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Brecon Beacons Traverse

Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Powys

142 km / 88 miles
A very tough fell 24 hour challenge route through the rolling and wild regions of the Carmarthen Fan, Forest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. Included is a 8-mile minor road section and 20,000ft of ascent.

A list of grid references is available on the website below.


Path Type: Anytime Challenges
Attributes: Anytime Challenges
Very Challenging
Start: SN732184 - Pen Rhiw-Wen, Carmarthenshire View on StreetMap
Finish: SO289278 - Llanthony Abbey, Monmouthshire View on StreetMap
Web Sites: Gofar - South Wales Traverse Independent Hostels UK - Beacons Way Accommodation


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
© OpenStreetMap contributors under Open Database Licence.
Rights of way data from selected Local Authorities.
Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
At high zoom levels the route is indicative only.
Purchase Ordnance Survey Maps:
OS Landranger 160, 161
OS Landranger Active 160, 161
OS Explorer 12, 13
OS Explorer Active 12, 13

Accommodation within 5 km of this Path:

Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
12 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
48 km
Hostel Accommodation
1 km
48 km
Hostel Accommodation
4 km
68 km
Bunk House
2 km
91 km
Walkers are Welcome
3 km
96 km
Bunk House
2 km
108 km
Bunk House
3 km
125 km
Hostel Accommodation
< 1 km
142 km

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Route Profile:

136.6 km (84.9 miles)
6,059 m (19,879 ft) ascent
861 m (2,825 ft)  maximum height

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