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 BEAT THE BEACONS LOCAL CHALLENGE throughout the month of September 2021.

Due to Covid restrictions the Beat The Beacons event cannot be held in the beautiful Brecon Beacons this year, so instead we are challenging you to complete a distance of 30 miles walking or running your way in your local area.
The Challenge will start 8am 1st September and end 8pm 30th September 2021.
Walk or run a total of 30 miles over the month, local to where you live, following any local covid restrictions.
Event badges and prizes available.

Full DETAILS of the event are available by clicking here

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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 2021 Beat The Beacons event has been cancelled.

Instead you can join us on the 30 mile virtual event – 2021 Beat The Beacons Local Challenge

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