Want to run an event on National Trust land?

Work with us to enhance your event

Many organised sports and charity events run by professional organisations and charities are held across National Trust land. If you are an outdoor activity provider planning an event on National Trust land in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire area, we want to help you secure permission for your event. Sites include the central Brecon Beacons, Sugar Loaf, Skirrid, Begwns and Abergwesyn.

Organisers wanting to run an event or activity should contact us to discuss the opportunities.  Together we can assess the activity/event and agree a way of working that minimises the impact upon the environment, local community and other users.  We want to help all groups wanting to raise money through events to work with us to ensure consideration is given to this wonderful countryside and others who use it.

We aim to enhance the quality and enjoyment of your event, to minimise damage from path erosion and sensitive habitats and protected sites.  Through our guidance and advice, we will provide a single point of contact for the National Trust in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire area to help you apply for an event license.

" We have been holding 10YFan at Pen Y Fan, central Brecon Beacons for over 5 years, which has allowed us to raise almost £300,000 towards various children’s charities. The support from Rob Reith from the National Trust has always been superb and being able to hold the event on well-maintained land gives our event added safety and gravitas. Without the support from Rob and the team, it would be impossible to hold our event and we are more than happy to donate to the National Trust to help keep the land in such beautiful condition. "
- Steve Western - 10YFan

Three Simple Steps to Running an event on National Trust land in the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire area


1. Contact a National Trust Ranger at the start of planning your event

With over 30 years experience and being involved in many events across Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire, Lead Ranger Rob Reith will be able to help with the feasibility of your event and provide advice and guidance on acknowledging us as the landowner, before you commit any time or expense.  You can contact Rob on robert.reith@nationaltrust.org.uk


2. Apply for your event permit to use National Trust land

Our most successful outdoor activity providers start planning events at least 12 months in advance so that they get the best date and location booked in.  We promote a first come, first served policy with bookings.


3. Donate to help us conserve the Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire to keep it a special place for everyone

The National Trust is a conservation charity that relies on donations and membership.  Please help by working with us and donating to protect the landscape.  We ask event organisers to donate to us and suggest a £1 donation per person after the event.  This donation will enable you and your participants to give a little back to maintain and repair the land for future events.  Your donation will contribute towards conservation and repair projects across Brecon Beacons and Monmouthshire, including the Brecon Beacons Appeal.

It is strongly recommended that you do not market your event until you receive an event license giving approval from the National Trust (and other land owners if relevant) to use the land.