49 easy-to-follow circular walks in Powys

Forty-nine easy-to-follow hand-crafted circular walks, routes & maps in Powys of all grades in Walk Grade Order


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Walk po100 Pen y Fan from Neuadd Reservoir

Popular classic walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,402ft (732m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po101 Pen y Fan from Pont ar Daf

The shortest, easiest way up Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4 miles (6.25 km)
Ascent:1,736ft (487m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po102 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych from Blaen Llia

Wild moorland walk (can be difficult in mist)

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5 miles (17 km)
Ascent:1,569ft (478m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po103 Bache Hill, Black Mixen and Great Rhos from New Radnor

Superb walk in splendid isolation

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.75 miles (14 km)
Ascent:1,963ft (598m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po104 Pen y Fan and Cribyn from Nant Gwdi

Superb views - pick a nice day

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8 miles (12 km)
Ascent:2,629ft (801m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po105 EsgairPenygarreg (Crugyn Ci) and Craig Goch Reservoir from Penygarreg Reservoir

Fine views but a bit wild in places

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:1,588ft (484m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po106 Sgwd Ddwli Uchaf from Pontneddfechan

A walk to some of the finest waterfalls in Wales

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.5 miles (10.5 km)
Ascent:1,148ft (350m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po107 Y Gyrn, Corn Du and Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

A less travelled route up Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:1,736ft (529m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po108 Pen Cerrig-calch and Pen Allt-mawr from Neuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:1,879ft (573m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate

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Walk po109 Foel Wen and Cadair Berwyn from Tyn-y-fridd

Is this the finest view in Wales?

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:2,632ft (802m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po112 Fan Frynych, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from near Libanus

Wild moorland (can be difficult in mist)

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:2,009ft (612m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po114 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant

Superb ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,914ft (888m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po116 Black Mountain and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

High moorland walk with superb views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:14 miles (22.5 km)
Ascent:2,808ft (856m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk po117 Cadair Berwyn and Post Gwyn from Pistyll Rhaeadr

The finest viewpoint in Wales?

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12.75 miles (20.5 km)
Ascent:3,180ft (969m)
Time:7.75hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk po118 Fan Llia, Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Fawr from Blaen Llia

Wild moorland walk (can be difficult in mist)

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.75 miles (15.5 km)
Ascent:2,402ft (732m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po119 Waun Rydd and Bryn from Talybont Water Treatment Works

Steady ascent to good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9 miles (14.5 km)
Ascent:2,330ft (710m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

Steep ascent to superb views of the Wye Valley

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,942ft (592m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po121 Pant y Creigiau and Bryniau Gleison from Blaen y Glyn

Dramatic views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:1,165ft (355m)
Time:3.25hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po122 Blaen-yr-henbant and Crug Mawrfrom Llanbedr

Great views on clear paths

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:1,925ft (587m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate

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Walk po123 Fan Hir, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer), Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Garreg Las from Glyntawe

Simply magnificent

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Vital Statistics:

Length:15 miles (24 km)
Ascent:3,673ft (1,119m)
Time:9.25hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk po124 Fan Nedd and Fan Gyhirych from Maen Llia

Long but easy to follow moorland walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:15 miles (24 km)
Ascent:3,157ft (962m)
Time:8½ hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk po125 Gorllwyn (Pen y Gorllwyn) and Drygarn Fawr from Dolymynach Reservoir

Huge views - but tricky in mist

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Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:1,900ft (579m)
Time:6 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po126 Allt Lwyd and Waun Rydd from Talybont Reservoir

Steady ascent to good views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:2,445ft (745m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po127 Fan y Big, Cribyn, Pen y Fan and Corn Du from Neuadd Reservoir

Unsurpassed views from this high level route - pick a clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,850ft (869m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk po129 The Grwyne Fechan Round

Fine high mountain views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:2,637ft (804m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk po131 Bwlch y Ddwyallt and Fan y Big from Blaen y Glyn

The finest ridge walk in the Brecon Beacons

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,942ft (592m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po132 Heol Senni and Fan Gyhirych from Pont Gihirych (Cray Reservoir)

Open moorland walk with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:1,792ft (546m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po135 Pen Cerrig-calch and Mynydd Llysiau from Nuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

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Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:2,430ft (741m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po136 Corn Du and Pen y Fan from Nant Cwm Llwch near Brecon

Simply fantastic views - pick a nice day

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7 miles (11 km)
Ascent:2,288ft (697m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate

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Walk po137 Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Frynych and Craig Cwm-du from near Libanus

Superb cliff top views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.5 miles (12 km)
Ascent:1,736ft (529m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po138 A circuit of Caban-coch Reservoir from Elan Village

Superb Elan Valley lakeshore walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,575ft (480m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po141 The Waterfalls Walk from Pontneddfechan

The finest waterfall walk in the UK

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Vital Statistics:

Length:9.5 miles (15 km)
Ascent:1,476ft (450m)
Time:5 hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po142 Cadair Berwyn from Pistyll Rhaeadr

The finest viewpoint in Wales?

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:2,530ft (771m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po146 Cribyn and Fan y Big from Pont y Caniedydd

Superb ridge walk - pick a clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.5 miles (13.5 km)
Ascent:2,539ft (774m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po147 The Glen Collwn Round from Talybont Reservoir

Long high level walk with dramatic views.

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Vital Statistics:

Length:13.25 miles (21 km)
Ascent:3,397ft (1,035m)
Time:8.25hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk po148 Chwarel y Fan, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

High moorland walk with fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:2,093ft (638m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po152 Allt Lwyd, Waun Rydd and Bryn from Talybont Reservoir

Steady ascent to fabulous views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,521ft (768m)
Time:6.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po153 Pen Cerrig-calch and Waun Fach from Nuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

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Vital Statistics:

Length:13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Ascent:3,175ft (968m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:Grade 8 Walking Hard
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Walk po154 Craig Cerrig-gleisiad and Fan Frynych from near Libanus

Short but steep climb to fine views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:3.75 miles (6 km)
Ascent:1,099ft (335m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy

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Walk po155 Post Gwyn and Glan Hafon from Pistyll Rhaeadr

Quiet lonely hills with fantastic views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:2,215ft (675m)
Time:5.25hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po157 Mynydd Troed from Llangors (Llangorse)

Steady climb to superb views

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Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:1,526ft (465m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po158 Pen y Fan from The Storey Arms Outdoor Centre

The easiest(!) way to climb Pen y Fan

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Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,736ft (529m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po162 Fan Llia from Blaen Llia

Winter quickie

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Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:1,024ft (312m)
Time:2.75hrs
Grade:Grade 3 Walking Easy
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Walk po163 Pant y Creigiau and Darren Fach from Blaen y Glyn

Dramatic views with little climbing

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,257ft (383m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po164 Hay Bluff and Twmpa from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

Steep ascent to superb views of the Wye Valley

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,555ft (474m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:Grade 4 Walking Moderate
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Walk po169 Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Fan y Big from Nant Cwm Llwch nr Brecon

Simply fantastic - but pick a nice clear day

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5 miles (17 km)
Ascent:3,256ft (992m)
Time:7.25hrs
Grade:Grade 7 Walking Hard
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Walk po172 Cefn Yr Ystrad from Pontsticill

Wild moorland &ampamp; disused quarries

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Vital Statistics:

Length:8.25 miles (13 km)
Ascent:1,326ft (404m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate
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Walk po176 Hay Bluff and Twmpa from Capel-y-ffin

Superb views all round

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Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,050ft (625m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:Grade 6 Walking Moderate
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Walk po179 Black Mountain/Y Mynydd Du - Picws Du (Bannau Sir Gaer) and Waun Lefrith (Bannau Sir Gaer) from nr Llanddeusant

Superb ridge walk

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Vital Statistics:

Length:6.25 miles (10 km)
Ascent:2,130ft (649m)
Time:4½ hrs
Grade:Grade 5 Walking Moderate

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