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Walk 50 Discovering the Brecon Drovers' Route

Date: Thursday 14th March
Meeting point: Dinas Road Car Park (long stay)
Brecon  LD3 8BN
Grid Ref: SO 043285
Times: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Distance: 7.5 miles
Ascent: 1100ft
Leader: Mark Davis and Emma Harrison

Sponsored By: Glanpant and the Star Bunkhouse

We will try to identify what remains of a route that may have been used for droving between Merthyr and Brecon. We will use place names, geography, local history, droving signs and features that remain in the landscape to try to uncover droving routes in the Brecon Beacons. We will try to shed light on the challenges these legendary men faced and the ways they got livestock to market. This is an undulating walk in Brecon and the foothills of the Brecon Beacons.

Directions to start
Take the A40 to Brecon and go towards the town centre. At the second mini-roundabout keep staright on to the one way system and down to the bridge over the river. Cross the river bridge and take the first left into Dinas Road. There is a charge of £3.20 for this car park, please bring exact change.

Dinas Road Car Park, Brecon LD3 8BN
Dinas Road Car Park, Brecon SO043285