Martins Walks

Personal walking service provided with local knowledge

Martins Walks is a small independent walking company.
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Martin Smith and Hester Rawlins are enthusiastic and passionate people who like nothing better than having the opportunity to show visitors some of the best and lesser known walks in the Brecon Beacons and other parts of Wales.

We have been walking in Wales and overseas for many years and have developed our guided walks to help you enjoy a memorable experience in beautiful scenery.

Choose from adventure walks in remote terrain to an easy short history stroll.

For those who wish to go it alone our familiarisation tour will help you get the best walking from the area. Alternatively our walk booklets and route cards may be ordered from the web site.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience from our many walking adventures abroad which you can employ to organise your overseas walking trips.

Best walks in the Brecon Beacons
If you are a new visitor to the Brecon Beacons and want to do some hill walking we offer a half days familiarisation tour to show you how to access some of the very best walks in any of the three areas of the National Park with tips on the best routes to take depending upon your wishes and experience. The price is £25 per person (minimum 2 people) which covers one area of your choice Western, Central or Eastern and a free walking book.See our film go to:
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Adventure Walks
Rivers, lakes and navigation
For those who want a little excitement in their walks we have an adventure walk in the Upper Swansea Valley encompassing off path walking, a river crossing, some stories about the area, and navigation tuition. We need a minimum party of 6 to organise this walk which lasts about 6 hours. The cost is £20 per adult. Ask us to e mail you a leaflet.
We live very close to the waterfalls area in the Neath Valley and have a fantastic 13 mile all day walk which covers 5 gorges and numerous waterfalls and includes morning coffee and a packed lunch for £20. You will also see caving, gorge walking and rock climbing on this walk and learn much about the area’s history and geology.
Pen Y Fan
If you want to climb to the top of Pen Y Fan, the highest point in southern Britain and have a little more time then avoid the “motorway path “ from Storey Arms and come with us on a different route where you pass waterfalls, an aircraft war memorial and see the best of the Beacons walking on high ridges and maybe end the day in a great pub. Price including packed lunch is £20. Or yet another route with far superior views which takes no longer than the motorway path (about 4 hours) for £10.

Short Walk with History and Whisky Distillery Visit
If you want a short walk with interest then our 1 hour history walk around Penderyn might be for you. Find out Penderyn’s connections with Gavin and Stacey, William Shakespeare and The Emperor of China. For a group of 6 or more we can organise a morning or afternoon package comprising, history walk, morning coffee or afternoon tea and a visit to Wales only Distillery at Penderyn with a tasting session . Price £12.50.

If you want to walk unguided you can buy one of our 25 laminated route cards for £2 each, or our two 10 walks in the Brecon Beacons booklets with sketch maps at £5 each.
The Penderyn history leaflet costs just £3 and will enhance your visit to the area.
We have prepared a booklet describing a circular walk in the Rhondda Valley called FFordd Y Tylwyth Teg (Way of the Fairies) which covers a 3 day walk linking with local railways and hotels or you can just go for a short walk on part of the route.

Foreign Trips
For groups of six or more we can provide help and assistance or organise foreign trips to places we have walked in ourselves.
Mount Fuji Japan,
Everest,Gokyo and Annarpurna trails Nepal,
Tramuntana Mallorca,
GR 20 Corsica,
Lauterbrunnen Switzerland,
Black Forest Southern Germany,

Friendly, personal walking service provided by enthusistic walkers with a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you get the most from your walks.

Useful Information

Martins Walks

Manager/ Contact Person: Martin Smith

40 Springfield Gardens Penderyn Rhondda Cynon Taff CF44 9LY Wales
phone: 01685 811949 fax:

News & Special Offers

New for the autumn and winter.
Exercise in the glorious Brecon Beacons using Nordic Walking with Hester our qualified instructor.
Nordic Walking is Europe’s fastest growing fitness activity. You will burn up to 40% more calories than traditional walking,you will exercise up to 90% of your muscles and it is suitable for all ages and fitness levels

Nordic Walking is the cool new fitness activity while enjoying the benefits of exercising outdoors. With the help of a qualified British Nordic Walking association instructor come and learn a fun new skill which improves health, fitness and muscle tone.
Prices include the use of Nordic Walking Poles.
£40.00 per hour for a group taster session. Group size up to 10 people.
£25.00 per hour individual instruction
£4.00 PP per hour for a five week course of instruction – payable in advance.
Led longer Nordic Walking by arrangement
Please contact Click to email or on 01685 811949.



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