The Black Dragon Challenge Walk (BDCW) event first took place in April 2019 and replaced the Black Mountains Roundabout (BMR) which had been running on an annual basis since 1982.

The 2024 Black Dragon Challenge event will be held on Saturday 20th April.

The challenge walk which starts and finishes at Llangorse Community Centre, Llangorse, Brecon LD3 7TR (GR SO 13322770) W3W: cocktail.countries.overlaid follows the high ridges of the challenging Black Mountains taking in the highest point at Waun Fach at 811 metres.

There are 3 routes available, 30 miles (49k),  26 miles (42k), and 19 miles (30k) – see The Route Page

All three routes visit the highest point in the Black Mountains, Waun Fach at a height of 811 metres.

Full route details, checkpoints, and entry prices are available elsewhere on this website.


The event is organised by Brecon Mountain Rescue Team supported by Newport Outdoor Group, and raises funds for the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.

For queries, please email events@breconmrt.co.uk

The Brecon Mountain Rescue Team Ambassador Kate Humble is supporting this event.

“I am delighted to support Brecon Mountain Rescue Team in this fantastic fundraising walk.  It is an opportunity for people to challenge themselves, and enjoy the glorious environment of the Black Mountains, whilst also raising money for a wonderful and vital cause.”  (Kate Humble, BMRT Ambassador)

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In association with Brecon Mountain Rescue and Newport Outdoor Group

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Main Event Sponsor LOWA Boots

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Event also sponsored by MUCK Boot Company

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And by Wigwam Holidays

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