Yes, the Beast has got bigger!!! An extra 7miles bigger in fact!
Now these extra 7 miles doesn’t sound too bad, but those who have done the Beast will testify that the terrain probably won’t be an easy 7 miles. In fact it takes in the whole of the Preseli ridge! It has some cracking singletrack visiting some lovely little rocky tops along its course. This extra bit doesn’t have any wide trailed paths, or any stiles by the way!
Looking at the map from a distance it’ll seem as if it’s an out and back, which to some extent it is, but you certainly don’t run on the same paths. On the outward leg to Foel Drygarn in the east, you’ll visit the lovely rocky top,Carnalw, on the Preselis northern flanks. On the return you’ll run through bluestone country(where the supposedly stonehenge stones came from!) via Carn Menyn, and Carn Bica.
This route really does take it to the extreme and those thinking of running this one really must be physically and mentally prepared.
If you want to take a look at the whole UltrabeasT map then click on the ‘Mapometer’ version below!