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War Stories & Waterfalls, 3 Day Hike Adventure

  • Location Brecon Beacons, Wales
  • Price from £120.00


A Welsh hill weekend with a twist.​ We will be following the classic "Fan Dance Route" on the Saturday. Other companies offer a chance to beast yourself against the clock on this classic Special Forces selection march, we offer those with an interest a chance to walk the route at a pace suitable for all with two of our instructors who have completed the Fan Dance in the military. Wild camp with our instructors in the home of SF Selection under Army style bashas, sit around a fire and listen to some stories, learn some valuable fieldcraft skills and enjoy a stunning sunrise from the summit of Pen y Fan.

Day 1

We will get together as a group at the Pontsticill Reservoir car park. Drive North out of the village of Pontsticill and the reservoir car park will be on your right. This is because where we are taking you a postcode and satnav will not work! Once the group is together we will take a short drive into the mountains and set up camp where you will be camping under military style "bashas".

Day 2

After a very early morning wake up call (and maybe some strong coffee!) you will enjoy sunrise on the top of Pen y Fan. At times you will briefly see what pace is required to pass the real selection test, enjoy the views and perhaps a war story or two along the way. Due to the early start we will finish early afternoon and have plenty of time to set up camp and enjoy some time around the fire.

Day 3

On the Sunday we change pace and rest our weary legs - we will stay in the beautiful woodland and visit some of the areas stunning waterfalls including Sgwd yr Eira (one of the only waterfalls in the UK that you can safely walk behind) - great for a photo opportunity. Day 3 starts and finishes at the Cwm Porth Car park (CF44 9 JF) a short drive from where we started.

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No-frills Accommodation

2 nights under a military style Basha / Tarp

    What's included

  • Drink We provide tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Equipment Military style Bashas / Tarps
  • Other Laminated maps of your route to keep

    What you'll need

  • Other Clothing:
    • Suitable clothing for 2 days out in the mountains in variable weather (including lightweight quick drying material with sufficient insulation and layers for the conditions - no cotton T shirts/baselayers or hoodies)
    • Waterproof jacket and trousers
    • Gloves and a hat
    Carried in your pack:
    • Waterproof bag (can use a bin liner but dry bags are the best to protect your items from heavy rain)
    • Spare clothing: Spare warm hat and pair of gloves, spare socks, underwear, spare base layer to sleep in and one spare warm layer for emergencies or to put on over other layers when we stop.
    • Food and water for 2 days (ask us for advice if not sure what to bring)
    • Headtorch
    • Sleeping bag & sleeping pad / mat
    NOTE: some of your spare items, sleeping bag and camping kit can be left in camp and will not be needed on the walking parts of this trip, so you can travel light


Custom Policy

  • Cancel before 31 days of your adventure and receive a 75% refund (minus payment processing fees).
  • Cancel within 30 days of the adventure with no refund.
  • Alternate dates may be able to be agreed at no additional cost, but this is not guaranteed.


Brecon Beacons, Wales


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