The Society organises guided walks throughout the year, mainly at weekends, although there are often mid-week walks as well. All guided walks are led by a Society Member who is familiar with the area and experienced at leading walking group. All our leaders are given the opportunity to take a First Aid certificate. If you are a Member there is no need to book, although if you have any questions please contact the walk leader, whose contact details are in the programme. If you are not a Member, you are welcome to join - again no need to book - you will be asked for a donation by the leader.
Please read the Guidance for Walks before you join one of our walks.
Our walks leaders have designed a number of walks for you to try out yourself. These walks are suitable for experienced walkers and a map and compass is essential. Please also ensure that you have the correct clothing, food and a hot drink. These mountains may look benign, but the weather can change at altitude very quickly and each year many people have to be rescued by Mountain Rescue because they will ill-equipped. If you take the necessary precautions you will enjoy these walks safely. The walks are not revised continuously, so there may be changes to the route dictated by local conditions - eg a footpath diversion. Where we know about these we will advise you on the footpath information page.
There are a number of long distance Trails across the national park. The Society, in conjunction with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, created the Beacons Way, which is a five day trek from east to west across the whole of the National Park. The Offa's Dyke National Path runs north-south on the eastern edge of the Park, in the Black Mountains, and the Usk Valley Way follows the river Usk where it passes through the Park. Finally, in the north western edge of the Park there is the Epynt Way. Full details of these walks are given on the relevant websites.
The Society organises a regular series of talks on subjects relating to the National Park, walking or, occasional of general interest. These talks are free to members and are held in the upstairs room of the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell. See the Guided Walks and Events programme for more details.
During the year we arrange a small number of short breaks and also a series of day walks along the Beacons Way. See the Short Breaks and Multi-Day Walks page for more details. The same guidance applies as for all our Guided Walks.
Other Walking Groups
- Details of the Guided Walks and Events Programmes offered by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority can be found by clicking here.
- Herefordshire Ramblers offer a series of walks to the east of the National Park. For more information click here.
- Pontypool Ramblers offer a series of walks in and to the south of the National Park. For more information click here.