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The Gurkha Walk, Brecon

A 7Km circular walk from Brecon Promenade car park, which starts near the Boathouse (LD3 9PG)  There is plenty of parking alongside the River Usk.

This circular walk is approximately 4 miles along the river is a fairly easy 2 hour route but not suitable for wheelchairs.

Facing the River Usk, leave the card park at the bottom right hand corner and follow the path along the river bank.  On your right you’ll pass a small car park, Brecon Town Council Information board and the bandstand – a popular entertainment venue during the summer months.

Continue the walk, by staying parallel  to the river bank, following the grassy path until you reach a stile.  Keep to follow the river path through the mixed woodland.  The bridges and boarded areas have been constructed by Gurkha soldiers stationed in Brecon, hence the name.

The Usk is famed for its wildlife so do stop along the way and look out for leaping salmon, otters and herons.

The path eventually turns right spa short slope.  At the top turn right and walk back along the road (taking care because it is quite narrow) to The Promenade car park.  Here you can sit and enjoy refreshments whilst admiring the spectacular uninterrupted view of Pen y Fan in the distance.

Find out more about the Gurkha Community in Brecon on Brecon Story’s website.

Find out more about the town here. 

Read about other walks in Brecon here.


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