18 easy to follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Black Mountains Area of The Brecon Beacons

The Black Mountains Area of The Brecon Beacons National Park is the Eastern half of the National Park. It is enclosed by the Park Boundary to the North, East & South and the B4558 from Brecon to Talybont-on-Usk and then a minor road S past Talybont Reservoir, Pentwyn Reservoir and Pontsticill Reservoir to Pontsticill to the West.

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Eighteen easy-to-follow circular walk route maps of all grades in The Black Mountains Area of The Brecon Beacons in Walk Grade Order

Scroll down the list of walks below & click on each walk title (in blue) to locate it on the map above.


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again


Walk 1 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo103 Bryn Arw from Forest Coal Pit

Superb mountain views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.5 miles (7 km)
Ascent:810 ft (247 m)
Time:2½ hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 2 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo113 The River Usk and Coed y Bwnydd from Clytha

Riverside stroll and an ancient fort

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.5 miles (9 km)
Ascent:768 ft (234 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 3 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo122 The River Usk from Clytha

Lovely riverside walk

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.5 miles (17 km)
Ascent:374 ft (114 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Easy)


Walk 4 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo100 Sugar Loaf and Mynydd Pen-y-fal from Mynydd Llanwenarth

Simply stunning views - the easy way

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (7.5 km)
Ascent:1,191 ft (363 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 5 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo128 The Skirrid from Abergavenny

Superb views of the Black Mountains

Vital Statistics:

Length:5 miles (8 km)
Ascent:1,155 ft (352 m)
Time:3 hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 6 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo108 Sugar Loaf and St Mary's Vale from Mynydd Llanwenarth

Simply stunning views

Vital Statistics:

Length:4.75 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,535 ft (468 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 7 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk mo123 Sugar Loaf (Y Fal) from Porth-y-parc Farm

Simply stunning views

Vital Statistics:

Length:5.25 miles (8.5 km)
Ascent:1,555 ft (474 m)
Time:3½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 8 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po164 Hay Bluff and Twmpa from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

Steep ascent to superb views of the Wye Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:6 miles (9.5 km)
Ascent:1,555 ft (474 m)
Time:3.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 9 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po108 Pen Cerrig-calch and Pen Allt-mawr from Neuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 10 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po157 Mynydd Troed from Llangors (Llangorse)

Steady climb to superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.25 miles (11.5 km)
Ascent:1,526 ft (465 m)
Time:4.25hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 11 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po120 Hay Bluff, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Pen yBeaconStone Circle

Steep ascent to superb views of the Wye Valley

Vital Statistics:

Length:7.75 miles (12.5 km)
Ascent:1,942 ft (592 m)
Time:4.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 12 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po122 Blaen-yr-henbant and Crug Mawrfrom Llanbedr

Great views on clear paths

Vital Statistics:

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


Walk 13 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po176 Hay Bluff and Twmpa from Capel-y-ffin

Superb views all round

Vital Statistics:

Length:10 miles (16 km)
Ascent:2,050 ft (625 m)
Time:5½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 14 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po148 Chwarel y Fan, Twmpa and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

High moorland walk with fine views

Vital Statistics:

Length:10.25 miles (16.5 km)
Ascent:2,093 ft (638 m)
Time:5.75hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


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Walk po135 Pen Cerrig-calch and Mynydd Llysiau from Nuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

Vital Statistics:

Length:11 miles (17.5 km)
Ascent:2,430 ft (741 m)
Time:6½ hrs
Grade:(Moderate)


Walk 16 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po129 The Grwyne Fechan Round

Fine high mountain views

Vital Statistics:

Length:12 miles (19 km)
Ascent:2,637 ft (804 m)
Time:7 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 17 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po116 Black Mountain and Rhos Dirion from Capel-y-ffin

High moorland walk with superb views

Vital Statistics:

Length:14 miles (22.5 km)
Ascent:2,808 ft (856 m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


Walk 18 Walking Bootprint Icon

Walk po153 Pen Cerrig-calch and Waun Fach from Nuadd-fawr

Fine views in all directions

Vital Statistics:

Length:13.5 miles (21.5 km)
Ascent:3,175 ft (968 m)
Time:8 hrs
Grade:(Hard)


See this list of walks, routes & maps in:

Grade Order | Length Order | Time Order | Walk Number or Start Location Order
NB. To reverse (toggle) this order, click Grade Order again





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