4 Walking Routes to Llyn y Fan Fach & Llyn y Fan Fawr

Llyn y Fan Fach is a glacial lake in the Brecon Beacons. This hiking guide describes 4 walking routes which take in views of this beautiful lake. I provide trail descriptions, distances, times and starting locations. The Black Mountain (singular) refers to a range of mountains in the Western Brecon Beacons National Park. This is not to be confused with the Black Mountains on the Eastern side of the Park. The highest peak in the Black Mountain (Y…


The Best Brecon Beacons Walks – 10 Routes With Epic Views

In this guide I describe 10 of the best Brecon Beacons walks. I provide a brief outline of each hike, including distance, difficulty and starting location. The Brecon Beacons National Park is located in South Wales and is made up of four different areas. These sections of the park are known as the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr, the Black Mountain and the Black Mountains. Fforest Fawr is a UNESCO Geopark. A dedicated National Park since 1957, the Beacons are…


Brecon Beacons Waterfalls – 5 Walks In Waterfall Country

This is a guide to visiting the Brecon Beacons waterfalls in South Wales. Discover 5 easy walking trails and choose which one is right for you. The Brecon Beacons is a National Park in South Wales which was established in 1957. The park covers 519 square miles and consists of four main areas - The Black Mountain, Fforest Fawr, The Central Beacons and The Black Mountains. (Yes Black Mountain and Black Mountains - very confusing!) The Brecon Beacons…


The Best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil (by a local!)

This is a list of all the best things to do in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales. I describe top activities on offer, from mountain biking and rock climbing, to castle tours and whisky tasting. All costs, locations and a downloadable map are included. Merthyr Tydfil is an Iron Heritage town in the South Wales valleys. It was once the largest town in Wales, with a workforce built solely on industry. However, in recent years Merthyr has reinvented itself and…


3 Great Pen Y Fan Walks

This is a guide to hiking Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales. In this article I explain all you need to know about the 3 best Pen y Fan routes. IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR 2020 - construction at the Neuadd reservoirs makes getting to the start of the Beacons horseshoe trail a little trickier! Pen y Fan Walks Let me start by explaining how to pronounce it! If you’re not from Wales you’d be mistaken into…


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