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Welcome to the
Trefonen Hillwalk

Making your end of May Bank Holiday awesome!


A Bit About Us

Our History

Trefonen Hillwalk began in 1991, it was a super simple idea inspired by the Kurdish refugees fleeing conflict in Iraq.  These people...young, old, often bare foot and traumatised, were leaving their homes and walking through bitter weather and mud, into the unknown.

  We planned a walk from our village, Trefonen, to the top of Mynydd Myfyr, the hill that sits behind the village.  There was a milk churn at the top for a donation and much anticipation over who would be the first to the top!

This simple concept has grown arms and legs, and has taken place every year apart from in 2001 due to the foot and mouth outbreak, and in 2020 because of the pandemic. 

Today the Hillwalk is over the whole of the Spring Bank Holiday in May, with some bits and bobs taking place before and some after.  The overriding theme is one of celebration: our beautiful spot on the Shropshire and mid Wales border, our awesome community and giving a bit back - each year the funds raised by the Hillwalk are shared equally between two good causes (sometimes they are registered charities, sometimes they are not), one UK based and one overseas.  The beneficiaries change almost every year - and new for 2024 is a donation to a Trefonen based organisation.

There are loads of special things about the weekend...but perhaps the most special thing is the way the whole village and surrounding communities get behind it, and every contribution, large or small, is important.

Plans for 2024 are well and truly underway - we will update here but keep an eye on our facebook page, and we always REALLY appreciate a like, comment or share on the page...and always tag us in you photos! 

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