Hillwalking - Brecon Beacons

Indoor accommodation been booked at Dolygaer Scout Activity Centre in the Brecon Beacons for the weekend of 15-17 March 2024.

Nestled in the heart of Wales, this stunning national park is a paradise for hillwalking, offering a diverse range of landscapes and outdoor experiences that will leave you in awe.

The Brecon Beacons National Park is a place of unparalleled natural beauty, featuring rolling hills, picturesque valleys, ancient woodlands, and breathtaking waterfalls. The accommodation sits just below the highest peak in southern Britain, Pen y Fan, standing proudly at 886 meters, and a multitude of other majestic mountains waiting to be explored.

Hillwalking adventure for all Levels – Whether you’re an experienced hiker or a beginner, the Brecon Beacons offer something for everyone, and you will be guided by our experienced permit holders.

This trip is open to all Scouts, Explorers, Scout Network and adult members of Cambridgeshire Scouts, with any level of experience in the hills. Please note that Scouts under 12-1/2 years old must be accompanied by one of their Leaders or a parent with Scout DBS.


  • Friday evening – Make your way to the accommodation – Allocate walking groups for the weekend.
  • Saturday – full day in the hills, with fantastic 360 degree views. Permit training (if requested) will cover as much navigation, leadership, and general practical subject matter as is possible.
  • Sunday – morning to mid-afternoon – shorter hill day or waterfalls walk.
  • Sunday afternoon – clean the accommodation ready for handover & return to Cambridgeshire.


£60 for the weekend. This covers accommodation and all meals From Saturday breakfast to Sunday lunch.

Limited transport will be arranged for Explorer Scouts and non-drivers, at extra cost to cover fuel and minibus hire.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Please use the button below to book, via Eventbrite

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