There’s never been a better time to plan a UK walking holiday. But with so many breathtaking national parks to choose from, it can be easy to feel spoilt for choice. When you head to the Brecon Beacons, the UK’s tenth national park, you’re treated to a landscape like no other, with plenty of walking trails to explore.
Whether you prefer strolling along a clear-cut lane or heading off-road for an adventurous ramble, there’s something for everyone in this Welsh gem. The Brecon Beacons is full of beautiful walks, which means you’ll be able to find one close to your base no matter where you’re staying in the area.
Here we’ll look at some of the most exciting walks in the Brecon Beacons to help make your planning a little easier.
There are lots of memorable walks in the Brecon Beacons. Here are just a few, with something to suit all abilities.
Hay-on-Wye Riverside walk
This simple one-hour walk is just outside Hay-on-Wye’s quaint streets and is suitable for little ones or less mobile walkers to enjoy too. The old railway line here makes up most of the walking trail, following the banks of the river to a vast riverside meadow, known locally as ‘The Warren’. If the water is low, you might like to take a paddle in the river at the end of your walk, a perfect way to cool off.
Brecon Promenade is another one-hour walk that’s suitable for most visitors to enjoy. Stroll along the prom and soak up the River Usk in all its natural beauty. There are no gates on this smooth, clear-cut walk, and plenty of seats along the way to stop and enjoy the view.
The Penwyllt Circuit is a little more challenging but still manageable for most walkers. This just-under three-kilometre trail takes around an hour and three quarters to complete. However, the area’s fascinating industrial past might make it seem like less! You’ll mostly be following old railway lines, with views across the upper Swansea Valley the reward for your effort.
Crickhowell to Table Mountain
Crickhowell to Table Mountain is a more complicated walk that will take around three hours to complete. Starting in the town of Crickhowell, you’ll ascend a tree-lined path to open hillside. Then, head along the mountain wall and to the back of the hillfort which sits atop the mountain. Enjoy views over the Usk Valley while the Black Mountains overlook you from the north. This atmospheric walk is well worth the effort if you think your party will be comfortable with the ascent.
With so much to do in the Brecon Beacons, choosing a hotel in a nearby town or city can help you get the most out of your holiday. When you select an Accor hotel in Swansea, Cardiff, or Newport, you can enjoy easy access to everything the Beacons has to offer.
Accor hotels are a perfect choice for cleanliness and comfort you can trust. We’re taking extra measures to ensure your stay runs smoothly, so you can plan your UK staycation and get back to nature without care.