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The Llangatwg Escarpment from near Crickhowell

Nat Park - Brecon Beacons - Brecon Beacons East

County/Area - Powys

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.5 miles / 10.6 km

Ascent - 1250 feet / 379 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference SO207172
Lat 51.847742 // Long -3.152613
Postcode NP8 1LD (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This Brecon Beacons walk in Powys explores the limestone country lying south of Crickhowell in the Usk Valley. The route includes the former quarries along the Llangatwg Escarpment, a section of the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, pleasant rural countryside and some excellent views. The start is the village of Langattock (Llangatwg) which lies across the River Usk from Crickhowell. On-street parking is available just north of the canal on Hillside Road (grid ref. SO207172). Do park carefully to avoid inconveniencing residents.

GPS Files - Notes

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Further Information

Stay Safe

Do enjoy yourself when out walking and choose a route that is within your capabilities especially with regard to navigation.

Do turn back if the weather deteriorates especially in winter or when visibility is poor.

Do wear the right clothing for the anticipated weather conditions. If the weather is likely to change for the worse make sure you have enough extra clothing in your pack.

Do tell someone where you are planning to walk especially in areas that see few other walkers.

Do take maps and other navigational aids. Do not rely on mobile devices in areas where reception is poor. Take spare batteries especially in cold weather.

Do check the weather forecast before leaving. The Met Office has a number of forecasts for walkers that identify specific weather risks.

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