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From spectacular ridgelines and mountains to glistening waterfalls, rivers and lakes, the Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales has something for everyone. Our guide looks at the best walks in the Brecon Beacons — all within an hour's drive of several major cities. Map and route. But the best of them all is the glowering peak of Craig-Cerrig-gleisiad. Route and Map. Sign up to receive our newsletter! Already have an account with us?
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Sign in to manage your newsletter preferences. From west to east, Mynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains these mountain and valley routes offer many options, highlighting the natural features.
The walks described explore dramatic waterfalls, wooded gorges and upland valleys. Guidebook to 45 lesser known circular walks in Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for those wishing to discover the diversity of the region, away from the crowds.
The routes, which range from 3. A useful Welsh-English glossary is also included, as are summary tables organizing routes by both difficulty and interest. A remarkably diverse landscape, the Brecon Beacons National Park showcases some of the best scenery in Wales. The area also offers a plethora of sites and activities for visitors of all ages and interests.
Picturesque market towns on the edges of the park, such as Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny, are also great places to explore. Seasons all year round walking if properly equipped; high summits and ridge walks best in winter; wooded valleys best in springtime or autumn when flowers are out or leaves are turning. Difficulty walking suitable for all abilities and weather conditions; low level valley routes; high peaks and ridges; waterfall walks. Cicerone Walking on the Brecon Beacons.
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Beginning near Abergavenny, at Ysgyryd Fawr also known as the Holy Mountain , the walk takes you in a snake-like fashion from the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the western boundary. The route was designed to pass through the most thrilling, hidden and wild areas of this beautiful park, highlighting its most beautiful landscapes. You pass Celtic hill forts, medieval priories and castles, mountain lakes and reservoirs.
At the end of the day, you may find a local pub serving a welcome pint of Welsh beer - a well-earned reward. The Beacons Way is a trail best suited for experienced and fit walkers and good compass and map-reading skills are essential. This is particularly important as there can be sudden weather changes on high-level routes, and orientation can prove difficult as a result.
Our team would be delighted to talk to you about an itinerary for a walking holiday on the Beacons Way. Please call or email us for further details, using the contact information below.
Celtic Trails is the most experienced walking company in Wales. We are based on the edge of the National Park and our local knowledge is second to none. The route onwards toward Craig-y-nos meets open hills and moorland, before taking you to the highest point on the western side of the Brecon Beacons, Fan Brycheiniog, passing Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr. You choose which day you would like your holiday to start on.
We will book your holiday in accordance with your requirements. Our Beacons Way holidays are available to walk March to October. We would recommend that you choose your holiday dates with this in mind, or consider a rest day in Brecon. There's a high chance of fog and what may feel like a gentle breeze on the day may be more difficult to contend with on the ascent.
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The train journey from Llangadog back to Abergavenny is 3 — 3. We will check your details and come back to you within two working days with a personalised estimate based on your requirements. Please note this does not constitute a booking confirmation, we kindly ask you to refrain from booking any travel until we have confirmed all your arrangements.