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Brecon Wood & Iron Age Fort Guided Walk

Walk from Brecon town up to a fort with exceptional views of the Brecon Beacons

  • 5 hr
  • From 165 British pounds
  • Promenade, Brecon LD3 9AY

Walk Details

A professionally guided 7 mile circular walk starting & finishing next to the mighty Usk river on the outskirts of Brecon town. Our route takes up up firstly onto the top of Peny Crug iron age hill fort which, if the weather is kind, will give wonderful view directly over to the highest Mountain in the National Park Pen y Fan. Then we stroll down heading into 'priory wood' which has the river Honddu flowing down through it carving out this small valley, know here as a 'dingle'. Continuing up through the trees we visit a small church in the hamlet of Llandedew. St David's is thought to be the oldest church in the historic county of Brecknockshire and stands on a monastic site known as a clas, so it would originally have been surrounded by quarters for monks, who went out into the community to preach. The route then returns through the wood & 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?) Lots of variation and things to see with plenty of history on this walk & a good leg-stretcher with some elevation to get those views. A great way to experience Brecon's outskirts & perhaps combine with a cathedral visit, or a look around the town. 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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