Point To Point

The ultimate test of your physical determination and personal navigational skills.

This 23-28km navigational “Point to Point” exercise mirrors the SF Selection test week march of the same name. Its tough nature is well known amongst those who have completed it with testing terrain and the requirement to think under pressure in order to find the best route to the next checkpoint.

With interim checkpoints spread across the Brecon Beacons you will be given a grid reference at the start point to the first checkpoint and then your next destination will be given when you reach each checkpoint. The 28km distance is as the crow flies and so you must find the most efficient route in order to complete and reach your final checkpoint location.

Can you think on your feet? Can you keep your head under pressure on the hills? Do you have the endurance to complete?

Please note that if you wish to enter this event you must have sufficient map reading skills that can be proven or complete the map reading instruction weekend. Those on Point to Point will receive a 25% discount on this course.

You will receive a custom medal and certificate on completion. First place prizes are given for each category for both male and female participants and team entries.


If Navigation isn’t your bag or you don’t have the time to book on to a Navigation course then you could choose the GUIDED option. This ticket will ensure you have the experience of Point to Point within a guided group led by our experienced DS Staff, Mountain Safety Team or guides. The group will potentially spilt into two groups depending on pace. The staff will be split between these groups to be sure that it challenges everyone’s capabilities.

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Where Is It?

Pont Ar Daf Carpark

The Brecon Beacons National Park lies on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales. It’s home to waterfalls, forests, market towns and the highest peak in southern Britain.


By bus: Take the T4 service between Cardiff and Newtown. For up to date local bus information call Traveline Cymru on 0871 200 22 33 or use their online journey planner at TravelineCymru.

By train: The nearest train station is Merthyr Tydfil. The start point (Beacons Reservoir Car Park) is 10 miles (16km), 17 mins, by road.

By car: From the M4, follow the A470 north towards Brecon. There is a large carpark at The Storey Arms. For more details, and to plan your journey from further afield, please use the Google Maps direction finder.

“Awesome!!! Tough Mudders, Spartan races do not come close. Nothing compares to the fan dance”

Dave, England

“Brilliant! Great that all the guys with the heavy stuff were so cheerful and shouting good luck”

Sally, North Wales

“Amazing. Very well organised with DS who obviously are committed to giving the runners the best experience possible. Well done. See you next year.”

Lee, Scotland