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Brecon Beacons in Mid Wales

As a perfect antidote to the urban grind, or a stress free alternative to a noisy and uncomfortable beach holiday, the Brecon Beacons fit the bill. Not only do they boast scenic vistas that are globally renowned, they are a playground for the adventurer, and richly reward those who roam its rugged peaks and vales. The Beacons are an idyll where the landscape is infused with its own histories and cultures.

From high octane adventure activities and extreme sports to meandering streams, pleasant pastures and Neolithic stone circles, the 520 square miles of the Brecon Beacons cater for every taste and trend. The traditional market towns, that form the gateways to the Beacons, each retain their own charm. Abergavenny, Crickhowell and Brecon are towns not only with a wealth of history, but places where you can still find vibrant and exciting events going on all year round.

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Stretching from Hay-on-Wye in the east to Llandeilo in the west and includes four ranges of mountains; the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons, Fforest Fawr and the Black Mountain(Mynydd Du).

The area offers a whole range of activities to suit all age groups but we have so much more here. Discover our history by visiting the many castles and churches in the area, we even have our own cathedral in Brecon.

The area is well known for walking and outdoor activities there are over 2000 miles of public footpaths in the area with a range of difficult highland paths or the gentle slopes. The long distance Taff trail or Beacons Way footpaths are ideal way to discover the area if you have a few days to spare.

Brecon Beacons

The Beacons Way is the Brecon Beacons National Park official trail. It passes east-west through the landmark Black Mountains, the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountain. The Brecon Beacons National Park is a protected environment with some of the most spectacular upland scenery in Britain. Beacons Way involves remote and rugged terrain, with some 8500ft of ascent and is designed for experienced walkers. As well as incorporating many of the major peaks, including Fan y Big, Pen y Fan, Fan Llia, Fan Hir, Fan Foel and Twyn Swnd, the Way passes glacial lakes, ancient standing stones, churches and fine mountain views.

Wales is a country well endowed with picture book Waterfalls, but those that are found along the rivers that run south through Fforest Fawr and join at Pontneddfachan are some of the best.

Brecon Beacons 'Waterfall Country' includes the villages of Hirwaun, Ystradfellte, and Pontneddfechanwaters of the head waters of the rivers Nedd, Mellte, Pyrddin and Hepste. The Four Waterfalls Walk starts at the village of Penderyn and the Sgwd yr Eira waterfall is perhaps the most unmissable and there are plenty of other natural splendours along the way.

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