Welsh Fireworks Fiesta
Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th November 2018
"Remember, remember the fifth of November, the Gunpowder treason and plot"
Make an explosive escape to the Brecon Beacons National Park for two days of awesome hiking, two nights in an award-winning bunkhouse and a fireworks party - it's going to be a banger!
This November, get more bang for your buck as you come and celebrate Guy Fawkes Night with us away from the crowds, against a beautiful backdrop of stunning Brecon Beacons scenery. Based in the eastern area of the National Park, you'll spend two days taking in views across mountains and over cliffs, passing through tramways and valleys, and on Saturday night as the sky darkens you'll enjoy a 'bring-your-own' fireworks and sparkler party in the bunkhouse garden, complete with a mini-bonfire in the fire pit... but your evening doesn't end there - after all that you'll be taken on an adventurous night hike to enjoy the other displays over the nearby villages and towns. Don't miss out on this fantastic firework fiesta weekend!
EC adventures are informal, friendly and great fun! They're made up of singles, couples and small sets of friends with ages typically ranging from mid 20s to mid 40s but anyone over 18 years old and young at heart is welcome. Whether it's your first time exploring the outdoors or you're an adventure professional, EC adventures are a great way to meet like-minded people in a safe, welcoming and fun environment.
You'll meet your EC host Alex at the bunkhouse from 6pm on Friday night - Alex will show you to your room and give you a quick tour of the grounds. After you're settled in you can spend the rest of the evening relaxing and getting to know everyone.
Both Saturday and Sunday will start with breakfast at the bunkhouse, after which you'll head out for a full day of walking in the Brecon Beacons. Routes will be decided nearer the time and depend on group preference and weather but you'll experience a stunning range of walks, taking in sights such as the epic Llangattock caves and cliffs, the mysterious Black Mountains in the eastern area of the park or even the famous Pen Y Fan horseshoe walk over some of the highest peaks in the National Park.
Saturday night is party time - after you've had dinner you'll make your way outside to gather round the fire in the outdoor pit, set up the fireworks and light them when you're ready... After your own personal display you'll head out with your walk leader to a local viewpoint to see if you can spot any other fireworks displays around, expect to see a lot towards Abergavenny! On Sunday you'll have different walk options, finishing at either lunchtime for the half-day hikers or around 4pm for the full-day hikers.
We're staying at the YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse, quiet and pretty mountain-top accommodation with modern en-suite facilities - it's been rated 5 star by Visit Wales and has been graded Gold by the Green Tourism Business Scheme. From the doorstep you can access ancient woodlands, rare marshland, wildflower meadows, and mountain walks. Blenaevon World Heritage site is a short distance away. The building itself is an important sanctuary for the Lesser Horse Shoe Bat which resides in its own accommodation on the top floor!
The bunkhouse sleeps 30 and rooms come in two, four and six beds. There is a large smart communal kitchen/dining area/sitting room, and a drying room, all with underfloor heating. Outside there is extensive wooded grounds, a sitting area with barbeque and fire pit. All bedding is provided so you just need to bring a towel.
You can download our recommended kit list for hiking weekends HERE.
Please bring a couple of fireworks (and sparklers!) for at the party on Saturday night, but make sure these carry the UK/EU safety marks otherwise we won't be able to light them. Also make sure you've got a torch and spare batteries if you want to come along for the night-time fireworks walk after the party.
- Two nights' shared accommodation at the pretty YHA LLangattock Mountain Bunkhouse
- Two days' fully guided walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park, led by an experienced Mountain Leader
- Two breakfasts at the bunkhouse
- A home-cooked dinner on Saturday night
- Outdoors fireworks party on Saturday night, followed by a night-time walk to a local high point to look out for other firework displays
- EC Host for the weekend
BOOK NOW to take advantage of our discounted earlybird pricing!
- Discounted Earlybird price for EC CLUB Members - £149 (if booked before 2nd August 2018)
- Discounted Earlybird price for non EC CLUB Members - £164 (if booked before 2nd August 2018)
- Standard price for EC CLUB Members - £164
- Standard price for non EC CLUB Members - £179
To book you'll need to pay £75 deposit with the remaining balance due by 2nd September 2018.
If you'd like to know more about this weekend or have a particular question about this or any of our adventures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office on 0117 405 7497 during normal office hours and we'll do our best to help you.