The Brecon Beacons, Trecastle, and Llandovery surround our secluded self catering cottages deep in the Welsh countryside and are known for their stunning natural beauty and numerous hiking trails. Whether you are an experienced hiker or just starting out, there is a trail in this region that will suit your needs. I will highlight some of the best hiking routes in these areas below to enjoy when staying with us.. Refardless of taking the easier or mor difficult routes – you will always have your very own wood-fired hot tub ready to soothe those walking muscles when you return – here’s your choice of routes:
Pen-y-Fan: The highest peak in the Brecon Beacons, Pen-y-Fan offers a challenging yet rewarding hike. The trail begins at the Storey Arms car park and ascends gradually, passing stunning waterfalls and rock formations along the way. The final climb to the summit is steep but the views from the top are breathtaking.
Fan Brycheiniog: This ridge walk offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and mountains. The trail begins at the car park near Llyn y Fan Fach and ascends steadily to the summit of Fan Brycheiniog. From there, the trail follows the ridge before descending back to the starting point.
Llyn Brianne: This circular trail around the Llyn Brianne reservoir offers a gentle hike through beautiful countryside. The trail is mostly flat, making it suitable for families and beginners. Along the way, hikers can enjoy views of the reservoir and surrounding hills.
Waterfall Country: Located in the southern part of the Brecon Beacons, this area is known for its numerous waterfalls and lush forests. The trail follows the River Mellte and passes by several spectacular waterfalls, including Sgwd-yr-Eira, which can be walked behind.
Black Mountain: This range of hills on the western edge of the Brecon Beacons offers numerous hiking trails. The trail to the summit of Fan Hir is particularly popular, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside.
Carreg Cennen Castle: This circular trail takes hikers through beautiful countryside and up to the ruins of Carreg Cennen Castle. The castle dates back to the 13th century and offers panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.
Carmarthen Fans: This range of hills in the western part of the Brecon Beacons offers numerous hiking trails, including the trail to the summit of Fan Foel. From the summit, hikers can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Llyn-y-Fan-Fawr: This circular trail takes hikers around Llyn-y-Fan-Fawr, a beautiful lake nestled in the hills of the Brecon Beacons. Along the way, hikers can enjoy views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
Myddfai: This circular trail takes hikers through beautiful countryside and up to the village of Myddfai. The village is famous for its medicinal herbal remedies and offers stunning views of the surrounding hills.
The Beacons Way: This long-distance trail covers 100 miles and takes hikers through some of the most beautiful parts of the Brecon Beacons. The trail can be completed in sections or as a continuous hike, depending on your preference.
The Brecon Beacons, Trecastle, and Llandovery offer a wide variety of hiking trails right on your doorstep from our cosy cottages for hikers of all levels. Whether you are looking for a challenging ascent to a mountain summit or a gentle walk through the countryside, there is a trail in this region that will suit your needs. So pack your hiking boots, grab a map, and click on our Reserve Now button to begin exploring the stunning natural beauty of South Wales.
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