Guided Walks

 

Current Guided Walks Programme

Click here for Events

Click on the links on the right to see the programme for that month.
Please ensure that you have read the Guidance for Walks and also any Notes on the Current Programme.The Society also organises walks both within and outside the Park which take place over a number of days eg a weekend or a week. Most of these involve accommodation and meals in the evening, the description makes clear where this is the case. For details of up and coming multi-day walks please click on the link alongside.
You may download a copy of the latest Walks and Events programme by clicking on the link. If you would prefer to do this in future, rather than have a printed copy sent to you by post, please notify the Treasurer, Ben Sladen, using the form on the AGM and Accounts page.
To check for cancellations or changes to walks, click on the individual month opposite.
If you are in any doubt about a walk, its difficulty, starting point, what you need to bring or wear etc, please contact the walk leader whose details are given for each 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. 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.

April 2015

May 2015

June 2015

July 2015

August 2015

Short Breaks and Multi-Day Walks

 

Summer 2015 Flipbook

Spring 2015 Flipbook

 

Summer 2015 pdf

Spring 2015 pdf

 

Car parks and Starting Points

Click on the links below to be taken to a Google Map showing the starting points for our walks.

East of National Park

West of National Park

Outside the National Park

If a car park is not included on these maps, please notify David Thomas. If possible please give the Grid Reference.

Weather Forecasts

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.

Or you can see what the weather is like across the National Park using these links to live webcams:-
Abergavenny Webcam. This faces the north face of the Blorenge.
Black Mountains Gliding Club. One of three on the BMGC website. This one faces east towards Waun Fach in the Black Mountains.
Brecon Beacons Tourism webcams. One at the Mountain Centre at Libanus, looking towards Pen y Fan, and the other at Craig y Nos, looking north east towards the Beacons.

Contact Points

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.





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