Guidebook to 45 graded circular walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for those wishing to discover the diversity of the region, away from the crowds. The routes range from 4 to 24km and cover the north-eastern, eastern and south-western valleys and ridges, Fforest Fawr, Waterfall Country, the Black Mountain (Mynydd Du) and the Black Mountains (y Mynyddoedd Duon). Designed to include all the interesting facts an expert park ranger would provide, the guide contains a wealth of information about local geology, botany, archaeology, history, mythology, industrial heritage and environmental issues.
Clear route description is illustrated with 1:50,000 OS Landranger mapping, summary statistics are provided for each walk and handy tables make it easy to compare routes or choose according to points of interest. A useful Welsh-English glossary is also included to help you make sense of local place-names.
A remarkably varied landscape, the Brecon Beacons National Park showcases some of the best scenery in Wales. The walks take in mountain peaks and ridges, waterfalls, wooded river gorges and remote upland valleys, with highlights including Pen y Fan, the highest peak in south Wales, and the spectacular Sgwd Gwladus (White Lady Falls), Sgwd yr Eira and Sgwd Clun-gwyn waterfalls. Picturesque market towns on the edges of the park, such as Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny, are also great places to explore and ideal bases for a walking holiday.