What we're about

Hi and welcome. Welsh Mountain Walks is for people who want to get out and about walking in Wales, meeting friendly people, whilst having fun and safe experiences.

We offer professionally led walks, events and courses to all levels of abilities. These are led by Ben, a professional, fully insured and very experienced Mountain Leader and Brecon Beacons Ambassador. Ben has 25 years experience leading groups in the mountains. He now lives in the Brecon Beacons and when he is not on a mountain he can be found at work on his smallholding.

Most of the walks events and courses are for smaller group sizes. As a professional leader and active member of the MLTA, which is the Mountain Leader Training Association, I adhere to safe ratios with regard to leader to clients. You can be assured you will never be walking in a group larger than it is safe for a professional, insured leader to manage. Only I lead my walks and so you can be assured of a safe, consistent experience by a professional Mountain Leader. Due to Covid 19, all my walks adhere to social distancing. In practice. this requires all participants to accept that they will be required to walk at distances from each other, as instructed by the leader and carry and wear masks as and when required.

If you are interested in cost effective hillwalking throughout Wales, led to a professional high standard, meeting new friends whilst walking, having a great social experience or being coached in essential walking skills, please become a member for free. If you are new to hillwalking and feel a bit nervous about attending a Meet Up please don't. I am a friendly guy who will do my best to make you feel welcome and confident and safe out on the hills. If you have any questions just ask.

The walks have different grades which are Gentle, Moderate and Challenging. Gentle walks are up to 10km in length and a maximum of 500m ascent/descent. Moderate walks are 10-15 kms in length and up to 800m in ascent/descent and Challenging walks are over 15kms in length and/or over 800m ascent and descent.

I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to Welsh Mountain Walks. Please read the group reviews to get an idea of what members are saying about WMW.

All the best


Welsh Mountain Walks is commited to Quality over Quantity and operates to the highest professional standards.

Check out my website at www.welshmountainwalks.co.uk

where you can find more information and the Terms and Conditions.

I look forward to meeting and guiding you.



Upcoming events (5)

A Day of Private Guiding- You choose your date/s

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Did you know that you can utilise my skills and services on a private basis? You choose your goals and I will then provide a professionally led, safe, walking or scrambling experience. If you are interested in this option please message me with your dates and plans and I will do my very best to help you achieve them. My private day rate is £160 per day in South and Mid Wales and £200 for North Wales for the first day with subsequent days being at £160. This can be from one person up to 10. This includes all my expenses and is a full day on the mountains or moorlands. I am a qualified teacher and have been delivering hill skills for over 20 years. If you want to be guided or coached or do a bit of both, I am very happy to provide you with whatever you want to achieve.

All the best


Budget Deal -4 Waterfalls Walk inc Sgwd yr Eira and Pen Y Fan- Brecon Beacons

Hi. This great value day will see you visit 4 Waterfalls, including Sgwd yr Eira which is the one that you can walk behind and also the highest mountain in Southern Britain which is Pen Y Fan. As I am a Brecon Beacons Ambassador and a Geopark Ambassador, I will talk about the trees, geology and industrial history of the area. The walks can be quite adventurous in places so walking boots are advised for stability. You will also need hat, gloves, waterproofs, water snacks and lunch.
I look forward to guiding you on these superb walks. The walks are Dog Friendly. Lengthwise the combined walks are 12kms. Both walks are Gentle/Moderate.
What menbers are saying about this experience.
Had a really enjoyable day on Saturday, this was my first meet up and was made to feel very welcome. Fantastic walk, excellent guide and a lovely group of people. What more could you ask for. Thank you Ben, I look forward to joining you again very soon- Dawn

Welsh Mountain Walks is commited to Quality before Quantity and operates to the highest professional standards. I am fully insured, qualified and a very experienced Mountain Leader. Only I lead the walks so you can be assured of a safe and consistent experience. I keep my group sizes manageable and within safe professional ratios of leader to clients. You can be assured that when you walk with me you will be safe.
Any questions just ask.

New Walk. Challenging day walk from Cwm Gwdi up Pen y Fan and beyond. .

Hi Everyone,

This is a Challenging circular walk to ascend Pen y Fan from Cwm Gwdi car park on the North side of Pen y Fan and then do Cribyn, Fan Y Big Craig Cwareli Graig Fan Las and heading back down to our start point via Cwm Cynwynbefore returning to the the car park where it all began. It is a Challenge walk with 1000 m of ascent and about 20km or so in length. It is ideal for members who enjoy a a good amount of distance and ascent and very handy if you are building up to do any challenge over summer. am an experienced Mountain Leader, a Brecon Beacons Ambassador and Geopark Ambassador and so will be very happy to talk about the geology and history of the area. If you have any questions please contact me. I look forward to meeting you soon. I am fully insured and keep my group numbers down to ensure that a quality experience is delivered in a safe and professional way.

Any questions just ask.

I look forward to guiding you on this great walk.

Offer- Rescheduled 4 Months of Challenging Guided Walking May 2021 to Sep 2021


Hi Everyone. The popular offer is now provisionally reschduled to start in May 2021 and has now been increased to 4 walks instead of 3. The next Challenge offer will run if conditions allow from May 2021 to Sep 2021 There will be 2 smaller groups. The dates are May 1st, 2nd May 15th, 16th, July 10th, 11th and Sept 11th 12th, for £55. This is a saving of £25 if you were to purchase the walks seperately. You dont have to do all the walks but the more you do the better the deal. The price per walk after the offer will be £30 per walk. The Challenging walks will be suitable for members who enjoy a challenge, distance and ascent. The walks will take place throughout the Brecon Beacons. I will guide you on superb experiences and include great routes and off tracks at times. Locations are Central Beacons, the wild Black Mountain in the west and the Black Mountains in the East. All of the walks for this new offer are NEW walks. Please note no transport or accommodation is included although I encourage car share. There are limited spaces for this great offer, so respond early to book your place. RSVP for £20. I will send you an Invoice for the balance of £35. Your place is confirmed on full payment. Full terms and conditions can be found on the website.
I look forward to guiding and coaching you.
Welsh Mountain Walks operates on quality rather than quantity, and manageable group numbers in line with safe ratios for a mountain professional. I will be asking all members to walk with safety in mind with regard to Covid 19. Group sizes will be smaller and you will be required to carry hand gel. a mask and walk at socially distanced spacings from each other suitable for the mountain environment. You will be asked to agree to these requirements. If you are do not agree to the requirements, unfortunately, I will be unable to lead you on any walks at this time.
If you have any questions just ask

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