GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Tor Y Foel Walk

4 miles (6.5 km)

This walk climbs to Tor Y Foel in theBrecon Beacons National Park in Powys.
The hill is located in a beautiful location between the pretty village of Llangynidr and the picturesque Talybont Reservoir.
The walk starts from Llangynidr and follows country lanes and bridle paths west towards the hill. It's about a 2 mile walk to the hill summit which stands at a height of 551 metres. At the top there's a small cairn and some glorious views over the valley of theRiver Usk, across to theBlack Mountainsand west to theBrecon Beacons.
To extend the walk continue west to visit Talybont Reservoir where there are is a lovely circular lakeside trail.

Tor Y Foel OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Tor Y Foel Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Pubs/Cafes

Back in Llangynidr you can head to the Coach and Horses for some post walk refreshments. This fine old coaching inn has an appealing interior with old beams, oak panelling and flagstone floors. Outside there's a peaceful garden overlooking the canal with stunning views over the local countryside. It's a great place to relax on a summer day after your exercise. You can find them on Cwm Crawnon Road with a postcode of NP8 1LS. They are dog friendly if you have your canine friend with you.

Photos

Llangynidr Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 1374439

Llangynidr Bridge. Start the walk from this pretty village where there are nice walks along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canaland the River Usk.

Walking on eastern slopes of Tor y Foel - geograph.org.uk - 2153751

Walking on eastern slopes of Tor y Foel

Path down the eastern slope of Tor y Foel - geograph.org.uk - 2953019

Path down the eastern slope of Tor y Foel

Tor y Foel, showing the track to the summit - geograph.org.uk - 932301

Tor y Foel, showing the track to the summit

Summit cairn of Tor y Foel, looking east - geograph.org.uk - 4128855

Summit cairn of Tor y Foel, looking east

Panoramic view north from Tor y Foel - geograph.org.uk - 4128841

Panoramic view north from Tor y Foel

Talybont Reservoir from Tor y Foel

A panoramic view over Talybont Reservoir from the hill. This image was from a low NE part of Tor y Foel (Craig Danywenallt) looking SW. The peak on the right is the low part of Allt Lwyd. The small settlement in the midground is Abercynafon.

Tor y Foel, the northern flank - geograph.org.uk - 932289

Sheep on the northern flank of the hill. Taken from near the cattle grid

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GPS Files

GPX File

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