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Brecon Beacons 10 Peaks Challenge

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.

By joining Team HDH you will receive

  • 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
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.

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


From Bee - a previous 10 Peaks Challenge trekker

“Dave and his team made the day so much more enjoyable, they were very organized, caring and so friendly that it made me feel so relaxed in their company knowing that they put our safety first and making sure the participants feel comfortable and no one gets left out! I would highly recommend Dave’s company if you are looking for a challenge, you will definitely succeed with their encouragement, and you will have a great time!! Also the support vehicle has loads of treats!”
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.
We will provide you with a full recommended kit list on 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.
If you are interested in a 2 night package that includes accommodation and travel, please let us know at events@helenanddouglas.org.uk and we’ll let you know the options. This will be an additional cost to the £30 registration fee. If you would prefer to make your own arrangements, we will let you know the on the day meeting point.
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!

Why should you trek for Helen & Douglas House?

You’ll be helping children like Neve. Neve has brain cancer and started coming to the hospice for short term symptom management stays in November 2020. Emily, Neve’s mum, said:

‘If there is a miracle in the heart-breaking situation that our family is going through, it is clear to us that this miracle is Helen & Douglas House. It is hard enough as it is, we can’t imagine how we would be managing without the support of Helen & Douglas House.’


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