Ordnance Survey ‐ Explorer OL12

These maps show public rights of way such as footpaths, bridleways and trails, boundaries, landscape features and places of interest.

Scale 1:25 000

The scale of a map is the ratio of the distance on the map to the corresponding distance on the ground. For example on 1:25 000 Scale (Explorer range) every 1 cm on the map is equal to 250 m on the ground.

Map of Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area)

Western area

Brecon Beacons National Park (Western Area)


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Map sheet number OL12 in the Explorer map series is the ideal map for those seeking outdoor adventure. The landscape of the Brecon Beacons attracts walkers, cyclists and riders to its rolling hills, valleys, caves and waterfalls. Highlights include: The Beacons Reservoir, Brecon, Fan Faw, The Black Mountains, Brecon Canal, Merthyr Tydfil, River Towy, and Trecastle.

This OS Explorer map for Brecon Beacons National Park is available in the standard paper version and weatherproof 'Active' version.

With the OS Explorer OL12 map of the Brecon Beacons you’ll have no problem finding every imaginable site of interest, from pubs and houses, to viewpoints and rights of way.

From the russet ridges of the Beacons summits, to the dark and mysterious escarpments of the Black Mountains, if you’re an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for stunning natural environments, we’d highly recommend you spend some time here. Walking and hiking opportunities abound in the Brecon Beacons. Immerse yourself in the otherworldly atmosphere that enshrouds the peaks of the Carmarthen Fans and their lakes.

Or if you prefer to travel by bike, trial the Taff Trail for a speedier way to see as many of the area’s spectacular sites as possible. Trot off on the Three Rivers Ride, if you feel four legs are better than two. And get back to nature at Craig Cerrig-Gleisiaid National Nature Reserve.

See some of the best-preserved limestone pavement at Ogof Ffynnan Ddu, near Pen-y-Cae. Discover Neolithic standing stones, Iron Age hill forts and Roman settlements. And spot natural wonders ranging from populations of migrant birds, to unusual plant life at the Talybont Resevoir. Whether you’re going for a day’s leisurely sightseeing in the spectacular Waterfall Country, or a hard day’s hiking in the Black Mountains, don’t forget to pack your essential plan of the Brecon Beacons. Add the OS Explorer OL12 to your basket today.

Standard version: 9780319241561
Weatherproof Active version: 9780319468395
Standard version: A3
Weatherproof Active version: A3
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