You can park anywhere in Brecon to walk this hill, I only parked at the canal so I could visit a café and do a bit of a canal walk before walking this hill. Brecon is a nice town with good pubs, restaurants and shops. So you can easily have a drink before or after the walk.
You can walk through town pretty much anyway you want, as long as you are aiming for the road out of town, past Brecon Cathedral. Just as you get to the very edge of town a lane – which is a public right of way – veers off left and you can then follow this until a sharp left turn.
The track gets steeper here, eventually bringing you out onto the common, which is grassy and has many trails around it. You can quite easily follow a track straight to the trig point and the ancient fort and the views are stunning.
You have the whole Central Beacons in front of you, the Black mountains to the East of you and the Beacons moving West of you. You also have nice views down to Brecon as well.
Get this hill on a clear day, or with some dramatic light and you’ll be in for some of the best views of the Brecon Beacons. Definitely a hill and a walk that should be on your list, and it is a family friendly walk as well.