Brecon Beacons National Park Guidebooks and Maps
RambleFest displays Brecon Beacons National Park guidebooks and maps, and coffee-table books, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Located between south and mid-Wales, the Brecon Beacons National Park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain. It was established in 1957, the third of the three Welsh National Parks after Snowdonia (1951) and the Pembrokeshire Coast (1952). It stretches from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the east, covering 519 square miles (1344 km²).
Below, RambleFest displays Brecon Beacons National Park guidebooks and maps, and provides the facility for buying them online.
Brecon Beacons National Park Guidebooks
There are a great many Brecon Beacons National Park guidebooks. As well as rambling books, we include geology, local interest and natural history. We welcome suggestions for inclusions.
“Guidebook to 45 circular walks in Brecon Beacons National Park, perfect for those wishing to discover the diversity of the region, away from the crowds. The routes, which range from 3.3km (2 miles) to 21.6km (13.4 miles), cover four geographic areas: Mynydd Du (The Black Mountain), Fforest Fawr, Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon), offering a variety of stunning mountain and valley walking. Designed to be akin to a park ranger in your pocket , route descriptions (together with 1:50,000 OS mapping) are accompanied by commentary on topics such as geomorphology, archaeology, local history, land-use and environmental issues. A useful Welsh-English glossary is also included, as are summary tables organizing routes by both difficulty and interest. A remarkably diverse landscape, the Brecon Beacons National Park showcases some of the best scenery in Wales. The area also offers a plethora of sites and activities for visitors of all ages and tastes. Favourite attractions for children include Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves in the Swansea Valley, Brecon Mountain Railway at Penderyn and Big Pit National Coal Museum near Blaenavon. Picturesque market towns on the edges of the park, such as Llandovery, Brecon, Crickhowell and Abergavenny, are also great places to explore.”
– Walking on the Brecon Beacons: A Walker’s Guide to the National Park
“Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons is the latest hill walking guidebook in the popular ‘Day Walks’ series from outdoors publisher Vertebrate Publishing, following guides to the Peak District, Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors, Snowdonia and South Downs. This pocket-sized guide features 20 circular routes between 6.8 and 16.5 miles (11km and 16.6km) in length, suitable for hill walkers of all abilities. The routes are split into four areas – Blorenge & The Black Mountains, The Brecon Beacons, Mynydd Llangatwg & Mynydd Llangynidr, Fforest Fawr and The Black Mountain. Local author and walker Harri Roberts shares his favourite walks in the region, including circuits in the hills around Llangors Lake, the Taf Fechan Skyline and Pen y Fan, and the Llanbedr Horseshoe. Each route features Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 maps, easy-to-follow directions, details of distance & navigation information, and refreshment stops and local information. The walks are illustrated with stunning photography by the author and outdoor photographer Adam Long.”
– Day Walks in the Brecon Beacons: 20 Circular Routes in South Wales
Brecon Beacons National Park Maps
We display the Ordnance Survey `Explorer’ maps (the best that are commercially available) in standard quality, although the tougher all-weather type are also available. We also include the excellent AZ Adventure Map: as well as comprising the Ordnance Survey 1:25,000 mapping, it has an index an information on places.