Crickhowell is a picturesque and beautiful town tucked safely in the Usk Valley to the south of the Black Mountains. It is boarded to the east by the range of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Considered one of the best places to live in Wales, the town offers a wide range of attractions and enticement for all its visitors.
Like other parts of Wales, the town has plenty of walking routes perfect for all levels of walkers. If you’re looking for some great Crickhowell walks, you’re in the right place.
Dragon Back and Waun Fach
This is a 12.1-kilometre loop trail near Crickhowell Powys, Wales. The path is littered with wild, beautiful flowers. It is an excellent walk rated as moderate. For walkers looking for excellent walking, bird watching, nature trips, or hiking routes, this is a great path for you.
This exceptional loop starts from Castle Inn car park. It is relatively easy to follow the path. Your only concern should be in knowing when the path splits and which path to follow.
This is a waterside walk that runs along the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal from Crickhowell to Llangynidr.
It is a 5.5 mile route that features a shady section at the start before opening up to stunning views over the surrounding hills and countryside as you head to Llangynidr. The walk starts at the centre of Crickhowell and crosses River Usk before going down the country lanes to the canal at the village of Llangattock.
There are plenty of sites along the route, including the River Usk bridge, which dates back to 1700. The route finishes at the village of Llangynidr, easily identified by the five locks and an aqueduct. If you have some stamina left in the tank, you can continue the walk along the canal, which heads to the Talybont Reservoir, where you can find some more lovely trails.
Usk Valley Walk
This waterside walk runs alongside River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the Newport Canal from Caerleon to Brecon. Beautiful hills enclose the walk throughout the length of the walk. There are tons of breathtaking views of the Brecon Beacon Mountains, especially at the end of the walk.
Most of the route is flat and runs alongside rivers or canals. There are only a few notable climbs. The walk is waymarked with a white disc which makes the route ideal for all levels of walkers.
Brecons Beacons Way
This walk runs through the remarkable Brecon Beacons National Park. The walk starts at Abergavenny. It follows the trail through the park to Llangadog. Along the way, you will pass some of the most incredible sceneries the UK has to offer. These include views of the Sugarloaf Mountain, Skirrid Fawr, The Black Mountains, Llanthony Priory, Table Mountain, Pen Y Fan (the highest peak in South Wales and Southern Britain), and Talybont Reservoir.
With so much to see, this path is a great selection for walkers that want a moderate path that is feature-packed. This path is also waymarked with black and white discs.
There are plenty more walking routes to explore in Crickhowell, including the magnificent Table Mountain route and the Talybont Reservoir route.
Each of the routes offers unique scenery and outstanding landmarks that make each of the walking routes worth the trouble. For cyclists, the Talybont Reservoir is an excellent pick that takes you around the 318 acres reservoir.
Most of the walks have eateries and pubs along the way and accommodation is readily available for walkers who want to turn in for the night and continue their adventure the following morning.