We are so lucky here at Cwtch Farm to be surrounded not only by our pink piggy friends but also by some of the most beautiful landscapes that nature has to offer. From the picturesque coast of the Gower Peninsular to the idyllic, dreamy peaks of the Brecon Beacons mountain range; beauty, fresh air and adventure awaits all who visit.
So grab your walking boots, compass and camera as we explore our favourite walking adventures of this stunningly inspiring Welsh hillside.
Llyn Y Fan Fach and Llyn Y Fan Fawr are two beautiful lakes in the Western and most remote area of the Brecon Beacons. This beautiful scenic circular walk starts at the car park at Llyn Y Fan Fach – the small lake – in Llangadog and climbs along a river, past stunning waterfalls and across a mountain ridge path to the picturesque Llyn Y Fan Fawr, one of South Wales’s largest lakes.
Difficulty: Moderate | Terrain: Uneven paths, climbs and descents | Time: 4 – 6 hrs | Distance: 9 miles
The big hill of Fan Gyhirych is perfectly placed for panoramic views of many of the peaks of the Brecon Beacons, including Pen Y Fan to the East. Starting near Cray Reservoir head Southeast, if you feel like a slightly longer trek and fancy taking in even more of the stunning views of the Fforest Fawr, headfirst to the peak at Fan Bwlch Chwyth then continue South along the mountain path to Fan Gyhirych. This summit is perfect for soaking in the beauty of the early morning eastern sunrise as it radiates across the Beacons.
Difficulty: Moderate | Terrain: Slopes and ‘unpathed’ walkways | Time: 4 – 5 hrs | Distance: 8 miles
The craggy hilltop at Carreg Cennen is home to an historic castle, a dark mysterious limestone cave and a beautiful, short woodland walk – don’t forget your torch. After exploring the defiant history of the 13th Century castle, and carefully venturing through its natural cave hideout, from the castle car park amble up and down the slopes of this peaceful and romantic castle woodland, enjoying the song of the resident wildlife and dramatic views of the fortress rising above the tree tops.
Difficulty: Moderate | Terrain: Steep hilly slopes |Time: 1-2 hrs |Distance: 1.5 miles | Fee for Entry to the Castle and car park
This hilly, short circular amble along the old Brecon railway and tramlines entwines the industrial history of the former quarrying village of Penwyllt and the green, green, grassy farming landscape that is now home to sheep and cattle. This once bustling region of quarries and brickworks is now beautifully peaceful amongst the stony remains of its industrial past and its endless views across the upper Swansea Valley.
Difficulty: Moderate | Terrain: Slopes and some uneven paths | Time: 1.5 – 2 hrs |Distance: 1.75 miles
You’d be forgiven for thinking the stunningly breath-taking ambience of the Brecon Beacons mountain tops could not be topped further, when nestled into our beautiful Welsh hillside are serenely romantic natural wonders. Along this stunning circular adventure you’ll discover four of Wales’s most captivating works of nature, the waterfalls of Sgwd Clun Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn, Sgwd Y Pannwr and Sgwd Yr Eira.
This forest trail through waterfall country follows the roaring rush of the River Mellte. Descend the pathway down to the first beauty of Sgwd Clun Gwyn, then onto the cascading horseshoe of Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn at the heart of the woodland. Continue your exploration along the muddy trail upriver to the roar of the mighty falls of Sgwd Y Pannwr, before venturing further along the pathway to the steep descent and rocky riverside of Sgwd Yr Eira, the largest of all the waterfalls. Once you’ve soaked up the majesty of these wonders of nature follow the country path onwards to bask in the stunning views of the valleys and hilltops before celebrating your mountainous achievement of completing this challenging and rewarding waterfall adventure.
Difficulty: Challenging | Terrain: Steep climbs/descents, muddy paths and slippery riverside paths | Time: 3-3.5 hrs | Distance: 6 miles | Paid Car Parking at the Brecon Beacons National Car Parks: Gwaun Hepste and Cwn Porth.