Bannau Brycheiniog, or as it was previously known the Brecon Beacons, has some of the most picturesque walking trails in the UK. 

If you enjoy the outdoors and like going for walks, you really are spoilt for choice when it comes to the Brecon Beacons National Park.

From the beautiful four waterfalls to Pen y Fan and everywhere in between there are so many incredible trails to enjoy. 

It can sometimes be hard to choose which walk to do. But don't worry, outdoor specialists AllTrails has you covered. 

County Times: The Brecon Beacons recently changed its name to the Welsh equivalent - Bannau Brycheiniog. The Brecon Beacons recently changed its name to the Welsh equivalent - Bannau Brycheiniog. (Image: AllTrails/Ella Power)

AllTrails is one of the most trusted and used outdoor platforms/apps in the world. 

With more than 400,000 curated trails worldwide, 50 million explorers and over 1207 million kilometres logged through the app, they really know their stuff.

Using their expertise and feedback from their followers, they have come up with the top five rated walks in Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons).

The best walks in the Brecon Beacons

Cwm Porth to Four Waterfalls Trail (Ystradfellte, Powys) 

Duration: 2hr 24m

Distance: 8km

Difficulty: Moderate

Descibing the walk, AllTrails says:​ "A breathtaking circular route in Brecon Beacons National Park that visits Porth yr Ogof, Afon Melte, Sgwd Uchaf Clun Gwyn, Sgwd Isaf Clun Gwyn, and Sgwd yr Eira."

The Cwm Llwch Horseshoe (Brecon, Powys) 

Duration: 4h 22m

Distance: 11.1km

Difficulty: Hard

Talking about the trails highlights, the AllTrails experts said: "A circular trail with captivating views of the north face's sheer cliffs, the deep cwms, and the green-carpeted mountains revealing the old red sandstone beneath."

Dragons Back Circular (Crickhowell, Powys) 

Duration: 4h 54m

Distance: 11.6km

Difficulty: Hard

AllTrails said: "Trail through the farmlands, before climbing to the summits of Pen Trumua, Waun Fach, and Pen y Manllywn where you can take in the sweeping views."

Pen y Fan and Corn Du (Brecon, Powys) 

Duration: 2hr 49m

Distance: 6.3km

Difficulty: Hard

Describing the Pen y Fan walk, AllTrails said: "Pen y Fan is the highest mountain in South Wales, with unrivalled views of the beautiful Welsh countryside in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park (Brecon Beacons)."


Sugar Loaf and Myhydd Llanwernarth Circular (Brecon, Beacons) 

Duration: 6.9km

Distance: 2hr 30m

Difficulty: Moderate

The AllTrails description reads: "Explore this 6.9-km circular trail near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.

"Generally considered a moderately challenging route, it takes an average of 2 h 32 min to complete.

"This is a very popular area for hiking, running, and walking, so you'll likely encounter other people while exploring.

"The best times to visit this trail are April through September. Dogs are welcome, but must be on a lead."