10 Waterfalls Half Marathon Trek Picture 1
10 Waterfalls Half Marathon Trek Picture 1

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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  364m

Dist:  21km

Min age:  na

Duration:  1

Beacons Waterfalls 1/2 Marathon Trek

Trek Adventure

A beautiful 1/2 marathon trek taking in 10 of Brecon Beacon's very best waterfalls on some very special scenic trails. You will begin by getting up close to the Sychryd Waterfall before stepping into the Mellte gorge to follow the classic Four Falls trail, (Sgwd Yr Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-gwyn, Sgwd Clun-Gwyn). Here you will witness the mighty power of these falls stretching right across the river. Upon reaching the huge cave entrance of Cwm Porth we will then make the Nedd Fechan decent with 5 more fantastic falls (Horseshoe Falls, Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf, Sgwd Ddwli Isaf, Ggwd y Bedol & finally Sgwd Gwladys. This will be one awesome challenge!


The total ascent for this challenge is 450m over 13 miles so will be a full on day! 

 


Itinerary

09.30 Registration for trek & safety briefing

10.00 Commence trek

16.00 Arrive back

17.00 Event close

 

The walk encompasses 10 of the Brecon Beacons very best Waterfalls, this is a route to remember. Walking behind the waterfalls is optional but here will be some light scambling involved getting up close to the Waterfalls! It is likely there will be some quite boggy terrain as well!

 

 

Route Map


What is a Level 3.0 Trekking Challenge Like?

These challenges are either longer, higher, or span several days. In the case of single day events, you can expect up to 9 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect a lower daily duration, but of course the effort is sustained over a longer period. You need to be keen on physical exercise for these events, and to enjoy taking exercise, and do it regularly. Longer duration long haul treks are likely to be easier in terms of the physical walking, however you will need to be more resilient, due to simple living conditions. UK single day or weekend level 3 treks are suited to walkers and trekkers with some previous history of upland walking or alternatively a good amount of lowland training behind them.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.0 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside; 7 hours plus . You should be doing regular exercise, possibly with some running. Your running speed will be fairly steady; nothing too fast, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 miles. If you do not run, you should be concentrating on other types of exercise but for longer periods of time (i.e. sessions in excess of 1.5 hrs). These other forms of exercise should be at a moderate to high level. e.g. spinning, circuits, swimming, or other sports.

 

Medical Issues

Please note, it is extremely important for this physical challenge that you are in good health. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions, please consider carefully whether you should be joining the challenge. Please ensure you fill in the booking form accurately and honestly, this is important. In the case of serious conditions (epilepsy, diabetes, heart conditions, recent illness or operations), please discuss the challenge with your GP. Please also ensure you notify us of any allergies or similar.

You should be used to walking reasonable distances each day to contemplate this trek. It requires stamina and good aerobic fitness - but good willpower will also come in handy! Failure to disclose medical conditions is a serious omission - that could have serious repercussions on any of our challenges.

 

Included In Trip

Pre-event information pack

Friendly and experienced, qualified Mountain Leaders

First Aid support, radio comms & safety equipment.

Tea/Coffee/brioche at start of challenge

Event Maps

Public Liability & Activity Insurance

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, Blister Repair Kit
Plasters, Painkillers, Sunbloc

Hill Walking Items
Day Sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / Plastic Liner(s) for Rucksack
Bladder System (highly recommended - or other water bottles e.g. exercise bottle/Nalgene bottle)
Walking Poles (highly recommended)
Sun Hat (wide brimmed), Neck Scarf
Lunches - you may wish to pre-pack lunches but please check with us
Snack Foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Clothing
Lightweight Fleece, Medium Weight Fleece
Lightweight Gloves, Fleece Hat
Long Cotton Trekking Trousers
Comfortable Trekking Shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking Boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking Socks
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent)
1 Pair Outer Waterproof Bottoms

We suggest you bring a comfortable change of clothes for afterwards for the journey home.

Other
Pack of Travel Tissues
Camera, Film / Memory Card / Spare Battery
Wallet, Credit Cards, Cash
Sunglasses, Spare Comfortable Shoes
Mobile Phone
Head Torch with spare batteries and bulb

 

Kit Hire

It is possible to hire equipment via our specialist kit hire providers Outdoor Hire Ltd. We have negotiated a 10% discount for all our mountain challengers.

 

Safety Information

By nature all activities contain an element of risk.Your leader will be first aid qualified and will carry the appropriate safety kit for the activity, such as mountain safety shelters, walking rope and from time to time mobile radios. Safety equipment carried will be appropriate to trip. The leader's primary role is to ensure your safety, but it is your responsibility to listen to their guidance and instructions.

 

Weather

At most times of year the weather can go either way from warm temperatures to freezing cold – so be ready for anything – make sure you pack according to the list! Remember that layers are the key, allowing you to adjust your level of warmth more easily. We will almost certainly experience a little rain during the weekend, so make sure you have suitable waterproof gear—both jacket and trousers.

 

Notes on Trekking Events

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Adventure Cafe Booking Terms and Conditions

By booking an event with Adventure Cafe, you agree to these standard terms of booking. Please ensure that you read the appropriate document for your type of event carefully.

Adventure Cafe Terms & Conditions - For all types of event


To Reserve Your Space on this Challenge

You should fill in the Google Form - linked here below, and then please call us on 01823 444 246 to advise of your payment method. We can accept card payments over the phone, or Bank Transfer. Please note that your space is not confirmed until you have received your booking receipt.

CLICK HERE: Adventure Cafe Challenge Booking Form - For Challenge Events

 

 

Guide price

£99

Difficulty
Info

 

This Challenge is for exclusive group departures – please call us for more information


Event Location


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