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UPDATE 24.06.2020

Following announcements by the Welsh First Minister on Friday June 19th 2020, the majority of the National Park is now open for safe local use (within 5 miles of your home). The sites that remain closed are closed to keep people safe and we’re working with partners to re-open them in-line with Welsh Government guidance and timetable. Additional guidance that the countryside access sector is using is provided by Natural Resources Wales.

Brecon Beacons National Park Closures 24.06.20

The remaining closed sites are:

  • The Central Beacons including Pen y Fan and car parks at: Craig-y-Fro, Storey Arms, Pont ar Daf, Upper Blaen y Glyn and The Neuadd
  • Waterfall Country and all associated car parks
  • Llyn y Fan Fach and its associated car park
  • Fan Fawr, Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig Gleisiad and the Fforest Fawr (eastern)
  • Carreg Cennen castle and woodland
  • Craig-y-Nos Country Park
  • Llangasty bird hide (please note the footpath along the lake is open)
  • The National Park Visitor Centre and Mynydd Illtud Common
  • Garwnant Visit Centre
  • Cwm Giedd Forest car park (Mynydd Du in the west of the Park)
  • Grwyne Fawr car parks in the Mynydd Du forest (Black Mountains in the east of the Park)

Please remember to follow Welsh Government Social distancing rules,

Stay Local and Together we’ll #KeepWalesSafe.

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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