The Gurkha Walk
The Nepalese community were looking for a project to thank the people of Brecon for their generosity after an earthquake devastated Nepal in 2015. From this desire The Gurkha Walk was born.
The previously unnamed path leads from Brecon Prom to Fenni Fach. It was opened at a ceremony attended by Brecon mayor Councillor Rose Evans and Mahadev Thapa, chair of the Brecon Nepalese Society. The path was restored over a six month period with up to 60 volunteers involved. They would meet every two weeks to continue the restoration of this popular but neglected path. As a result it was nominated for a national award.
The circular walk is approximately 4 miles along the river Usk starting at the Brecon Promenade car park. It is a fairly easy 2 hour route but not suitable for wheelchairs.
Start by following the river away from town past the bandstand. Keep going along the river bank and follow the grass path towards the stile. You will now be entering the mixed woodland.
You may well see one of the grey herons that fish the river. The Usk is famous for its salmon trout and otters.
The path eventually turns right up a short slope to the road. You should turn right and follow the road back to the carpark.