A truly glorious walk for those who are sure of their navigation skills. The Beacon Way Long Distance Path passes through the Black Mountains and east of the Breacon Beacons National Park onto the wild western Beacons where you walk under wide skies with no sign of humans and no roads. The route is waymarked where it crosses farmland, but there is no waymarking on open hills and moorland. This page shows all the hostels and bunkhouses on or near The Beacons Way in the independent network.
Accommodation on the Beacons Way
Hostels and Bunkhouses providing self catering accommodation on the Beacons Way.
The Beacons Way long distance path cover 95 miles over the wildest areas of the Brecon Beacons. A truly glorious walk for those who are sure of their navigation skills. The path passes through the Black Mountains and east of the Breacon Beacons National Park onto the wild western Beacons where you walk under wide skies with no sign of humans and no roads.The route is waymarked where it crosses farmland, but there is no waymarking on open hills and moorland.
In the official guide the Beacons Way is split into 8 stages, each a day’s walk. Walking from East to West you will arrive on the first night at Llanthony Priory.
First stage of the Beacons Way
Walking from East to West the start of the Beacons Way is at Abergavenny Train station. A good base for the night before the walk begins is MIDDLE NINFA BUNKHOUSE, a 6 bed bunkhouse with camping 2 miles from Abergavenny.
The first days walk will bring you to Llanthony Prior the location of THE WAIN HOUSE bunkhouse. A comfortable self catering bunkhouse within walking distance of two pubs. It sleeps up to 16 and is available for group bookings only.
Second stage of the Beacons Way
The second stage of the walk completes at Crickhowell. The stagecoach Bus X43 runs every couple of hours from Crickhowell to All Saints, just a five minute walk from The Star Bunkhouse. This makes The Star an ideal base for nights 2 and 3 of the walk, and gives you a luxury rucksack free day on the third day of the walk.
Third stage of the Beacons Way
The STAR BUNKHOUSE at Bwlch is situated right on the Beacons Way long-distance footpath in the gap between the Black Mountains and the Central Beacons mountain range. The route passes right by the bunkhouse on day three, making it an ideal overnight stop. The bunkhouse welcomes individuals, couples and groups and makes a great place to meet and swap stories with fellow travelers.
Fourth stage of the Beacons Way
For groups who are happy with a short fourth day and long fifth day the NT Bunkhouse near Libanus provides accommodation for the fourth night. DAN Y GYRN BUNKHOUSE provides self catering accommodation for groups less then 1km from the route, at the base of Pen-Y-Fan Mountain. Look out for places to cross the river ( Afon Tarell ) when planing your route. Centrally located near the village of Libanus you can enjoy panoramic views of the Beacons from a spacious, modern and fully-equipped bunkhouse.
The fifth section of the Beacons Way
The fifth section of the walk completes at Craig Y Nos Country Park. The country park was once the gardens of CRAIG Y NOS CASTLE, an usual building with a fascinating history. Unknown to many the castle has its own bunkhouse, providing accommodation in twin rooms with fully made up beds for up to 21 people. The bunkhouse can be hired for sole use by walking groups or a room at a time by individuals. It has some basic self catering facilities and the restaurant in the Castle provides lovely meals. Guests of the bunkhouse are welcome to spend their evening in the Castle Bar which has a huge log burner and stunning views over the river.
The sixth section of the Beacons Way
Coming to the end of the sixth day at Llanddeusant, The Old Red Lion provides ideal accommodation.
The seventh section of the Beacons Way
The seventh day ends at Carreg Cennen Castle, where their is a tea room but no accommodation. DINEFWR BUNKHOUSE is 3 miles from Carreg Cennen Castle and a mile west of Llandeilo. A taxi can be arranged to collect from Carreg Cennen Castle and drop you to the bunkhouse . Dinefwr bunkhouse sleeps groups of up to 20 but also provides comfortable good value accommodation for groups as small as 4.
The eighth section of the Beacons Way
The last days walk ends at Llangadog railway station with connections via rail to the start point of the walk at Abergavenny.
Find the details of the route on the LDWA website and view the location of all the bunkhouse and hostel accommodation in the Brecon Beacons.