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Brecon Circular Woodland Guided Walk

Start along the Usk river in Brecon, then walk in enchanting ancient woods where monks once trod.

  • 3 hr
  • From 125 British pounds
  • Promenade, Brecon LD3 9AY

Walk Details

A professionally guided 4 mile circular walk starting & finishing next to the mighty Usk river on the outskirts of Brecon town. The route passes Brecon Cathedral which started life in 1093 as the Benedictine Priory of St John the Evangelist, built by the Normans on the site of an earlier Celtic church. At the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538 it became Brecon's Parish Church, (why not pay it a visit at the end of the walk & also visit the lovely cafe too?) We walk up through a woodland area named locally as 'Priory Wood' for obvious reasons. In spring these woods can be full of bluebells, or snowdrops in February. We head up & then down an pretty footpath through the trees, and then return the other side of the river Honddu making it's way down through the woods. We then take a detour up behind the school to bring us to the famous 'King Charles steps' which are linked to the King' stay in Brecon in 1645. Its then a short stroll back to the start passing the prominent castle which is now a hotel. Lots of variation and things to see with plenty of history on this walk. A great way to experience Brecon's outskirts & perhaps combine with a cathedral visit, or a look around the town. The woodland is undulating but has a clear footpath through & is manageable for most people. Things will be taken at a steady pace with plenty of time for absorbing the views and taking photos! Assistance is given over stiles and anywhere where else when needed. Dogs are allowed but will need to be kept on a lead and under control.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued if cancellation is up to14 days prior to the event. If 'Walk Hay' cancels an event a full refund will be issued.

Contact Details


Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK

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