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Cystic Fibrosis Trust

Great Strides™ Brecon Beacons


26th June 2021


Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

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Join us to conquer a 40km or 65km Great Strides™ charity walk through the Brecon Beacons 



Official Statement regarding COVID-19

Following the escalation of COVID-19, sadly we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel our Great Strides challenges below.  

  • Great Strides 65 Surrey Hills – 6th June 2020

  • Great Strides Ultra – 6th June 2020

  • Great Strides Peak District (40km & 65km) – 13th June 2020 

  • Great Strides Brecon Beacons (40km & 65km) – 27th June 2020

  • Great Strides Yorkshire Dales – 4th July 2020

Whilst we understand how disappointing this decision will be, we have not made it lightly and sincerely apologise to everyone who has signed up for these events. We are very grateful for all your support, training and fundraising to-date, and hope you will be able to join us on the dates below in 2021. Every participant will receive an email with further details and will be able to transfer their place to the 2021 event without further payment. 

  • Great Strides Peak District (40km & 65km) – 5th June 2021

  • Great Strides 65 Surrey Hills – 12th June 2021

  • Great Strides Ultra – 12th June 2021

  • Great Strides Brecon Beacons (40km & 65km) – 26th June 2021

  • Great Strides Yorkshire Dales – 3rd July 2021

At this stage, we are planning that the Great Strides Ben Nevis Challenge Weekend on the 9th October will be going ahead but will keep you updated if this changes.  

Across the country and the world, everyone is coming to terms with the current situation in relation to the Coronavirus. At the Trust we are aware that this is hugely concerning for the cystic fibrosis community and we must ensure that everyone’s health and safety is our utmost priority.  

If you have any queries, or do not wish to transfer your place to 2021, please contact our team at or telephone 020 3795 2176 and we will be happy to help. 

Thank you for your loyalty and passion, and thank you especially for your continued support for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.


Sign up - 40km

Register for your place in this stunning challenge in 2021

Sign up - 65km

Take on the full 65kms of this fantastic event in 2021.

Entry details

Teams must be a minimum of four and a maximum of six walkers, plus a support driver and vehicle to take part in this charity walk. The support driver will meet you at each checkpoint and help you refuel, ahead of the next section of the walk. One member of the team should be designated team leader. The registration fee is £80. The closing date for registrations is 30 May 2021.


Route details - 65km

Registration opens at 05:00. The hike starts off bright and early at 06:00 at Theatr Brycheiniog and takes you through Brecon on the old road towards Storey Arms.

You will then ascend up Pen-Y-Fan and trek towards Cribyn, before coming down off the Beacons towards Pentwyn Reservoir. The route then loops around Pontsticill and Pentwyn Reservoirs and up towards Talybont Forest.

Here you will join the Taff Trail again through the forest and into Talybont. From Talybont, the route takes you steadily along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal Path along the home straight into the Canal Basin, where you will be greeted by supporters, family, friends and a well-deserved medal! 

Route details - 40km

You will follow a similar route as the 65km challenge - don't worry it will be sign posted!

You will also start at 06:00 from Theatr Brycheiniog but you will through Ffrwdgrech, along the Cefn Cwm Llwch, all the way up to the summit of Pen y Fan before coming down off the Beacons towards Pentwyn Reservoir.

You will then head straight along the taff trail and follow the route round to Talybont. The route takes you steadily along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal Path along the home straight into the Canal Basin, where you will also be greeted by supporters, family, friends and a well-deserved medal!

Why walk for Cystic Fibrosis Trust?

The Cystic Fibrosis Trust is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to fighting for a life unlimited by cystic fibrosis for everyone living with the condition. We are investing in cutting-edge research, supporting clinical care, and campaigning tirelessly on the issues that matter, but we need your help. Together we will beat cystic fibrosis for good.

Still need persuading? Let us show you in 20 seconds why Brecon Beacons is the place to take your first Great Strides!


65km – not something that should be taken lightly, nor would I recommend doing it alone. Having the support of a great team of recovery drivers and teammates to share in the pain when it all gets really hard is definitely a must. Luckily for me, I had both!

Great Strides participant, 2018

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