Walk the Beacons with us

A busy couple of months for the beginning of winter, we have two walks, one has already taken place with another approaching soon – so be quick to book.

We shared a walk with the Brecon Beacons National Park on Saturday October 20th.  We walked up to Pen y fan then down to Neuadd reservoir, up to Craig fan Ddu along and down the Pont-ar-Daf. The walk was supported by some unusually good weather and had quite a good turn-out.  We think some people probably slept very soundly afterwards.

On Saturday the 3rd November Rob our access warden is leading another walk, as part of the National Trust’s walking festival – The Great Welsh Walk.

Meeting at the Storey Arms lay-by at 10am, we will be walking down the Tarell Valley, heading up onto the hill through Carno Woods onto the Gyrn.  We’ll then follow the ridge across to Storey Arms, finishing mid-afternoon, all are welcome and it is free.  Call the office to confirm your place 01874625515.  If you can’t make it, we have several walks that you can download from our website.

We will be hiring a digger next month and taking it up towards Corn du, working on the Storey Arms path. This work is to improve the path by digging out the soft, peaty, boggy, wet patches and replacing with sandstone grit.  This helps keep everyone on the path, avoiding erosion of the wider area as people try to avoid getting their boots muddy. We are also going to be resurfacing parts of the Pont-ar-Daf footpath.

Work in the east will begin on the footpath leading up through the woods on the Skirrid. This is being done with money that Cardiff outdoor group raised from their Three Peaks Challenge –very big thank you.  We will laying some stone chippings on the path and hopefully carry some up to the open hill (any volunteers with strong shoulders and legs?).

See you on the hill,
The Access team.