A new twist added to a heavenly walk

The newly created Llangors Lake circular walk dubbed ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ will offer a new challenge (besides the 12 mile walk) on Saturday 29th August, which will involve answering a series of clues and puzzles along the way – exercising both your body and your mind.

The energetic walk starts and finishes in Bwlch, near Crickhowell will involve solving a series of clues and puzzles whilst visiting two beautiful churches – Llangors and Llangasty and it shows off gorgeous views from all sides of Llangorse Lake – the largest lake in South Wales.  Each clue solved will earn points and the team with the most points will win the highly coveted Blwch with Altitude Challenge trophy and t-shirts! 

The event starts at 11.30am and costs just £5.00 per person with proceeds going towards the new visitors centre at Llangasty Church.  The closing date for entries is Saturday 22nd August.

So why not organise yourself into teams of four and enter – this is the timetable for the day:
11.00 am   Meet at The New Inn, Bwlch for free Clams Cakes and coffee
11:30am    Event Starts
7:00pm      Prize giving (trophy & T-shirts for winners)
7:30pm -till late  Free BBQ ( Welsh Venison Centre burgers & sausages) with live music.
The event is sponsored by Clams Cakes & The Welsh Venison Centre who have provided the delicious fare.

For more information about the Challenge or walks in Bwlch please visit the website www.bwlchwalks.co.uk  or contact the New Inn (Beacons Backpackers) on 01874 730 215  www.beaconsbackpackers.co.uk   or the Star Bunkhouse on 01874 730080 www.starbunkhouse.com  or visit the Parish of Llyn Safaddan website at www.llynsafaddan.org



• ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ is the brainchild of Rev. Alan Jevons who first approached the National Park Authority last year with a view to getting more visitors to his Parish of Llyn Safaddan.  Over the next few months he worked on various projects with the National Park including the official ‘Blessing of the Horse’ where he blessed horse riders and their horses at the start of the horse riding season in September last year.  Eventually, an idea developed to promote a new sustainable walking break to unite the local community and welcome more visitors into the area.  With his two Churches of Llangors and Llangasty firmly featured in the walking break, the New Inn (Beacons Backpackers) and the Star Bunkhouse in Bwlch came on board to provide welcoming accommodation and hearty food.

• The walk was originally developed as a three day walking experience encouraging visitors to arrive sustainably by train or bus and then takes them on a journey across two mountain ridges, Llangors Lake, the two Churches of Llangors and Llangasty, and a protected Nature Reserve.

• The ‘Bwlch with Altitude’ leaflet was published in March and is the first tourism venture to be funded by the new COLLABOR8 project which aims to develop new tourism strategies for managing local business clusters in the fields of creative arts, culture, outdoor activities, local food and hospitality providers.