Brecon Beacons National Park, situated in South Wales, is a haven for explorers, nature lovers and epicurean travellers.
The park is made up of 519 square miles of mountain ranges, river valleys, rolling hills, forests, lakes, waterfalls and hidden caves. In among this stunning natural beauty, you will also find some of Wales’ most colourful towns, pubs, farmers’ markets and Michelin-starred restaurants. The quaint village of Llanddewi Skirrid near Abergavenny is particularly worth a visit.
The Brecon Beacons is the mountain range that lies within the park. Here you will find south Wales’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan, which has a summit of 886 metres. The range comprises six main peaks, which form a long ridge that horseshoes around the Taf Fechan River. Known as the Taf Fechan skyline, this area is a popular walking route and attracts reams of visitors every year.
Another great point of interest in Brecon Beacons National Park is Waterfall Country. A place of colour, contrast and extreme natural beauty, the Celtic rainforest is nestled into the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, west of Merthyr Tydfil. Here you will find steep, tree-lined gorges, caves and stunning waterfalls.
There is a range of outdoor activities available in the park, including hill walking, climbing, gorge-walking, caving, horse-riding and mountain biking.
Whether you are looking for adventure, or just an opportunity to relax in nature, Brecon Beacons National Park has something for you.