Walking the Beacons Way
The Beacons Way is 93 miles (149km) of mountain walking holiday through the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Walking what is known as the ‘high route' across South Wales, it is the ideal landscape for unspoilt beauty and refreshing solitude.
Beginning near Abergavenny, at Ysgyryd Fawr (also known as the Holy Mountain), the walk takes you in a snake-like fashion from the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park to the western boundary. The route was designed to pass through the most thrilling, hidden and wild areas of this beautiful park, highlighting its most beautiful landscapes. The walk ends in Llangadog, passing through Bethlehem on the final day - where the little village post office does a roaring trade in Christmas cards during December.
Your walk takes you over the Black Mountains in the east, the Central Beacons including Pen-y-Fan (886 metres (2,907 ft) and the highest point in Southern Britain,), and the Black Mountain in the west. The Beacons Way route undulates through little towns and hamlets, where the weary traveller is always welcome to Welsh hospitality. You pass Celtic hill forts, medieval priories and castles, mountain lakes and reservoirs. At the end of the day, you may find a local pub serving a welcome pint of Welsh beer - a well-earned reward.