Trekfest – The Beacons

Date: Saturday 19th September 2020

Duration: 1-3 days

Location: Brecon Beacons

Entry fee: see below

Minimum sponsorship: £220

Join #TeamStGiles for Trekfest – The Beacons

Experience the impressive mountains, stunning scenery and rolling countryside of the Brecon Beacons National Park as you take on a trek for St Giles.

This incredible mountain range runs through the centre of South Wales and is a training ground of the SAS – so this is a charity challenge that requires a high level of fitness and trekking experience.

Both the 25km and 50km routes venture to the summit of Pen Y Fan – the highest peak in southern Britain. From here you and your fellow members of #TeamStGiles will witness just how beautiful and diverse this National Park really is!


Whether you take on the 25km or 50km routes, both start and finish at The TrekFest Village where you can find toilets, showers, food and drink, even camping plots and car parking! Join us for a BBQ on the Friday evening before the event or enjoy a celebratory drink once you have crossed the finish line.

25km route

You will leave the TrekFest Village and enjoy walking on some country roads as you follow sections of the Three Rivers Ride path. After approximately 9km you start your ascent up to Pen y Fan – from the checkpoint you will head up onto the ridge of Cefn Cwm Llwch, climbing up towards the summit of Pen y Fan. At the summit you can enjoy the amazing views before beginning your descent under the Corn Du Ridge. As you descend into the valley you will experience views of Llyn Cwm Llwch below. Upon reaching the lake, follow the valley before your final stretch along country roads back to the TrekFest Village.

50km route

You will leave the TrekFest Village in the opposite direction to the 25km route and enjoy the Taff Trail along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. After a walk along the canal you will reach the Talybont Forest followed by the Taf Fechan Forest. The route then exits the forests as you begin your ascent to Fan y Big, one of the four highest peaks in the Brecon Beacons. You will continue your ascent up to the summit of Pen y Fan – with stunning views across the Brecon Beacons. From here you descend, and then re-join the Taff Trail. Then enter Brecon and continue back along the canal to the TrekFest Village.

Your support

Sign up on your own or with friends, family or colleagues to be a part of #TeamStGiles. As members of the team, after registration we will support you through every step of your journey, with information on effective training, fundraising and sponsorship tips, kit lists, local information and answer any questions you might have.

Entry fees

The entry fee varies by date of registration:

Enter before 30th November 2019: £45 for 25k route | £55 for 50k route

1st Dec 2019 – 29th Feb 2020: £55 for 25k route | £65 for 50k route

1st March 2020 – 31st May 2020: £65 for 25k route | £75 for 50k route

1st June 2020 onwards: £75 for 25k route | £85 for 50k route

We’d love you to join #TeamStGiles!

Register you interest and join our team of incredible trekkers!

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“My gran was my best friend and we all knew that she was nearing the end of her life.

Sarah took up running last year to support the work of St Giles after caring for her Gran and has since taken part in the Great North Run and the Rudolph Run to raise funds.

“Even though she was receiving the very best care it was a very daunting experience. But everybody was so nice to the family – they tried to make it seem as normal as possible to put us at our ease.

“On the day she passed away my family and I walked away from St Giles and, of course, we were very sad – but everybody at St Giles had worked so hard to make everything so lovely for my gran, we were so thankful.

“Ever since I have had such a passion for St Giles because the care they gave us all was so phenomenal.”

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