The Environment

Water bottles and plastic cups

To minimise littering and reduce our environmental impact, no water bottles or plastic cups are provided.

Runners must bring their own cup or fill their own water bottle / bladder/ hydration system at each check point.

This minimises litter-dropping on the trail and reduces our environmental impact.

Car sharing

To reduce the environmental impact of many runners travelling to the race, we encourage car sharing arrangements. There are also social and financial benefits of sharing a vehicle and travelling together as a group. Connect with other runners via our Facebook page and see who's travelling from your area.

Public transport

Holyhead Station has direct rail links to London Euston and Cardiff. Over the years many of our runners have travelled to the race using the railway. Easy connections are also available from Chester and Crewe. From the train station in Holyhead, the Breakwater Country Park is a good walk or short taxi ride.

For details on train times and fares visit National Rail.


Nothing will be sent out in the post before the event. Less paper, less impact!

The Countryside Code

Ring O' Fire follows the Countryside Code.

The Country Code is a standard set of guidelines for members of the public, to ensure respect and enjoyment in the countryside. The five points of the Countryside Code are:

1. Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs
Take maps/guidebooks
Be prepared for changes in weather
Check the weather so you know what to expect
Let someone know where you are going, how long you plan to be away
Learn signs and symbols used in the countryside

2. Leave gates and property as you find them
Farmers may leave gates open to allow their animals to move - so leave an open gate open, and a closed gate closed
Contact the local authority if you see a sign which may be misleading or illegal (e.g. Private, no entry - on a public footpath)
Follow paths, especially where crops are growing
Use gates or stiles if possible, rather than climbing walls or fences, to avoid damage
Don't disturb ruins or historic sites
Don't interfere with machinery or livestock

3. Protect plants and animals and take your litter home
Litter and leftover food spoils the beauty of the countryside
Don't damage, destroy or remove features such as rocks, plants and trees
Give wild animals and farm animals plenty of space as they can behave unpredictably
Be careful not to drop matches or smouldering cigarettes

4. Keep dogs under close control
By law, you must control your dog so that it does not disturb or scare farm animals or wildlife
Farmers are, by law, entitled to destroy a dog that injures or worries their animals
Always clean up after your dog and get rid of the mess responsibly

5. Consider other people
Respect the needs of local people
When riding a bike or driving a vehicle, slow down for horses, walkers and livestock and give them plenty of room
By law, cyclists must give way to walkers and horse-riders on bridleways
Support the rural economy - for example, buy your supplies from local shops

Follow the Countryside Code wherever you go. You will get the best out of the countryside and help to maintain it now and for the future.

For more information visit The Countryside Code - National Trails

What do people say about us?

"I do feel that the main reason this was such a successful event was because it clearly felt personal to you guys (Q, Rich & James). Your incredible commitment & pride in what you do comes through, it was great to see!"
Past Ring O' Fire finisher