Brecon Beacons

Wales, United Kingdom
 (3 votes, 4 reviews)
The Brecon Beacons range consists of the mountains to the south of Brecon. The highest of these is Pen y Fan (886 m); other notable summits include Corn Du (873 m), Cribyn (795 m), and Fan y Bîg (719 m). These summits form a long ridge which forms a horseshoe around the head of the Taf Fechan
river to the south-east, with long parallel spurs extending to the
north-east. The round of the Taf Fechan skyline forms a popular ridge
walk known as the 'Beacons Horseshoe'. Many other fine walks exist in
this part of the National Park but the mountains are known for swift
changes in weather conditions, even in summer. In winter they can be
dangerous.
The Brecon Beacons are named after the ancient practice of lighting signal fires (beacons)
on mountains to warn of attacks by the English, or more recently to
commemorate public and national events such as coronations or the
Millennium.
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Brecon Beacons - 4 Peak Treker Trail
by Treker on Mar 27, 2010
Talybont, Wales, United Kingdom
12.3 miles
Great trip - Although unless you are intending to run it allow 5.30 (hrs/mins) to complete the walk.General View Good views all around can be very wet under-foot so good walking boots advised.  I would say this is quite a strenuous walk and to take both water and some food with you.  This walk covers the four peaks in one go and is 20km our average moving speed was 4.3km/hr.  The initial push...
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Waterfall Walk - Brecon Beacons
by payneb12 on Oct 10, 2008
Ystradfellte, Wales, United Kingdom
4.1 miles
A lovely family walk in the Southern Brecon Beacons to view the spectacular Sgwd Clun Gwyn and Sgwd yr Eira Waterfalls. Initially thought it would be a simple path - but soon found out that the path was very difficult in places, and alot of up and downs to be tackled.
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Fan Y Big
by mduncombe on Dec 06, 2008
Llanfrynach, Wales, United Kingdom
8.5 miles
Ascent of Fan Y Big from the South via Cwm Caerfanell and Craig Cwareli. Descent via Craig Y Fan Ddu.The pictures can also be viewed on Picasa Web Albums by clicking on the link below.Picasa Web Album
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Llyn Y Fan Fach Glacier Lake Circular
by payneb12 on Apr 12, 2009
Llanddeusant, Wales, United Kingdom
8.0 miles
This is a  little known and not very busy walk in the Black Mountain region of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The scenery is stunning with shear drops, shaply peaks, and lovely lakes.
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Brecon Beacons - Gospel Pass - Twmpa
by muppit173 on Apr 06, 2008
Capel-y-ffin, Wales, United Kingdom
3.6 miles
Alison and I had a nice little walk with very varied weather! Sunny, Overcast, horizotal hail (ouch), snow.... and repeat :)
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Brecon Beacons
by StewartWaudby on Apr 11, 2009
Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom
7.4 miles
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Neuadd Reservoir Circular - Brecon Beacons
by payneb12 on Sep 10, 2009
Llanfrynach, Wales, United Kingdom
9.5 miles
I nice circular of the main peaks in the Brecons:Corn DuPen Y FanCribynFan Y BigHad a good day for it - sunny, but a bit windy on the ridges.Easy day trip from the South or Midlands.
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Wales MTB 2008 Brecon Red (Talgarth)
by peter.wittoeck@health.fgov.be on May 19, 2008
Talgarth, Wales, United Kingdom
22 miles
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The Waterfalls of Ystradfellte
by Petres on Apr 10, 2011
Pontneddfechan, Wales, United Kingdom
9.4 miles
A stunning, late springtime hike through the famous waterfall-studded forests and gorges of the Mellte, Hepste and Neath rivers in the southern foothills of the Brecon Beacons. This is the best time in Fforest Fawr as spring greenery and flowers bloom, while the waterfalls remain at full spate – photographers’ and outdoor-lovers’ paradise. At various points along the walk the path actually goes behind, underneath and through the waterfalls themselves! Thanks to Simon...
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Brecon Beacons - Fan-Y-Big, Cribyn, Pen-Y-Fan, Corn du circular
by muppit173 on Oct 26, 2008
Pont Sticill, Wales, United Kingdom
11.6 miles
Another warm up walk to check our pace - Greg, Clive, Paul D and myself. Nice walk - had a stroke of luck with the weather after all the torrential rain on the way :)More technical data on the trip can be seen here (courtesy of my Forerunner ;-) ).http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/7050307

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CraigGrocott
It was windy. And cloudy. Then the sun came out. Then it started to hail and snow. Then it got REALLY windy. Then the sun came out, and we all dried out, and it was nice. Then it rained again.
Visited on Mar 03, 2012

by CraigGrocott on Mar 11, 2012
Tim_Edwards
The area of the Brecon Beacons is an outstanding area of natural beauty not to be missed if visiting or holidaying in and around the South Walesarea. It has a varied landscape suitable of all ages and can provide visitors with gentle walks in valleys with waterfalls or more challenging peaks for the more adventurous of us.
Visited on Oct 16, 2010

by Tim_Edwards on Nov 23, 2010
mw
Never get bored of this stunning location, one of the UK's best kept secrets with many nearby trail centres and fantastic natural trails over both The Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.
Visited on Apr 03, 2010

by mw on Feb 05, 2011
sebastiendeg
Awesome place for hiking and mountain biking
Visited on Mar 07, 2010

by sebastiendeg on May 31, 2011

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