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View over Usk valley to Brecon Beacons from Allt yr esgair hillside. Large rock with rippled pattern in foreground. Wales, U…

From lakes and forests to tumbling waterfalls, high peaks and beautiful dark skies, there is no place like the Brecon Beacons. Come and experience the freedom and infinite space this spectacular National Park has to offer on our new UK walking break. Grade: Easy to Medium

Staying in the town of Brecon right in the heart of ‘Big Sky’ country, meet your Tour Leader and fellow walkers on Friday evening for a welcome drink and dinner.

 

Looking up the stunning Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn from the lower reaches of the falls. This stunning series of waterfalls are deep…

The Mynydd Llangorse, Llangorse Lake and Allt Yr Esgair Loop – 16km

Saturday morning dawns and after a hearty breakfast our coach takes us the short drive over to the small welsh town of Bwlch. Striding out we begin with a short climb up Mynydd Llangorse and our first views down to Llangorse and its lake, the largest natural lake in Wales. To the west, view the highest range of Peaks in South Wales including Pen y Fan, Corn Du, the Cribyn and Fan y Big while to the east we can see the Black Mountain Range. The path then continues along the hill top and down the ridge to the village of Llangorse for a pub lunch (own cost). This afternoon we head back via the banks of the lake and over the top of Allt Yr Esgair and the Iron Age Fort; said to be constructed sometime between 800BC and the arrival of the Romans in the AD70s there are more fabulous views over the National Park.

 


The Famous Waterfalls Walk – 14km

Sunday we head out on one of the finest walks in the Brecon Beacons. The path takes us along hidden tracks and deep woodland to stunning waterfalls including Sgwd Clun-Gwyn, or ‘fall of the white meadow’ and Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn along the River Mellte and River Nedd. Starting from Cwm Porth we visit the cave entrance of Porth yr Ogof before walking along the River Mellte. Roughly half way along the route we stop for lunch (own cost) at the Angel Inn in the small village of Pontneddfechan before carrying on round past further waterfalls.

Brecon Castle Hotel

Once an 11th Century Norman Castle and then a former coaching inn, this now gorgeous hotel was once one of the first ‘modern’ hotels in Wales. It sits on a prominent hill in the heart of the town of Brecon with views of the river Usk and Brecon Beacons in abundance.

Facilities include

Sample one of the locally brewed lagers in the bar or on the sun terrace while the restaurant serves a locally sourced and freshly prepared menu.

Rooms include 

Our guest rooms all feature LCD TV, safe, heating, ironing facilities, tea/coffee-making facilities and hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 full day guided walks, including transfers
  • Tea/coffee, water and cake at the end of the walks
  • Photographs from the walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Half Board:
Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:
Insurance see here

Walking Notes
Grade: Easy to medium

Distance: 14 to 16km per day

Walking boots: Essential

NB:
You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

Useful Information

Location & Transport

The hotel is located off the A1 with Newcastle Central Station 5 miles away. Complimentary car parking is available.
Walking programme

Two guided walks are included in the programme. The walking programme is graded easy to medium and you can expect to walk up to 11km (8 miles) on the first walk and around 16km (10 miles) on the second walk.

A coach will be used to transfer you to the beginning and end points of both walks.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.
What to Wear

It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

Whilst we would hope for good weather during your holiday, it is of course impossible to guarantee this. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

 

Gratuities

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides, porters and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £15. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10Ͽratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10Ͽf the metered fare.

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What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 2 full day guided walks, including transfers
  • Tea/coffee, water and cake at the end of the walks
  • Photographs from the walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Half Board:
Breakfast & dinner

What's Extra:
Insurance see here

Walking Notes
Grade: Easy to medium

Distance: 14 to 16km per day

Walking boots: Essential

NB:
You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.

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