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Beacons and river with nameBeacons Way (Brecon)

158 km / 98 miles

Carms, Mons, Powys
The Beacons Way is the official trail of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in Wales, passing east-west through major ranges of the Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountain. The Brecon Beacons National Park is a significant protected landscape with some of the most spectacular upland scenery in Britain. The route involves remote and rugged terrain and some 8500ft of ascent and is designed for experienced walkers. As well as reaching many of the major peaks including Fan y Big, Pen y Fan, Fan Llia, Fan Hir, Fan Foel and Twyn Swnd, there are glacial lakes, ancient standing stones, churches and fine mountain views.

It traverses the Brecon Beacons between the Holy Mountain, Abergavenny and Llangadog. The route takes in Llanthony, Crickhowell, Llangynidir, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Craig-y-nos, Llanddeusant, and Carreg Cennen before its finish at Llangadog. It can be completed over eight consecutive days or explored as a series of linear walks. The route, mainly through open country, has very little lane or road walking. Some of the route is in common with the Cambrian Way but with easier alternatives.

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Details:

Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Beacons and river with name
Waymark
Beacons and river with name
Attributes
Moorland; Mountain; Sculpture/Art
Start
SO301141 - Abergavenny, Mons
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Finish
SN699286 - Llangadog, Carms
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Open Date
2005

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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps (path is named on OS maps):
OS Landranger
146159160161
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146159160161
OS Explorer
1213186
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1213186
Other Paper Maps:
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Beacons Way 2: Bwlch to Craig-y-nos (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)
ZigZag 16 Stripmap
Beacons Way 1: Holy Mountain to Bwlch (Yellow Publications - Sept 2015)

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Little Hare Barns  (bookable online)
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Maeswalter  (bookable online)
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Bryn Melyn Holiday Cottage  (bookable online)
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Route Profile:

159.0 Km (98.8 miles)
6,719 m (22,044 ft) ascent
861 m (2,825 ft)  maximum height