Around and About, Brecknockshire
'Little can match the enjoyment of striding along our open ridges, strolling along our peaceful towpaths or exploring our beautiful, sun-dappled woods. The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of wonderful places, guaranteed to give you a sense of exhilaration and freedom ... Within our park, there are walks for all levels of ability, with varied landscapes to choose from ...'
'Takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides.' Usually held late February/early March.
'The Crychan Forest and neighbouring Halfway Forest is set in beautiful countryside nestling between the Brecon Beacons and the Cambrian Mountains. Here miles of waymarked trails take you through tranquil grassy gorges, along old drover’s routes and past cascading waterfalls, taking in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains of Mid Wales. The Forest is beautifully situated at the gateway of the Cambrian mountains, on the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park ... Access onto the Epynt Way can be made at 3 locations from the waymarked trails in Crychan Forest. This greatly increases the opportunity for exploring the area, the open country of the military ranges provides a contrast to the forest environment.'
Fforest Fawr, Brecknockshire
'A series of nine leaflets has been published to help you to get more out of Fforest Fawr Geopark. Each Geotrail introduces you to one of the natural and man-made landscapes of this area. Some are easy strolls, others are more physically demanding. There are some that focus on the underlying rocks, others that look at how man has shaped the place.'
'Hay is a pretty little town swept by the river Wye on the north, with the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons to the south and west, and the lush agricultural land of Herefordshire to the east. It is famous as the town of books, and for the Annual Literary Festival ...' Latest Dates 8-12 October 2014: 'Sadly we are unable to run a full programme for the Hay Walking Festival in 2015 owing to personal circumstances. Please check back soon for details of a limited walk programme to take place on Sunday 11th October. We hope to be back with a multi-day festival in October 2016 and look forward to seeing you there.'
Brecon Beacons, Brecknockshire
'The Brecon Beacons National Park offers some of the area's most impressive scenery. Rising 886 metres above sea-level, Pen y Fan is the highest point in southern Britain, offering extensive panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Nestled below Pen y Fan is Cwm Llwch, a circular lake. Nearby, Cwm Gwdi was once a Ministry Of Defence live firing range and training camp.
Don't fancy trekking up the mountain? You could explore Cwm Sere instead. It's an impressive glaciated valley with beautiful waterfalls and pools and Pen y Fan peering overhead.'
'Our Talgarth, whether here to stay, a short visit with family, friends or that special someone, unwind in the scenic Black Mountains. Relax in mountains, woodlands and nature reserves for walking, climbing, cycling and trekking as you slow down the pace of life ...'
Brecon Beacons National Park, Brecknockshire
Note that this collection of Walks from Walking Britain replaces pages from a different Website which became inaccessible.
Llanwrtyd Wells, Brecknockshire
'The aims of the walks are to provide a focal point for people who enjoy walking, encourage physical activity, provide a challenge and show off some of the most picturesque countryside surrounding Llanwrtyd Wells.'
Latest Dates 14-17 September 2016.
Around and About, Brecknockshire
'The Brecon Beacons Park Society organises guided walks throughout the year. Non-members welcome.'
Website includes: A selection of walks designed for you by Society Members ... Details of some of the long distance trails in the area ... Details of the Society's navigation courses held throughout the year.
Around and About, Brecknockshire
'Walks specially designed to tie in with bus routes, so you can catch the bus back home after your efforts – there’s walks for families and some strenuous mountain hikes too.'
HOWEVER: 'As a result of falling income from partners and concessionary fares, a significant rise in tendered prices for the coming year and to accommodate overall funding reductions of more than 13% over the next two years, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has reluctantly made the decision to withdraw the Beacons Bus service in 2014'.
Blaise Castle, Bristol
'Nigel Andrews, one of the most prolific walk leaders in Bristol Group, has written a book describing a new 85 mile long-distance footpath from Bristol to Brecon. The route includes a wonderful variety of scenery, including mountains, lovely valleys, historic towns and some lesser-known parts of South Wales. It passes through Chepstow, Usk and Abergavenny, crossing Sugar Loaf, Table Mountain and the Brecon Beacons.' The Bristol to Brecon Walk by Nigel Andrews (2008)
Craig Y Nos Castle, Pen-y-Cae, Brecknockshire
'Craig y Nos Castle's 50 individual circular and semi-circular walks – one for each day of your stay! ... Personally I dislike doing the same walk more than once every couple of months. So I have over the last two years kept a diary of the walks I have done, aiming to do a different walk each time we go out ...'
'Permissive path which follows the boundary of the Sennybridge Training Area and is available for use at all times by walkers, horse riders and cyclists ... As indicated by the presence of red flags, Sennybridge Defence Training Area (SENTA) is a danger area closed to the public under military by-laws. The Ministry of Defence allows public access to the area by means of the Epynt Way, a permissive bridleway encircling SENTA and normally open to the public at all times, regardless of Red Flag status.'
Hardwicke Church, North Herefordshire
'The Hay Ho! Bus offers lots of opportunities for a great day out, whether that’s walking in the Golden Valley or the Black Mountains, or spending a day shopping in Hereford! ... This is quite a short (4 mile) linear walk, but very little of it is on flat ground until the final stretch on the road, and there are several quite noticeable climbs.'
'Hay Tours is about bringing the fascinating stories of Hay's history to life. The people, the places and the landscape from Medieval times right up to the present. Tours are designed to be fun, informative and friendly and take 1-2 hours to complete depending on the route.'
The Brecon Beacons, Brecknockshire
'Company that specialises in hill walking in the Brecon Beacons. As well as taking leisure walking groups on exploratory trips, Martins Walks take business people out for corporate walks.' Unfortunately, there no longer seems to be a Link to 'Martin's Walks' so I have inserted an alternative to the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
'Also called the Brecon and Abergavenny Canal, it runs 42 miles from Brecon to Newport, Gwent. The first 35 miles are navigable.'
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal John Norris
Pontsticill Railway Station, Brecknockshire
Four circular walks between 1.5 miles and 5.5 miles from Pontsticill Station on the Brecon Mountain Railway.
Brecon Mountain Railway - Taf Fechan Reservoir Walk [WalksAndWalking]
Llangenny, near Crickhowell, Brecknockshire
'A still afternoon over the Brecon Beacons. The Grwyne Fawr river ran dark and noisy after rain under the single arch of Llangenny bridge, the landlady of the Dragon’s Head Inn worked on her flowerbeds in the sunshine, and all seemed right with the little world folded into its valley in the eastern skirts of the mountains. It was a stiff old pull up the hill out of Llangenny ...'
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