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Big Welsh Walk

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



Are you up for the Big Welsh Walk 2021 #BWW


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


Building on the successful #BWW 2019, for our 2021 event, we have gone one better.  We present you with the Big Welsh Walk or for those seeking more, the Big Welsh Challenge.  Whichever route you pick, be sure to visit the Safari at the summit this year!




On DATE TO BE CONFIRMED 2021, teams of Hospice Troopers will be taking on the Big Welsh Walk scaling Pen-y-Fan and for those seeking more, the Big Welsh Challenge; the Horseshoe Challenge.


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.


The Big Welsh Challenge

A challenging upland mountain walk that takes you into the heart of the Brecon Beacons. You will be swept away by magnificent views stretching for miles in all directions…  if the weather is good.

If you’re after a challenging but rewarding walk across wild Welsh moorland, and up rocky peaks that offer commanding views over the Brecon Beacons, the Horseshoe Ridge Challenge is for you.

The challenge takes you from Pont y Daf, up to Corn Du, Pen-y-Fan (grab a cheeky photo), across to Cribyn, followed by a welcomed descend down through the peaceful valley of Neuadd before you make your final ascend along the Graig Fan Ddu Ridge, and then return to Pont y Daf.


This will be a guided challenge and is only suitable for more abled and experienced walkers aged 16 years plus (16 and 17 year olds to be accompanied with a responsible paying adult aged 18 years plus).

Approximately 10 miles in length and can be achieved in around 6 hours.



Join us, be part of an g 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 Walk this way to Register, we’d love to have you on board.


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 10th October 2021

Time: 9.00am

Big Welsh Walk individual entry £5.00 per person

Big Welsh Challenge individual entry £10.00 per person

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

Walkers will also be encouraged to raise £30 in sponsorship, which is the cost of a home visit from a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse.  Providing pain relief, managing symptoms and helping to reduce anxieties for our patients at their place of residence.

We are looking to raise a grand total of £5,000 which equates to 166 home visits from one of our Special Palliative Care Nurses = 166 patients being supported in their time of need.


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





Click on the foot print to Register



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




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October 10
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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