National Walking Month This week’s walk recommendation is…
A stroll along Brecon Promenade
This is an ideal walk for you if you’re visiting Brecon for a saunter around town and want to escape the shops. There’s nothing better than strolling along this riverside promenade to experience the river Usk in all its glory. This route is a grade 2 walk – a route with tarmac surface, some sections with slight gradients but no gates. There are plenty of seats along the way.
0.6km / 0.37miles
Brecon (OS grid reference SO042286) (postcode LD3 9AN)
Starting GPS co-ordinates
51° 56' 54" N -3° 23' 39" W (DMS)
Ascend about 14.8m / 49ft
You’ll experience the river in one of its many moods: anything from dreamily flowing along at a low level or powerfully sweeping along as a raging torrent. The clean state of the river Usk’s waters means that fish abound, giving rise to kingfishers, cormorants and ducks: mainly mallard and goosander. Look out for the blue flash of the kingfisher as it darts along the river or cormorants perched near the weir drying themselves. Also take in Llanfaes Bridge with its 7 arches which was originally built in 1563 but has been much modified since. Imagine crossing the river via a ford near this point before the bridge was built!
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