Llanthony Woods and the Beacons Way
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Please join me for this lovely walk in one of my favourite scenic Welsh valleys. We will be starting the walk in familiar territory from Llanthony Priory, and from there we will make our way up into Llanthony Wood, and then climb up onto the Beacons Way. This walk has a mixture of great views, woods and part of the Beacons Way.
Dogs will be made most welcome on this day walk but must be kept under control due to the free roaming wildlife.
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Photo Credits: All photos taken by Peter Lyth OutdoorLads Member and permission is granted to OutdoorLads for further use.
What to bring
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty water for the day. There is a small grocers at Llanviahandgel where the valley road starts from the A465.