Hill Walking

The Brecon Beacons and Black mountains offer a lifetime of walks, scrambles and peak bashing.

Whilst closer to home the local peak Skirrid ( holy mountain ) can be climbed directly from the Barn in several hours.

The Crickhowell Walking Festival

Nine days of guided walks and events in and around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains. The festival is held in late February each year and has matured to become an excellent festival for its variety of walks and diverse lecture programme.
Crickhowell Festival... more info

The Abergavenny three peaks trail challenge

This event takes place in late March each year . Popular amongst hill walkers and fell runners it takes in Blorenge, Sugar Loaf and Skirrid from the centre of Abergavenny.
Three Peaks Trial... more info

The Big Black mountain challenge walk

This walk is organised by the Longtown mountain rescue team takes place in May each year.
Big black Mountain Challenge... more info

The Offas Dyke Long Distance Walking Trail

We are fortunate to be directly on the Offas Dyke long distance walking trail which runs from Chepstow to Prestatyn . You can experience this 8th Century trail going north or south directly from the barn . Although the full 177 miles takes between 5 and 12 days!
Offas Dyke Walking Trail... more info

The Three Castle Walk

The barn is also on the 'Three Castle Walk ' - a stiff one day challenge covering the Norman castles of Whitecastle, Grosmont and Skenfrith through the Welsh Marches in a rolling 20 mile circuit. We can assist with logistics to cover the route in a more leisurely 2 or 3 day itinerary or elect to complete the circuit in a day directly from the front door.
Three Castle Walk... more info

Easy walks

There are several circuits directly from the Barn taking in the local river Trothy ( you may spot otters and kingfishers ) and farmland . A circuit of the Barn's woodland is closer to hand as a 30 minute stroll ( look out for the wildlife hares, foxes, owls and pheasants ) . White Castle is just 5 minutes away on foot and it's grounds can normally be accessed.

We can also advise on easy walks in the National Park , including the banks of the River Usk, the Brecon canal and the reservoirs of the Black mountains.

Historic walks

The area is rich in ' history' ! A network of 11th century castles can be visited through to the 19th century iron industry settlements and impressive tram roads close by. Chris Barber a local walker and historian has produced several excellent walking guides of the area ( Cordell Country, Exploring Gwent and Exploring the Brecon Beacons and waterfall country ) and his novel ' rape of the fair country ' is an insight to life on the nearby Blorange mountain during this industrial revolution.

River and waterfall walks

The river Usk flows through the Beacons National Park and provides fine walking trails whilst further upstream the Beacons Park has an impressive selection of waterfall walks and their own dedicated guide book.

We offer

  • Free use of our maps and walking guides
  • Free advice on chosen routes


Are there any shops selling mountain walking equipment and maps nearby?

Yes, Crickhowell Adventure has a good supply of oudoor gear, clothing, boots, maps and equipment.

To book or make an enquiry, please call or text us on +44 (0) 7775 995161 or email info@remoteadventures.co.uk