Six stages, a round-walk, in the National Park Brecon Beacons
Getting there: We crossed the Channel with “Le Shuttle” (Euro tunnel between Europe and England), after that a couple of hours by car and you are in Wales! Or: a flight to Bristol, the train to Cardiff and by bus to Pontypool.
Maps: You can buy useful maps everywhere in the region. We used: Ordnance Survey Explorer Map, OL 12.
Accommodation: Sometimes, at Easter, a problem. “No vacancies” at the plates in the gardens. But, a little site-step by taxi or bus to the next village, off route, and suddenly plenty “vacancies”.
Easter 1997: a round walk through the Brecon Beacons, the typical sceneries of Wales. Spectacular mountain ranges, distinctive uplands formations. Nowadays a National Park.
Height: 100-820 m.
Distance between the stage cities: about 20 km.
Day 1: Pontypool - Abergavenny
Day 2: Abergavenny - Talgarth
( partly bus)
Day 3: Talgarth - Brecon
Day 4: Brecon - Merthyl Tydfil
Day 5: Merthyl Tydfil - Aberaff
Day 6: Aberaff - Pontypool ( partly bus)
On trail: Wales at its best! The colors, Neolithic remains, moss, a rich flora and fauna, Usk-valley (also the name of another famous trail), waterfalls, enchanting views……….