Challenge your body and your mind this bank holiday and join in ‘Bwlch with Altitude’

You might not automatically imagine that a 12mile circular walk along one of Wales’ most beautiful lakes and a tricky quiz are a marriage made in heaven but if last year’s success is anything to go by – it works! Join us for a day of mind-testing fun at the Llangors Lake circular walk dubbed ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ that offers a challenge (besides the 12 mile walk) on Saturday 28th August.  The walk will involve answering a series of clues and puzzles along the way – a great new way to exercise both your body and your mind.


The energetic walk starts and finishes in Bwlch, near Crickhowell will involve solving a series of clues and puzzles whilst visiting two beautiful churches – Llangors and Llangasty and it shows off gorgeous views from all sides of Llangors Lake – the largest lake in South Wales – you can stop at Llangors Church for free refreshments.  Each clue solved will earn points and the team with the most points will win the highly coveted Blwch with Altitude Challenge trophy and t-shirts. 


Supported by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Collabor8 project, the event starts at 11.00am and costs just £7.00 per person.  The whole event should finish around 5.00pm with a delicious free BBQ sponsored by The Welsh Venison Centre.  The closing date for entries is Saturday 21st August.


So why not organise yourself into teams of four and enter – this is the timetable for the day:

11.00am                      Meet at The New Inn, Bwlch for free cakes and coffee

11:30am                      Event Starts

5.00pm                        Free BBQ (Welsh Venison Centre burgers & sausages)

7:00pm                        Prize giving (trophy & T-shirts for winners) live music


For more information about the Challenge or walks in Bwlch please visit the website  or contact the New Inn (Beacons Backpackers) on 01874 730 215   or the Star Bunkhouse on 01874 730080  or visit the Parish of Llyn Safaddan website at






·         ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ is the brainchild of Reverend Alan Jevons who first approached Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority last year with a view to getting more visitors to his Parish of Llyn Safaddan.  Over the next few months he worked on various projects with the National Park including the official ‘Blessing of the Horse’ where he blessed horse riders and their horses at the start of the horse riding season in September last year.  Eventually, an idea developed to promote a new sustainable walking break to unite the local community and welcome more visitors into the area.  With his two Churches of Llangors and Llangasty firmly featured in the walking break, the New Inn (Beacons Backpackers) and the Star Bunkhouse in Bwlch came on board to provide welcoming accommodation and hearty food.

·         The walk was originally developed as a three day walking experience encouraging visitors to arrive sustainably by train or bus and then takes them on a journey across two mountain ridges, Llangors Lake, the two Churches of Llangors and Llangasty, and a protected Nature Reserve.

·         The ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ leaflet was published in March and is the first tourism venture to be funded by the new COLLABOR8 project which aims to develop new tourism strategies for managing local business clusters in the fields of creative arts, culture, outdoor activities, local food and hospitality providers.