Cycle across the Beacons
Cycle across the Brecon Beacons National Park using our new touring route, running from Llandeilo in the West to Abergavenny in the East. This new route follows a Roman Road with panoramic views of the Central Beacons, it winds along lovely country lanes before joining the pretty tow path by the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal.
Mountain. Consider detouring south via Trapp to the magnificent Carreg Cennen Castle. Terrain All sections on road including the main A483 road in Llandeilo, climbing steadily at first then once on higher ground the route undulates. One steep descent and climb either side of Pont Newydd. This is the hilliest section of the entire route. Not family friendly
Description Starting with open views over fields, the surrounding terrain soon changes to a wide, open and exposed area near the Roman Camp, offering stunning views. Travelling east the route passes through a forest area (Usk reservoir to the north), before following undulating lanes into Sennybridge. Terrain Uses unclassified road throughout
Description After leaving the army town of Sennybridge the route gently rises and falls along hedge-bound country lanes on the north side of the river Usk. Good views of the whole of the Brecon Beacons can be seen. Terrain Uses well maintained unclassified roads throughout. When entering the urban area of Brecon care should be taken because of parked cars and the increase in traffic volumes. This section is not family friendly
Terrain At first the route follows the smooth gravel surface of the towpath of the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. It then follows well maintained roads until it re-joins the canal towpath. The canal towpath condition varies a great deal and is unsuitable for road bikes. More up to date information on the surface can be found on the Canals and Rivers Trust website. The towpath is shared with walkers and a “Share the space – drop your pace’” approach should be used.