16 mile walk - Self-guided


Starting off easy, you will be able to enjoy the scenic farmland along The Cambrian Way. Once you past The Arch / Y Bwa you enter the beautifully wild Ystwyth Forest and expect some steep climbs. 

Following the Ystwyth River down the Cwm Ystwytch Valley you will be able to enjoy the stunning scenery of the fords, waterfalls and a bounty of wildlife. You'll continue trekking downwards through farmland for the last leg back to basecamp (Tynrhyd Retreat).  

All routes will be fully marshalled and the event will be supported by Brecon Mountain Rescue Team.

All Walkers will get:

  • A bespoke route guide
  • A Big Welsh Walk t-shirt
  • A Big Welsh Walk medal
  • Discounted deals at local accommodation, attractions and food & drink outlets

Can I bring a dog?

Yes you can, but please keep your dog under control at all times. Please be mindful that the route includes numerous stiles, which your dog may need help getting over.


Do I need to be able to read a map?

You'll need to navigate around the route using a map. The route will also be signposted and marshalled.

What do I need to bring with me?

You'll received a full information pack on sign up. Packing your rucksack with food and drink, appropriate clothing and a personal first aid kit would be a good start. Don't forget your walking boots too.

Where can I stay locally?

There is plenty of accommodation locally, and on sign up you will have access to a whole range of discounts including accommodation and attractions.

Is there dog friendly accommodation?

Yes, locally there are plenty of places you can book will happily accept well behaved dogs. See our local discounts for more information.

Supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery

People's Postcode Lottery

The Big Welsh Walk is funded thanks to the support of the fantastic players of People's Postcode Lottery.