Walks, Events & Courses

Guided Walks in Brecon Beacons

Guided Walks

The Society organises guided walks throughout the year. Non-members welcome.

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Self Guided Walks Brecon Beacons

Self Guided Walks

A selection of walks designed for you by Society Members.

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Trails and Treks in Brecon Beacons

Trails & Treks

Details of some of the long distance trails in the area.

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Events in Brecon Beacons National Park

Events

Talks and other non-walking events in the current programme

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Strenuous walks

Require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs and/or cover a good distance at a steady pace.

Energetic walks

Generally involve two steep climbs, but they will require determined application.

Moderate walks

Will seldom have steep climbs, but if they do, the climb will be taken at a relaxed pace.

MOST OF OUR WALKS ARE FOR EXPERIENCED WALKERS – IF YOU’RE NOT SURE OF YOUR ABILITY WHY NOT START OFF WITH A MODERATE WALK TO FIND OUT?

Essentials

Most of our walks go into the hills. Participants are reminded that the following gear must be taken:

  • walking boots
  • rucksack
  • hat
  • gloves
  • warm clothing (not jeans!)
  • spare sweater
  • water and a hot drink
  • lunch
  • extra food
  • and of course, waterproof jacket and trousers.
  • A whistle and head torch (with spare batteries) should be carried, particularly during the winter months
  • and a hi-visibility garment would be very useful in case of poor visibility.

Participants must satisfy themselves that the walk is suitable for their abilities. You can take advice, by ringing the walk leader whose telephone number is given.

No liability will be accepted for loss or injury that occurs as a result of taking part.

An adult must accompany young people (under18).

Meeting places for the walks are given as a grid reference and the Ordnance Survey (OS) map number, plus a description of the meeting place.
[ Information about Grid References is given in the key on OS maps, or you can view a video explaining how to use a grid reference on the OS website at http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/blog/2013/03/map-reading-skills-learn-how-to-use-grid-references/ (scroll down to the bottom of the page). ]
Post codes are no help in country areas. They can be found by conducting an internet search for specific places such as a pub or village hall.

Dogs

Dogs (well controlled) are permitted, unless stated otherwise in the programme. It should be noted that under the CROW Act, when taking dogs onto Open Access land they must be on a fixed lead, no more than two metres long, whenever livestock are near, and at ALL TIMES from 1st March to 31st July.

Non members

Non members of the Park Society will be asked to make a donation of £5.00 per walk. Half price for the under 16′s, the unemployed and students. The fee is deductible from the membership fee on joining the Society within two months of the walk.

Changes to the Guided Walks Programme

Occasionally leaders may change or cancel a guided walk, usually because of severe weather which may affect the walk itself or the roads to the start of the walk. Whenever possible, any changes will be added to the Guided Walks programme pages on this site.

You are strongly advised to check the Mountain Weather Forecast for the Brecon Beacons National Park before setting out for walks:-

If in doubt consult the leader whose name and telephone number are given in the Guided Walks programme.

Rights of Way – Diversions and Problems

David Dickson, the Society’s Rights of Way Officer, publishes a list of know issues affecting footpaths in the National Park. Click here to see the current listing or to report a problem you have found. 

General Enquiries

If you have any general enquiries concerning the Guided Walks Programmes please contact Anne Pritchard using the form on the Guided Walks page.

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.