6 - 7 July 2019
The Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of stunning scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains. This incredible mountain range runs through the centre of South Wales and will put your legs to the test with challenging climbs and steep descents.
Both the 25km and 50km routes venture to the summit of Pen Y Fan – the highest peak in southern Britain. From the top you will be rewarded with one of the best views the UK has to offer. Are you tempted to join us?
There are three ways to fund your challenge:
Payment Option A
You pay the registration fee when booking your place on the challenge and then agree to raise the minimum amount of sponsorship. The sponsorship you raise will cover any outstanding costs of the challenge and the rest will go directly towards our life saving research.
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Payment Option B
You pay the registration fee when booking your place and then agree to pay the additional challenge balance no later than 4 weeks before the challenge. With this option you don’t have to commit to raising a set amount of sponsorship, just raise as much as you can!
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Payment Option C
You pay the total discounted cost of the challenge in full when you book your place on the challenge. Again although there is no minimum sponsorship requirement, we just ask that you raise as much as you can to support our life saving research.
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If you would like to find out more about TrekFest or about any of our other challenges, get in touch Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00:
Tel: 0300 222 5721
Please note this event is organised by Global Adventure Challenges. Participants raising funds for British Heart Foundation will be joined by others, raising money for different charities. Find out more on the TrekFest website.
Where you start
Brecon Beacons National Park,
All routes include:
- Hot food and a glass of bubbly at the end of your challenge
- Fruit, snack bars, water, tea and coffee at all the check points
- Hot meal on route (50 km trekkers only)
- Technical trekking top
- Mountain leaders
- First aid support
- At the end of the trek there will be hot showers and massage available
Choose your distance:
We leave the TrekFest Village and enjoy walking on some country roads as we follow sections of the Three Rivers Ride path. After approximately 9km we start our ascent up to Pen y Fan – from the checkpoint we head up onto the ridge of Cefn Cwm Llwch, climbing up towards the summit of Pen y Fan.
At the summit we can enjoy the amazing views before beginning our descent under the Corn Du Ridge. As we descend into the valley we experience views of Llyn Cwm Llwch below. Upon reaching the lake, we follow the valley before our final stretch along country roads back to the TrekFest Village.
We leave the TrekFest Village in the opposite direction to the 25km route and enjoy the Taff Trail along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. We walk along the canal until we reach the Talybont Forest followed by the Taf Fechan Forest.
Our route then exits the forests and we begin our ascent to Fan y Big, one of the four highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons. We continue our ascent up to the summit of Pen y Fan – with stunning views across the Brecon Beacons.
From here we descend, and then re-join the Taff Trail. We then enter Brecon and continue back along the canal to the TrekFest Village.
Training and kit
Plan your training with expert tips and advice in our walking training zone.
Take a look at the challenge kit list
for advice on what to wear on the day and what to bring with you.
When you sign up, you’ll receive a welcome email with some useful links to help you kick start your fundraising. Set up a JustGiving page and be sure to include your reason for taking part and add as many photos as you can during your training. Don't forget to share your page on your social media pages!
Create your fundraising page
Online fundraising is the quickest and easiest way to get your fundraising up and running. Make sure you keep your fundraising page up to date with your training and fundraising progress, it's a great way to keep everyone up to date with your challenge and to inspire them to sponsor you.
Stuck for fundraising ideas? Why not check out some of our top ways to boost your fundraising?
If you would like to find out more about the event, get in touch with the Challenge Events team Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Tel: 0300 222 5721