Walk the Beacons Way!

The Beacons Way

Walk 100 miles in eight days on this guided or self-guided walking holiday along the Beacons Way in Wales. High up in the hills, you’ll be rewarded with views of unspoilt landscapes and ancient sites, while down in the valley you’ll spend time in picturesque villages and charming towns.

The Beacons Way is a relatively new 100 mile (161km) walk through the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The route is fairly strenuous with regular ascents and sections through open moorland, but the incredible landscape more than makes up for it. The Beacons Way starts at the Holy Mountain and ends in Llangadog passing many of the best views in the park.

This walk has highlights every step of the way. Hike up into the Black Mountains and spend the night close to the ruins of Llanthony Priory. Walk along mountain ridgeways where views sweep across a wild and untamed landscape, and then spend time in the quaint Georgian town of Crickhowell – well-known for its gastronomic delights. Your tour will also see you climb to the summits of Pen Y Fan, Tor Y Foel and Cribyn – all in one day, and wander around the 13th-century Carreg Cennen castle.

The team that organises this walk has graded it as strenuous, so that means some of it will be tough going. There may well be parts on the walk where it’s hard going underfoot and it’ll certainly help if you’ve had some prior experience of hill walking. In terms of other things to consider, you need to be aware that you’ll be spending your days in a small group – with a maximum of ten people. It’s a great chance to make new friends if you’re happy mingling, however if you’re more of a lone ranger you might be happier on a self-guided tour.

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525 GBP (8 days) per person

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