Established 1998

Professional supervision for individuals or groups wishing to complete their expedition in the Brecon Beacons Area

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For individuals or groups in the Brecon Beacons Wild Country Area

Silver Expeditions

Preliminary Training/Practice Expeditions/Qualifying Assessed Expeditions
Course dates will be offered if you are a group of four or more. Please contact M. W. Guiding Services tel 01443 453494 or e-mail

Cost per person per expedition £170.00

Gold Expeditions

Combined Preliminary Training/Practice Expedition

Cost per person per training/practice expedition £200.00

Practice Expeditions

Cost per person per expedition £185.00

Qualifying Assessed Expeditions

Cost per person per expedition £195.00


More expedition dates will be offered subject to demand.  Contact us to make arrangements.

M. W. Guiding Services also provide, on a freelance basis, professional supervision for groups or organisations undertaking an expedition in any of the following ‘Wild Country Areas‘. Brecon Beacons, Mid or North Wales.

M. W. Guiding Services is a family run organisation with over 20 years experience of delivering
DofE Training, Practice and Qualifying Expeditions at Silver and Gold levels.

During this time we have had the satisfaction of introducing many hundreds
of young people to the pleasures of discovering the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Specialising in the three individual areas of this beautiful location, we offer candidates
a memorable and challenging experience safely supported by our friendly, professionally qualified staff.

M.W. Guiding Services is licensed to provide trekking activities by the Adventure Activities Licensing Service, part  of HSE. Details can be confirmed by either telephoning AALS on 02920 755715 or by logging on to their website

Booking Information

To contact our Registered Office:         To contact Grawen Centre:
Tel: 01443 453494                                   Tel: 07711 818060
Fax: 01443 453 491                                 Post Code: CF48 2HS
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What’s included on your course
All bunkhouse and campsite fees during the inclusive dates of your Course. Help with your route planning, suggestions for expedition food and arranging an Assessor for all Qualifying Ventures.

What’s not included
Personal and group equipment (a comprehensive kit list is enclosed) and food for Expeditions, although if required, supper can be ordered and delivered (at your own cost) from the nearest village on the first night of the expedition. Methylated spirit fuel for trangia stoves, batteries for some torches, survival bags and whistles can also be purchased at Centre Reception before the start of an Expedition.

Joining instructions (Please read carefully)
All Course dates are inclusive with Practice and Assessed Qualifying Expeditions commencing promptly at 2.00 pm. on the first day. Transport will always meet the 1.30pm train at Merthyr Station. If you are travelling by train to Cardiff Central main line station, you then need to transfer to Arriva Trains Wales Services for Merthyr Tydfil. For candidates arriving by car, the Centre (GR 016112, GPS post code CF48 2HS) is situated four kilometres north of Merthyr Tydfil on the A470 heading north towards Brecon.
(NB. Note the Centre is not at our Registered Office address). If you are leaving  by train on the last day of the Course, transport will  take you from the Centre to Merthyr Tydfil Railway Station. Although we generally try to get everyone away from the centre for approximately 2.30pm, this depends on the time candidates leave their last campsite, their navigation, speed of walking etc..   

Cancellations must be confirmed in writing and all will incur a £50 administration fee.
If you cancel within six weeks of the start date of your Course you will be liable for the full payment, therefore we always consider it advisable that you take out personal cancellation insurance.

M.  W. Guiding Services reserve the right to alter any dates given. Candidates wilL be notified of any changes made as soon as is possible