Walking the Beacon’s Way
- across the rooftops of the Brecon Beacons National Park
The Beacons Way is an outstanding walking holiday for the connoisseur of unspoilt mountain scenery. You have terrific views from the distinctive wide high escarpments, encircling scooped out glacial valleys that are such a defining feature of the Brecon Beacons.
The Beacons Way is 100 miles (161km) mountain walking holiday through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. This is the most spectacular mountain area in South Wales. Walking what is known as the ‘high route’ across South Wales, you will experience unspoilt beauty and refreshing solitude.
Beginning near Abergavenny, at Ysgyryd Fawr which is known as the Holy Mountain, the walk takes you from eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the western boundary. It finishes in Bethlehem, near Llandeilo, where the little village post office does a roaring trade in Christmas cards during December.
Your walk takes you over the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons and Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in Southern Britain, as well as the Carmarthen Fans. The Beacons Way’s roller coaster route climbs and descends through little towns and hamlets, where each evening you will enjoy local Welsh hospitality. You pass Celtic hill forts, medieval priories and castles, mountain lakes and resevoirs, as well as the occasional vineyard. At the end of the day you may find a local pub serving a welcome pint of Welsh beer, a well earned reward.
The Beacons Way is a trail best suited for experienced and fit walkers, and good compass and map-reading skills are essential. This is particularly important as there can be sudden weather changes on high-level routes, when disorientation can be a problem.
Our team would be delighted to talk to you about an itinerary for a walking holiday on the Brecon Way. Please call or email us for further details, using the contact information below.
Celtic Trails is the most experienced walking company in Wales. We are based on the edge of the National Park and our local knowledge is second to none.