War Stories & Waterfalls, 3 Day Hike Adventure

  • Location Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Duration 3 days
  • Price £120.00 per person
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Microadventure

Adventure Highlights

A Welsh hill weekend with a twist.​ We will be following the classic "Fan Dance Route" on the Saturday. Other companies offer a chance to beast yourself against the clock on this classic Special Forces selection march, we offer those with an interest a chance to walk the route at a pace suitable for all with two of our instructors who have completed the Fan Dance in the military. Wild camp with our instructors in the home of SF Selection under Army style bashas, sit around a fire and listen to some stories, learn some valuable fieldcraft skills and enjoy a stunning sunrise from the summit of Pen y Fan.

This adventure is perfect for individuals and small groups, and can be tailored for:

  • Corporates

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Adventure Details

Day 1

Start time 20:00

We will get together as a group at the Pontsticill Reservoir car park. Drive North out of the village of Pontsticill and the reservoir car park will be on your right. This is because where we are taking you a postcode and satnav will not work! Once the group is together we will take a short drive into the mountains and set up camp where you will be camping under military style "bashas".

Day 2

After a very early morning wake up call (and maybe some strong coffee!) you will enjoy sunrise on the top of Pen y Fan. At times you will briefly see what pace is required to pass the real selection test, enjoy the views and perhaps a war story or two along the way. Due to the early start we will finish early afternoon and have plenty of time to set up camp and enjoy some time around the fire.

Day 3

On the Sunday we change pace and rest our weary legs - we will stay in the beautiful woodland and visit some of the areas stunning waterfalls including Sgwd yr Eira (one of the only waterfalls in the UK that you can safely walk behind) - great for a photo opportunity. Day 3 starts and finishes at the Cwm Porth Car park (CF44 9 JF) a short drive from where we started.

End time 15:00

Effort Level

You’ll be working up a sweat. Bring along a touch of enthusiasm and a little determination

  • Chilled
  • Active
  • Tough

Inclusions

No-frills Accommodation

2 nights under a military style Basha / Tarp

What's included

  • Guide Fully guided
  • Drink We provide tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Equipment Military style Bashas / Tarps
  • Other Laminated maps of your route to keep

What you'll need to bring

  • Other Clothing:
    • Suitable clothing for 2 days out in the mountains in variable weather (including lightweight quick drying material with sufficient insulation and layers for the conditions - no cotton T shirts/baselayers or hoodies)
    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Gloves and a hat
    Carried in your pack:
    • Waterproof bag (can use a bin liner but dry bags are the best to protect your items from heavy rain)
    • Spare clothing: Spare warm hat and pair of gloves, spare socks, underwear, spare base layer to sleep in and one spare warm layer for emergencies or to put on over other layers when we stop.
    • Food and water for 2 days (ask us for advice if not sure what to bring)
    • Headtorch
    • Sleeping bag & sleeping pad / mat
    NOTE: some of your spare items, sleeping bag and camping kit can be left in camp and will not be needed on the walking parts of this trip, so you can travel light

Cancellations

Strict - Cancel up to 31 days before your adventure to recieve a 75% refund

Cancelling less than 30 days before results in no refund.

Refund excludes processing fees. Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.

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Location

Starting point:

Torpantau, Merthyr Tydfil, UK

Adventure leader

MadDogAdventures

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