The Breconway or Beaconway or Trail

Q. I want to walk is it the (Breconway or Beaconway or Trail) or something I'm not sure what its called on the Brecon Beacon National Park in Wales.

I want information on the walk I believe its about 85 to 100 miles I want to know if there are some kind or brochure or info of where to stay and maps and leaflets and luggage transfer etc please let me know.

Many thanks

Kurk Scoble, Orpington



A. The Beacon's Way goes from the Holy Mountain - Skirrid Fawr (Ysqyryd Fawr) in Monmouthshire to Bethlehem in Carmarthanshire. It was first called 'The Holy Walk', by a Brecon Beacon's National Park Society gent by the name of John Sansom, who passed away last year.

The route is marked on OS Explorer Maps OL12 and OL13 and the route has good waymarking & interpretation boards on the ground.

I hope this is of some use & keep up the good work.

Best regards

Dave Newberry


A. Hello. The walk you mention does exist and it is called the Beacons Way/Ffordd y Bannau. It is 100 miles long from Abergavenny to Bethlehem.

With a few of my friends I have completed the first half and will be doing the second half. It has been an excellent walk so far.

Chris Evans, Neath


A. There's a Beacon Way in the West Midlands that connects Sandwell Park with Chasewater. It is 27km (17 miles) long and waymarked with named posts. I don't know of a Breacon Way - but you might be thinking of:

The Taff Trail - which connects Brecon on Powys with Cardiff (88km - 55 miles) - or

The Usk Valley walk which connects Brecon, Powys with Caerleon, Newport (80km - 50 miles) or more likely

The Offer's Dyke Path which connects Sedbury Cliffs in Dorset with Prestatyn in Denbighshire (287 km 187 miles)

Do you have any more information?

Hope this helps

Mike (Editor)


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