Brecon Beacons Visitors' Centre - Mynydd Illtud - Cefn Llechid - Back

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Brecon Beacons Visitors' Centre - Mynydd Illtud - Cefn Llechid - Brecon Beacons Visitors' Centre

The walk is set out in a loose figure-of-eight and starts from the Brecon Beacons Visitors' Centre (Mountain Centre) some 1,100ft up on Mynydd Illtud Common, from which there is every chance of seeing a number of types of birds including red kite and buzzard. As well as open common, the walk also includes hill, wood, valley, tracks, an old drovers' road and quiet and narrow country lanes. The route offers splendid views all the while, including the main Brecon Beacons ridge and the Usk Valley. Although the walk does cross and recross the valley, neither of the climbs are too demanding and the paths are good.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Brecon Beacons

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Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Moor, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
27/08/2019 - M Parkin

Thanks Philip have amended way mark 13

26/08/2019 - Philip Horn

A colleague and myself did this walk in early August, at Point 2, we could not find the grassy track and did not fancy walking through Marsh Grass, so we continued along the track to the road, turned right, then through a gate and followed a path to Point 5. At Point 13, we got a bit confused, so I would suggest after "between hedged banks, where it peters out", add turn left immediately (do not go through gate) and walk uphill until you find a track between hedges and you reach the gate into the Plantation. We did this walk on a hot day!!

17/10/2011 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Mick Parkin for his update for this walk. October 2011. Adrian (Admin)

09/10/2011 - Bertie The Dog

Another lovely walk, with a lovely cuppa at the Visitor Centre as our reward at the end. We had trouble finding the broad, grassy track described at 2. The stile is no longer there, so you need to turn to the right before the footpath sign not after it. That was the only glitch in an otherwise great walk.

02/10/2006 - dave stephen

We enjoyed this, because it was easy & plenty of quiet. A few nice places along the way to stop & have something to eat & take in the countryside, Dave

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