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Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons and South Wales, Harri Roberts - Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons is the latest hill walking guidebook in the popular 'Day Walks' series from outdoors publisher Vertebrate Publishing, following guides to the Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Snowdonia and South Downs. This pocket-sized guide features 20 circular routes between 6.8 and 16.5 miles (11km and 16.6km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into four areas - Blorenge & The Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, Mynydd Llangatwg & Mynydd Llangynidr, Fforest Fawr and The Black Mountain. Local author and walker Harri Roberts shares his favourite walks in the region, including circuits in the hills around Llangors Lake, the Taf Fechan Skyline and Pen y Fan, and the Llanbedr Horseshoe. Each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance & navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information. The walks are illustrated with stunning photography by the author and outdoor photographer Adam Long. Published April 13.

ISBN: 9781906148621 - Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons
 

Brecon Beacons and South Wales AA 50 Walks - Walking is one of Britain's favourite leisure activities, and this guide features a variety of mapped walks to suit all abilities. The book features all of the practical detail you need, accompanied by fascinating background reading on the history and wildlife of South Wales, and clear mapping for ease of use. Every route has been colour coded according to difficulty. All walks are annotated with local points of interest and places to stop for refreshments. Every walk is given a summary of distance, time, gradient, level of difficulty, type of surface and access, landscape, dog friendliness, parking and public toilets. Published September 13.

ISBN: 9780749574802 - Brecon Beacons & South Wales

Crimson Short Walks Brecon Beacons Walks and Hikes for all the Family, Tom Hutton - This updated edition of Short Walks Brecon Beacons brings you the best short walks around this popular National Park. Set against a backdrop of Welsh countryside, the 20 family-friendly walks in Short Walks Brecon Beacons range in length from 2 to 6 miles and take in the delights of the Beacons Way as well as the infamous Black Mountains. Beautifully illustrated with at-a-glance summaries of each walk and accompanied by GPS waypoints, Short Walks Brecon Beacons also highlights places of interest and includes quiz questions for younger walkers to answer en route. Promising hiking highlights from waterfalls to Welsh mountain ponies, Short Walks Brecon Beacons is the ideal walking guide for day trips, short breaks and family holidays with enjoyable routes for all walkers, both young and old. Each route provides a fun and informative walking companion to this attractive Welsh National Park and is packed with information on interesting local features as well as details of public transport options and suggestions for refreshment stops along the walks.  Published March 11. 

ISBN: 9781854585325 - Crimson Short Walks Brecon Beacons

All Terrain Pushchair Walks - Brecon Beacons, Simon Johnson.  Published June 12. 

ISBN: 9781850589099 - All Terrain Pushchair Walks Brecon Beacons



 

Brecon Beacons Walks, Tom Hutton, Pathfinder Guide - Within the boundaries of the Brecon Beacons National Park there are four separate mountain ranges, including the Black Mountains as well as the Beacons themselves. Most of the area is underlain by old red sandstone, which distinguishes it from the more rugged mountains of North Wales, and several walks explore this terrain of smooth, sweeping grassy uplands and wide, open vistas, including the Brecon Beacons Horseshoe. By extending some walks to the south of the mountains, in the valleys, vale and coast of Glamorgan (including Llantwit Major and the Heritage Coast), the scope of scenic and historic attractions is extended. Pathfinder Guides are Britain's best loved walking guides. They are the perfect companion for country walks throughout Britain. Each title features 28 circular walks with easy-to-follow route descriptions, all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone. Published December 10

Walk the Brecon Beacons, Bob Greaves - There are forty great walks here, ranging from a gentle stroll around Usk Reservoir to a challenging four peaks in a day on our Grwynne Fawr route. All the walks are within the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area of great beauty and tremendous variety. High peaks hide glacial lakes in ancient moorland, man-made reservoirs and canals blend with their natural surrounding, waterfalls cascade down secret gorges, while ancient castles, churches and monasteries stud the landscape. All 40 walking routes include: walking route summary, ratings for Effort Time Distance Ascents/Descents Refreshments and Vertigo risk, fully detailed walk description including frequent timings to aid navigation and check your progress, GPS waypoints at every key point on every route for pin-point navigational accuracy, full colour 1:40,000 scale Ordnance Survey licensed mapping for each route  Published January 06.

ISBN: 9781904946175 - Walk The Brecon Beacons

Walking on the Brecon Beacons - A Walker's Guide to the National Park, Andrew Davies and David Whitaker - This guidebook covers the whole of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Many walkers find they want to know more about the countryside that they have come to enjoy and explore. This guidebook offers all the interesting facts that an expert walk leader would provide but leaves walkers with the magical wilderness feeling of an isolated mountain summit or the tranquillity of a river ramble. All the descriptions of the 43 routes are accompanied by a commentary on every aspect of the countryside, including geomorphology, hydrology, geology, botany, zoology, ecology, ornithology, archaeology, local history, land-use and environmental issues. This book is designed to be used by all ages and does not assume that a visitor has any previous mountain walking experience or countryside knowledge. Published February 10.

 

ISBN: 9781852845544 - The Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons (Official National Park Guide), Roger Thomas - The wide open spaces of the Brecon Beacons National Park cover some 519 square miles (1,344 square kilometres). Ancient red sandstone has weathered to create a succession of crests and valleys that give the highest peaks in south Wales, together with natural as well as man-made lakes, while in the limestone country in the south are spectacular waterfalls, caves and wooded gorges. The Park's wild beauty is accentuated by its proximity to the completely contrasting neighbouring landscape of industrial south-east Wales. A sense of history also plays its part in the Beacons' appeal. The landscape is dotted with, prehistoric monuments, Roman remains, and medieval castles. The Beacons are loved by visitors from near and far who come for the sheer exhilaration of walking unimpeded across vast swathes of open common land, for the green freshness of the landscape, for the water sports, mountain biking, fishing and pony trekking. The Pevensey National Park series of guide books celebrates the beauty and diversity of our National Parks through stunning photographs from some of the finest landscape photographers in Britain, matched with evocative and authoritative text from an acknowledged expert on each Park. The series has the official endorsement and backing of the individual National Park, and the Association of National Park Authorities. Published March 02.

Rucksack Guide - Mountain Walking and Trekking Rucksack Guide, Alun Richardson -  Mountain Walking and Trekking is your essential handbook for when on the mountain. It offers concise guidance and support for whatever situations you might find yourself in, including: technical skills - tips and reminders on the key techniques weather - from interpreting weather maps to dealing with thunderstorms navigation - various techniques including using a compass the setting the map safety - essential procedures to ensure the safety of yourself, your party and others on the mountain emergencies - guidance on what to do in extreme situations. The book is colour-coded for easy reference and all information is presented in lists and tables, making it simple to understand interesting conditions. The Rucksack Guide series is taken from Mountaineering: The essential skills for mountain walkers and climbers - the definitive handbook for hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers.  Published September 08

ISBN: 9780713686876 - Rucksack Guide - Mountain Walking and Trekking

 

Brecon Beacons (Pocket Mountains), Ben Giles - The scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park is both beautiful and diverse - from rolling countryside with long valleys and hidden villages to the wild beauty of the high mountains, waterfalls and caves. There are four mountain ranges within the park: the Black Mountain (to the west), Fforest Fawr, the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains (to the east). Much of the area consists of high, open country with smooth grassy slopes lying on red sandstone. On the northern edge there are steep escarpments whilst on the southern rim there are limestone crags, wooded gorges, waterfalls and caves. Each of the four mountain ranges has its own distinct character and this guide explores them all. Published April 10.

ISBN: 9781907025112 - Brecon Beacons

40 Classic Walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Chris Barber - 40 walks with detailed descriptions, maps and photographs. Features the Black Mountains, Three Peaks of Abergavenny, Brecon Beacons, Fforest Fawr, Waterfall Country and Camarthen Fans.  Published July 09. Brecon Beacons and South Wales - AA 30 Walks (Cards) - This original concept takes the most popular walks from the AA's best-selling and newly updated walks database and packages them on individual laminated cards in a durable box. The small and handy size means that the box can be stowed away in a pocket or handbag and single cards extracted at each walk start point. Clear and concise instructions plus a full-colour route map make the cards a joy to use. Limited availability.  Published May 2010.

ISBN: 9780749564308 - Brecon Beacons and South Wales

 

MORE MAPS

Brecon Beacons West (Superwalker), Harvey Maps. Published March 05

Brecon Beacons East (Superwalker) Harvey Maps. Published March 05

Offa's Dyke Path North XT 40, Harvey Walker's Route. Published Aug 11

Offa's Dyke Path South XT40 Harvey Walker's Route. Published March 11

Brecon Beacons British Mountain Map - Brecon Beacons - the latest edition to the popular British Mountain Map series. It covers 350 square mile of country - the only really detailed map to cover this whole area on one sheet. Published March 11

British Mountain Map: Brecon Beacons

AA Walkers Map Brecon and The Black Mountains -Covering an area of 50km^2 and with a large scale of 1:25,000, this map has the familiar look and style of OS mapping, with improved coverage of the featured areas. Aimed at outdoor enthusiasts in particular, the level of details ensures nothing gets missed and you won't get lost. Published April 12

AA Walkers Map West and Central Brecon Beacons. Published April 12



 

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