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 enjoying the stunning scenery of the Black Mountains. We have three routes to cover all abilities from serious runners to casual walkers.

Next BBMC - May 2021

The organising committee will monitor the situation regarding Covid-19 and will make a decision on whether BBMC 2021 will go ahead. Check our website and social media accounts for updates from January 2021 when entry normally opens.

Big Black Mountains Challenge

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.

BBMC Routes

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.

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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.

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