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Walking on the Brecon Beacons

Walking on the Brecon Beacons

by: Andrew Davies and David Whittaker
The Brecon Beacons National Park in South Wales is a place of beautiful and diverse landscapes - majestic valleys, dramatic waterfalls and high mountain peaks and ridges. Mynydd Du has some of the remotest upland wilderness in England and Wales, while Fforest Fawr, a former royal hunting ground, has both upland and deeply incised river gorges and waterfalls. The Brecon Beacons are the highest summits, while the Black Mountains are gentler

Even if you think you know this popular walking area, these circular routes will take you to unfrequented wooded gorges and upland valleys that few are aware of. The authors' aim is to offer the reader a 'solitary guided walk' - the opportunity to enjoy the wilderness, accompanied by all the geological, historical, botanical and other facts that a bevy of expert guides might provide.

The book contains 45 circular walks for all abilities, arranged by seven areas and indexed for areas of interest and difficulty. Routes suitable for year-round walking are included. The selection of routes covers all parts of the National Park. The detailed route instructions are supported with full colour OS Landranger mapping and there are copious stunning colour photographs throughout the book. The walk locations are:

North-Eastern Valleys and Ridges
Cwm Llwch and Cefn Cwm Llwch - 6 miles
Cwm Llwch Ridge - 6 miles
Cwm Llwch Valley - 3.75 miles
Cwm Sere and Cefn Cwm Llwch - 6 miles
Cwm Sere and Bryn Teg - 6.5 miles
Cwm Sere Ridge - 6 miles
Cwm Sere Valley - 3.6 miles
Cwm Cynwyn and Bryn Teg - 5 miles
Cwm Cynwyn and Cefn Cyff - 5.2 miles
Cwm Cynwyn Ridge - 5 miles
Cwm Cynwyn Valley - 5.6 miles
Cwm Oergwm and Cefn Cyff - 6 miles
Cwm Oergwm and Gist Wen - 8.4 miles
Cwm Oergwm Ridge - 9.3 miles
Cwm Oergwm Valley - 3.2 miles

Eastern Valleys and Ridges
Bryn - 3.6 miles
Cwm Tarthwynni Circuit - 5 miles
Blaen-y-glyn and Allt Forgan - 6 miles
Blaen-y-glyn and Craig y Fan Ddu - 6 miles
Torpantau Circuit - 8.5 miles

South-Western Valleys and Ridges
Neuadd Horseshoe - 7.6 miles
Cwm Llysiog and Waun Wen - 5.2 miles
Cwm Crew and Cefn Crew - 4.8 miles

Fforest Fawr
Craig Cerrig-gleisiad - 2 miles
Fan Fawr - 5.6 miles
Craig Cwm-du and Fan Frynych - 5 miles
Craig Cwm-du, Fan Dringarth and Fan Llia - 10.4 miles
Fan Gyhirych and Fan Nedd - 6.4 miles

Waterfall Country
Pontneddfechan Waterfalls - 5 miles
Waterfall Walk - 11.2 miles
Sgwd yr Eira - 6 miles
Ystradfellte Falls - 8.7 miles
Afon Nedd and Afon Mellte - 8 miles

The Black Mountain (Mynydd Du)
Carmarthen Fans and Glacial Cwms - 8.75 miles
Nant Pedol and Drysgol - 3.5 miles
Sinc Giedd and Bannau Sir Gaer - 12.7 miles
Afon Twrch - 9.2 miles
Henrhyd Falls and River Tawe - 4.4 miles
Cwm Sawdde and Garreg Las - 8.6 miles

The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon)
Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain - 5.1 miles
Craig y Cilau and Cwm Onneu Fach - 4.1 miles
Crug Mawr and Sugar Loaf - 13.4 miles
Llanthony Priory, Offa's Dyke and Bal Mawr - 11.4 miles
Lord Hereford's Knob and Nant Bwch - 6.5 miles
Castell Dinas and Waun Fach - 9.1 miles

ISBN 9781852845544 Pages 250 (2017) 116mm x 172mm

Price: 11.95