Brecon Beacons Adventure Trek

Saturday 25th September

 

Route: The walk will starting in the Swansea Valley near the Dan yr Ogof Show Cave. The length of the walk is 10.5 km (6.5 miles) with 391 m of ascent.  Depending on the fitness of the group, we expect it to take somewhere between 4 and 5 hours.

Difficulty: Medium – mostly on fairly good public paths which may be boggy after rain, but some off track through gorse. Most averagely fit young people should be able to cope. The walk will be accompanied, but depending upon numbers may break the group into teams.

Risk Assessment: The route has been pre-walked by members of the BBMC who have noted the hazards.  We will be using the standard BBMC risk assessment for walking in wild country. Main concerns are sink holes and some crags and a safety brief will be provided at the start of the walk. The walk will be led by qualified and experienced BBMC leaders.

What to bring: Suitable footwear (walking shoes/boots always recommended but not essential) and waterproofs, day ruck sack containing a water bottle & lunch, and a warm spare top. Maps and/or compasses, if you have them, but they are not essential.

Training: We will hope to provide some basic navigation skills training during the course of the day. We will also have a short devotional talk and a prayer at the site of the wreckage.

A typical scene in the Brecon Beacons on a good day, from a BBMC training weekend

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