Bank Holiday Trip to Brecon Beacons

Friday August 23, 2013 – Monday August 26, 2013

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse

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Description:

Organiser – Gary Box
Where – Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Hillside, Llangattock, Crickhowell, NP8 1LG
When – August 23rd-26th 2013 (Fri-Mon)
Cost – £100.00 (includes 3 nights accommodation and all guided walks)

Itinerary

Friday 23rd August

There will be various London departures, some during the day but most in the evening after work. Details of car sharing options will be announced nearer the time as drivers come forward but you can also find them on our Facebook page. Details of which bedroom you have been allocated will also be given nearer the time but we will have some female only rooms for women who want one.

Saturday 24th August

Option 1 – Fan Fawr and Fan Lila. This 10 mile walk involves 870 metres of ascent and should be completed within 6 hours. There are 2 steep climbs but the the rest of the route is easy and it offers some great views.

Option 2 – The Beacons Horseshoe. This 8.2 mile route should be completed in under 5 hours and is probably the most popular walk in the whole of the National Park. We start near the Neuadd reservoirs and then take the Roman road gaining height. Our first peak will be Fan Y Big where there is a great photo opportunity on the ‘Diving Board’. From here we will follow the horseshoe, first to Cribyn, then Pen Y Fan (highest mountain in the park) and finally Corn Du. It’s a long scenic walk back to the start on what will be a rewarding and scenic day out.

Sunday 25th August

Option 1 – The waterfall walk. Lots of you have done it before but with new people joining the group all the time this popular walk will be the easier option. It’s 10 miles, involves 400 metres of ascent and passes many waterfalls including one that you can walk behind.

Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall

Sgwd yr Eira

Monday 26th August

Some of you may decide to leave early and head back to London. However since it’s only a 4 hour drive back there will be the following walk option available to those who want to walk.

Option 1 – A walk that is a little over 5 miles in length that includes 315 metres of ascent which should take no more than 3 hours to complete. It will pass the Chartist Cave where in 1839 Chartist rebels stored weapons before their march on Newport. If you want to explore inside the cave bring a torch.

Option 2 – Drive to Glyntawe where we park the cars and then follow footpath in general North West direction. Eventually we will leave the path and head towards Carreg Goch where we can visit the remains of a Canadian Air Force Lancaster Bomber. Total distance 8.2km.

What to Bring

  • Hiking Boots and Clothes
  • Towel and Toiletries
  • Food for breakfast and packed lunch

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About the author

Gary Box Author: Gary Box Gary first started hiking in 2002. In 2004 he started his own group called Heathrow Hikers which became The London Adventure Group in 2008. The group is now his business which allows him more time to organise fun trips away both in the UK and overseas. Google

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Gary,

    Do you have place for next weekend trip to Brecon Beacons ? I am interested to join. The only thing is that I finish my work at 5:30 in Elephant and Castle on Friday, so if there is somebody going after that time and the place is available I would like to join. I used to hike a lot some time ago and I love it.
    Regards
    Marta Malecka

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