DAY 2 Blaen Llia Circular, Brecon Beacons
This spectacular circuit in the heart of the Brecon Beacons begins by following the Llia river valley on the Sarn Helen trail, one of several stretches of Roman road in Wales covering around 160 miles in total. A steep climb brings you to the first summit of the round, Fan Nedd at 663 metres, from where a glorious sweeping ridgeline curves round to the distinctively shaped Fan Gyhirych, with its trig point-topped summit standing at 725 metres. A pause here to take in the outstanding views of the surrounding mountains is highly recommended. A long, exhilarating downhill section following the Beacons Way, arriving at a river crossing at Coed-y-Garreg before the final stretch takes you through woodland and past a former Roman camp to the finish.
Angel Inn, Pontneddfechan, SA11 5NR, SN 900077 (south of route) OS Explorer OL12 Fan Nedd summit, SN 913183 Blaen Llia car park, SN 926164
The impressive summit cairn on Fan Nedd