Walking in the Brecon Beacons
45 circular walks in the National Park
Guidebook to 45 circular day walks in Wales' Brecon Beacons National Park. Exploring areas including Fforest Fawr, the Black Mountains and Waterfall Country, these walks cover both mountain and valley routes and visit classic ridges, dramatic waterfalls, wooded gorges and upland valleys.
SeasonsThe Park has something special to offer in all seasons from the high summits covered in snow to the autumn colours of the wooded valleys.
CentresThe towns of Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye provide excellent bases from which to explore the national park.
DifficultyThe 45 routes cater for all abilities and weather conditions. Low-level valley routes are alternatives to the high peaks and ridges of the central Brecon Beacons. The Waterfall Country offers good options in poor weather and there are a variety of different length walks.
Must SeeMynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains and Waterfall Country; Pen y Fan; Sgwd Gwladus waterfall (White Lady Falls); Llanthony Priory; fascinating geological features; historical sites; industrial heritage; plants and wildlife
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Andy has been a professional photographer for over 20 years and specialises in wildlife and landscape photography. He moved to West Wales in 1999 to be immersed in the environment which inspires him and wrote and photographed Coastline Wales in 2008. He regularly takes his stills and video cameras underwater and is currently working on a number of new books and video projects. A former university lecturer, he now combines his love of photography and his passion for passing on skills to others in a series of photographic and video workshops in West Wales. He is also an external tutor for Aberystwyth University in outdoor and wildlife photography.View author profile
David has enjoyed the mountains of Britain all his life, walking and climbing in Wales, Scotland and the Lake District. He has also trekked and climbed in Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, Ladakh, New Zealand, Ecuador and Patagonia. He was head of a university unit of forensic dentistry, working here and abroad. He is now Emeritus Professor in the subject and in 2003 was appointed OBE for his work.View author profile
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