Holding an event on the Brecon Beacons

Walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales © Paul Harris

Walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park, South Wales

Each year dozens of charity events and challenge walks are held on the Brecon Beacons in Powys, raising money for lots of great causes.

A great challenge for great causes

We think it’s great so many people want to take on the challenge of climbing southern Britain’s highest mountain - Pen y Fan - and we want to help all those who decide to raise money by doing this, while making sure consideration is given to this wonderful countryside and others who use it.

Guidelines for you

We ask everyone planning to hold an event in the Brecon Beacons to follow the guidelines provided by the Institute of Fundraising code of practice for outdoor fundraising events.

As these guidelines are for general use, we also request events adhere to certain conditions (pdf) relating specifically to the Brecon Beacons.

Footpath repair

We understand that you’re raising money for a good cause and hope you take care of the environment around you during your event. Each year, as a charity,  we spend around £100,000 on repairing footpaths damaged by the pressure of the numbers of walkers who use them. So please consider making a donation towards the cost of our footpath repair programme. You can donate online  or please send a a cheque made out to the National Trust to our address: Dan-y-Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NF. Thank you.

Publicity for your event

As your event will be held on our land, we would like you to acknowledge this in any publicity, posters or letters you send out.

All those planning to hold events on the Brecon Beacons should contact our access ranger Robert Reith so he can provide advice, guidance on acknowledging us as the landowner and make sure there aren’t too many large events taking place at the same time.