Summer walks in the Brecon Beacons for Wales Holidays cottages visitors
Published: Sunday 19th May 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority runs an excellent programme of walking events in the Brecon Beacons. Wales Holidays visitors to South Wales, from Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye in the east to Carmarthen and Llandovery in the west, can join some great walks over the next couple of months. June events include family friendly walks Llangattock Escarpment & Craig y Cilau on the 15th and Crug Hywel/Table Mountain on the 16th. While, in partnership with Swansea University, a field study visit to Berthlwyd Farm on 23 June looks at the farming systems used and some the best examples of hay meadows in the UK; and at Penwyllt and Ogof Ffynnon Ddu Nature Reserve on the 30th you’re lead to an old limestone quarry and over moorland for an exploration of the plant life.
On 6 July, choose from an energetic 9 mile circular walk to the Sugar Loaf and Ancient Oaks or an easy, family friendly 7½ miles From Wharf to Wharf along the picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Blorenge and Punchbowl on 7 July offers stunning views from the top of the Blorenge and the more gentle 4 mile circular Twyn-y-Gaer on the 13th explores Iron Age archaeology. The highest mountain in southern Britain is Pen y Fan and the family friendly Pen y Fan Circular is a 4 ½ mile walk to the top on 20 July.
On the 27th, join a low level walk to Mynydd Troed where the remains of 15 humans were found with flint arrow heads and what appears to be a flute! A lovely 8 miles through pretty woodland and farmland to open common takes you through Park Wood, Rhos Fawr & Pwll y Wrach (Witches pool) on the 28th. Something for all levels of stamina and interest! Call the National Park Visitor Centre (also known as the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366 for more information or to book places.