The area around Llanwrtyd Wells is rich in heritage and full of natural beauty, it offers a range of walking and hiking routes from the simple scenic paths around Llyn Brianne Reservoir to guided tours of the Iron Forest. So whether you want to go walking for an hour or have a full day hiking there are plenty of options around.
The 15 mile route around Llyn Brianne provides some of the most splendid views available in Wales, the artificial lake created in the 70’s when the River Towy was dammed creates a beautiful scenery to walk around. The path starts at the dam and stretches right up to the northern tip of the lake before coming back down.
During times of low rainfall it is sometimes possible to see the roofs of the houses which were
flooded in order for the dam to go ahead.
Pwll Bo resides within mature coniferous woodland which is managed by the Forestry Commission. It is a gentle and very attractive walking route along a compacted path right beside the River Irfon. The route is well signed and there are benches at regular intervals so you can take a break and enjoy stunning view of the river, and the relaxed atmosphere of the forest.
Green Dragon Activities provides multiple activities to keep you busy for the entire day, along with walking they also offer cycling tours for all you bike enthusiasts. Along with walking and cycling Green Dragon provide opportunities to be taken on a photographic tour which will show you some of the best sights around, perfect for any budding photographer.
Leaping Stiles has an excellent service giving you the option to find the walking route which fits you. They also give advice and information on how to go walking safely and minimise your risks of something going wrong. The maps are available to download, and you can delight in the magnificent beauty and tranquillity on offer here in the heart of Wales, from the gallery.
Green Events offers activities such as the annual Drovers Walks, These walks follow in the footsteps of the Drovers of old who used to drive their sheep, cattle, pigs and geese across the mountains to the market. There is a choice of walking distances; 10, 15 or 25 miles, through the beautiful summer countryside around Llanwrtyd Wells. They also run the more unusual activities such as bog-snorkelling, stone-skimming championships and the Real Ale Ramble which is held in conjunction with the 10 day Mid Wales Beer Festival, the ramble begins from the Town Square and follows any of 3 waymarked routes of 10, 15 or 25 miles with free real ales available at the checkpoints!
The Black Mountain’s in the Brecon Beacons Nation Park give an awe inspiring view of the surrounding country side, while a little further than most there is a road going over it so if you don’t feel like walking up you can still go and enjoy the amazing views.