The Brecon Beacons
walking country, the Brecon Beacons National Park is well known for
its dramatic landscape and superb vistas. There are countless
trails of varying lengths and difficulties throughout the park but
we've only listed a couple for you here.
The Beacons Way 152 km (95 miles)
Going right the way across the Brecon Beacons, the Beacons Way
walk offers some of the best views in the National Park has to
offer. It takes 8 days if you want to complete the whole
trail in one go. If not, just do a section at a time, I won't
Corn Du and Pen y Fan 8 km (5 miles)
A challenging walk to the famous ridged summits of the high
Beacons. Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in South Wales and
as you can imagine the views from the top are well worth the
effort. Start at Storey Arms on the A470 between Merthyr
Tydfil and Brecon.
Sugar Loaf 10 km (6 miles)
A popular hill walk right on the edge of the Brecon Beacons and
the beautiful market town of Abergavenny. There are
spectacular views from the summit (as you'd expect) and the paths
to the top are relatively easy.
Ysgyrid Fawr/Skirrid Mountain 5 km (3
An easily accessible walk over a breathtaking mini-mountain with
fabulous views, also just outside Abergavenny.
For more information on these and other walks contact one of the
local Tourist Information
Alternatively, you might like to try one of the other areas of
Southern Wales for more great walking ideas.
The Valleys of Southern
The Wye Valley & Vale