The Big Welsh Walk

Are you up for the Big Welsh Walk?  #BigWelshWalk

Join the Hospice and Life Size Models in climbing the highest mountain in South Wales, following on in the footsteps of some Big Welsh Icons. Become a Hospice Trooper!

On Saturday 2nd March to help celebrate St David’s Day, a team of Hospice Troopers will be rising to the challenge and climbing Pen-y-Fan. A strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths.

The highest peak in South Wales, Pen-y-Fan stands at 886m (2,907ft) above sea level and overlooks breath taking scenery, rolling countryside and impressive mountains.

What’s the difference about this sponsored walk up Pen-y-Fan? I hear you ask…

Well this is your chance to walk in the footsteps of some Big Welsh Icons – giant models will also be carried to the summit and will wait your arrival.

Thumbs up and have your photo taken with these giant iconic models, be part of an amazing atmosphere and story of how these legends made it to the top of South Wales’ highest mountain.

You will earn the right to say…”I was there, I was part of the team Hospice Troopers”. 

In keeping with the celebration, we greatly encourage walkers to dress up in Welsh attire and pose for photos on-route and at the summit…well it’s not every day you see a Welsh Lady, a leek or Welsh Miner standing on top of Pen-y-Fan. 

Whilst perfect for friends, families and groups, our little troopers can get involved too.  All children and young people aged 17 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible paying adult (18 years+) at all times. 

If you would like to come on the adventure with us, then view the Terms and Conditions and click on the Walk this way to Register, we’d love to have you on board.

What you need to know;

Individual entry £5.00 per person.

Team entry £25.00 up to 8 people (must include at least 1 x adult age 18 years plus)

Walkers will also be asked to raise sponsorship; £30.00 individual £200 Team

We are looking to raise £4511.00 which equates to the running costs for the Hospice for 1 day – so lets raise the vital funds to pay for St David’s Day at the Hospice.

Location: Pen-y-Fan. Meeting point Pont Ar Daf Car Park (Pen-y-fan Base Camp). LD3 8NL

Date: Saturday 2nd March 2019

Time: 10.00am

Registration includes: Welcome pack, supervision from walking marshals, event kit list, bottle of water, finishers t-shirt for all those who raise sponsorship.

To be sure to have the best experience, we recommend you do some level of walking prior to the event.


Terms and Conditions

Walk this way to Register

Dogs welcome as long as they are kept under close control


Please note there are limited parking spaces available at Pont ar Daf

For more information about Pen-y-Fan please visit the National Trust Website

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