Walking

Walking trail

The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

Walking trail

The Begwns offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding countryside.

It is possible to see almost the entire Brecon Beacons National Park from the Roundabout, hence all of the views none of the climb.

The Begwns pond surrounded by open common

Map

Map route for the Begwns walk: all the views none of the climb

Start:

Car park, grid ref: SO162443

1

Starting from the grass verge car park the Roundabout is at the top of the hill. The highest point on the Begwns - the Roundabout, which is surrounded by a dry stone wall with trees inside - will be your first goal.

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2

Once you have reached the Roundabout, take time to rest and absorb the views if the weather permits. When you have done this, from the Roundabout retrace your steps for about 100yd (90m) downhill until you see a track heading right towards the woodland on the far side of the common.

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3

When you reach the wall by the woodland follow the fence line downhill and left, until you meet the tarmac road. Cross the road and follow the grass track uphill until the pond comes into view, walk down to the pond and turn left.

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4

Follow the edge of the pond until you reach a bank at the top of the pond, turn right and follow this track across the wet ground onto a grass track. Turn left and follow the grass track that heads back to the tarmac road and turn right back towards the car park.

End:

Car park, grid ref: SO162443

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The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

Terrain

Grass tracks with a moderate to easy inclines. Entrance to the Roundabout is by a stile.

Dogs are allowed but need to be kept under close control near livestock.

The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

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The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

How to get here

Address
The Begwns, Painscastle, Powys
By train

Nearest station Hereford, 21 miles (34km).

By road

Take minor road from Clyro to Painscastle 0.75 miles (1.2km). Before entering Painscastle take left turn and a left turn again up hill to the car park, on the grass verge on the right, at the top of the hill.

By bus

Nearest bus stop Hay on Wye 1 hour walk. See more information at Traveline Cymru

The Begwns walk: all the views, none of the climb

Facilities and access

  • Dogs are welcome but must be kept under control near livestock