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.

Beacons Way footpath
Beacons Way footpath

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,  the location of THE WAIN HOUSE bunkhouse.  A comfortable self catering bunkhouse within walking distance of two pub. It sleeps up to 16 and is available for group bookings only.

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The Wain House on the Beacons Way

Second stage of the Beacons Way

The second stage of the walk completes at  Crickhowell.  Three miles from Crickhowell (off route) is WERN WATKIN BUNKHOUSE also know as  YHA Llangattock Mountain.

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Wern Watkin Bunkhouse

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. It makes an ideal overnight stop on day three.  The bunkhouse welcomes individuals, couples and groups and makes a great place to meet and swap stories with fellow travelers.

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The Star Bunkhouse on the Beacons Way

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.

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Craig Y Nos Castle Bunkhouse and Bar

Here you can view the location of all the bunkhouses,hostels and other accommodation in the Brecon Beaconson.