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Walking Four falls trail ( Download : )
Four falls trail
distance 8.29km Vertical gain +226m Vertical drop -233m Durée 3h00 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Ystradfellte - Powys

This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.

distance 9.94km Vertical gain +198m Vertical drop -202m Durée 3h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Craswall - Herefordshire

This Herefordshire walk offers some wonderful views of the Black Mountains without too much ascent. The route follows tracks and paths north of Craswall and includes the opportunity to visit the remains of Craswall Abbey. Despite the title, an ascent of Hay Bluff is not included but could easily be added to the route.

distance 2.5km Vertical gain +234m Vertical drop -0m Durée 1h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llanfoist Fawr - Monmouthshire

This Monmouthshire walk offers a short and direct ascent of the Sugar Loaf, which lies a few miles west of Abergavenny. The route is generally easy to follow and should be saved for a fine day as the views from the summit are excellent in fine weather.

Walking Pen y Fan ( Download : )
Pen y Fan
distance 7.49km Vertical gain +457m Vertical drop -451m Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Glyn Tarell - Powys

A circular hike which allows easy access to Pen y Fan (886 m); the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales. A walk through stunning landscapes, surrounded by sheep.
Very busy intinerary in high season.

distance 21.77km Vertical gain +651m Vertical drop -814m Durée 8h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Crucorney - Monmouthshire

The route goes south from Llantony Priory over Hatterall Hill, where it joins the Offa’s Dyke for 4.5km, down to the village of Llanvihangel Crucorney, which has an inn that dates back to the 11th century and up The Skirrid (also known as Holy Mountain), which rises to 486m. Finally, the route finds its way into Abergavenny and terminates at the station.

distance 24.29km Vertical gain +1012m Vertical drop -1094m Durée 9h50 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangattock - Powys

This route takes us across the River Usk and through Crickhowell, up Table Mountain to visit Crug Hywel (fort), over the Grwyne Fechan valley, up to Crug Mawr and down into Grwyne Fawr valley. It passes Partrishow Church, parts of which date from before 1065. Then it's a climb up Garn Wen and Bâl Bach before dropping down to Llantony and the Prior.

distance 28.41km Vertical gain +1035m Vertical drop -903m Durée 11h05 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Talybont-on-Usk - Powys

The route goes from YHA to YHA but essentially follows the Brecon Beacons Way going west-to-east. This section goes through a Site of Special Scientific Interest as it passes Llangorse Lake (Lyn Syfaddan). Formed in the Ice Age, it is one of the few naturally eutrophic lakes in Wales and is of national if not international importance.

distance 29.48km Vertical gain +1053m Vertical drop -1174m Durée 11h25 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Glyn Tarell - Powys

The route continues on the west-to-east Brecon Beacons Way, now over halfway to its final destination at Abergavenny Station. This is possibly the most strenuous day's walking as there are a number of climbs, starting with Corn Du and Pen y Fan. However, on a clear day, the views are spectacular.

distance 26.13km Vertical gain +863m Vertical drop -768m Durée 9h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Tawe-Uchaf - Powys

We're now well into the Brecon Beacons Way and this route begins with a walk through the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve, designated to protect its limestone pavements, associated flora and caves beneath. Then it heads north to climb up to Fan Llia and follow the crags over to Storey Arms. It then takes the Taff Trail to YHA Brecon Beacons.

distance 182.15km Vertical gain +6356m Vertical drop -6344m Durée 8 days Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangadog - Carmarthenshire

This is the Beacons Way "the other way" from West to East. The prevailing wind comes from the west, so I prefer to have it at my back than in my face. However, there are a lot of North-South headings along this route and even an occasional westerly path. The scenery is fantastic either looking forward, back or to the side. A route to be enjoyed either way.

distance 20.21km Vertical gain +647m Vertical drop -619m Durée 7h35 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Cyngor Bro Dyffryn Cennen - Carmarthenshire

This walk takes us north from Carreg Cennen Castle, into the Black Mountains on the second leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. There are a couple of climbs but nothing too difficult and there's plenty to see along the way.

distance 16.03km Vertical gain +675m Vertical drop -741m Durée 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llanddeusant - Carmarthenshire

The route leaves Llanddeusant and heads into the Black Mountains on the third leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. It's generally a walk south along ridges and mountain tops to finally drop down to the Craig-y-nos Country Park on the Afon Tawe river.

distance 15.83km Vertical gain +420m Vertical drop -231m Durée 5h45 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Llangadog - Carmarthenshire

This is a short walk to begin the Brecon Beacons Way, going from west to east. You might need a few hours to get to Llangdog Station at the start of the walk or you might choose to stay in the village before setting out on the trail. Either way, this route is an easy way to break into your stride without any strain or stress.

distance 4.52km Vertical gain +283m Vertical drop -282m Durée 2h05 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Llantilio Pertholey - Monmouthshire

The Skirrid (Ysgyryd Fawr) is a solitary hill rising from the countryside to the east of Abergavenny. This walk takes the most direct route to the summit and includes a steep ascent. The return route takes through pleasat woodland on the western flank of the hill.

distance 16.81km Vertical gain +849m Vertical drop -890m Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Glyn Tarell - Powys

This Powys walk starts from Cwmgwdi and visits Corn Du passing the monument to the Lost Lad before continuing to Pen y Fan, the highest point in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Continuing, the walk then visits the summits of Cribyn and Fan y Big before returning to the start along the western side of Cwm Cynwyn.

distance 17.99km Vertical gain +652m Vertical drop -685m Durée 7h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Llanddeusant - Carmarthenshire

This is a brilliant linear trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park, incorporating many good viewpoints and one extra-special one. It begins in Carmarthenshire near the village of Llandeusant and ends in Powys in the Glyntawe valley, crossing a mountain ridge that beats Pen-y-Fan in my view, but because it's less accessible is less well-known.