On the northern edge is a spectacular escarpment looking out across the Wye Valley to Mid Wales. A series of tops adorn this ridge, and form the most impressive profile of the range. However these tops turn out to be just the terminal elevations of five main ridges stretching up to fifteen miles south. There are a few small settlements but no real villages within the mountains. Abergavenny is the key town in the area, offering a wide range of facilities and good bus and rail connections with this splendid area.
20 walks/40 pages
This book places that revolt in its historical and geographic background. The Glyndwr's Way National Trail starts at Knighton on Offa's Dyke and passes close to battlefields, abbeys, historic houses and castles en route to Machynlleth and Welshpool. In addition to following the history of Owain's revolt the path also passes through some of the finest scenery in central Wales. The journey includes the wooded vales of Radnor, the Clywedog valley, the unspoilt areas of old Montgomeryshire and along the Afon Dyfi, perhaps the loveliest river valley in Wales.
The Brecon Beacons National Park stretches from the English border to the Tywi valley in Carmarthenshire, a distance of nearly 50 miles, covering an area of 520 square miles. This swathe of southern Wales is divided into four distinct areas of high ground by the rivers Usk, Taf and Tawe. These rivers, here in their enthusiastic infancy, descend to meet the salt water of the Bristol Channel by the three great cities of the south, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea respectively.
Brecon Beacons Short Walks guide contains 20 circular walks all graded by route and difficulty, perfect for family trips and holidays. From gurgling brooks to turbulent rivers, nestled among sheltered glades to windswept summits, there really is something here for everybody. History abounds, wildlife ekes a living out of every nook and cranny and even the scars of the industrial revolution have left a unique yet attractive mark.
Explore 28 beautiful walks through Mid Wales with the OS Pathfinder Guidebooks, graded by length and ranging from 2.5 to 12 miles. The routes range from extended strolls to longer hikes, offering something for all levels! Each walk includes a detailed description, an OS map, GPS waypoints, and notes of key features and things to see.
Join Peter Finch and John Briggs on twenty walks around Cardiff, the bustling capital of Wales. Together they visit the new and the ancient, the difficult, the undiscovered, the lesser-known, the artistic, the entertaining, the quirky and the unexpected.
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