Best trails in Crickhowell, Powys

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Looking for a great trail near Crickhowell, Powys? AllTrails has 10 great hiking trails, views trails, walking 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 Forest of Dean or Cwmcarn Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Crickhowell ranging from 3.8 to 16.7 miles and from 249 to 2,552 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 Crickhowell, Powys
Top trails (10)
#1 - Dragons Back and Waun Fach
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 4 h 52 m
Fantastic loop from Castle Inn car park. Fairly easy to follow the path, just need to know when it splits.Show more
#2 - Crickhowell Skyline Circular
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 12.4 mi • Est. 6 h 55 m
A lengthy walk in the Brecons, on a warm day. Great views all around from start to finish.Show more
#3 - Pen Twyn Glas, Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Gloch-y-pibwr, Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain Circular
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 8.7 mi • Est. 5 h 10 m
The Black Mountains are often neglected due to the popularity of the Brecon Beacons, their near neighbours. They should not be as they offer very similar walking conditions and provide views just as thrilling as those provided on the Beacons. This walk to the mountains which lie on the eastern edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park is a stunning introduction to the Black Mountains. Once the climb to height is done the walk is essentially a ridge walk with exciting views. Five peaks are visited: Pen Twyn Glas, Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Gloch-y-pibwr, Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain. Views provided of more Black Mountains include the superb eastern ridge of the Black Mountains which is a distinct part of the Cambrian Way, the distinct rounded mountain of Mynydd Troed and also Mynydd Llangorse and Pen Tir. Then from Table Mountain there is a great view down to Crickhowell and across to the the cliffs of Craig y Cillau on Twr Pen-cyrn.Show more
#4 - Crickhowell Castle and River Usk Circular Walk
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 1.2 mi • Est. 35 m
#5 - South Wales 3 Peaks Challenge
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 20.4 mi • Est. Multi-day
#6 - Llanthony and Hatterall Ridge
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Park in the free Llanthony Priory car park. Being by passing the abbey and going diagonally across the meadow. Head into Wirral Woodsalong the well marked trail. Follow the national trail towards Hatterall Hill, and then on to following the Offa's Dyke signs. Meet up with the Beacons Way route towards Grouse Butts and Cwmyoy. Hike up to the summit and take in the views. At the top, find the stone marker and cairn where you should make a left along the Offa’s Dyke Path. After a little more walking you will come to another cairn. When you see this, continue straight. Later you will come to a stone marker signifying both the high point of the hike and the junction for Llanthony. Descend steeply past the abbey and back to the car.Show more
#7 - Craig y Cilau
Crickhowell, Powys, Wales
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 2 h 11 m
Craig y Cilau are two large rock faces that face this trail. At one time the are was a huge quarry where they cut limestone. Keep an eye out for birds and livestock in the area. This area is also well known in the caving community so you may see people emerging along the trail from the caves. Show more
#8 - Crug Mawr and Black Mountains
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 16.7 mi
#9 - Offa's Dyke Circular Walk
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 51 m
#10 - Crickhowell, Twr Pen-cyrn, and Craig y Cilau Circular
Brecon Beacons National Park
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Length: 11.1 mi • Est. 5 h 47 m
This walk is perfect for anyone who has based themselves in the popular small town of Crickhowell on the east side of the Brecon Beacons National Park as the walk begins from the town centre. After leaving the town centre the walk crosses to the south side of the River Usk and continues to Llangattock where the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is followed for 1.5 miles before leaving the canal to follow a south west course over fields, lanes and a couple of road crossings to reach Craig y Castell. Now on upland with splendid views the walk heads south east to skirt the south side of the impressive cliff face of Craig y Cilau before leaving the high ground at Darren Cilau. Then its more fields, lanes and finally road back into Llangattock and the return to Crickhowell. There's lots of variety to this outstanding walk.Show more