This week’s Walking Wednesday is a “top 10 dog walks” in the Brecon Beacons by Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages, who are currently promoting pet friendly holidays! Your four leg friend will never be bored again, if you try out these great walks! Just remember if you are out and about walking your dog to always pick up or bury it’s mess.
1. Mynydd Illtyd Common – An easy walk over closely gropped open ground to an Iron Age hill fort, passing upland ponds and gorse outcrops with spectacular views in all directions
2. Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal – One of the most scenic and spectacular canals in the UK. The towpath winds its way for over 50km between Brecon and Cwmbran and has good views over farmland, woodland and mountains.
3. Hay-on-Wye Riverside Walk and the Warren – The riverside walk or Bailey walk follows the old railway line alongside the wooded banks of the Ricer Wye and leads to an area of grassland known locally as the ‘Warren’.
4. Castle Meadows, Abergavenny – This 20-hectare site of flat, floodplain grazing land is next to the River Usk, along with bordering trees, small copses, stream and ponds.
5. Bullpit Meadow, Crickhowell – close to the bridge over the River Usk at Crickhowell. The meadows are well used by local people and visitors for walking and recreation.
6. Llangorse Lake and Common – The flat, grassy common alongside Llangorse Lake has good views of the surrounding hills and the central Brecon Beacons.
7. Talybont Reservoir and Forest – This scenic, 3km long reservoir is surrounded by steep hill, forestry and farmland.
8. Forestry Trails – The forestry commission manages several forests within the nationl Park which have open access under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000. Most of the forests have designated car parks and compacted stone tracks which encourages easier access.
9. Usk Reservoir – Is in a remote area surrounded by forest and moorland overlooking Mynydd Du of the Black Mountain. There is an 8km circular trail which winds its way around the reservoir.
10. Bwlch with Altitude – energetic 12 mile circular walk with 360 degree views of Llangors Lake. You will climb two hills – that’s the altitude bit -starting and ending at the pub in Bwlch (pronounced Boolkh).
For more information on dog friendly holidays in the Brecon Beacons click here.