Hiking day out in the Black Mountains

Suitable for

Beginners with good fitness

Group size


Ideal length

1 day

When to go

All year round (weekends only)


From £35pp

This adventure takes place near Crickhowell (Wales), a historic picturesque town. If you’re looking for a gentle 7 hour walk, with plenty of fresh air, then this a great option for you.

On the day you can expect your guide to meet you at 9.00am at your accommodation. You will then drive to your walk start point. Let the adventure begin.

Ascending the iconic Table Mountain, you'll look down on the surrounding valleys. You'll pass an ancient hill fort (ask the guide for a story) and you'll use a mountain pathway taking you right through this open wilderness. There may be further minor detours on the way to visit interesting and sometimes unknown features that many just walk on by without noticing.

All walks are circular and start and end at an appropriate car park (car park fees vary) and will usually last around 6 to 7 hours. You' have a well earnt tea in a pub at the end, a local favourite being The Bear.

All in all this is a fantastic option because it’s very easy to travel to. It's also very easy to organise and requires minimal kit or fitness.

We recommend you first send the guide a booking request to agree a date. Then book your accommodation. Adventure sorted!

Your guide

Dorian Thomas

Dorian Thomas is a passionate Mountain Leader whose first visit to the Lake District 20 years ago inspired a lifetime of adventure. He believes the attraction of British mountains is the solitude and the wilderness, combined with the history and stories surrounding these places. Based just outside Brecon, Dorian has spent thousands of hours exploring the Brecon Beacons, seeking out those hidden gems and stories before they are all forgotten!

Additional info

Optional extras include booking additional days for exploring the area (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 Dorian Thomas.


  • 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 relaxing and comfortable country pub B&B experience try The Felin Fach Griffin in Felinfach, from £110/person. Call 01874 620111 

For a friendly, family-run B&B experience try White Hall Bed & Breakfast in Crickhowell, from £60/person. Call 01873 811833. 

Client reviews

My wife and I have had the pleasure of joining Dorian on a number of guided and well organised walks. Neither of us were particularly experienced walkers and we both have varied degrees of ability but Dorian has always been able to find a good route and had a plan to cater for us both so that we could enjoy our time together. Dorian always had the route mapped out and was able to show us how the walk would take shape both in time, distance, elevation and difficulty of each stage and also points of interest along the way, including of course planned breaks! He has always ensured that we are suitably equipped and carries spare equipment, water and emergency rations in case of need which we thought was very professional. He himself is always well equipped with detailed maps and GPS. In summary, Dorian is a very experienced guide and has excellent knowledge in his field and the walks he guides. With lots of local interest and information provided along the way he provides a safe and highly enjoyable service when out walking and we look forward to our next trip!

Chris and Nyree (UK)
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