The Black Mountains Trek

WHEN: | Registration from 7.30am, Walkers to leave between 8am - 8.30am WHERE: Trek begins at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Please note: We have now stopped taking bookings for The Black Mountains Trek. Anyone with any queries should email mashcroft@smhospicehereford.org 

The first ever Black Mountains Trek, in 2017, was one trek of a day. Help make 2018’s hike even better

Following the success of last year’s sell-out Black Mountains Trek, we expect demand for the limited number of places this year to be just as high.

Taking place on Saturday, 6th October, this 30-kilometre walk takes in the scenic beauty of the dramatic mountain range in mid-Wales.

Starting at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre the route takes walkers up onto Hatterrall Hill before crossing the Vale of Ewyas to head north along the prominent central ridge of the Black Mountains with superb views across the Brecon Beacons National Park.

After passing the day’s high point at Chwarel y Fan (670m) you will re-cross the Vale of Ewyas at Capel-y-Ffin before returning to Longtown via Hatterrall Ridge and descending the zig zag path within sight of the impressive Black Darren.

To view the route click here

At the finish in Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre, a two-course meal will be waiting, along with music and a Black Mountains Trek medal.

The trek will set off with rolling start from 8am and walkers will need to have their own equipment (see conditions of entry download on this page for the required list). To meet this challenge, you will need good navigation and hill skills.

Black Mountains Trek B&B offer at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre: £25 per person per night (see photo above)
Why not take the stress out of the event day? Get a good night’s sleep in our comfortable accommodation and then fuel yourself for your Black Mountain Trek with a full cooked breakfast.

Twin-bedded and small dormitory accommodation in the centre’s modern Monnow Wing. Most rooms are ensuite and have stunning views of the Monnow Valley and Hatterrall Ridge. This offer is also available if you wish to stay the night after the event.

For more information or to book your stay call Rae Hardy on 01873 860225 or email rhardy@northamptonshire.gov.uk

This challenging trek will be marshalled by the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team, with funds raised going to St Michael’s Hospice

Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre

Court House

Longtown

Hereford

HR2 0LD

For a charity place, the cost is £10 to enter with £100 minimum sponsorship. A self-funded place is £50.

There will also be the option to buy a branded t-shirt for £16, and to book Bed and Breakfast at Longtown outdoor Learning Centre for £25. If you would like to book a B&B place, please contact Rae Hardy on 01873 860225 or email rhardy@northamptonshire.gov.uk

On the day, registration will be from 7.30am with all walkers starting between 8am – 8.30am.

Please download the ‘Conditions of Entry’ from the right hand side of this page.

Black Mountain Trek B&B offer at Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre £25 per person (see photo above)

Why not take the stress out of the event day? Get a good night’s sleep in our comfortable accommodation and then fuel yourself for your Black Mountain Trek with a full cooked breakfast.
Twin-bedded and small dormitory accommodation in the centre’s modern Monnow Wing. Most rooms are en-suite and have stunning views of the Monnow valley and Hatterrall Ridge. This offer is also available if you wish to stay the night after the event.

For more information or to book your stay call Rae Hardy on 01873 860225 or email rhardy@northamptonshire.gov.uk

 

St Michael’s Hospice provides all its care free of charge to patients, their families and carers.

This care is made possible by supporters taking part in fundraising events like The Black Mountains Trek, shopping at our retail outlets, making charitable donations and leaving gifts in wills.

To raise money for your Hospice and help us care, please download the sponsor form from or set up Just Giving page by following the links on the left of this page and then ask your friends, family and work colleagues to support you.

 

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