Peaks and picnic walks

Work up an appetite for lunch with a view

by Webmaster, 14th June 2022

Work up an appetite for lunch with a view

There are two rules every walker should learn. First, food always tastes better outdoors. Don't ask why, it just does; it's why we all go mad for a picnic. Second, you have to earn your feast. Not only is food more delicious once the hard work is done, it’s also a great incentive to actually do the work in the first place.

With the above in mind, and given it's warming up, our two walks for the summer 2022 issue of Welsh Border Life (download for free, here) both involve a bit of a climb. Not as much as their summit heights suggest – the start points are pretty high, too – but enough to ensure you’re ready for your nosh once you’re at the top. And here are your downloadable Route Guides.

ROUTE 1 - Climb Sugar Loaf Mountain for spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons 

ROUTE 2 - Walk the lofty Stiperstones ridge with its famous rocky outcrops

Route inaccessible? If you find that any of the routes featured on has become inaccessible in any way, do let us know so we can alert the necessary authorities on your behalf. You can email the Web Editor at

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