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Brecon Beacons Park Society
Cymdeithas Parc Bannau Brycheiniog

www.breconbeaconsparksociety.org

THE BEACONS WAY

2006 - 2007

The Brecon Beacons Park Society is giving members and friends an opportunity to participate in a series of monthly guided walks along ‘The Beacons Way’, commencing in September 2006.
There will be a maximum of 12 places available each day. Bookings can be made for individual days or the whole route. A 16 seater Mini-bus will be provided to transport participants to the start of each days walk and it is anticipated that there will be a charge of £6 per day for members and £10 for non-members to cover this service.
ANNE PRITCHARD, Assistant Walks Secretary, will be administering the booking of this event and will be happy to answer any queries.
Telephone her on: 029 2061 0397 or e-mail: eannepritchard@hotmail.com
or contact: Jim Wilson 01291 691184

No dogs on this walk, please.

ITINERARY

Sunday March 4th 2007: Beacons Way Day Four
LLangynidr to Storey Arms; via Pen Rhiw-calch, Torpantau, Fan y Big, Pen y Fan and Corn Du. 23.6km (14.6 miles) 1359m of ascent (4457ft) Strenuous
Meet 8.30am at the car park opposite the Storey Arms on the A 470 (Grid ref: 982203) for transport by Mini-bus to Llangynidr.
Leader: 029 2061 0397 Anne Pritchard

Sunday April 1st 2007: Beacons Way Day Five
Storey Arms to Craig-y-nos; via Craig Cerrig-gleisiad, Fan Dringarth, Fan Llia, Sarn Helen, Pant Mawr and Penwyllt. 24.6km (15.3 miles) 825m of ascent (2738ft) Energetic
Meet 9.30am at the lay-by just south of Craig-y-nos Castle on the A 4067 (Grid ref: SN 841152)f or transport by Mini-bus to Storey Arms.
Leader: 01639 730179 Nigel Phillips

Sunday May 6th 2007: Beacons Way Day Six
Craig-y-nos to Llanddeusant YHA; via Tafarn-y-Garreg, Llyn y Fan Fawr, Fan Brycheiniog, Picws Du and Llyn y Fan Fach. 17.8km (11.0 miles) 1067m of ascent (3500ft) Strenuous
Meet 9.30am outside Llanddeusant Youth Hostel (Grid ref: SN 776244) for transport by mini-bus to Craig-y-nos.
Leader: 01639 844080 Arwel Michael (co-author of the route guide)

Sunday June 3rd 2007: Beacons Way Day Seven
LLanddeusant YHA to Carreg Cennen; via Carreg Yr Ogof, Garreg Las, Foel Fraith, Garreg Lwyd, Carn Pen-y-clogau and Banc Wernwgan. 23.8km (14.6 miles) 1032m of ascent (3385ft) Strenuous
Meet 9.30am at the car park at Carreg cennen Castle (Grid ref: SN 666193) for transport by Mini-bus to Llanddeusant YHA.
Leader: 01550 740188 Clive Eiles

Sunday July 1st 2007: Beacons Way Day Eight
Carreg Cennen to Llangadog: via Banc Wernwgan, Carn Goch, Bethlehem and Felindre. 16.0km (9.9 miles) 329m of ascent (1079ft) Moderate
Meet 9.30am near Llangadog, just east of the Sawdde Bridge on the minor road between the A 4069 and Felindre (Grid ref: SN 706277) for transport by Mini-bus to Carreg Cennen.
Leader: 01558 822960 Geoffrey Williams

Telephone: 029 2061 0397 ANNE PRITCHARD to book places on this series of walks

"Bethlehem to the Holy Mountain"
West to East
Saturday 31st March to Saturday 7th April

"The Holy Mountain to Bethlehem"
East to West
Saturday 28th July to Saturday 4th August

These two 8 day linear 98 mile guided walks cross the entire width of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Outward transport is provided each day and the cost will be £80.00.
Accommodation is not included but information on all types of accommodation from camp/caravan sites to B&Bs and hotels is available from the Beacons Way Pages
Places are limited so early booking is strongly advised.

For further details and/or to book a place please contact
Rob Knowles on 07971 190768 or email: rskrsk@hotmail.co.uk

THE EPYNT WAY

Since the 1930's the Army has occupied most of the Northern half of the Epynt lying between the Ifon, Wye and Usk valleys, to the west of the Crychan Forest.
From 2002 the MOD, together with the Ramblers Association and local residents, have been opening up the Epynt Way (mostly lying inside the edge of the MOD land).
In October 2004 the first two phases were opened to the public, from Disgwylfa round to Esgair Wen, which the Park Society have walked several times
More guided walks along the Way will be offered as and when new section are opened to the public.
Maps of the Epynt Way can be obtained from John Clifford on: 01874 635511 or go to: www.defence-estates.mod.uk/epyntway
More details of future Park Society Guided Walks along the route from: 01874 623404 MIKE SCOTT ARCHER.
The Epynt Way team were awarded the Silver Otter Award for outstanding contributions to conservation, public access and heritage on MOD Estates, which was presented by the Under Secretary of State for Defence in October 2005.

Brecon Beacons Park Society
Cymdeithas Parc Bannau Brycheiniog

www.breconbeaconsparksociety.org

ABOUT OUR GUIDED WALKS

Most of our walks go into the hills. Participants are reminded that the following gear must be taken: walking boots, hat, gloves, warm clothing (not jeans!), spare sweater, hot drink, lunch, extra food and of course, waterproof jacket and trousers. A whistle and torch should be carried, particularly during the winter months. Participants must satisfy themselves that the walk is suitable for their abilities. You can take advice, by ringing the walks leader whose telephone number is given. No liability will be accepted for loss or injury that occurs as a result of taking part.
An adult must accompany young people (under18).

THESE WALKS ARE FOR EXPERIENCED WALKERS.
ADVERSE WEATHER COULD RESULT IN ROUTE CHANGES

Strenuous walks require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs and/or cover a good distance at a steady pace.
Energetic walks generally involve two steep climbs, but they will require determined application.
Moderate walks will seldom have steep climbs, but if they do, the climb will be taken at a relaxed pace.

Dogs (well controlled) are permitted. It should be noted that under the CROW Act, when taking dogs onto Open Access land they must be on a fixed lead, no more than two metres long, whenever livestock are near, and at ALL TIMES from 1st March to 31st July.
Non members of the Park Society will be asked to make a donation of £2.00 each per walk.
Half price for the under16's, the unemployed and students.

General enquiries concerning the Guided Walks Programmes to: Jim Wilson, telephone (UK) 01291 691184
e-mail: jim.wilson60@virgin.net


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