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    Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk

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    20.0 km
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    870 m
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    The Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk is a lengthy adventure in Brecon Beacons National Park that will take you up into the mountains for sweeping views of the Welsh landscape. While out walking the trail, you will traverse the summits of Pen Cerrig-Calch and Pen Allt-Mawr, before descending into a valley on the return leg of the walk. This is a great route if you have a bit of spare time and are looking to get away from the crowds.

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    Route Description for Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk

    For those adventurers that are looking to leave the high-foot traffic trails to the tourists and explore the rugged landscape of Wales through a lesser-walked part of Brecon Beacons National Park, the Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk is a great option.

    Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way to the southwest to traverse the lower slopes of Pen Cerrig-Calch, enjoying sweeping views across the countryside that increase in beauty as you gain elevation. Reaching the top of Crug Hywel, you will turn to the north and make the final push up the steep terrain to the summit of Pen Cerrig-Calch for an amazing sightline overlooking the surrounding landscape.

    From here, you will make your way north along the ridgeline to reach the slightly higher summit of Pen Allt-Mawr at 720 m above sea level, enjoying the stunning views of the surrounding mountains as you continue along the ridge to reach the northern terminus of the route. At this point, you will head downhill and into the valley to meet up with a road, following it southeast alongside the banks of Grwyne Fechan until you arrive back at the trailhead where you began.

    Getting to the Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Crickhowell Skyline Circular Walk can be found along Llanbedr Road, just 5.1 km NE of Crickhowell.

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