Brecon Beacons

Cambrian Way day 13: Llanddeusant to Llandovery

February 5, 2017
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A gentle hike through the Carmarthenshire countryside, following the Cambrian Way from Llanddeusant to Llandovery, and encountering some beautiful wild horses Date walked: 1st November 2016 Distance: about 11 miles Map used: OPS Explorer OL 12 – Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area) Guide book: Cambrian Way by AJ Drake (7th edition) ************** It had […]

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Cambrian Way day 12: Bwlch Bryn-rhudd to near Llanddeusant

November 13, 2016
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Date walked: 9th September 2016 Distance: around 12 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 1 2- Brecon Beacons National Park (Western area) Guide followed: Cambrian Way  by A.J. Drake – 7th edition ************** Today Paul, Neil and I  were joined by a good friend of Neil’s called Malvern (no, I never did ask where he got […]

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Cambrian Way day 11: Storey Arms to Bwlch Bryn-rhudd

October 2, 2016
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  Date walked: 9th August 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** Another day with the three Musketeers (Paul, Neil and me). Leaving Pauls car at the mercy of car thieves, Neil drove the two […]

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Cambrian Way day 10: Cwar Blaen dyffryn quarry to Storey Arms

September 18, 2016
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  Date walked: July 6th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 10 miles (but lots of ups and downs) Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition ************** I have quite an ambivalent relationship with camping, […]

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Cambrian Way Day 9: Crickhowell to Cwr Blaen-dyffryn quarry

September 4, 2016
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  Date walked: July 5th 2016 Maps used:OS Explorer OL 13 (Brecon Beacons National Park Eastern Area) and OL 12 (Brecon Beacons National Park Western Area) Distance: around 12 miles Guide book: Cambrian Way by A J. Drake 7th edition *************** The three (Paul, Neil and me) of us had decided that if we had […]

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Cambrian Way: Day 8 – Lord Hereford’s Knob to Crickhowell

May 29, 2016
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  Date walked: 17th May 2016 Distance:  14.25 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 13 Brecon Beacons National Park (Eastern Area) Guide: Cambrian Way by A.J.Drake (7th edition) and website  *************** Sadly, Paul couldn’t make it today so it was just Neil and I who met at Crickhowell, leaving Neil’s car there and taking mine […]

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Sixty on Pen-Y-Fan

May 17, 2015
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Date walked: May 2nd 2015 Map used: None – but the route is covered by OS Explorer OL12 Distance: around 5 miles ************ I had been wondering how to celebrate my 6oth birthday for some time. Years possibly. I had no appetite for throwing a party, where I would have probably have spent most of the […]

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A walk around Cribarth, Ystradgynlais and Cefn Mawr

May 10, 2015
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A wonderful walk though rugged moorland in the western Brecon Beacons National Park, taking in Cribarth, Cefn Mawr and a World War II plane crash site Date walked: 7th April 2015 Distance: 15 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL12  Brecon Beacons National Park ************* Paul and I were due to meet at 1.30pm – late […]

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Climbing Sugar Loaf, near Abergavenny

January 25, 2015
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An easy 6 mile walk to the summit of this most distinctive of  Welsh hills. Date walked: 13th December 2104 Distance: 6 miles Map used: OS Explorer OL 13 Brecon Beacons National Park This walk was taken from “Circular walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park” by Tom Hutton ************* This is the nearest walk […]

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