Walk 03 The Beacons Rollercoaster

Date: Saturday 7th March
Meeting Point: Henderson Hall, Talybont

LD3 7YQ, for bus to start
Grid Reference: SO 114227 
Times: 9.30am to 5pm
Distance: 11 miles
Ascent: 3100ft
Leader: Pete Childs
Price: £13.50 (incl £5 bus fare)

The Big Four Beacons Tops, plus a Diving Board, all in a classic linear walk. Meet at Talybont for a bus to the start at Pont ar Daf. Then up the tourist path to the windy gap at Bwlch Duwynt for a short climb to Corn Du, followed by a hop to Pen y Fan before dropping down Craig Cwm Sere and up the steep path to Cribyn. Then down to the Roman Road and the last climb to Fan y Big, followed by the magnificent Craig Cwmoergwm horseshoe. Then over Waun Rydd and steadily down to the Talybont reservoir via Carn Pica, we follow the Taff Trail into Talybont for well-earned refreshments.

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Directions to Start
Allow 30 minutes from CRiC. From CRiC take the A40 towards Brecon. After 8 miles turn left to Talybont and right at T junction into village. Past village stores on your right turn right to Henderson Hall (and Recycling Site!).

Henderson Hall, Talybont on Usk
Henderson Hall, Talybont on Usk SO113228