Hill Walking

Status:Active, open to new members

Hester Richards and Martin Smith lead this group

The aim of our walking group is to bring together able members of Brecon U3A to walk and enjoy the hills, mountains and countryside.
Members of the group must accept responsibility for their own health and safety and therefore ensure that they are fit and competent to complete any walk they agree to join.

The walks take place in open hill and mountain country, sometimes on difficult terrain and in poor weather. Walkers must be able to comfortably complete up to 10 miles and be able to negotiate styles, gates, fences, boggy and rocky surfaces safely without aid. An outline walk description will be provided prior to an arranged walk by the walk leader. Dogs are welcome but must be in control of owner. Walking poles, waterproof and warm clothing, stout walking footwear, lunch and a drink are recommended.

We agree to walk together as a group so the coordinator of each walk acts only to arrange and inform members of the proposed walking programme. This does not imply responsibility for the actions and physical ability of members on a walk or for their health and safety. No personal insurance in provided by the U3A. The walk leader reserves the right to refuse inclusion onto the walk to those without suitable waterproof and warm clothing and suitable stout footwear.

Members are encouraged to contribute by leading a walk within the walking programme – recommendations and suggestions are welcomed by the coordinator who will inform all members prior to walk.

Please complete your personal details form and hand a copy to the walk leader at the start of the walk. These details will be held by the walk leader and Brecon U3A Hill Walking Group coordinator only and not shared with any outside agency.

PS: Should the mountain weather forecast be unfavourable we will email you beginning of that week to suggest an alternative walk.
Note: Please see Hill walking Group downloadable form for completion prior to joining the Hill Walking Group.

The walk leaders/coordinator reserve the right to change the walk in the event of adverse weather condition and inform members by email.
N.B. Please see attached form to be completed for safety and well being of walk members who have not already done so. To be handed in to walk leader. Thank You.


NEXT WALK Wednesday 7th August 2024

8 miles Strenuous

From Mountain Centre on common to drovers road, down woodlands to Nant Camlais Fawr. 

Up tarmac lane to a steep climb through fields to Cefn Lechid common

Back via lanes and fields to Mynydd Illtyd common,  and back to Mountain Centre

Lovely views on a nice day !!!

 Parking at National Park Mountain Visitor Centre Libanus. Toilets/Cafe. Parking £3.00

Thanks to Sue and Shirley for recceing the walk. Looking forward to our walk. Please let Shirley/Sue/Hester know if you intend joining the walk.

Best Wishes.

Hester and Martin