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clarko

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clarko says:

beacons

 

 hi

 i stay in llanelli in south wales occasionaly and want to walk on the beacons (just been looking at the walk in trail)

Brecon is an hour plus away so can you access the beacons from the west side.

cheers

john

 

 
Stuey

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Stuey says:

Re: beacons

Yes lots of places to gain access in fact your better off going western Beacons as it's far less populated and in my opinion much better views of the whole Beacons.

If you look up Dan Y Ogof Caves on the Explorer 0L12 map at grid ref SO836159 you can then either park there at a small cost or even base camp for around £7 per night or start your walk from there or park a little further up the road in the lay by on the right near the church and start it from there as they will both lead to the same area being Fan Brycheiniog 802m highest point this side and then you got both lakes Llyn y Fan Fawr and Fan Fach, excellent camp spots and awesome views.

You can plan lots of different circular routes from the grid ref running north west and bringing you around in a loop back to the start.

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Taffy_Tours

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Taffy_Tours says:

Re: beacons

Definitely can hit the beacons from the West, you could aim for Llandeusant or Dan Yr Ogof entry routes though there is a YHA with a small parking area at Llandeusant if you were looking for something cheap & cheerful although if it was just a daytrip there is a free car park approx 3/4 of a mile closer to the actual mountains.

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clarko

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clarko says:

Re: beacons

hi

thanks guys, will do that on my next trip

 

cheers

 

john

Matt A.

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Matt A. says:

RE: beacons

large car park on the a470 opposite the storey arms activity centre. easy access to corn du and pen y fan.

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