Walking Hiking

The Brecon Beacons (South Wales) – Walking Short Break

The Brecon Beacons  mountain range contains some of the most beautiful landscapes in South Wales. You’ll enjoy rugged moors, stunning peaks and plateaus, beautiful waterfalls and deep wooded gorges. It was designated as a national park in 1957, later achieving International Dark Sky Reserve status in February 2013. The park covers an area of 519 square miles and its highest peak is Pen y Fan (886m/2658 ft).

You will stay  in the colourful market town of Brecon for the three nights of this short break walking tour. The town is situated in the beautiful Usk Valley, established as a town in Norman times. Today it still retains much of its old character and charm.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Tour €375  per person sharing
Single Supplement +€150
Tour Dates 14th to the 17th of March 2020
Tour Grade Easy to Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse 
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Itinerary

DAY 1. ROSSLARE TO BRECON

An early morning departure from Rosslare on the 08.45 sailing to Pembroke. Sailing time is approximately 3 hrs 30 minutes. From the port of Pembroke to the town of Beacon our travel time is approximately 3 hours. We will of course stop along the way for bathrooms etc.

Once we have settled into our accommodation, we will do a short walk to explore the town, its many colourful shops and pubs.

DAY 2. PEN Y FAN & THE CWM LLWCH HORSESHOE

A short drive from our accommodation will take us to the starting point of our walk, where we will begin our assent to Pen Y Fan. The trail leads us around the base of Allt Ddu, past a disused quarry and follows the spur of Cefn Cwm Llwch to the summit (886m, highest peak in Brecon Mountain Range).

After taking in the spectacular vista (weather permitting!), our descent will take us along the Brecon Way to Corn Du. From here, we will follow the spur of Cwn Llwch to join an old miner’s road that will lead us through the colourful countryside of Nant Cwim Llwch and back to our start point.  

Distance 15.5 km/9.7 miles, Ascent 795 m/2385 ft

DAY 3. SGWD YR EIRA AND THE WATERFALLS ROUNDABOUT

Today we will embark on an exhilarating walk through the region’s most spectacular waterfalls. We will begin at Cwym Port and follow the River Mellte downstream through meadows and woodland to a look out over Sgwn Clun-Gwyn, one of the most impressive falls of the loop.

The walk will supply multiple opportunities for detours to waterfalls. One of the most significant falls we will pass are the roaring Sgwd Yr Eira. Here you will walk behind a curtain of water and experience what it’s like to look out from inside. At the halfway point, we’ll stop at the small village of Pontneddefchan before continuing on our water themed loop back to Cwym Port.

DAY 4. DEPART

After a hearty Welsh breakfast, we'll depart for the ferry and arrive back in Rosslare at 18.46. 

Included

  • Ferry to and from Wales
  • All transport in Wales
  • 3-Nights B&B
  • 2-Guided Walks

Not Included

  • Packed Lunches & Evening Meals

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Carmel
    Wild Atlantic Way South West
  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

    Nicole
  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

    Adam
  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

    Erin
  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

    Radha

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