Cicerone Walking on the Brecon Beacons
Cicerone - Wlking On The Brecon Beacons
Guidebook to 45 lesser known circular walks in Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for those wishing to discover the diversity of the region, away from the crowds. The routes, which range from 3.3km (2 miles) to 21.6km (13.4 miles), cover four geographic areas: Mynydd Du (The Black Mountain), Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon), offering a variety of stunning mountain and valley walking.
Designed to be akin to ‘a park ranger in your pocket’, route descriptions (together with 1:50,000 OS mapping) are accompanied by commentary on topics such as geomorphology, archaeology, local history, land-use and environmental issues. A useful Welsh-English glossary is also included, as are summary tables organizing routes by both difficulty and interest.
A remarkably diverse landscape, the Brecon Beacons National Park showcases some of the best scenery in Wales. The area also offers a plethora of sites and activities for visitors of all ages and interests. Favourite attractions for children include Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves in the Swansea Valley, Brecon Mountain Railway at Penderyn and Big Pit National Coal Museum near Blaenavon. Picturesque market towns on the edges of the park, such as Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny, are also great places to explore.
all year round walking if properly equipped; high summits and ridge walks best in winter; wooded valleys best in springtime or autumn when flowers are out or leaves are turning
Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell, Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye
walking suitable for all abilities and weather conditions; low level valley routes; high peaks and ridges; waterfall walks
Mynydd Du, Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains