The Four Falls Trail 5.5 miles
Treat your tail wagging companion to a walk they will never forget in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The rewards for this challenging trek are four incredible waterfalls, one of which you can walk behind. To get to the falls, you'll walk through luscious woodland, across bridges and beside winding streams! This hike includes some steep climbs and slippery sections. To access some of the waterfalls, you will descend a series of steps, before ascending again to re-join the main path. Care should be taken on the rocks and alongside the rivers, especially when the water is high and flowing fast. Start the walk by parking at Cwm Porth car park.
Crickhowell and Table Mountain
This energetic walk gets the pulses pounding in more ways than one. The short sharp ascent of 380m is breathtaking, just like the views across the Usk valley and Brecon Beacons from the summit. Spend some time exploring the charming Crickhowell before heading up to Table Mountain.
Head to Bullpit Meadow to walk alongside the river Usk. Why not pop in to the dog friendly Bear at Crickhowell for lunch?
Sugar Loaf Mountain
This rewarding walk takes you up the distinctive Sugar Loaf Mountain. Viewed from some directions it has the shape of a sugar loaf or even a volcano. It is a short climb to the summit and on a clear day it is possible to see hills as far as north as Shropshire! Below Sugar Loaf you can find Abergavenny which is an interesting market town with a castle and market hall.
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal
The section of the canal was originally called the Brecknock and Abergavenny Canal. Mainly supplied with water by the River Usk, it stretched for 35 miles from Brecon to Pontymoile. For a much easier walk, wander from The Coach and Horses in Llangynidr and make your way towards the three locks or to make a day or it, walk from Llangynidr, passing through the peaceful village of Talybont and ending your journey at the Canal Basin in Brecon.
Take a stroll alongside the River Usk at Brecon Promenade, It consists of riverside paths, Meadows and a childrens play area. A tarmac path complete with benches, runs downstream for several hundred metres from the carpark towards Brecon, and passes the weir, where the path slopes up and then down. At the town end of the walk there is a short but steep flood embankment which must be crossed to reach the car park near watergate bridge. The walk further upstream leads to unsurfaced paths and meadows, A further 500 metres are accessible through narrow kissing gates.
Myndydd Illtyd Common
This is an easy walk that offers great views of the Brecon Beacons which leads to lots of open space. This is not too strenuous so great for young children and those preferring to avoid a hilly climb! An easy way to get there is to leave Brecon from the Llanfaes roundabout that connects the A40 and A470. From Brecon take the 3rd exit and follow the country road for 2.5 miles. Continue veering right at the fork and find a convenient place to park by the side of the road. There are various paths along the common that are easy to spot and which avoid the bogs. They are short grassed against the high bracken. Follow the paths, making sure you head in a north direction, The ascent is very steady and takes about an hour to walk to the top. There is also some belief that an ancient iron age village was situated there and may have sunk several centuries ago. Towards the top of the peak, you will see a white marker that indicates the highest point around you. From the marker on a clear day, there are fabulous 360 degree views of the area including Pen-y-Fan.
Llangorse Lake is the largest natural lake in the Southern half of Wales and was created by glaciers during the last Ice Age. The lake is also home to a 9th Century artificial island, known as Crannog, which has a small accessible visitor centre. Why not have a leisurely wander around it?
Pen-y-Fan & Corn Du circular walk - 4 miles
This is one of the best dog walks in South Wales for the more energetic canine adventurer and a strenuous climb on well made upland foot paths. Take the footpath through the woods at the southern end of the car park, pass through the kissing gate and cross the wooden foot bridge over the river. From here, follow the foot path uphill towards Bwlch Duwynt. Once you reach Bwlch Duwynt (which means windy pass in Welsh) take the footpath at about 11 o'clock which leads across the southern slope of Corn Du. You'll reach the saddle between Corn Du and Pen-y-Fan. From here, there are spectacular views to the south, down the Neuadd Valley to the reservoirs that are above Merthyr Tydfil. Continue along the footpath for the last push to the summit of southern Britain's highest mountain Pen-y-Fan at 2906 feet (886m) making the climb well worth the effort.
Please note that dogs must be kept under close control and it is advisable to be on a lead towards the upper reaches of the mountain.
In addition: There are limited parking spaces at Pont ar Daf. Be sure to check the weather forecast before you embark on your journey, always dress appropriately, and pack plenty of water & snacks especially on warmer days.
Ogmore-by-Sea coastal walk - Vale of Glamorgan - Main Walk 8 miles.
Optional shorter walk 4 miles. Dunraven Coastal loop 2 miles.
There are a few options for walks with dogs along the glamorgan heritage coast at Ogmore-by-Sea. Those that really want to stretch their paws can tackle the full 8 mile route, while others who prefer a more leisurely stroll can enjoy one of the shorter options including a buggy and wheelchair accessible route from Dunraven Bay. Highlights include Ogmore Castle, the layered cliffs of the Heritage Coast, the walled gardens and ruins of Dunraven Castle, the Merthyr Mawr sand dunes and the areas best beach, Dunraven Bay at Southerndown (seasonal restrictions for pets). There's also a pup-friendly pub and shop in St. Brides and a pub in Ogmore.
Some of the local activities to us are listed below