Brecon Beacons Hiking Weekend

by Mar 22, 2012Walking Holidays0 comments

Organiser – Gary Box
Where – Clyngwyn Bunkhouse, Ystradfellte Road, Pontneddfechan, Powys, SA11 5US
When – 28th-30th September 2012 (Fri-Sun)
Cost – £56.00 (includes 2 nights accommodation and guided walks)


For this walking weekend we will be visiting The Brecon Beacons National Park and staying in the heart of waterfall country at Clyngwyn Bunkhouse. The bunkhouse sleeps 19 people in a total of three bunk bedrooms. It also has a fully equipped self catering kitchen, drying room and lounge area with TV, DVD and CD player. Another interesting feature of this bunkhouse is the circular BBQ area and fire pit. Sitting around a cosy campfire is a great way to end the day as the sun does down and if the weather is good Saturday evening we can all have a group BBQ (or visit a local pub if people prefer).

On Saturday we will be doing the classic waterfall walk which we can start from the bunkhouse door. The 10 mile (16km) route involves 400 metres of ascent and will take us about 5 hours to complete, possibly slightly longer depending on how many photos we take as a group. The walk includes the chance to walk behind two waterfalls, Scwd Gwladys and Sgwd yr Eira.

On Sunday we will pack and leave the bunkhouse and make the drive to the Glytawe for the start of our Black Mountain walk. The route is 11 miles long and provides some great views, especially from the Fan Hir ridge. The walk will also pass the extensive remains of a Wellington Bomber which crashed into Carreg Goch on November 20th 1944 whilst on a training exercise killing all 6 Canadian crew.

You can expect to be back in London by about 8:00pm. For details of car sharing options please this event on our Facebook page. If you are not on Facebook please leave a comment on this event to either offer or request a lift.

What to bring

  • Hiking clothing
  • Hiking Boots
  • Sun screen, sunglasses, hat and gloves depending on weather
  • Food (enough for your breakfast & packed lunches)
  • Sleeping bag and pillow case (or single duvet cover instead of sleeping bag)

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