Is there a classic Brecon Beacon walk taking in the main summits in the area?
I also see there are some nice waterfalls in the area, but can these be incorporated into the same walk or is it better to make that a seperate trip?
Separate trips, CS3.
There are two classic horseshoes:
The classic is the central horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoirs north of Merthyr Tydfil. Cross the reservoir dam and ascent Craig Fan Ddu and walk north to Bwlch Duwynt, continue over Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn, and continue on to The Gap where you can take the track back down to the reservoir. Alternatively, continue over Fan y Big and follow the escarpment round, turning south onto Craig Fan Las and Craig y Fan Ddu before returning to the reservoirs via the Taff Trail.
The 'other' (with apologies to Impy Dave) is the Llanbedr horseshoe from Llanbedr just north of Crickhowell. Ascent Table Mountain, then head north to Pen Cerrig Calch and Pen Allt Mawr, continue over Mynydd Lysiau and Pen Trumau before turning east to Waun Fach. Then turn south, taking in Pen y Gadair Fawr, Pen Twyn Mawr and Crug Mawr before descending south west on the public footpath back to Llanbedr (nice pub).
There are various Waterfalls Walks. The best, imo, is this one: Waterfalls Walk
what Kate said...
I personally prefer the llanbedr horseshoe but both are great day walks
llanthony priory for the black mountains
middle ninfa for something a little special but more suited to llangattock escarpment than the beacons per se
grawen is a little gem for the central area
pencelli is ok but a tad expensive
Llwynstyffilin Farm is good for the nw beacons
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