the Brecon Beacons

The Children’s Challenge YHA Adventures Series got off to a tremendous start. The exclusive use of Brecon Youth Hostel, at the foot of Pen y Fan, was the perfect springboard for 53 intrepid adventurers on a wet, windy and wild November day.

In extreme conditions, with gusts of up to 60 mph, the children showed considerable fortitude in their ascent of Pen Y Fan, the vast majority making it all the way to the summit.

Each child walked that little bit taller as they made their way back to the Youth Hostel. They had persevered in some of the strongest winds they will likely ever face, showing great resolve and humour. With friends and parents by their side, their ability to dig deep and keep moving forward never failed to amaze.

Thank you to all the parents who made the effort to travel down to the Brecon Beacons. Every trip that pushes the children towards their limits builds confidence and can only stand them in good stead.

A huge thank you to the Brecon YHA, particularly Richard and Liz, who could not have been more accommodating. They helped make the weekend one of the outstanding weekends of the year. 

This is just the beginning of The Children’s Challenge YHA Adventure Series. Where will it lead next….