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VISIT | Discover The Panorama of the Begwyns | Powys

The Uplands of the Brecon Beacons
The Uplands of the Brecon Beacons

The Uplands of the Brecon Beacons

A upland landscape on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in eastern Powys

Beautiful and staggering 360 panoramic views

Wander, walk, amble or just reacquaint yourself with a gem that has the quiet delight of the Black Mountains with none of the crowds

They are sheep on the hills!
They are sheep on the hills!

"...the wild Welsh upland beauty..."

Description |

The magic of the Begwns is that this area now managed and owned by the National Trust offers a truly spectacular outlook across this part of the world. Walk up on to the high point and there are 360 panoramic views. Spin around on the spot and there are views for miles.

Begwns is apparently the Welsh for Beacons – as in the Brecon Beacons. Once owned by the mighty Maesllwch estate with the mock Tudor Castle which lies at Glasbury on Wye. The estate gifted the lands of the Begwns to the National Trust a few decades ago.

The Begwns is seemingly at the top of the world. Walk across these uplands amongst the bracken, the dainty wild flowers, the grasses with only the sheep for company. They are the friendliest of marauders here in the Welsh uplands.

Take a walk up to the Roundabout – the high point of this high land – a diamond jubilee of trees for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, not unlike the trees at the top of May Hill in Gloucestershire, lies at the top. Although in the recent past they too have had some work as the elements and the grazing animals have taken their toll.

This place is perfect for walks. A pleasant amble takes you across the top to the Roundabout and down and round to the Monk’s Lake. Take a picnic. But just savour the beauty of this part of Britain.

Directions and Map |

Find the Begwns north of Hay-on-Wye on the east side of Powys near Painscastle

Longitude: -3.195455

Latitude: 52.09287

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