GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Talgarth Walks

2 miles (4 km)

This ancient market town sits on the edge of the Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
There's some great local history with local highights including the 12th century Bronllys Castle, a 14th century church and Talgarth Mill, an 18th-centurywater millin the centre of the town. Bronllys Castle is well worth a visit as you can climb to the top of the tower and enjoy some excellent views over the surrounding hills and mountains.
This walk from the town takes you south to visit the Pwll-y-Wrach Nature Reserve. It's a lovely place for a walk with ancient woodland, riverside trails along the River Ennig and pretty waterfalls. The reserve has some interesting flora and fauna including the lesser butterfly-orchid and the lesser horseshoe bat. In the spring you can see lots of bluebells while wildflowers appear in the summer months.
To continue your walking in the area head south where you can try the more challenging climbs to Waun Fach and Mynydd Troed. The waterside paths around Llangorse Lake are also located near here.
To the north you can pick up the Wye Valley Walk and enjoy more riverside trails along the River Wye around Glasbury.

Postcode

LD3 0BW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Talgarth OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Talgarth Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Walks near Talgarth

  • Bronllys - This walk visits Bronllys Castle just south of the village of Bronllys in Powys
  • Waun Fach - Climb to the highest mountain in the Black Mountains on this challenging walk in the Brecon Beacons
  • Grwyne Fawr Reservoir - This is a lovely waterside walk along the Grwyne Fawr to Grwyne Fawr Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons
  • Mynydd Du Forest - This large area of woodland in the Black Mountains has miles of forest tracks suitable for walking and mountain biking
  • Dragons Back - Climb the Dragons Back on this challenging circular walk in the Black Mountains, Wales
  • Mynydd Troed - This circular walk climbs to Mynydd Troed and Cockit Hill in the Black Mountains section of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Sugarloaf Mountain - Climb to the summit of this iconic mountain on this challenging circular walk in Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Llangorse Lake - Follow good footpaths around the western side of this beautiful lake in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Wye Valley Walk - This walk takes you through the beautiful Wye Valley in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wales.
    The walk begins on the mouth of the River Wye at Chepstow Castle in Monmouthshire and follows the River Wye north to Monmouth, passing the fascinating ruins of Tintern Abbey on the way
  • Brecon Beacons Way - Follow the Beacons Way through the centre of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Talybont Reservoir - This circular cycling and walking route takes you around the lovely Talybont Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal - Follow the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal from Brecon to Newport on this super waterside walking and cycling route
  • Builth Wells - This small market town in Powys has some nice river trails and a pleasant local park to stroll through
  • Glasbury - This pretty riverside village is located in Powys near Hay on Wye.

Pubs/Cafes

Back in the town head to Talgarth Mill for some post walk refreshments. Here you'll find a nice cafe with views over the river. There's also a shop selling local arts and crafts.

Photos

Talgarth Mill - geograph.org.uk - 2610157

Talgarth Mill. In 2010 the mill, which had been unused since 1946, was fully restored using lottery funding to create the only working watermill in theBrecon Beacons National Park. The mill is run by volunteers as a community initiative and includes a bakery and a cafe, and sells locally made food and crafts.

River Ennig, Talgarth - geograph.org.uk - 3202579

River Ennig, flowing through the town

High Street , Talgarth - geograph.org.uk - 2358585

High Street

Talgarth Town Hall (geograph 5962957) (cropped)

Town Hall

Waterfall at Pwll y Wrach - geograph.org.uk - 326662

Waterfall in the nature reserve. Pwll y Wrach is Welsh for the witches pool. The local legend says that suspected Witches would be dunked in the pond below the fall.

Pwll-y-wrach wildlife reserve - geograph.org.uk - 318174

Pwll-y-wrach wildlife reserve. Gate into the reserve with an information board detailing the history and features of the park.

Pwll y Wrach - geograph.org.uk - 3013988

Pwll y Wrach Pool.

Tree-lined bank of the River Ennig, Talgarth - geograph.org.uk - 3010380

Tree-lined bank of the River Ennig, Talgarth

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

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