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Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge

Event details

May 18, 2024

Brecon Beacons

£200 suggested fundraising target

99 registration fee payable directly to 3rd party organiser

Join us for a group guided trip through the heart of the beautiful Brecon Beacons national park. You’ll cover 10 peaks, 36 km and 1800 meters of ascent and descent – all in one day.

The Brecon Beacons are a stunning set of mountains located in South Wales. This is a superb mountain challenge based over the central section of this mountain range. The aim of the Brecon Beacons 10 Peak Challenge is to climb the named 10 peaks in under 24 hours. The route is 36 km long and has 1600 meters of ascent and descent.

This trek will be run via a third party supplier, Dave Talbot Adventure Events. This trek is not bespoke to Helen & Douglas House and you will be walking alongside other charities and individuals on the day.

Please fill out the registration form to register your interest in the challenge, we will then send you a link to complete your booking directly with Dave Talbot Adventure Events.


Charity Trek Overview

The peaks you’ll climb are:

Fan Nedd 663m
Fan Llia 632m
Fan Dringarth 617m
Fan Frynych 629m
Corn Du 873m
Pen Y Fan 886m
Cribyn 795m
Fan y Big 719m
Bwlch y Ddwyallt 754m
Waun Rydd 762m


When taking on this challenge, you are encouraged to reach a fundraising target of £200, a vital contribution that will make a real difference in the lives of terminally ill children. In order to secure your place there is a registration fee of £99 which is payable directly to the trek supplier Dave Talbot Adventure Events.

What is included?
  • A Helen & Douglas House technical t-shirt
  • Mountain Guides – Qualified mountain guides with first aid qualifications to lead you on the challenge
  • Transport around the challenge and back to your vehicle at the end
  • Aid Stations/Support Vehicle – Extra layers, hot drinks, snacks will be provided throughout the day
  • Finishers Medal
  • Equipment can be borrowed on request
  • Dedicated fundraising support and tips
Who are Dave Talbot Adventure Events?

Dave Talbot Adventure Events was setup by Dave Talbot 16 years ago. Dave is a qualified adventure consultant and adventure professional with over 18 years of experience in the industry having worked across the globe for organisations, charities and brands – bringing world class events and experiences to all.   

Dave has a passion for all the activities and events he organises and work on. He has extensive experience and certificated expertise, holding the Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor Award (MCI), and he is a full member of the Association of Mountaineering Instructors.   

Dave Talbot wants to pass on his enthusiasm, knowledge and experience on all of his adventure events. The team that work with Dave are the most experienced, qualified instructors in the outdoor industry. They do more than just the hard skills of keeping people safe. They take great photos, teach people about the environment and have friendly banter – helping to make your experience more fun and fulfilling. 


If you want to have a look at the 36km route – have a look here. If you click the ‘plane’ symbol it will fly the route in 3D!

In order for you to fully enjoy your trip, we recommend that you undertake prior training which should start several months before the trip. Allowing you to build up your regime slowly. Leaving your training last minute will not be as effective and there is more chance of injury. As a rough guide you should be easily walking at 4 km an hour, carrying a rucksack, on rough ground.

Dave Talbot Adventure Events will provide you with a full recommended kit list upon registering. This will include key items such as rucksack (40 litre capacity ideally), warm layers, waterproof jacket and walked-in footwear. Walking boots or trail running shoes are best. If you’re happy in trainers then that’s fine. If you want more support in rough ground then walking boots are better. Either way they need to be comfy and have been worn before in the mountains.

No transport or accommodation is included within this trek, participants will be responsible for making their own arrangements. Dave Talbot Adventure Events can advise you of local accommodation options near the meeting point.

Snacks, cake, hot and cold drinks will be included, however participants will need to provide their own lunch. 

Transport around the challenge is provided, as well as a coach transfer back to your vehicle from the end point. Participants will be responsible for their transport to the start point of the challenge. 

An Enthuse fundraising page was set up for you upon registration.   

You can edit your fundraising page to personalise your fundraising target, profile photo, banner image, or content so your supporters know exactly who they’re donating to and how much the donation means to you.  

  • To find your fundraising page, click on ‘View your fundraising page’ in the second email you got after registering OR  
  • head to the Enthuse event page and at the top-right-hand corner click the hamburger menu -> Login 
  • Then, use your email address and the Order Number you received in your receipt email after registering.  
  • If you can’t find your order number, just email events@helenanddouglas.org.uk and we can send it to you. 
  • This will take you to your dashboard. Select ‘View Fundraising Page’. 
  • You can then share this with your friends or family. 
  • Finally, you can click on Edit profile pic / Edit background / Edit display name / Edit story / Edit target to make any changes you’d like to your page. 

Any money raised on your online fundraising form, which is created for you automatically on registration, will come to us without you doing anything. 

If you have cash sponsorship to pay in: 

  • You can send us a cheque (payable to Helen & Douglas House) to Events at Helen & Douglas House, 14a Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RW 
  • You can donate by credit or debit card over the phone by calling 01865 794749 
  • You can do a bank transfer – Account Number: 84326735; Bank Sort Code: 60-70-03 
  • You can take your sponsorship money to any one of our shops. Please make sure you put in an envelope addressed to Fundraising with your name and the name of the event on it. 
  • Or you can donate online via our website. 

In all cases, please remember to include your name and the name of the event, Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge.

Rachel, a previous 10 Peaks Challenge trekker

“The whole day was incredible. The views were beyond breathtaking and it was a privilege to walk with such an inspiring and lovely group of people. The camaraderie and spirit between the team really helped keep me going, and finishing the 36km felt like a massive achievement.”

Make memories while making a difference

Helen & Douglas House has been caring for local terminally ill children and their families since 1982. We help children and their families at our hospice, at home and in hospital with respite stays, pain relief, symptom management, end-of-life care and bereavement support.

Contact us

Find out more about the Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge by getting in touch with our Events Team at events@helenanddouglas.org.uk.

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We need to raise over £3 million each year to care for local terminally ill children at the hospice and at home.