Welcome to the home page of the Newport Outdoor Group’s Challenge Walks website. We organise two annual challenge walks, the 26 mile Black Dragon Challenge Walk (the “BDCW”) in April; and the 22 mile Beat The Beacons (with the option of shorter 15 mile and 10 mile walks) held in September.

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You have the opportunity to take part in the BLACK DRAGON LOCAL CHALLENGE throughout the month of April 2021.

Due to Covid restrictions the Black Dragon cannot be held in the beautiful, challenging, Black Mountains this year so we are challenging you to complete the 26 mile distance your way local.
The Challenge will take start 8am 1st April and end 8pm 30th April 2021
Walk or run a total of 26 miles over the month, local to where you live, following all local covid restrictions.
Event badges and prizes available.

Full DETAILS of the event are available by clicking here

To enter the event, click the button below:

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Black Dragon Challenge

Black Dragon Challenge

Join us on a stunning 26-mile mountain challenge walk in the Brecon Beacons around Crickhowell, organised in conjunction with the Brecon Mountain Rescue team.

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Beat The Beacons

Beat The Beacons

Due to the Covid-19 situation, the 2020 Beat The Beacons event has been cancelled

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