Still haven’t planned that all important festive walk? Well here’s Kevin Walker’s top 5 five suggestions for walks that are perfect for the family over Christmas time. Some are more challenging than others and each offer something different. So if you’re looking to burn off those Christmas calories or walk off that festive hangover than these walks might be your life saver!
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1. Table Mountain from Crickhowell. A simple, half-day stroll to the top of this iconic hill is ideal if you fancy a breath of fresh air… and you can always finish with a quick visit to the Bear Hotel! You may even find me there!!
2. Pen y Fan from Storey Arms. An easy well-defined path leads from the large lay-by and takes you all the way to the top of the highest mountain in southern Britain… and back again. You can also take in the flat-topped Corn Du en route. Best done in fine weather to enjoy the fantastic views.
3. Sgwd yr Eira from Penderyn. A waymarked path leaves from the northern edge of the village and takes you easily (if sometimes muddily!) across rough fields and through woodland to a reach fantastic waterfall that you can walk behind. This is a great walk if the weather is too wet or windy to visit the higher tops.
4. Sugar Loaf from the Llanwenarth Viewpoint Car Park (above the Sugar Load Vineyard). A simple stroll along well-defined paths takes you easily to the top of this stand-alone summit, with panoramic views from the top. And the flesh-pots of Abergavenny await your return!
5. The Brecon Canal and Llangynidr Locks from Llangynidr. If you park near the Coach & Horses Inn on the edge of the village and wander along the canal towards Brecon, you will be rewarded by a fascinating section of canal where there are locks, weirs, and a small aqueduct (to name but a few features). Walk quietly and you may also enjoy some fantastic wildlife.