You’ll often hear the phrase ‘Pen y Fan Horseshoe’ or ‘Brecon Beacons Horseshoe’ yet th ere are actually quite a few contenders for these titles, with this one being one of the more esoteric. It’s a lovely walk though, starting low, in lush woodland, full of life, and climbing steadily through colourful gorse onto an airy ridge that eventually delivers you on the 2 highest summits in the national park. The views are spectacular in all directions from here, as is the descent path – a steep, rocky rampart that feels daring but is never difficult. More ridgeline walking follows before a pioneering section off the beaten track gets you back to where you started.
Plan your route from page 16 of our magazine.