There are a number of excellent walks that can be done from the cottage. We are proud that our cottage has met the Welsh tourist board 'Walkers Welcome' requirements.
The 'Waterfall country' above Pontneddfechan (GR 901077) is only a few miles away with spectacular waterfall scenery.
A file of local walks can be found in the Leaders Room at the cottage. Below are a few of our favourites ...
Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall
This is a classic walk alongside the Mellte and Hepste rivers and it is possible to walk behind Sgwd y Eira the most dramatic of the falls. Slippery in places. Follow recognised footpaths to avoid danger. Access at many points including Pontneddfechan (GR 901077). Sgwd y Eira is 90 minutes from the cottage by foot.
Apart from the over used horseshoe some of the eastern area including Craig Fan Ddu and Pant y Creigau are interesting. There are also interesting gorges in the Blaen y Glyn area.
The Black Mountains (near Abergavenny)
Possibly the best hill walking. Includes a bothy at Grwyne Fawr reservoir and ‘best’ mountain, Pen y Gadair Fawr. Do not miss the ‘Cat’s Back’ on the eastern flank.
The Black Mountain (Upper Swansea Valley)
A wonderful wilderness where you will hardly meet anyone. The Banneau Brynchiniog ridge is the most outstanding feature but the interior provides solitude and some interest.
Some interesting wandering can be had along the Morganwy Way, with additional scope for mountain biking.
In the Romans’ footsteps
North of Ystradfellte it is possible to follow the course of an old Roman road that linked Neath to Brecon. The walk is best started from the Blaen Llia car park on the Heol Senni to Ystradfellte road (GR 927166) and heads south to Bwlch before turning west and then north east to pick up the Roman Road to pass by the Roman Camp in the forest at the end. Takes about 2 ½ hours.
Waterways between Brecon and Brynich
Starting at Brecon on the west side of the river at the car park at GR 043285 it is possible to follow a circular route out via Abercynrig Mill and returning by the towing path that runs between the Usk and the canal. The walk takes about three hours.
Bryn Oer Tramroad
This route which takes about three hours starts and finishes at Talybont-on-Usk. It follows the course of the old tram road to Talybont reservoir. Here it leaves the tram road to head east to join the towing path alongside the canal that leads you back to Talybont-on-Usk.
Circular route around Mynydd Llangorse
Start at Cwm Sorgwm at GR 161283. This walks takes about three hours and provides views of Llangorse Lake, the Beacons and the Black Mountains.
The Gower Coastline
Well worth a visit if you want a change from mountain scenery. Dramatic coast and cliff walks offering interest, solitude and beauty.