Black Mountains Trek

Llanthony abbey
Event Type
Sponsored Challenge Walk

For Tickets or more information, please contact:
Fundraising Dept on 01633 851051 or email

Black Mountain Trek




Get involved in our inaugural Black Mountain Treks through the stunning Black Mountains taking in some the following:

      • The Big one: 27.2 km in distance with 849 meters of climbing

This walk starts at the abbey and has a very steep ascent up the face of Loxidge Tump to Offas dyke path. You then head North west until you reach the summit of Hay Bluff with fantastic views over to Hay on Wye. You then head South west down to the famous gospel path before another ascent upto Twmpa (Lord Herefords Knob). You will continue along the ridge to the trig point at Rhos Dirion. Youre on the homeward leg now as you turn South east along the ridge towards Bal Mawr. the final leg of the walk takes us down to Bal bach before the final descent down Cwm Bwchel and back to the Abbey.

      • The ‘Little’ one: 14km in distance with 600 meters of climbing

This walk starts from the Abbey and follows the same very steep ascent up Loxidge Tump. You will follow Offas dyke for around 3km before descending into the vale of Ewyas at Capel y fin passing Vision farm on the way.

You will head to The Grange before a short climb past the old monastery.

The route then follows the fence line to Sychtre before heading back to the Abbey.

Mountains / Walk / Views / Adventure / Explore

What’s included:

      • A local walk
      • Mountain Marshals
      • Food stops
      • Water stops
      • Medal upon completion

By taking part

Your involvement will allow St David’s Hospice to support patients and families facing the most difficult time of their lives making sure they are comfortable, free of pain and surrounded by their loved ones. Without YOU, we cannot provide our many free services.

Parking for both routes is available at Llanthony Abbey. For a small donation of £1 towards the upkeep of the St David’s Church.

Registration costs

      • Registration is just £25 per person (over 16’s) ‘Big Route’
      • Registration is just £15 per person (over 16’s) ‘Little Route’
      • Under 16’s are £15 ‘Big Route’, £10 ‘Little Route’

Your entry fee only covers the cost of staging such a large scale event and offering such a great day out. It is your sponsorship, fundraising or donation which will make a difference to local people who need our support.

 Why take part?

      • Why take part in Black Mountains Trek? It’s quite simple: other local people need your support.
      • There are local people who are facing the end of their life, but your support means they can be properly cared for, pain-free, and able to create lasting memories with their loved ones in their final months, weeks or days.




Start Times/registration Times

The Big one

      • 27.2 km in distance with 849 meters of climbing
      • Register from 0730hrs and start from 0830hrs

The Little One

      • 14km in distance with or 600 meters of climbing
      • Register from 0830hrs start from 0900hrs


Black Mountain Treks are a sponsored event, where all funds raised by you will help local patients and families being cared for by St David’s Hospice Care. We haven’t suggested a minimum target for year 1 as we are asking that you, can choose how you achieve this; either by raising sponsorship from family and friends, doing some fundraising (like a raffle at work), or simply making a donation yourself.

We are sure it will be easy to hit your target because once you register we’ll send you a whole pack of hints and tips to help you smash it. Here are just a few easy ways in which you can hit your target.

Raising the funds

      • 1) The easiest thing is to set up a just giving page here: 
      • Share this with your friends, family and colleagues via email and social media, and watch the donations pour in.

2) Hold a small fundraising event, such as a raffle at work or a quiz at the pub. This is an easy way to raise money if you feel you can’t ask people for sponsorship (here are some tips in our A to Z of fundraising tips to help you)

3) You could even make a personal donation if that’s what you feel most comfortable doing.

Every pound raised from your Trek sponsorship will help St David’s Hospice Care look after local people right here in your community.

Our Sponsors

      • Black Mountains Trek would not be possible without the support of our wonderful sponsors.
      • If you would like your business to be associated with Black Mountains Trek, please get in touch to find out how you can show your support.
      • Contact us on  or email
      • Tel: 01633 851051

With thanks to our Partners Peak Adventures 






Supported by

      • Llanthony Abbey

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