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Brecon Beacons National Park

Address

Brecon Beacons
Powys
LD3 8NL

Contact Details

Tel: 01874 623366
Brecon Beacons National Park lies on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales & covers an area of 520 square miles. The area includes the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and is an International Dark Sky Reserve

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

Brecon Beacons National Park is full of grassy moorlands, heather-clad escarpments and Old Red Sandstone peaks, softened by weather and time.

The area is well known for walking and outdoor activities and boasts some of the finest mountain biking in the UK with a huge network of varied trails that offer something for all. There are over 2000 miles of public footpaths 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.

A holiday would not be complete without good quality food, the Brecon Beacons has a range of wonderful restaurants working on the Slow Food principle using local ingredients and traditional methods of cooking. For further information visit: https://www.breconbeacons.org/

Directions

Brecon Beacons national park can be reached from the South by the M4 and M50 motorways.
M4: Leave junctions 24 (A449/A40 for Abergavenny) or 32 (A470 for Merthyr Tydfil) to access the south of the park.
M50: Continue on to the A40 when the motorway terminates at Ross on Wye and follow to Abergavenny.
The A470, A438 and A465 gives access to the north of the park from Mid-Wales, Herefordshire and West Midlands.

Railway stations to the west of the park are via the Heart of Wales line at Ammanford, Llandeilo and Llandovery.
Access to the south and east of the park via Merthyr Tydfil and Abergavenny stations.

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Prices and opening

Free entry