45 circular day walks are described in this guidebook to the Brecon Beacons National Park. 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.
The Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is a place of beautiful and diverse landscapes. One of three national parks in Wales, more than half of its 519 square miles are over 1000ft above sea level and it boasts a rich mixture of majestic valleys, dramatic waterfalls and high mountain peaks and ridges.
All of the 45 walking routes are circular and avoid using stretches of road wherever possible. The guidebook is divided into seven geographic sections:
- Brecon Beacons – North-Eastern Valleys and Ridges
- Brecon Beacons – Eastern Valleys and Ridges
- Brecon Beacons – South-Western Valleys and Ridges
- Fforest Fawr
- Waterfall Country
- The Black Mountains / Mynydd Du – Western Brecon Beacons National Park
- The Black Mountains / Y Mynyddoedd Duon - Eastern Brecon Beacons National Park
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
Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye
walking suitable for all abilities and weather conditions; low level valley routes; high peaks and ridges; waterfall walks
- Must See
Mynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains