image for Walking Route item typeBrecon Town Walk - Priory Groves at Brecon/Aberhonddu




Walking Route


Priory Groves is a mixed woodland, bordering the Honddu river, with oak, beech, hazel and alder trees. Whatever the time of year there are always some birds to see. While you are near the river, look out for dippers at any time of year, and grey wagtails in summer. In spring and early summer there is a good display of wild flowers.

From the Information Centre turn right, with the town centre on your left, and walk to the far entrance to the car park. From here, down the road, you can see a crossroads controlled by traffic lights. Go down the hill and turn right into the Struet, noted for the facades of its many listed Georgian town houses. Continue along the Struet until you reach a footbridge on the left, not far beyond the junction with the road to Upper Chapel. Cross the bridge and turn right up a slope between stone walls. A path on the left leads to the Cathedral grounds.

Cash PointCoach parties acceptedCurrency ExchangeDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

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Map reference: SO 046287  Lat: 51.94862 Long: -3.38889

The town of Brecon is bisected by the main A470 and A40 roads, which cross the National Park. There is on-street parking in the town as well as a variety of car parks in town centre.

The town has no train station, however there are local bus services in the area. The nearest train station is either Abergavenny or Llandovery.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 20 miles from Abergavenny station


  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Currency ExchangeCurrency Exchange
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
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