Great Local Walks


Why not try one of the planned walks below.  Each walk has been graded for its level of ease, distance and  gives a  guideline of the time you should expect to take to complete the walk.  


From Craig-y-Nos Castle

WALK 1... Along the Cribarth Ridge (start grid ref: SN 840153)

A circular walk from Craig-y-Nos Castle, through a Country Park and along a mountain ridge.

Distance; 8.5km (5.3 miles)
MODERATE, but requires good navigational skills.
Time; Around 3 hours 

From Abercrave Inn

WALK 2...  A Riverside Walk  (start grid ref: SN 824128)

A circular walk from the Abercrave Inn, along the River Tawe in Abercrave and returning via Caehopkin.

Distance; 4.6km (2.9 miles)
EASY, with one gradual ascent.       
Time; Around 1 hour 30 minutes

From Craig-y-Nos Castle

WALK 3 ... Around Craig-y-Nos (start grid ref: SN 840155)

From Craig-y-Nos Castle a stroll around the grounds and a visit to Dan-yr-Ogof Caves.

Distance; 3.8km (2.4 miles)
Classification; EASY, with one gentle ascent to the Caves.    
  Around 1 hour 45 minutes

From Abercrave Inn

WALK 4...Cwmgiedd from Abercrave (start grid ref: SN 824128)

From the Abercrave Inn, a walk to the foothills of the Cribarth Mountain, then through forest to the village of Cwmgiedd, returning along bridleways and by the side of a river.

Distance: 11.3km (7 miles)
MODERATE, with a sharp ascent to begin.
Around 3 hours 30 minutes

From Craig-y-Nos Castle

WALK 5...Henrhyd Falls from Craig-y-Nos Castle  (start grid ref: SN 840153)

From Craig-y-Nos Castle through the country park and over the hills to the Llech Valley where the spectacular Henrhyd Falls tumbles down into the gorge.

Distance: 10.5km (6.5 miles)
MODERATE, with a short but sharp ascent at the falls.
Around 3 hours 

From Maes-y-Gwernen Hotel

WALK 6...Ystradgynlais from Abercrave (start grid ref: SN 824128)

From Maes-y-Gwernen Hotel, School Rd, Abercrave a walk through Caehopkin and along the course of the old railway line to Ystradgynlais. Good views both up and down the valley and of the Ynyscerdwyn Iron Works Heritage Site. Return via the river Tawe and the old canal bank with its lock cottages.

Distance: 13.3km (8.3 miles)
MODERATE, with a sharp ascent to begin.
Around 3 hours 45minutes

From the Trecastle Road

WALK 7...Llyn-y-Fan-Fach (start grid ref: SN 853203)

From the old Trecastle road head over the stream and up the hill in a North Westerly direction following the path above the cutting of the Nant-y-llyn stream. Arrive at Llyn-y-Fan-Fawr lake then climb the steep slope of Fan Brycheiniog and follow the edge around to look down on to Llan-yFan-Fach lake way below.

Distance: 7.2km 4.5 miles
Classification: Energetic.
Begins with a long ascent and later an even steeper ascent, but does not require any climbing. Can be hard on the leg muscles coming down.
Around 3 hours 30 minutes

The Brecon Beacons Geopark web-site pages contain interesting walks and other events which can be accessed by clicking on the picture on the left. 

The Brecon Beacons Park Society also publish a walking program which you can see by clicking on the picture on the left.

We believe all public routes enjoy authorised public access, but give no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness on this site.

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Walking Options & Iinformation

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*WALK SAFELY*  Please see the Classification page for safety and recommended equipment information. Although we have made every effort to ensure that the following walks can be enjoyed in safety, we recommend all walkers to familiarise themselves with good walking practices. The authors can accept no responsibility for accidents or injuries incurred during these walks.

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