What we're about

Hi. Welsh Mountain Walks is for people who want to get out and about walking in Wales, in a cost effective way, whilst having fun and safe experiences.

We offer reasonably priced walks, events and courses to all levels of abilities. These are led by Ben, a professional, fully insured and experienced Mountain Leader and Brecon Beacons Ambassador.

Most of the walks events and courses are for smaller group sizes from 4 up to 10. My years of experience have shown me that large group sizes are impersonal and not good for the environments that we are walking in. Furthermore, 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 is safe for a professional leader to manage.

If you are interested in cost effective hillwalking throughout Wales led to a high standard, meeting new friends whilst walking, having a good social experience or being coached in essential walking skills please become a member. If you are new to hillwalking and feel a bit nervous about attending a Meet Up please don't. he 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. I would gratefully appreciate it if you can pay the yearly membership fee of £1 when you join. The £1 goes towards the substantial cost of running the group. Thank you.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

Upcoming events (5+)

Coaching in Map and Compass and a Mountain Walk

Myddfai Visitor Centre,


Hi Everyone.Do you want to explore the hills and mountains but need some help with your navigation? Do you want to know how to avoid becoming temporarily misplaced/lost? Have you wanted to know how a map and compass works? This day will be about learning the basics and then applying them on a journey on to Mynydd Myddfai which also has fantastic views of the whole of the Brecon Beacons. I have 20 years experience in helping people learn how to navigate and I do it in a friendly relaxed and enjoyable way. There are limited places for this day so RSVP early. 1 person already booked. We will meet at the Myddfai Village hall, have a cup of tea and after an introduction to the basics we will head out for a day of practical coaching in Navigation basics. You will need to bring a compass( Silva 4 recommended), waterproofs, boots, hat, gloves, warm clothes, lunch and drinks. I will provide maps and instruction and a fun day of learning and of course ongoing coaching on future walks that you attend, Any questions drop me a line. The group size will be limited so that I can provide plenty of personal input and coaching.You can be assured that I run courses in Navigation where quality of experience is put before quantity of participants. I look forward to sharing a great day out with you. Have a look at the group reviews for this day below to get an idea of what I am like Thanks for a fab intro to map and compass walking -as opposed to just following along behind someone else. I thoroughly enjoyed the lesson, the fantastic views and the excellent company. I will definitely be along for another walk soon. Thanks again Sharon Ben is indeed a superb teacher. Marco This was a brilliant day. I learnt loads! Thank you, Ben. Joanna It was a great day as usual, lovely company and a good day mapping, I have learnt a lot in one day. hope to see you soon. Rosetta Comments from Navigation basics and a Mountain walk July 30th and November 18th 2017 All the best Ben

SOLD OUT Special offer- 8 Waterfalls Walk including Sgwd yr Eira for £10

This is a special offer. This circular walk, from Pontneddfechan, visits lots of waterfalls including the famous Sgwd yr Eira which is the one that you can walk behind. 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 walk can be quite adventurous in places so walking boots are advised for stability and you will also need hat, gloves, waterproofs, water and lunch. The walk will take about 5 hours or so depending on the weather and underfoot conditions and is about 10 miles . After the walk we can visit the pub or cafe where I will be very happy to answer any questions you may have. I look forward to guiding you on this superb walk. This walk is Dog Friendly. What members 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 experienced and as only I lead the walks you can be assured of a safe and consistent experience. I keep my group sizes manageable and within safe professionall ratios of leader to clients. You can be assured that when you walk with me you, that as your leader I will walk with you at all times. Any questions just ask.

Membership fee for Welsh Mountain Walks

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Nominal Membership fee for a year. This is to see who is active, interested and involved. It will be put towards the substantial costs of running the group. If you dont want to be a member anymore can you kindly remove yourself from WMW Welsh Mountain Walks is commited to Quality over Quantity and operates to the highest professional standards. Thanks Ben

Scrambling adventure- Tryfan Snowdonia

Plas Curig Hostel


Hi Everyone. This adventure will see us do the famous and classic Grade 1 scramble that is the North Ridge of Tryfan followed by a traverse of the Glyderau.. You will need to be an adventurous hillwalker who ideally does not have a fear of heights and exposure. Tryfan is a great way to begin your experience of Scrambling and the ideal first scamble to do before attemptinfg Crib Goch. The plan is to meet up at the YHA Idwal on Friday evening where you have a private room. I will give a briefing and discuss the plan for the day which will be dependant on the conditions. On Saturday we will be out on the mountain all day and if the weather is with us we will have an exciting day scrambling. At the end of the day we will head to a cafe for tea before saying our goodbyes There are only 3 places for this exclusive weekend. The price includes: 1 night hostel accommodation A day of guided scrambling by a professional experienced Mountain Leader Transport in Snowdonia. NOT included: Transport to North Wales, unless you prearrange to meet me at Builth Wells where I can pick you up/ drop you off. Evening Meals on Friday Personal kit The cost of the weekend is £160 You can RSVP for £5. I will then send you an Invoice for the balance that is £155. On payment of this Invoice your place is confirmed. Check out the reviews and photos for our successful adventure to do Tryfan this summer

Past events (49)

A Gentle/Mod walk on Black Mountains in the East

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