The walks, led by a Welsh speaking guide with a keen interest in the local history and wildlife, are typically 9 – 12 miles long (5 – 6 hours) over terrain that varies from the dead-flat towpath of the Brecon and Monmouthsire Canal to the more challenging gradients of the Sugarloaf and Pen-y-fan. From standing stones to chartist caves and from hill-forts to ancient churches, the Beacons are bristling with history and the scenery is second to none.
Short walking breaks for 4 to 10 people based at in the village of Crickhowell in the heart of the Brecon Beacons national park.
Full board (en suite) at Park Place guesthouse.
Three fullish days (5 – 6 hours) in the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Usk Valley. Guests will need to be moderately fit and comfortable with hilly terrain.
Full breakfast, packed lunches, home-made teas and suppers – two with your hosts (wine included) and two at a local inn (wine not included!)
Prices – including 3 days’ walking and 4 nights full board – double, single or twin rooms £400, single use of double rooms £420.
Richard Mitchley is a Welsh speaker with a knowledge and love of Welsh culture that ranges from rugby to strict-metre poetry. His family have lived at Parc-y-gors since the 1950's.
Richard is a qualified Mountain Leader and a life-long amateur naturalist and historian. He is also an inveterate croquet addict. He has walked all over Wales and trekked in Nepal, India, New Zealand and Europe. In his spare time he earns his living as an actor and presenter.
For a taste of Dragon Trails watch this film by Christian Fischer..