A family-friendly short walk of this 415m Powys hill offering spectacular views South over the whole Brecon Beacons range.

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The trig point is just visible to the left of the ’roundabout’. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

You can drive up the country lane and there are numerous places to park alongside on grassy verges.

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The views start as soon as you get out of the car. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f11.

The walk up to the trig point and stone roundabout – a small patch of trees and a stone seating area – is on smooth grass that is fine for a pram to be pushed on.

The Begwyns
The Black Mountains in the distance. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

The walk up and back from the road is only about 1 mile in total, so it really is a great hill to do with the kids as it has a nice trig point, amazing views and the stone roundabout provides some interest (and shelter).

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The Brecon Beacons, with Pen y Fan the highest point. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

This route skirts around a nearby pond and you could happily extend this walk a myriad of ways over smooth grass paths and tracks.

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A decent sized pond adds to the interest. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 24mm, f11.
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View back to Pen y Fan. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

Views from the off are some of the best I’ve had from any hill, with the Black Mountains range in the East and the Carmarthen Fens in the West and the whole Beacons range in between.¬†

The Begwyns
The Brecon Beacons. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.
The Begwyns
I can’t promise you skies like this on your visit. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.

A highly recommended  hill.

The Begwyns
A lovely autumn scene. | Tamron Adaptall SP 24-48 @ 48mm, f11.