Length – 16km

Elevation Gain: 491m

Cost: £30

This circular walk from the village of Myddfai provides a wonderful combination of hill climbing, moorland crossing and more gentle strolling alongside the calming waters of the Usk Reservoir. The walk up is quite long, along the lanes and ancient footpaths from Myddfai. Once up top, the walk is undulating alongside the unusual tilestone quarries. On a clear day the views of Llyn Y Fan and the vast expanse of Bannau Brycheiniog are breathtaking. The Usk Reservoir and Pen Y Fan can be seen in the distance and nearby there are often herds of wild ponies as well as livestock wandering. Larksong is a constant in the Spring and red kites, buzzards and pipits are in abundance. We leave the hills for a stroll along the reservoir edge before returning to the moorland for a visit to the ‘Physicians’ Well’. The route returns over the hills and ends back at the Community Hall which may be open for refreshments if we make it on time..

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