• Home
  • Walk 21 Talybont Forest Circular

Walk 21 Talybont Forest Circular

Date: Sunday 10th March
Meeting Point: St Meugan's Church, Pencelli
Grid Ref: SO 088246
Times: 10.30am to 4pm
Distance: 9 miles
Ascent: 1900ft
Leader: Allan Gibbs


 A delightful walk around the Talybont Forest, taking in hills (Pen y Bryn), part of the Henry Vaughan Walk and the Mon & Brec Canal. From Pencelli the route leads through fields and lanes, before climbing steadily to the peak of Pen y Bryn, with its unrivalled views of the Black Mountains. We now descend, through part of the forest to the Caerfanell valley, crossing the river to reach the Henry Vaughan Walk, which takes us down to the canal at Talybont. The canal takes us back to Pencelli.

Directions to the start
From CRiC, take the A40 towards Brecon and at the Shell petrol station turn left and go over the bridge. Turn right and follow this road – B4558 - through Llangynidr and Talybont. As you enter Pencelli there is a lane to the left, just after a layby, take this, past the canal basin, and turn left again. Follow this lane past the Pencelli Outdoor Centre until you come to a wide parking area. Park here.

St Feugan's Church, Pencelli
St Feugan's Church, Pencelli SO088246