A Rough Outline

Teams from across the house building and wider industries will take on a spectacular route through the Black Mountains in Wales in one of the UK’s most iconic national parks. Teams will enjoy stunning views (weather permitting!) over both England and Wales as they hike a ten hour route through these lesser known mountains of the Brecon Beacons. After a day in the mountains, we will swap hiking boots for dancing shoes to raise a glass or two with your team to celebrate the achievements of the day, swap stories with other companies in the housebuilding sector and enjoy a celebration dinner together.


We’re looking for brave teams of 4-6 people to take part. The challenge has been used by numerous housebuilding companies as a fantastic team-building and staff development opportunity. You will need to ensure that at least one member can navigate with a map and compass (but don’t worry if you need reminding – we can offer a mountain awareness day prior to the challenge to help you to find your way) and the whole team must finish together. You will be timed and yes there are prizes!


We would recommend that teams book accommodation the night before the challenge as well as the night of the challenge as the hike will start very early. There are plenty of camping, bed and breakfast and hotel options for teams to choose from and we will provide a list of options available in the area.


Each team participating is requested to raise £2,000 and the funds raised make a huge difference to the lives of the vulnerable young people that we support. Don’t worry – we’ll be with you every step of the way to ensure you reach and smash your goals. Once you have registered your team, we will give you a call to chat about your fundraising plans and give you access to our website log-in area where you’ll be able to find lots of useful resources and advice.

We’re here for you

The Youth Adventure Trust team are here for you throughout your Housebuilder Challenge journey. Whether its advice on training, fundraising or equipment please don’t hesitate to get in touch – we’re here for you every step of the way.

If you want to chat to us before you register your team then please feel free to get in touch with Philippa Cox who would be happy to help.

Cancellation Policy

We understand that sometimes plans change and you may need to cancel your entry. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • If you cancel more than 12 weeks in advance of the event, you will receive a full refund.
  • If you cancel between 12 and 6 weeks in advance of the event, you will receive a 50% refund.
  • If you cancel within 6 weeks of the event, no refund will be given.

Please note that all cancellations must be made in writing and sent to philippa@youthadventuretrust.org.uk Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receiving your cancellation request. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you for your understanding.


It is easy to register your team. Just click on this link here and your team fundraising page (and personal fundraising page) will be set up automatically. It helps if you have the names and email addresses for everyone else in your team. Don’t worry if you need to make any changes – you can always make amendments to the team at a later date.