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Brecon Beacons Bunkhouses

Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:28 on Saturday 07 July 2007

A group of bunkhouses in the Brecon Beacons have joined together to showcase circular walking trails and cycle paths in the national park. The trails vary in length and difficulty - from strenuous hill walking to gentle family walks - and each starts from a participating bunkhouse, while the cycling routes and mountain biking trails are accessible from most of them - so you can enjoy a day's walking or cycling before returning to put your feet up...

(Photo "Trericket Mill Bunkhouse":http://www.trericket.co.uk/bunkhouse.html)

Glynmeddig bunkhouse is a converted stone barn in the Cilieni Vally of the Upper Usk with underfloor heating, double beds and is graded four-star by the Wales Tourist Board. My favourite is the Wain House Bunkbarn, Llantony, in the Black Mountains, from where the day's walk over Offa's Dyke starts as soon as you step out of the barn door. The barn has a small dining area with a wood-burning stove and long wooden table, hot showers, and is yards from a cosy pub beneath the ruins of Llantony Priory. · Bed at the Wain House Bunkbarn cost £10pp pn on a group-only basis. Glynmeddig costs £800 for a maximum of 20 for a weekend. bootsbikesbunkhouses.co.uk.

This article, by Richard Hammond, was first published in the Guardian.

For more green holidays in the area and other bunkhouses, follow the links below:

Green Accommodation and Holidays in South Wales | Green Accommodation and Holidays in Wales | Green Bunkhouse Accommodation

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