TrekFest – The Beacons

Explore the Brecon Beacons on this spectacular charity challenge trek!

The Brecon Beacons National Park is a mountain range that runs through the centre of South Wales, renowned for its inspiring and open scenery. The Beacons is also the training ground of the SAS – as you can imagine the routes will provide you with testing climbs, steep descents and challenging terrain. Both the 25km and 50km routes will summit one of the highest peaks in South Wales, the famous Pen y Fan (886m), it will be a challenging adventure but once you make it to the top you’ll discover sensational views of the Brecon Beacons, with its rolling mountains and hills, stretching as far as the eye can see.

Register today!

Choose your distance and sign up to trek for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity! Registration links will be added shortly once available.

Click HERE to register for the 25km
We leave the Event Village in the opposite direction to the other route and spend some time walking on country roads following sections of the Three Rivers Ride path. After approximately 9 km we make our ascent to Pen Y Fan. From the checkpoint we head up onto the ridge of Cefn Cwm Llwch and we soon summit Pen Y Fan where we momentarily join other routes before beginning our ascent under the Corn Du ridge. As we descend into the valley we get views of the lake below us and upon reaching it we follow the valley before our final leg back on country roads to the Event Village.

Click HERE to register for the 50km
We leave the Event Village and spend some time on the Taff Trail next to the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal. We walk along the canal until we enter Talybont Forest followed by the Taf Fechan Forest. As we exit the forest we begin our ascent to Fan y Big. After summiting there, we ascend a bit further to summit Pen y Fan. From here, we will descend and then re-join the Taff Trail. Our route back will be on country roads on and off the Taff Trail before entering Brecon and back along the canal to the Event Village.

Payment options

You pay the registration fee and in addition, you commit to raising the relevant minimum sponsorship for your chosen charity.

25km – £45 registration fee + £165 minimum sponsorship per person
50km – £60 registration fee + £300 minimum sponsorship per person

50% of the fundraising target (either £82.50 or £150) must be received by your chosen charity no later than 6 weeks prior to the challenge. At this time, your chosen charity will pay the cost of the challenge (25km =£50 or 50km = £90) from your minimum sponsorship. The other 50% and pledges for the remaining sponsorship must be sent to your charity no later than 4 weeks after completion of the event.

Payment Option B – Registration fee + Self-funding balance

You pay the registration fee AND the challenge balance. Although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement, we do ask you to raise funds for a charity of your choice.

25km – £45 registration fee + £50 = Total Cost £95 per person
50km – £60 registration fee + £90 = Total Cost £150 per person

Six weeks prior to the event an invoice will be sent to you for the relevant challenge balance shown above.

Further information can be found on their website HERE, however make sure you use the links above to sign up and register on the trek for Countess Mountbatten Hospice Charity. Don’t forget to let us know if you are taking part on 02380 475345 or email Ruth, ruth@cmhcharity.org.uk.

Good luck!

  • June 3, 2017 - June 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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