- Name Beacons Way
- Length of trail 161 km, 100 miles
- Length in days 10 days
- Traildino grading MW, Moderate walk, backpacking trail
- Hut tour grading T1, Walk
100 miles, 161 km, 8 days
The Beacons Way winds through the Brecon Beacons National Park. This mountain range in the south of Wales consists of high moorlands, grassy slopes and patches of ancient forest. It involves a lot of climbing and descending through rather rough terrain, so you need to be in good shape. As the guidebook says: "the ability to navigate in thick mist with a map and compass is essential." You will climb for instance Pen y Fan, 886 m high. This ensures stunning views of the lovely green landscape of hedgerows below.
- Minacker May 2019
- Rate 9
- Positive Fantastic views, challenging if walked over 7 days, friendly folk
- Negative Very busy around Pen y Fan
- John P August 2014
- Rate 8
- Positive The trail passes through some of the highlights of the Brecon Beacons such as Pen-y-Fan, Llanthony Priory and the Dan yr Ogof caves. Well worth the walk.
- Negative Navigation a bit difficult in places especially in the mist