Howey Hike

From the carpark at The Lakeside in Llandridnod Wells (Sat Nav LD1 5HU), go clockwise round the Lake until on your left is a metal kissing gate on to a tarmac track. Where this swings left keep straight on through the trees. The path comes out on a grassy slope still going uphill.

At the top go over a stile and still go uphill. Turn left at the crossroads after you start to go down, and then go through a wooden gate.

Turn right towards the church and across the Church carpark, take the gate into the field and follow the wall of the churchyard round to a gate and steep steps down onto a track by a large hopper. Turn right and after a few yards leave it to go up a slope next to the fence on your left.

Cross a stile and bear right until you will come to a farm track, turn left and follow this until you go through a gate to an open field.

Keep the hedge on your left and go through two fields. There is a stile a little to your right into the next field. Go across the field to a small recess and cross the hidden stile. Now with the hedge on your right aim for some Pine trees.

To their right is a stile, go diagonally over the next field, aiming for a telegraph pole from where you can see the kissing gate that leads to a lane behind some cottages which takes you down into Howey.

Turn left and walk up the hill passing the Baptist Chapel on your left. The hill steepens and at the second sign for Brynhir farm, go left over a stile towards a disused quarry. There is a stile to your left leading to a rough track going uphill. At the corner of the hedge keep straight ahead towards a transformer pole and go through a gateway a few yards to the right.

Follow a broad but not very distinct track uphill through the bracken. Continue through a gap in the remains of an old wall and then curve left uphill to cross a stile by the gate.

Keep straight on over the next field to cross the stile below the forestry plantation and drop down following a faint path. Turn right onto a grassy track which is still going downhill.

Your can see the Church you passed at the beginning from here, so follow the track through gates which you must leave as you find them until you have come full circle. Go up the steps and round the churchyard wall until you come to the Church car park.

Turn left down the road to the lake and finish the walk by going round the lake to the carpark.

If you want to join me on a hike or do some mountain training, please get in touch on 07534 387152 or use the links below;

An awesome circular walk in the Brecon Beacons

Published by Mark Lewis Adventures

I am a passionate adventurer, loving being in the mountains walking, climbing, scrambling as much as I love being under the water exploring shipwrecks, mines and caverns, or in search of treasure in the depths. My real passion lies in combining mountains and water and as such you’ll often find me either in the mountains altitude diving, or in the mountains ice diving. Both exhilarating and peaceful – allowing me to regenerate the inner me, whilst pushing myself physically and mentally.

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