This trail leads you to Sgwd-yr-Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwyn.
Calculated time is computed with the distance, the height difference, and an average speed of 2.2 mph. For an intermediate walker, this time includes small breaks.
Park at Gwaun Hepste Pay and Display car park.
(D/A) The walk starts by the path next to the parking meter. Walk on this main path, which is going down and made with gravels.
(1) At the intersection, turn left.
(2) After the path has made a curve and starts to go up slightly, turn right and follow the main track until you see stairs going down on the left side.
(3) Go down the stairs to access Sgwd-yr-Eira. It's the most well-known waterfall of the area, as you can walk right behind its thundering curtain of water. Then, go back to (3) by the stairs you came from and turn left.
(4) When the path splits, take the one on the left, which is going down to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn. Then, go back to (4) from the way you came and turn left.
(5) Turn left and walk few meters down to see Sgwd Clun-Gwyn. Go back to (5) and then, take the path on your right to be back at (1)
(1) Walk back to the car park (D/A)
D/A : mi 0 - alt. 1089ft - Gwaun Hepste car park - Gwaun Hepste car park
1 : mi 1.18 - alt. 801ft - Turn left
2 : mi 1.7 - alt. 869ft - Turn right
3 : mi 1.83 - alt. 764ft - Access to Sgwd-yr-Eira - Access to Sgwd-yr-Eira
4 : mi 2.33 - alt. 758ft - Access to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn - Access to Sgwd y Pannwr and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn
5 : mi 3.88 - alt. 761ft - Access to Sgwd Clun-Gwyn
D/A : mi 5.15 - alt. 1089ft - Gwaun Hepste car park - Gwaun Hepste car park
Gwaun Hepste car park costs £4, cash only.
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A circular hike which allows easy access to Pen y Fan (886 m); the highest peak in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales. A walk through stunning landscapes, surrounded by sheep.
Very busy intinerary in high season.
We're now well into the Brecon Beacons Way and this route begins with a walk through the Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve, designated to protect its limestone pavements, associated flora and caves beneath. Then it heads north to climb up to Fan Llia and follow the crags over to Storey Arms. It then takes the Taff Trail to YHA Brecon Beacons.
The route continues on the west-to-east Brecon Beacons Way, now over halfway to its final destination at Abergavenny Station. This is possibly the most strenuous day's walking as there are a number of climbs, starting with Corn Du and Pen y Fan. However, on a clear day, the views are spectacular.
This Powys walk starts from Cwmgwdi and visits Corn Du passing the monument to the Lost Lad before continuing to Pen y Fan, the highest point in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Continuing, the walk then visits the summits of Cribyn and Fan y Big before returning to the start along the western side of Cwm Cynwyn.
This is a brilliant linear trail in the Brecon Beacons National Park, incorporating many good viewpoints and one extra-special one. It begins in Carmarthenshire near the village of Llandeusant and ends in Powys in the Glyntawe valley, crossing a mountain ridge that beats Pen-y-Fan in my view, but because it's less accessible is less well-known.
The route leaves Llanddeusant and heads into the Black Mountains on the third leg of the Brecon Beacons Way. It's generally a walk south along ridges and mountain tops to finally drop down to the Craig-y-nos Country Park on the Afon Tawe river.
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