Walk The Epynt Way

A true walkers' paradise will be literally on your doorstep with a stay at Caermynach Self Catering Holiday Cottage. 

The uplands of the Epynt Plateau lie between the Brecon Beacons to the South and the Cambrian Mountains to the North. The area became famous as the breeding ground for Welsh Cobs - the very name Epynt originating from an ancient expression meaning "haunt of horse". Epynt was the ancestral home of a community of Welsh speaking hill farmers until 1940 when most of it was compulsorily purchased by the War Department for use as an artillery training area.

The Epynt, Near the Drovers Arms and only 1 mile from Caermynach Farm

The Epynt, Near the Drovers Arms and only 1 mile from Caermynach Farm

The dawn of the third millennium featured a general desire for wider public access to the countryside, which found political expression in the Countryside and Rights of Way (CROW) Act 2000. This brought a response from The Defence Training Estates, the land management arm of the Ministry of Defence, in the form of a strategic stance in favour of safe public access to its estate.

Being in the heart of a major tourist area, Commander Defence Training Estate Wales chose Sennybridge Training Area as having the greatest potential for safe public enjoyment. With the enthusiastic support of the local access groups and Powys County Council studies were initiated as to how this might best be achieved. It was concluded that it should take the form of a peripheral bridleway following varied terrain on or near the training area boundary, so routed that its use would not conflict with military training.