8:00 a.m. 2 Boot: The Waterfalls in the West (Brecon Beacons)

Event Date: Sat 28 January 2017

8.7 miles

The walk will begin from Craig Y Nos Country Park, heading past Craig Y Nos Castle and straight up the steep ascent until we reach the summit of Cribarth. Here we should be able to enjoy views of the moorlands of Fforest Fawr, all along the Swansea Valley and the hills that guard the edge of Black Mountain.  From here we shall descend into Abercrave, stopping for brunch on our way down.  We shall then cross a poo-stick bridge opportunity, and make our way along a narrow ravine, with gorgeous river and waterfall views.  We shall stop for lunch somewhere around the ravine in hopefully, a nice sunny spot! After lunch we shall have the chance to view the Henrhydd Falls, the highest waterfall in South Wales!  After this, we shall make our way across countryside, with amazing views of Cribarth, steadily making our way back to Craig Y Nos Country Park, where we can relax in a nice cafe with a little treat!

Due to walking amongst livestock and through a farmyard with an active farm dog, I do not recommend bringing dogs on this walk.

Please be prepared to get muddy as many parts of the fields can be quite boggy, despite any glorious weather!

Remember to bring plenty of water, lunch and warm, sensible clothing.

The car park costs £2.50 for the whole day.

Severn Bridge Toll £6.70

Please contact the walk leader if you wish to meet at the alternative meeting point.

Bring Packed Lunch: Yes
Post Walk Beverage: Cafe

Walk Leader: Kirsty H (07754536517)
Car Share Meeting Point: The Downs at 8:00 am
Alternative meeting point: Craig Y Nos Country Park Car Park, SA9 1GL at 9:30am

Event Date:

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About Brunel Walking Group

Thanks for visiting us! Brunel Walking Group is for young(ish) people in the Bristol and Bath area who love the countryside and like to get outside on a weekend.

What is Brunel Walking Group?

Brunel is a thriving group with more than 400 members. All of our walk leaders and committee members are volunteers, dedicated to sharing our fantastic countryside with others.  Read more on our FAQs page

How do I join the walk?

There is no need to sign up to join a walk, just turn up at the meeting point where we will share lifts to the start of the walk.  You’re very welcome to try out 1 or 2 walks before you join, but we do insist that after that you join the Brunel Walking Group.  It’s OK if you don’t drive – we normally have enough drivers who are able to give lifts, but drivers often appreciate it when a voluntary contribution is made by passengers towards their costs.

How do I know what to bring? And am I fit enough?

We provide a full recommended kit list here.  Please do bring water, a rainproof jacket, walking trousers (or similar) and walking shoes/boots – avoid jeans and trainers.

Walks are graded as either 1 boot, 2 boot or 3 boot.  Read more about choosing the right walk for your fitness level here,