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Bristol to Brecon Walk

138 km / 86 miles

Bristol, Mons, Powys, S Glos
The route starts from Blaise Castle and heads for the old Severn Bridge by way of Spaniorum Hill and Severn Beach. Once in Wales, the first day finishes at Chepstow Castle. The following day follows an intricate but scenically varied journey to Usk by way of Gray Hill and the Wentwood Forest. An easy start the next day follows the River Usk before heading west to one of the best walkers’ pubs in Wales and the Blorenge ridge. A beautiful descent leads to Abergavenny and the end of the day.

The climb of Sugar Loaf is the highlight of day four but its attractions don’t end there. The route also ascends Table Mountain before easier and delightful walking leads to the next overnight stop at Crickhowell. Next morning the most varied day of the walk stays attractively at low-level in the morning before the afternoon climb of Tor y Foel (hopefully) gives panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons. This classic group of mountains is traversed during the final day’s walk from Talybont to Brecon, culminating in the ascent of Pen y Fan, the high point of the walk.

The walk would make a wonderful and inexpensive week’s holiday. It can also be enjoyed as a series of day walks or by creating circular walks using sections of the Bristol to Brecon route.


Details:

Path Type
Other Paths
Attributes
Challenging; Moorland; River
Start
ST559786 - Blaise Castle Estate, Henbury, Bristol
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Finish
SO044287 - Brecon, Powys
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Open Date
2008

Publications, Badges and Certificates:

Leaflet - PDF
Paperback
Bristol to Brecon Walk (Nigel Andrews)

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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.
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Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

 
 
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Chateau Terrace B&B  (bookable online)
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76 Km
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The Barn at Hall Farm  (bookable online)
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85 Km
Self-catering
The Barn at Hall Farm  (bookable online)
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85 Km
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2 Mill Street  (bookable online)
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95 Km
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95 Km
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117 Km
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129 Km
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129 Km
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129 Km

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Route Profile:

138.5 Km (86.1 miles)
4,412 m (14,475 ft) ascent
851 m (2,792 ft)  maximum height