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


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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Interactive Map

The map below displays the routes of hill-walks and rambles throughout South West Wales, using Google Maps to upload individual walks and map them collectively, as an overlay.

Each walk is tracked using global-positioning-satellite (GPS) technology, via a smartphone app, while the walks are traversed. Routes can be downloaded and followed using a smartphone. Some walks are also described, with photographs and statistics in my walking blog, Rambling On. Continue reading “Interactive Map”