Walking in the Brecon Beacons

Walking in the Brecon Beacons

With some of the most stunning views in the whole of the UK, the Brecon area has so much to offer.

Steeped in rich history, this historic cathedral town has become an ideal base for exploring the region as well as having many attractions of its own.

You can walk to the main mountain ranges from the bed & breakfast which will take approximately 45 mins walk to the base of the central Beacons range. If you wish to drive into the Beacons, then car parks in the National Park can be found on the Brecon Beacons Park Society pages by following the link here

You can also catch the bus from St David’s bus stop (2 mins from the house) to the Storey Arms in the middle of the national park. The bus takes about 20 minutes and runs once an hour. The bus timetables are online.

Waterfall Walks

Tarquin Wilton-Jones has catalogued waterfalls in Wales. He suggested the Four Waterfalls and Elidir Trail walks in Waterfall Country, part of the Fforest Fawr mountain range in the Brecon Beacons National Park, in South Wales – by far the most popular place for waterfall walks in Wales. The webpage can be found here

Blaena Y Glyn Waterfalls – a walk around Blaena Y Glyn taking in the waterfalls from the Beacons. Starts from Blaena Y Glyn car park.

Reservoir Walks

Usk Reservoir – a circular flat walk around Usk Reservoir

Pontsticill Reservoir and around – a circular flat walk around Pontsticill Reservoir

Talybont Reservior and abouts – A walk around the ridges overlooking the reservoir.

Hill Walks

Beacons Horseshoe – a circular walk from Neuadd Car Park taking in Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big

Cwm Llwch Horseshoe – a walk from Cwm Gwydi car park up to Pen y Fan. Probably the harder route. About 8 miles and 5 hr walk.

Llangynidr to Talybont Reservoir – Llangynidr to Tor y Foel and descend to Talybont and back again.

Storey Arms to Fan Fawr – Starting from the Storey Arms ascend on other side of the Road to Fan Fawr. Take in views of Pen Y Fan and central Beacons.

Storey Arms to Tommy’s Obelisk – Storey Arms to Y Gyrn and Tommy Jones Obelisk. Return via Pen y Fan and central Beacons.

Taf Fechan Forest – From Taf Fechan car park to Neuadd reservoir and taking in the views of the surrounding Beacons. Fairly flat and a good walk if it’s blowing a gale.

Sarn Helen to Ystradfellte – Sarn Helen to Ystradfellte to see the waterfalls.

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