GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Pen y Crug Walk

2 miles (4 km)

This walk climbs to the ancient hill fort and viewpoint on Pen-y-crug hill in Powys in the Brecon Beacons.
The hill is located just to the north west of the town of Brecon. From the town you can follow public footpaths up to the 331 metre high summit. Here you will find an Iron Agehillfort with excellent views over the River Usk Valley and the mountains of the Brecon Beacons.

Pen y Crug OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Pen y Crug Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Further Information and Other Local Ideas

The popular Taff Trail runs through Brecon town. You could pick up the shared cycling and walking trail and follow it south to climb to another splendid viewpoint at Pen Y Fan. There's also some nice trails along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the River Usk from the town.

Photos

Old waymarker post on the footpath near Pen-y-crug - geograph.org.uk - 2437988

Old waymarker post on the footpath near Pen-y-crug

View from Pen-y-crug - geograph.org.uk - 683017

View from Pen-y-crug. From the break in the defensive ditches encircling the summit of the hill, this view over Brecon can be enjoyed. The hill at centre right - Slwch Tump - also boasts an Iron Age hillfort.

Gate to the open ground, Pen-y-crug - geograph.org.uk - 1284704

Gate to the open ground, Pen-y-crug

Brecon Camp trig - geograph.org.uk - 311572

Brecon Camp trig

The Crug from the edge of Pyscodlyn Farm - geograph.org.uk - 1272245

The Crug from the edge of Pyscodlyn Farm

Pen-y-crug viewed from Cradoc - geograph.org.uk - 2980949

Pen-y-crug viewed from Cradoc

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Pen y Crug.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)