Storey Arms to the Visitor Centre - directions
Way to go
Take the Trawscymru T4 bus either from Cardiff or Brecon to Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre. If coming from the Brecon direction, carefully cross the busy A470. From the south western side of the road, hop over the right-hand of the three stiles directly opposite the centre. Head uphill for a few paces and then bear right onto a clear path that climbs around the hillside, all the time roughly parallel with the road. Cross a couple of tumbling brooks and pass above the craggy slopes of Craig y Fro, with views across the valley to Corn Du and Pen-y-Fan. Stay with the path all the way to a fence that defines the boundary of Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad.
Turn left to head uphill and continue around to the right to trace the line of the fence, which in turn traces the top of the escarpment. Continue through a gate and onto the flanks of Fan Frynych where you’ll see a kissing gate on the right (waymarked Beacons Way, a reference to the long-distance walk trans-Beacons walk). Go through this and follow the path down to a stile and cairn. Turn right here and follow the fence, now on your right, down into the valley. Follow the obvious path over the moraine (following any diversions that may be in place) until you reach a gap in a dry stone wall next to a small brook, where you’ll see an interpretation board.
Bear left to follow the wall and stay with this path – which can get muddy – all the way to a stile that leads onto a broad track. Cross the stile and turn right through a gate to follow a grassy track that runs along the crest of the broad spur. Stay with this to a fence and bear left to follow a narrow path alongside the fence to a stile. Keep the fence to your right and aim for the bottom right corner of the field, where you’ll cross a stream and join the A4215 main road.
Cross the road and then a stile to follow a footpath diagonally over a succession of fields to join a broad grassy track on Mynydd Illtud common. Turn right onto this and follow it to the National Park Visitor Centre.