Hiking in the Brecon Beacons

30 Sep – 2nd Oct

£165 in a 4 person room (£140 MatesRates)

£155 in a 6 person room (£130 MatesRates)

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The Brecon Beacons in South Wales is beautiful and even more so at this time of year, as the colours change and the scenery becomes quite dramatic.

Louise is heading up this trip, which is set to be a little bit of a challenge and is for those with fairly good fitness. (If you are unsure, get in touch and we can work out if this is really for you)

Friday night – we’ll all meet up at YHA Brecon Beacons, a real nice laid-back place with a bar and a cosy fire. The rooms are ‘mixed’ dorms either 4 or 6 people. (We may be able to upgrade you for a fee to a private room, but depends on availability)

Saturday – we’re doing the big one, The Four Peaks. It’s a belter of a hike, but not for the feint-hearted. Taking in the summits of Fan-y-Big (no jokes LOLs), Cribyn, Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du, this walk will probably take about 7 hours and is pretty steep in places. In the evening we’ll collapse back at the hostel… but for those who still have energy left we’ll head out into the night to see Brecon’s famous dark skies. (If we get enough interest we’ll arrange a ‘star gazing guide’ at the nearby Libanus observatory, +£25)

Click here for details on the Four Peaks hike

Sunday – a slightly lazier start, but we are still going to do a really awesome hike. The Four Waterfalls trail is famous in the area and takes in some beautiful falls including one where you can walk behind it! The trail is not too challenging but takes just over 2 hours with plenty of opportunities for a cheeky dip in the river! (Feeling brave?!)

Click here for details of The Four Waterfalls hike

Sunday lunch in a pub nearby and then if you still have some energy there is the option to head to Zipworld and take on the 70mph zipwire…

WHAT. A. WEEKEND.

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Included in the price:

  • Bed & Breakfast accommodation in a shared dorm in YHA Brecon Beacons
  • Fully qualified Mountain Guide to lead the hikes
  • HOFNAR host

Not included in the price:

  • Food & drink other than breakfast
  • Stargazing guide (+£25) [optional]
  • Zip wire (+£50) [optional]

To Bring:

  • Sturdy hiking boots (if you are unsure, get in touch. If your footwear is not good enough, your guide may not allow you to hike)
  • Waterproofs (essential. If you do not have them your guide may not allow you to hike)
  • Hiking trousers / shorts that are NOT denim
  • Towel(s) – bedding is, however provided
  • Swimsuit
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle and packed lunch for the Saturday
  • Hat + gloves, the weather maybe cold
  • Camera