BBMC 2021 update

As most of you will know, the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of our 2020 BBMC. After careful consideration we feel that even by May 2021 it is unlikely that we will be able to hold the event.

We have, therefore, made the decision to hold a revised event in November 2021. It will be a scaled down event due to shorter days but should still provide a beautiful day out in the mountains. We will publish more information later in the year and entries will open in June 2021.

The BBMC is our major fundraising event and as a charity enables us to continue our life saving service and your support is greatly appreciated.

BBMC Event Information

The event consists of a choice of three testing walks/runs of 45 km, 30 km and 17 km 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.

We are grateful for the generous support provided over many years by trekitt Mountain Sports sponsors of the Big Black Mountains Challenge

If you have not done it before get an insight into the event by checking out trekitt Mountain Sports short video diary of BBMC 2017 when 800 participants successfully completed the three routes. The recent run of good weather for the event came to a halt with rain but despite the conditions everyone still enjoyed themselves.

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For the 35th year of the Big Black Mountains Challenge we have made some exciting changes and introduced three new routes for this year, visiting new areas of the stunning Black Mountains

The links below display maps of the routes. We have a link to a .pdf file for each route containing a comprehensive map displaying the route with checkpoints and direction of travel. The other link is to Google maps, this only shows the checkpoints as a point of reference not the route to them so should be used in conjunction with the .pdf route to give you a close up view of the terrain you are going to cover.

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.

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 email at

Entry fee: Adults - £20, Under 16s - £8, T-shirts - £15

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.

Before you proceed to online booking please note that in the interest of safety and for insurance purposes places are not transferable. We also cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend.


Your entry fee forms the largest proportion of the funds raised, but any further efforts to support us with donations or sponsorship large or small for your walk/run are greatly appreciated. However unlike some other events sponsorship is not compulsory and we will be happy to see you either way.

Make a donation or open a BBMC sponsorship fundraising page with:-

Facebook fundraiser link JustGiving BBMC sponsorship link

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