Walks

Looking for a walk on one of our special places?
Across the Brecon Beacons, Monmouthshire and the Cambrian Mountains we have walking guides that you can download for free.  From a short walk to a day’s walk and from dramatic peaks to gentle, flat rambles.

Walk BBIn the Brecon Beacons there are many ways up Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in the south of the UK, offering great views over the Brecon Beacons in its central, high position.
The quickest loop is the Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du Circular Walk that takes in the summit and its neighbouring peak Corn Du, from which you get a great view of Pen-y-Fan up close.
One of the more popular walking routes is the Brecon Beacons Horseshoe that starts near the Neuadd Reservoir on the south side of Pen-y-Fan and follows the ridges from Pen-y-Fan that fall into the Neuadd Valley.
Cwm Llwch Horseshoe offers an alternative route up the steeper and often quieter north side with many geological and archaeological features to be found.

Below Pen-y-Fan you can follow the Upper Tarell Valley Walk that takes you along the river and through upland farms on ancient routes.
Looking for the highest waterfall in South Wales? Take our walk around Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech, get the best views from top to bottom and see the amazing shapes carved out by the river.

Walk CyBFurther east, where the Brecon Beacons fall away into Monmouthshire there are routes that take in the most recognisable peaks on the skyline and some of the most beautiful historic landscapes.
Sugarloaf Circular Walk takes you up through wooded valleys to the pointed hill that sits above Abergavenny.
Standing alone in the landscape is Skirrid Fawr with a lovely ridge walk and views back over the Brecon Beacons, towards the Forest of Dean and down to the Bristol Channel.

Head to the Clytha Estate where our Clytha and Coed y Bwnydd Walk takes in two very different fortifications and offers brilliant displays of bluebells in the spring.
Alternatively, follow the river on the Clytha Circular Walk, a level route with easy access gates.

Rhos-seith Mein 15thOct09 2If none of these sound wild enough for you, head to the Abergwesyn Commons on the Cambrian Mountains.
Here the Llanwrthwl Horseshoe will take you up in to more remote hills and give a taste of the Cambrian Mountains.

And don’t forget to check our events page for walks led by our rangers.

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