20 Jan

Big Black Mountains Challenge 2020

Entries for this year’s event are…..OPEN!!!!! As usual there are three routes BUT ALL THREE ROUTES ARE NEW FOR 2020 and take in a different part of the Black Mountains!
There are only limited places available so as usual you need to book early to avoid disappointment

07 Mar

BBMC 2019 is FULL!!

This years Big Black Mountains Challenge is now sold out.  Those of you who have got a place we look forward to seeing you all in May.  If you missed out this year, entries for the BBMC 2020 will open in January.

20 Oct

2019 fund-raising calendars

The team’s fundraising calendar is back for 2019! Featuring stunning pictures of the Black Mountains the calendar helps raise much needed funds to enable the team to carry on its work. Calendars are available at a number of outlets (£10) or mail order (£12 inc. postage and packing).  Stockists are –

Trekitt, Eign Gate, Hereford

Crickhowell Adventure, Crickhowell

Skirrid Mountain Garage, Llanvihangel Crucorney (by the Skirrid pub)

Bookish, Crickhowell

You can also order your copy on-line using the following link:


If you want to order by post, cheques for £12 should be made payable to ‘Longtown Mountain Rescue Team’ and should be sent to:

Calendar Offer, Longtown Mountain Rescue team, PO Box 120, Abergavenny, NP7 7WU

Enquires please email – calendar@longtownmrt.org.uk


18 May

Big Black Mountains Challenge 2019

A massive thank you to everyone that was able to come and enjoy a fantastic sunny day in the hills with us at this years event.

If you’d like to do it all again next year (or come and join us for the first time), Big Black Mountains Challenge 2019 will be on Saturday 18th May, 2019.

On-line entries will open in early January 2019

08 Jan

BBMC 2018 – entries opening soon!

It’s that time of year again!  Entries for this years event will open the week beginning 15th January 2018.  This years event will include some exciting changes.  Whilst the challenge of the longest route (route A) will remain unchanged from recent years, we have made a change to the other two routes.  Both routes B and C will be run in the opposite direction from usual this year – a return to an older tradition of alternating the direction of the routes each year.  So this year the routes will start with the climb of Loxidge Tump before heading off down the Offas Dyke path towards Hay Bluff.  For those that have done the event before, once up on the ridge we hope you’ll enjoy seeing the stunning views (weather permitting) from a different angle.

05 Jun

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are proud to announce that Longtown Mountain Rescue Team has today received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary service.  This has been granted for our service to the public for saving lives in remote places for more than 50 years.  The award is in recognition of the work carried out by all the team’s members past and present and they should all be very proud.