Wednesday Wanders

The Park Society has introduced a very successful series of guided walks on Wednesdays throughout the year. Kevin McAnulty has kindly offered to put some of these into a description which you can download and take with you.

Click on the links below to download the route descriptions.

1. In and Around Govilon

2. Cordell Country from Keeper’s Pond

3. Bettws Newydd

The Brecon Beacons Park Society hope that you enjoy these walks. They are produced in good faith, but the Society is unable to take responsibility for any errors or omissions contained within which might lead to injury or distress.

The Society is always interested to receive any comments on navigational or mapping difficulties encountered, please use the Contact Form at the bottom of the page.

Weather

You are recommended to check the weather forecast before you attempt any of these walks. There are various websites which give detailed local forecasts:-

Met Office – the main UK forecaster. You can select a town near where you are walking and then select the particular mountain area.

MetCheck – this gives a quick visual representation of the weather  for 7 days.

You can also look at the actual weather conditions from various webcams around the National Park.

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 National Park Authority. 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.

In case of Emergency

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. It is a good idea  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. You are strongly advised to look at this video to learn more about how to contact the emergency services.

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.