Llangynidr - Tor y Foel - Talybont - Llangynidr

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The walk starts from the Brecon and Monmouth Canal, follows the River Crawnon and then starts the climb through pastureland up to Tor y foel (551 metres), a significant landmark in the Usk Valley, with magnificent views from the summit. The walk drops down into the Talybont Reservoir valley to the Taff Trail and follows the old railway track to Talybont. The return to Llangynidr is along the Brecon Canal.

Wales - South Wales - Brecon - Bannau Brycheiniog


Birds, Butterflies, Flowers, Food Shop, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Lake/Loch, Pub, River, Toilets, Wildlife
9/17/2019 - Patricia Daw

We completed this walk on a gloriously sunny day in mid Sept. We had fantastic views as we slowly made our way up. It was blowy at the top so we took shelter in a small dip to eat our lunch. Coming down wasn't a problemas it had been dry for a number of days. The part of the walk through forestry land down to the side of the railway wasn't much fun and similarly most of the terrain of the Taff Trail was very stony, uneven, and just not pleasant. We were very relieved to reach the pub by the canal in Tal y Bont. The canal walking part was easy and it is a very pretty canal path.

3/14/2018 - joanne Salisbury

This was a great walk. We did it in March 2018 after the thaw of heavy snow and the decent down to the reservoir was very wet; like walking down a stream. Water proof boots recommended.

11/19/2012 - Valerie Monaghan

We started and finished this circular walk at The White Hart Inn in Talybont-on-Usk. Try to do this walk on a clear day; there is a hard pull up to the top of Tor-y-Foel, but the views on the ascent and at the top are excellent and well worth the effort! Recommend taking a walking stick or pole, as the route down from Point 8 was steep, muddy and/or very stony, and, on the day we did the walk, a stream in places - we were glad of the additional stability a stick gave. If you follow the Brinore Tramway (it's well signposted; turn right when you reach it), you can avoid some of the steep downhill sections, but you miss the pathway alongside the reservoir. The "slight" hill mentioned in Point 10 was steep and long enough for us towards the end of our walk!(Suspect you can avoid it by following the old railway line into Talybont i.e. take the left hand fork, not the right hand Taff Trail up the hill.)

4/2/2012 - J Kent

Nice walk done on on a sunny 1st April 2012. Parked at Talybont reservoir and picked the walk up at point 10. There is some dredging and repair work to the canal bank on the section from Talybont village but this is not a problem. Coach and Horses will expect £3 if you park in their car park and do not have a drink - which is fair enough.

11/22/2010 - Steven Pratt

Did this walk on a cloudy November day. Nice mix of interest; the canal, dam at the head of the Talybont resevoir and even had the guys and girls doing the Brecon ultra jogging past us on the climb! The White Hart just at the right point on a cold day; fire burning, warm welcome and a nice pint to see us off on the last stretch by the canal. A good 5 hour day with the stop.

10/2/2009 - dave stephen

Done this on 28th Sep. 09 with my mate Dave (who is new to walking). We really enjoyed it & were pleased with the various types of countryside we came across. Would certanly do again, thanks

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