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Walking

Following the Prime Minister’s decision on March 23rd, to introduce tighter movement restrictions across the UK, and following the irresponsible behaviour of some people last weekend, the National Park Authority, working in cooperation with the local authorities and other partners, has closed those areas of the National Park which are popular with visitors and which pose a risk for the transmission of coronavirus.

Brecon Beacons National Park Closures 25.03.20

Ref: AREA/LOCATION CLOSURE
BB-1 Pen y Fan: Storey Arms Car Park
BB-2 Waterfall Country including Clun Gwyn, Gwaun Hepste and Cym Porth car parks
BB-3 Hay Bluff
BB-4 Waun Fach
BB-5 Talgarth Commons including Rhiw Cwnstabl, Twmpa, Y Grib
BB-6 Grwyne Fawr Reservoir
BB-7 Offas Dyke National Trail
BB-8 Llyn y Fan Fach
BB-9 Mynydd Du (includes Llyn y Fan Fawr, Llyn y Fan Fach, and the Carmarthen Fans)
BB-10 Fan Frynych and Craig Cerrig Gleisiad (Natural Resources Wales)
BB-11 Picnic Site Adjacent to Craig Cerrig Gleisiad on A470
BB-12 Mynydd Illtyd (including Twyn y Gaer)
BB-13 The National Park Visitor Centre, LIbanus
BB-14 Mynydd Troed, Mynydd Llangors, Pen Tircefn Moel
BB-15 The Blorenge (Urban Common), includes Keepers Pond and Foxhunter’s Car Parks
BB-16 Pwll du
BB-17 The entrance to Woodland Trust Punch Bowl
BB-18 Blaen y Glyn and the Talybont Valley (Natural Resources Wales)
BB-19 The Sugar Loaf car parks (BBNPA car parks)
BB-20 Llanthony Valley including Capel y Ffin car park
BB-21 Skirrid (National Trust)
BB-22 The Allt
BB-23 Table Mountain, Crickhowell
BB-24 Llangorse Lake
BB-25 Craig y Nos Country Park
BB-26 Garn Goch
BB-27 Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal (Canal & River Trust)
BB-28 Carreg Cennen woodland, and circular walk
BB-29 Llangasty Bird Hide and route from Llangorse to Llangasty church
BB-30 The Beacons Way
BB-31 Hatterrall Hill
BB-32 Blaen Onneu Car park on Mynydd Llangynidr (Urban Common) Llangattock escarpment Car Park (Urban Common)
BB-33 Beaufort road across Mynyddoedd Llangattock and Llangynidr – roadside car park (Urban Commons)
BB-34 Usk Reservoir – private land

 

Whether you prefer strolling along to take in the gems you pass or energetically stepping up a slope to get your heart pounding, you’re guaranteed to find a walk to suit your mood and needs within easy distance of your base here in the Brecon Beacons.

Little can match the enjoyment of ambling along a canal towpath or riverside path, exploring a wildflower carpeted wood, being rewarded with breathtaking views from the top of one of our mountains or being dazzled by our star bedecked dark skies. Search the graded walks across the National Park via the map to find a walk which is right for you now.

 

Here are details of how we have graded our walks:

 

Grade 1 Barrier free routes with negligible gradients and solid or compacted surfaces. May also have seats.
Grade 2 Routes with some sections with slightly looser or muddy surfaces, slight gradients and gates but no stiles. There is also a lack of seats.
Grade 3 Routes with occasional long or steep gradients, a narrow path in places, poor surfaces and kissing gates or stiles. There may be no seats.
Grade 4 Routes with narrow sections, steep gradients or muddy and stony surfaces.  Gates may be narrow or there may be stiles. There are no seats.
Grade 5 Routes with stiles and steps, steep gradients, soft boggy ground and exposed sections with steep ground falling away from path edge.

 

 

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