Fresh air, wide open spaces, a creative atmosphere and loads to entertain you, whatever the weather – this is the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Here in the Brecon Beacons, we live in partnership with nature. It puts life into perspective. Pay us a visit, and you’ll find out what we mean!
Our National Park contains some of the finest walking country in Europe. But there’s far more to the Brecon Beacons than that.
We invite you to learn about our industrial heritage and rural culture by exploring our lively museums, market towns and canalside villages. Relax beside our lakes and waterfalls, or discover our crags and caves. Or design your own adventure by boat, by bike or on horseback.
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? It’s what we do in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our 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.
A walk in the Brecon Beacons National Park comes complete with perfect picnic spots, awe-inspiring views, fascinating historic sites and grand geological features. We've collected a few experiences you shouldn’t miss on your own journey through the National Park. If this taster whets your appetite.
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. We have a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.
Our 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.
Some of the traditions which helped and shape our landscapes and our everyday lives have faded with time; others continue today.
Our night skies are remarkable. They’ve earned us recognition as an International Dark Sky Reserve. Our industrial heritage is magnificent: Blaenavon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And our rocks tell their own story. They’re so unique that a large part of our National Park has been designated a European and Global Geopark.
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