Support Us

Our teams main fund raising event organized and run by the team. Come and support the team as well as having a day out in the beautiful Black Mountains. We have three routes to cover all abilities from serious runners to casual walkers.

Next BBMC - Saturday 12th May 2018

The recent run of good weather for the event came to a halt with rain but despite the conditions everyone still enjoyed themselves. From all at Longtown Mountain Rescue, thank you to everyone involved for making BBMC 2017 an amazing day.
Entry for next years BBMC will open from Jan 2018.

Big Black Mountains Challenge

The event consists of a choice of three testing walks/runs of 50km, 32km and 16km between them taking in 15 summits over 660m around the breathtaking scenery of the Black Mountains. The event starts and finishes at LLanthony Priory located in the Honddu Valley in the Vale of Ewyas.

BBMC Routes

The links below display maps of the routes, the first link is to google maps, this only shows the checkpoints not the route to them, but gives a visual idea of the terrain you are going to cover. The second link is to a .pdf file containing a map displaying the route with checkpoints and direction of travel.

Note:- For safety reasons the checkpoints and routes may vary slightly on the day, only the checkpoint card and route issued on the day is to be used. Printed copies of the routes below are not to be used for navigation purposes and are provided for information only.

Following positive feedback we are keeping Route A at 50kms and increasing Route B to 32kms back to the old route along Offas Dyke. Both routes now take in parts of the historic beer track said to be the route over which the Black Canons from the Priory transported ale to sell in Longtown.

Check the weather on the day

How to Enter

To enter BBMC please read the conditions of entry contained in the event information pdf below before clicking on the link which will direct you to the online booking website. You and your friends can enter either individually, or as a team. However, each participant must complete a form. Please enter as soon as possible as there is a limit on the number of entrants to the event. If you require further information or help please contact us by ringing 07766 669598 or email us at

Entry fee: Adults - £20, Under 16s - £8, T-shirts - £14

Entry Form

Due to the use of the online booking system you will be allocated your BBMC number on the day. There will be no entries on the day and all information about start times, registration etc is contained in the event information document below.

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