Brecon Walks

Person running on footpath in Brecon

Stunning views of the Beacons

Walks Around Town

There are a number of interesting trails around Brecon relating to various aspects of its long history.

Beautiful town, in a beautiful setting

The town of Brecon and surrounding countryside are ideal  areas for walking & hiking and it is for these activities that the Brecon Beacons  are best known. Blessed with hills, mountains, open moorland, ancient oak woodland and quiet riverside paths, there’s a walk suitable for everyone. With canal, riverbank  and walks taking in sights of historical interest all starting in the town centre, Brecon makes an ideal base for your ‘staycation’. The stunning scenery of the Brecon Beacons can be seen in the distance from almost anywhere in town.  For the more adventurous, for whom the hills and mountains beckon, there are many linear and circular walks that can also be accessed by foot; bus or car from Brecon itself. Visiting the National Park Visitor Centre, at Libanus is a must for the panoramic views of the whole of the Brecon Beacons National Park.  Don’t forget to call in to see us in Lion  Yard for ideas and suggestions on what to see and do during your visit.

Poetry Walk

Take a poetry walk around the town, featuring slate plaques with four- line verses from ten Welsh poets, who were specially commissioned to produce these as a permanent artistic installation for the town and its visitors. The route is outlined on our town map which is available from our office, and there is also a leaflet in our office to accompany the map.

Churches and Chapels Walk

A Churches and Chapels walk will underline the importance of nineteenth- century non-conformism in the town. Some of these buildings have now been converted for other uses, but others are still active places of worship. The Catholic Church, St. Michael’s, where the famous Spanish operatic singer Adelina Patti married her third husband in 1899, is an early example of a Gothic style Roman Catholic church.

Military Walk

Brecon’s military heritage is mentioned frequently on this site and in addition to The Regimental Museum itself you can visit other sites of significance in this history. These include: the King Charles 1 steps, the Brecon War Memorial, Captain’s Walk and The Peace Garden.

Architectural Walk

To take in our rich Georgian architectural heritage we can point you in the direction of several streets with fine and varied examples of houses built in this era. The houses are mostly listed and have colourful panelled doors and interesting fenestration.

Other Walks

Two other interesting walks are along the river from the canal basin to the Bandstand on the Promenade and a Back of Brecon town walk. This circular walk explores the rich history of the back streets of the town and starts from Visit Brecon.


Further information regarding  walks can be obtained from our office in Lion Yard, called Visit Brecon. It’s well- signposted from the main car parks in town. If you wish to contact us prior to your visit please do so at or telephone 01874 620860.

The walks vary considerably in terms of length and require different levels of stamina and ability. There is something for everyone however! Staff and volunteers at Visit Brecon will be able to advise you accordingly.  

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 Visit Brecon is funded by Brecon Town Council. Staff and volunteers provide a comprehensive information service for visitors to Brecon and the surrounding area. 

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