Are you up for the Bwlch with Altitude Challenge?

Back for its fourth year, the Bwlch with Altitude Challenge on Saturday, August 25 sees teams of up to four people make their way around a scenic 12-mile course around Llangors Lake – the largest lake in South Wales – while taking pictures for a cryptic photographic contest.


The energetic circular walk starts and finishes in Bwlch, near Crickhowell, taking in two mountain ridges, two beautiful churches at Llangasty and Llangors, 360 degree views of Llangors Lake and a protected Nature Reserve along the way. Teams will have to solve a series of clues and puzzles in a bid to scoop the £100 prize to donate to a charity chosen by the winning team.

Competitors, no doubt hungry from their excursion, will be treated to free hot dog and chips on their return to The New Inn, Bwlch after completing the challenge.


Carol Williams, Tourism Growth Officer for Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, said: “Since the inaugural Bwlch with Altitude Challenge back in 2009 this event has grown from strength to strength and draws competing teams from far and wide.

“It’s a fun walking contest set in some breathtaking scenery and what’s great is that a charity stands to benefit from the event too, making the Bwlch with Altitude Challenge the perfect activity for the Bank Holiday Weekend.”


The event starts at 11am from The New Inn, Bwlch on Saturday, August 25. Entry £7 per person. To book a place for your team contact Rhys Champion at The New Inn on 01874 730215 or email To check the challenge route visit


The Bwlch with Altitude Challenge is supported by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, and kindly sponsored by Beacons Farm Shop, the Welsh Venison Centre and Beacons Back Packers.