Wye Valley Social Run 2019 – 12th May 2019

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Wye Valley Social Run 2019 – 12th May 2019

12 May @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

This year we will be visiting Llantony Priory ruins, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Information on the Priory can be found on the Beacon Beacon Website here.

There will be ample spaces for the cars and a picnic, however, there are several Hotels close to the Priory for those who would prefer a cooked meal.

For members on the Bristol side of the Severn, a route from the Severn View Services (on the M48) to the Priory has been planned and is available below.

I am planning for the cars to leave between 09:30 and 09:45 from the Services and have a leisurely drive along the beautiful Wye Valley to Monmouth, then go cross country to the Priory.

However the Severn Bridge is planned to be closed on Sunday, so the first part of the route needs to be diverted via the Second Severn Crossing.  The obvious route was to use the M48, M4 and M5 to its Junction 16, then turn back to reach the Second Severn Crossing, then turn back again at Magor and use the M48.  That would have been 27 miles of motorway.  But the Social Run is about driving around the countryside, not tearing up the wider roads.

I suggested to Simon – my son and route setter for the event – that we take the English diversion via the A403 to Avonmouth, then the M49 to the Bridge.  For a non-M48 route out of Magor, the B4245 was the choice.  This reduces the motorway element to just 14 miles – the minimum we could get away with – but it does extend the overall route by 27 miles and adds 50 minutes against the original plan, taking it towards 2 hours 15 minutes.

The new route is available to download and print here. If you have difficulty printing the route, contact me at chairman@mgccsw.com and I will make sure I have a copy for you at the services.  I will also have a couple of spare copies of the route just in case.

The route is now approximately 75 miles and I am planning on arriving at the Priory around 11:45-12:15.


My thanks to Terry and Freda Davies for finding the venue and ensuring we will have a warm welcome.

Jim Lott Chairman


12 May
9:30 am - 5:00 pm


Terry Davis
01989 562366


Llantony Priory
NP7 7NN + Google Map

3 comments on “Wye Valley Social Run 2019 – 12th May 2019”

    • Jim Lott Reply

      Hi Barry,
      Once I have the information I will be in contact.
      Jim Lott

    • Jim Lott Reply

      Hi Barry,
      The route is now published on the website. You can download and print or I can have copy ready for you at the Severn View services if you let me know you want one (chairman@mgccsw.com).

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