike up to the iron-age hillfort located on top of Twmbarlwm to get the best view of the BLUE MOON.  

We won't see another blue moon until May 2026, so join us in celebrating the rare appearance of this lunar phenomenon by hiking to the top of one of South Wales's best viewpoints. 

Event Details

Date: Monday 19th August 2024

Location: Cwmcarn Forest, Cwmcarn Forest Dr, Newport NP11 7FA

Time: 18:30 for a 19:00 start

Event Type: Night Walk

Entry Fee: From £5

What's involved?

If you are interested in light/medium difficulty evening hike, taking in spectacular views - then this one is for you.

A 5 Mile walk in total. Our route will follow the Twmbarlwm path on the way up and the Cwmcarn Forest Drive on our return to the start/finish. 

Twmbarlwm is 419 m (1,375 ft) high and is a well-known landmark throughout the region. It commands extensive views over Newport, Cwmbran and out over the Bristol Channel. The perfect place to witness the blue moon. 

What's included? 

  • Finishers medal
  • Glow stick
  • Refreshments at the start/finish
  • Support with your fundraising
  • Newport Borough Brass Band members playing by the lake on your way up Twmbarlwm
  • Bag Piper John Campbell at the summit while you take in the views

An event branded t-shirt will also be available and can be purchased at the time of registration. 

Blue Moon Walk Tshirt Design

How much do I need to raise?

All funds, no matter how big or small, helps make a difference to us here at the hospice. See below a few examples of how your fundraising can help support others. 

£10 Pays for a patient to have lunch and afternoon tea in our day hospice.

£120 Pays towards one night of Hospice at Home Care.

£200 Pays for a Clinical Nurse Specialist to visit a patient and their family twice in a week to help stabilise their symptoms.

£1000 Would supply a new syringe driver for our patients’ use when they need it most.

If you're interested in trying to capture an impressive lunar image yourself and want to learn the right techniques and tools, check out a handy how to photograph the moon guide. 

Fundraising

Set up your online fundraising page here:

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Alternatively, download a copy of the paper sponsorship form here:

Download Sponsorship Form

FAQs

Can I bring my dog?

Yes! Well behaved dogs on leads are very welcome to join the walk. 

Is there a minimum age to take part?

No minimum age to take part but anyone under 16 must be accompanied by and adult over 25 at all times.

Thank you for your support!

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