Guided Walks at Llangoed

The River Wye

Beside the River Wye - 6 miles (mostly level)

This gentle 6 mile amble takes us from the front door of Llangoed Hall along the banks of the energetic River Wye to the ricketty Trerickett Suspension Bridge. From here we return by quiet country lanes through the village of Boughrood to cross the Wye once more. The Wye Valley walk sees us back to the beautiful grounds of Llangoed Hall.

The Black Mountains

Wye to High - 7 miles (800 feet ascent)

This ramble takes us from the sylvan banks of the Wye to the hill of Mynydd Fforest with outstanding all round views. We walk along the Wye Valley Walk before ascending through forest and moorland to reach views that are outstanding in all directions - The Cambrian Mountains, the Radnorshire hills, the Brecon Beacons and Black mountains all feature. And amidst them all runs that most beautiful of valleys - the Wye.

Llangorse Lake and the Brecon Beacons

Llangorse Lake and The Allt - 8 miles (1,000 feet of ascent)

This moderately strenuous ramble takes us around South Wales' largest natural lake ~ Llyn Syfaddan or Llangorse Lake. We start at Llangorse Common where you can go boating if the desire takes you. We then follow around the lakeside, stopping at the bird hide to observe the passing wildlife. Next comes Llangasty church, one of the most dramatic situations for any place of worship. Having thoroughly warmed up, we now head uphill to tackle The Allt, a 1,300 foot hill with stunning views over both the lake and the Usk valley, the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. With the hard work behind us, we will descend gently to the Welsh Venison Centre tearoom and farm shop to await our transport back to Llangoed.

The summit of The Begwns

An unusual Roundabout! 3 - 6 miles (500 feet ascent).


Overlooking Llangoed to the east are the slopes of The Begwns. These National Trust owned hills culminate in the summit known locally as The Roundabout! A circular wall enclosing a plantation was originally constructed to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee was renovated for the new Millennium. Our gentle walk explores these hills which have outstanding views lying between the Black Mountains and the Radnorshire hills. Easily shortened or extended, Rob will guide you around these most walkable of hills and ensure you see the best of what our little hills can offer.

The Dragon's Back ~ Y Grib on the Black Mountains

The Dragon's Back 8 miles (2,000 feet ascent)

This strenuous hill walk is arguably one of the best mountain days in Wales. It conbines the exciting ridge of Y Grib with the wild plateau of the Black Mountains. The views can stretch from the Bristol Channel and Cotswolds up to Snowdonia and Shropshire. With a pub situated conveniently close to the finishing spot, there is every reason to enjoy a great day's walk.

Pen y Fan, 2,906' ~ 886m above sea level, the highest point of southern Britain

The Three Beacons (The best way!) 7 miles (3,000' ascent)

This is the connoisseur's way up the Brecon Beacons. Approaching from the north, we will climb and descend the less well known northern ridges to complete a classic mountain walk. Pen Y Fan, Corn Du and Cribyn are the triumverate of peaks that form so distinctive a skyline. This is a day that you won't forget! You will need a reasonable level of fitness. If that's a problem, we could always use the National Trust's Pont ar Daf path which starts from a road half way up!

Sugar Loaf, Black Mountains

Sweet Sugar Loaf 6 miles (1,500' ascent)

Surely the best looking mountain in Wales though it doesn't even reach the 2,000 feet mark! Our moderately strenuous hill walk explores this National Trust owned peak. We will walk on the soft green paths, enjoy wide reaching views and descend to the welcoming embrace of the Foody's favourite, Abergavenny.

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