Hike the Dragon's Back

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

All year round


From £20pp

This adventure takes place near Crickhowell (Wales), a picturesque countryside town. If you’re looking for beautiful views, fresh air and a lovely 5 hour walk then this is a great option. 

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 9.30 am at your accommodation. You will discuss the day ahead and then head into the hills.

Following forest trails, narrow mountain ridges, this walks truly gives you that feeling of remote wilderness. The soothing sounds of nature and an ancient Iron Age Hill fort will make you feel like you've stepped back in time. See if you can spot the shape of a sleeping dragon in the surrounding hills.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to travel and requires minimal kit and moderate fitness.

We recommend you first contact the guide to agree a date, then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Huw Dullea

Huw Dullea is a highly experienced Mountain Bike Leader and expert in delivering unique adventures for people. He's a local and knows every nook and cranny of this area he calls his playground. He loves to share stories and will make you see this lovely landscape in a whole new way. He also loves flapjacks!

Additional info

Optional extras include booking additional days to explore further areas within the Brecon Beacons (ask the guide).

Please note you have to be 18 years or over to book this adventure (unless accompanied by a parent or guardian).

Wilderness Now does not provide this activity. It acts as agent facilitating your entry into a contract in respect of this activity, which is provided by Hew Dullea.


  • Bespoke adventure for you or your group.
  • Advice on kit needed

Not Included

  • Meals/ drinks

How to get there

Train to Crickhowell

London Paddington to Newport and then change for Abergavenny. From Abergavenny take the 43 bus to the Square in Crickhowell (14 stops). The journey from London takes around 3 hours.

Car to Crickhowell

London to Crickhowell takes around 3 hours 10 mins via the M4 to Newport. Then take Exit 24 from the M4 onto the A449 and then the A40 and A465 to Crickhowell.

Where to stay

For a coaching inn hotel experience try The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, from £65/person. Call 01873 810408.

For a friendly, family-run B&B experience try White Hall Bed & Breakfast in Crickhowell, from £40/person. Call 01873 811833.

Client reviews

We all really enjoyed the walk, even with little visibility at times and hopefully we can get together again in the not too distant future for another walk. It was great not to have to map read all the time or read directional instructions. Everyone said what easy company you were to have around and how well you looked after us.

Beth (Bristol)

Very many thanks for looking after us so very well over the last 2 days. Fantastic. The route was a great challenge!

Anna (London)
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