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Black Dragon Challenge Walk
The BDCW has been run each year since 1982, and takes as its base the small market town of Crickhowell, near Abergavenny. This walk challenges even the best and the fittest, and includes a total of 6,700 feet of ascent through the surrounding Black Mountains. All proceeds from the event are donated to the Brecon Mountain Rescue team. Please note that the event is a test of map reading and navigational skills in mountainous terrain. Consequently the organisers do not provide a written route description. All checkpoints and grid references are detailed on the entry form.
The BDCW Details
The Endurance Leg
Entry Prices for 2018
Group Entry (3-5 people in advance only) £15 per person
Endurance Leg Individual Entry (must be booked in advance online) £23
To download the manual entry form, please click here
Memories of the 2013 event
The Talybont Trial
The Talybont Trial (“TT”) takes place in September from the small village of Talybont-on-Usk, this is a tough 20-mile hike through lesser-walked parts of the Brecon Beacons. At this time of year the autumnal colours can be lovely, though you may be too tired to appreciate them! There’s a shorter 10-mile option available as well.
The grid references for all of the checkpoints on the TT20 route are detailed on the manual entry form which can be downloaded below. For the TT10, a route description will be issued on the day of the event to all entrants.
Forms and Prices
The 2018 Talybont Trial will be held on
Saturday September 15th 2018
2018 Entry Fees
For the 20 mile walk (over 18s only): £18 in advance / £22 on the day (per person)
For the 10 mile walk (adult or child): £10 in advance / £15 on the day (per person)
Entering as a Group (TT20 only) - advance entry only: 3-5 people £15 each
To download manual entry form, please click here
Please post the form to the following address:
Newport Outdoor group
22 Garrick Drive
To enter online, please click here