England to Pen-Y-Fan and back in a day

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Lowland and Hill Walks
Aug 16
2020

7 people attending

8 places left

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£12.50
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9.5 Miles with a quite steep and long climb (or two)

So the more observant amongst you would have noticed this is a day walk and that the Pen-Y-Fan you are thinking about is at least 40 miles from England, but there is another (well actually there are quite a lot as Pen-Y-Fan means top of the peak)

We start in the village of St Briavels, with its moated Norman castle, that is currently operating as a YHA, we'll drop down into the Wye Valley and cross over the river at Bigsweir before the long (and quite steep in places) climb up to the village of Pen-Y-Fan.

From here we'll follow the ridge round before dropping down to the little village of Whitebrook, nestled into one of the side valleys of the Wye, before working our way back down to the river and back to the Bridge at Bigsweir.  Next we follow the Offa's Dyke path for a short distance (this is the 2nd big 'up' of the day) before exploring one of the side valleys on the English side of the Wye and then working our way back to St Briavels and a well deserved pint in the pub.

Dogs will be welcome on the walk but will need to be kept under control.

COVID-19  – IMPORTANT, Please read the following before you sign up to this event:

  • Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who lives or is in a support bubble with someone showing symptoms, is asked not to attend. This is in line with the government’s coronavirus advice.
  • All are required to practice social distancing – staying 2m (not 1m) apart at all times, including the lunch stop.
  • Unfortunately, there won’t be any planned pub / café stops en route or at the end, and please don’t share sweets or snacks with others – we’re sorry!
  • Please bring your own hand sanitising gel for your own use throughout the day. Use of face coverings is at your own choice, but please bring one with you just in case it's needed. 
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  • Please, please cancel at your earliest opportunity if you are unable to attend or are unwell, so that we can allow others to take up these valuable event spaces.
  • Much as it's difficult - no handshakes or hugs!

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Bigsweir Bridge
Bigsweir Bridge
Brook Crossing
Brook in a Valley
Rapids in the Wye
Scenic View near St Briavels
Sign to Penyfan
Steep Forested Path
View from Penyfan
View from St Briavels
View from the otherside of Bigsweir Bridge
A side Valley in the Wye
Bigsweir Bridge
Bigsweir Bridge
Brook Crossing
Brook in a Valley
Rapids in the Wye
Scenic View near St Briavels
Sign to Penyfan
Steep Forested Path
View from Penyfan
View from St Briavels
View from the otherside of Bigsweir Bridge
A side Valley in the Wye

Location

51.7381857, -2.6408318