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Big Welsh Walk

April 3 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

IT’S GRRRRRREAT TO BE BACK – Are you up for the Big Welsh Walk 2022 #BWW

Join the Hospice and Life Size Models in climbing the highest mountain in South Wales and become a Hospice Trooper!


Put your best foot forward in this sponsored walk challenge and visit the SAFARI AT THE SUMMIT!



What you need to know


Location: Pen-y-Fan. Meeting point Pont Ar Daf Car Park (Pen-y-fan Base Camp). LD3 8NL

Date: Sunday 3rd April 2022

Time: 8.00am

Big Welsh Walk Entry £10.00 per Adult / £5.00 per Child / £29.00 per Family (up to 2 ad and 3 ch)

Registration includes: Welcome pack, supervision from walking marshals, event kit list, bottle of water, Hospice of the Valleys Buff


Fundraising Incentives

Raise £29.84 in sponsorship and earn yourself;

  • Adult; Limited Edition Hospice Anniversary Tech T-Shirt
  • Child; EGNI Adventure Play Admission Voucher 

Raise £112.00 in sponsorship and receive FREE entry into our Hamper prize draw.

Sponsorship to be received by 25th April 2022 to qualify.



The Big Welsh Walk #BWW

The Big Welsh Walk involves climbing Pen-y-Fan, a strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths.  As highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan stands at 886m (2,907ft) above sea level and overlooks breath taking scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains.

Perfect for friends, families and groups, our little troopers can get involved too.  All children and young people aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult (18 years+) at all times.

Approximately 2 miles in length and can be achieve within 1.5-2 hours.

The Big Welsh Walk will depart from Pont y Daf, and at your leisure climb to the summit of Pen-y-Fan.  You will have chance to admire the spectacular views, take a cheeky photo with those waiting to greet you at the top, before making your way back down the same path and returning to Pont y Daf.



Join us, be part of an amazing atmosphere and earn your right to say … “I was there; I was part of the team Hospice Troopers”.

Walkers are welcome to dress up in jungle theme attire and pose for photos on-route and at the summit…This is done so at your own risk.


If you would like to come on the adventure with us, then view the Terms and Conditions and click on the Im In! Sign Me Up!to Register, we’d love to have you on board.


To be sure to have the best experience, we recommend you do some level of walking prior to the event.



Dogs welcome as long as they are kept under close control.


Please note there are limited parking spaces available at Pont ar Daf.


For more information about Pen-y-Fan and the surrounding area, please visit the National Trust Website



Meet our Supporters


Life-Size Models

Retail and wholesale of the finest life-size models. We supply almost everything you can think of, from Dinosaurs as big as houses, Wild Animals to create your own zoo, Famous Faces Figures and lots more…….Our life size models and props need to be seen and felt in order to truly understand the craftsmanship and care that goes into each an every product. Our models are designed by artists and then crafted by skilled sculptors and formers. Each life sized model is lovingly painted in realistic tones. However we have been known to create the odd lilac cow or rainbow sheep!


Blackwood Engineering

We are proud to support Hospice of the Valleys this year with the Big Welsh Walk.  It is a fantastic charity that helps people when they are emotionally and physically at their greatness point of need.  Our company roots are in the valleys and majority of our staff are local to the area.  Many of us have been personally impacted by the wonderful service the Hospice of the Valleys provides.

We want this charity to thrive and continue to provide much needed help and support to all those families and individuals suffering from life threatening illnesses


Walking the Brecon Beacons

We encourage members to share their adventures with the group and to post photographs of their experiences.
Have fun, stay safe, learn and teach, share and help – that’s what Walking the Brecon Beacons is all about, enjoy!



EGNI is an indoor children’s activity centre based in Tredegar and we are proud to be supporting Hospice of the Valleys and their Big Welsh Walk with incentive prizes.  Our indoor ninja style obstacle course is an alternative to soft play for all abilities, we believe making fitness fun for all is a key to unlocking a fettle lifestyle, follow us on Facebook for up to date news and information.


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April 3
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
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