Brecon Beacons

Fresh air, wide open spaces, a creative atmosphere and loads to entertain you, whatever the weather – this is the Brecon Beacons National Park. The National Park contains some of the finest walking country in Europe. But there’s far more to the Brecon Beacons than that.

Learn about our industrial heritage and rural culture by exploring the  lively museums, market towns and canalside villages. Relax beside beuatiful  lakes and waterfalls, or discover crags and caves.

There’s plenty to enjoy after dark, too, from sparkling festivals, full of authentic Welsh flavour, to our famously clear, starry skies.

Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? The  green – and very fresh – landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too – and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory.

Our walking is very varied.  Go up, up and away into the high country, carved by ice millennia ago. Or explore deep, wooded gorges where rivers are still shaping limestone rocks as they tumble down spectacular waterfalls.
 
There are lakes and forests too, beauty spots and secret places. And trails that suit everyone, from serious outdoor enthusiasts to families out for a Sunday afternoon walk in the park.
 
 

A walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park comes complete with perfect picnic spots, awe-inspiring views, fascinating historic sites and grand geological features.

With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer residents and visitors.There is a  long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.

The  National Park is around 42 miles wide. In total, it covers approximately 520 square miles of South and Mid Wales, just west of Herefordshire, and includes parts of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil. It gets its name from the Central Beacons, which dominate the skyline south of Brecon. They rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain.

 

 

 

 

 

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Northern Lakes - April 2019. The Pre-Holiday information gave me everything I needed to know. Superb organisation. The hotel was brilliant. Excellent food and service. The staff in the hotel were very attentive and genuinely keen to make sure that I was happy with everything. Jill and Paul were excellent guides. They provided good walks each day and gave the option of different grades of walks on two occasions, which I very much appreciated. They are passionate about the lake district and gave us lots of information along the way, which I like. It's about enjoying the scenery, learning something about the area and socialising with others in the group. I did however, surprise myself by completing walks which I would not have attempted on my own. The group of people on the walk were lovely. We had a great time, both walking and in the evening. Everyone got on really well together and I hope to meet them again on other walks.

Lorraine Bassett

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