Current Guided Walks Programme
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. Cancellations and changes, whenever possible, will be added to the entry for that date in the Guided Walks programme pages on this site.
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.
Emergency Contact Details
Do you carry emergency contact details with you on guided walks? We hope they will never be needed, but if you were taken ill or had an accident on a walk they could prove useful. Although walk leaders usually know the first names of regular walkers, they don’t always know any other details or how to contact family or friends. Any such information would of course be treated confidentially, and in the event of a serious accident or illness it would be left to the emergency services to make that contact.
Those participating in BBPS guided walks are encouraged to carry a card, preferably laminated or encased in a plastic cover, in the top of their rucksack, with their name, emergency telephone contact, and details of any medical conditions and medication carried, which could be useful in case of illness or accident.
The emergency services encourage all of us to enter a contact number in our mobile phone’s memory under the heading ICE – (which stands for In Case of Emergency). Paramedics or police would then be able to use it to contact a relative.
Finally, do you know how to contact the emergency services by mobile phone? The best number to call is 112 as this will get through in more circumstances than 999. It works throughout Europe and USA. You can also register your mobile phone to send text messages to 112, which are even more likely to get through than a voice call. Walk Leaders and those walking alone are strongly advised to look at this video to learn more about how to contact the emergency services.
Car parks and Starting Points
If a car park is not included on these maps, please notify David Thomas. If possible please give the Grid Reference.
You are strongly advised to check the Mountain Weather Forecast for the Brecon Beacons National Park before setting out for walks:-
Click here for the Met Office Mountain Weather Forecast for the Brecon Beacons.
If you wish to become a Walk Leader for the Society, or if you have any ideas for walks please contact the Walks Secretary, Anne Pritchard, using this form.