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Best trails in Brecon

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Looking for a great trail near Brecon, Powys? AllTrails has 44 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Brecon Beacons National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Carreg Cennen Woodlands Local Nature Reserve or Cwmcarn Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 23 moderate trails in Brecon ranging from 2.8 to 23.7 miles and from 367 to 2,929 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Brecon
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#1 - Pen Y Fan Circular Walk
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 49 m
Note: Sections of this trail is CLOSED due to construction work on the reservoir. Please check with the park page for more information. Pen y Fan is one of the most popular peaks in the Brecon BeaconShow more
#2 - Pen Y Fan from A470
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 4 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Pen Y Fan from A470 is a 4 mile out and back trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and naturShow more
#3 - Pen y Fan and Corn Du Circular Walk
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 4 h 18 m
This is a difficult walk to the summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du Circular. Enjoy the beautiful views from the top of the highest mountain in southern Britain and keep an eye out for Bronze Age artifactShow more
#4 - Brecon Beacons 4 Peak Treker Trail
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 7 h 10 m
Good views all around can be very wet under-foot so good walking boots advised.  This is quite a strenuous walk so take both water and some food with you. This walk covers the four peaks in one go. ThShow more
#5 - The Big Gap Brecon Beacons MTB Circular
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 24.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
The Big Gap Brecon Beacons MTB Circular is a 24.2 mile loop trail located near Brecon, Powys, Wales that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options.Show more
#6 - Pen y Fan
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 21 m
Pen y Fan is the highest peak in South Wales and southern Britain situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This is a challenging walk observing mountain scenery across Pen y Fan. There are cleShow more
#7 - Brecon Horseshoe
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 10.4 mi • Est. 6 h 18 m
This is a long walk that will take you to the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Enjoy the beautiful views from the top.Show more
#8 - Beacons Circuit to Lower Neaudd Reservoir
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 6 h 37 m
Come prepared for tough weather conditions and stay on the main tracks and off the ridge if very windy and poor visibility. This is a good challenging hike and circuit route.Show more
#9 - Brecon Beacon Horseshoe
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 11 mi • Est. 6 h 14 m
Take a steep climb up Craig ddu ridge, follow the ridge up to corn du, pen y fan then down Jacobs ladder. You will then have two more climbs-up to the top of the crybin then fan y big. Good views all Show more
#10 - Black Mountains Circular Walk
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 16.6 mi • Est. 9 h 45 m
An elongated loop in the Black Mountains (Brecon Beacons) that covers two of the main ridges of this area.  The walk features green valleys, beautiful views to Pen-y-Fan and the Offa's Dyke path, as wShow more
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