Beacons Way 1 — Llangadog to Carreg Cennen

Trail 1 of Beacons Way undertaken by Tuesday Walkers Society

Demanding 9 miles
Overcast; fine, misty rain; blustery wind

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A demanding 9-mile linear walk from the eastern end of the Beacons Way, at Llangadog, passing through the settlement of Bethlehem, where we entered the bounds of the Brecon Beacons National Park, through to Castle Carreg Cennen; total ascent 1918ft.

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Walking the Beacons Way

The Beacons Way is an iconic walk, established in 2005, by John Samson, of the Brecon Beacons Park Society. It runs for just under 100 miles along the length of the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is a challenging route, though well within the reaches of a fit and competent hill walker. Demanding uphill climbs and undulating ridges give spectacular views of the National Park, its varied landscapes and its wildlife.

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Graig Fawr, Cefn Drum

Length: 8.5 miles — Grade: Moderate
Weather: Dense fog; light rain

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Moderately demanding, circular 8-mile ramble, starting out from Pontardulais Station, proceeding through the outskirts of the town, following the route of St Illtyd’s Way to ascend Graig Fawr, passing its trig point (OSBM S2002TP3429). The route returns by following the ridge-line of Cefn Drum, before proceeding through Pontardulais, back to the start. Continue reading “Graig Fawr, Cefn Drum”

Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn

Moderate 10 miles
Overcast, some light rain

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Moderate 10-mile ramble, starting from the car park at Keepers Lodge, about a mile north of Brechfa. Route principally  follows the course of the Afon Marlais, through the woodland of the Brechfa Forest, before traversing moorland to the cairn and “shalom” sculpture and trig point (S2528, TP218), marking the summit of Mynydd Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn. Continue reading “Llanfihangel-rhos-y-corn”

Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods

Length: 7.5 milesGrade: Moderate
Date: 10, 14 January — Weather: Clear, dry, chilly

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Moderate 8 mile circular ramble, crossing moorland, encountering Maen Ceti / Arthur’s Stone, incorporating several miles of the Gower Way, along Cefn Bryn — “the spine of Gower” — with wonderful views to both the north and south of the Peninsula, before turning back and passing through Park Woods and returning across the open moorland. Continue reading “Maen Ceti, Cefn Bryn, Park Woods”