Tenovus South Wales 3 Peaks Picture 1
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Best Time of Year: Year Round

Max alt:  596m

Dist:  30km

Min age:  18

Duration:  1

Black Mountains 3 Peaks Challenge

Trek Adventure

You've heard of the Welsh Three Peaks - Now take on the Black Mountains 3 peaks! Blorenge, Skirrid and Sugar Loaf all in one day. These three great peaks will challenge your endurance and reveal the lesser known beauty of the undulating hills in this historically and culturally rich part of Wales. Get ready for a great day sampling these three peaks and celebrate in the various pubs of Abergavenny after!


Starting from Abergavenny in a tranqill part of the Brecon Beacons your first challenge is to scale the steep slope of Blorenge first thing. There will be an opportunity to stop for snacks in a little village and then continue up the highest peak of the day The classic Sugarloaf. You will finish with the ridge of Skirrid overlooking Abergavenny below where you will head on to for celebrations after a tough long day! Expect around 9 hours of walking.  

 


Itinerary



08:00 - Meet for tea/coffee and registration 

08:30 - Begin Walking

10.15 - Summit of Blorenge

13.30 - Summit of Sugar Loaf

16:15 - Summit of Skirrid

18.00 Finish trek

 

Route Map


Accommodation

N/A

 

What is a Level 3.5 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 12 hours trekking. In the case of a multi day trek, you can expect lower daily durations - 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 to 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 - ie using same clothes for several days, lack of washing facilities, simple food, and maybe camping - this forms an integral part of the challenge.

 

How Fit Do I need to be to join a Level 3.5 ‘Trek’?

You need to have good endurance for these events. You must be used to doing very long walks in the countryside - 7 hours + . You should be doing regular exercise - possibly with some running. Your running speed will be around 10-11 minute miling, and you should be able to run a minimum of 4 to five 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.

 

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

UK Mountain Leader

Registration

Stick Maps

Tea/Coffee/Brioche

Safety Equipment

 

Excluded From Trip

Support Vehicle for large groups only

 

Equipment Required

Medikit
Suncream, blister repair kit, plasters, vaseline, painkillers, sunbloc

Washkit
Pack towel (lifesystems recommended), soap (small bar)
shampoo (not a full size bottle!), toothbrush, toothpaste (small size)

Hill walking items
Sleeping bag or sleeping bag liner - please check whether you require a sleeping bag
Day sack (25-35 litre)
Rucksack liner(s) / plastic liner(s) 
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 this with us
Snack foods - we recommend good slow burning items - nuts, dried fruit, cereal bars etc.

Warm clothing
Lightweight fleece, medium weight Fleece
Lightweight gloves, heavy gloves (mitten type recommended)
Fleece hat, balaclava

Trek Clothing
Long cotton trekking trousers, 1 pair tracksuit bottoms
Comfortable trekking shirts (long/short sleeved)
Walking boots (broken in with ankle protection)
Gaiters (appropriate to moor wilderness / moorland treks - please ask!)
Walking socks, liner Socks, underwear
1 change of casual evening wear

Waterproofs
Outer Fully Waterproof Jacket (Gore-tex, E-vent) & Outer Waterproof Bottoms

Other
Toilet roll / pack of travel tissues, spare lace, camera, film / memory card / spare battery

Wallet, credit cards, cash, sunglasses, spare comfortable shoes, penknife

Mobile phone (packed in a plastic bag deep inside your day pack!), emergency rations (energy foods - for the tough days on trek), 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

The weather could 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 some rain during the weekend, so make sure you have suitable waterproof gear—both top and leggings.

 

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

Price on Application

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


Event Location


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