The Brecon Beacons National Park was established in 1957, it stretches from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the northeast and Pontypool in the southeast, covering 519 square miles.
The park has four main regions, the Black Mountain in the west, Fforest Fawr and the Brecon Beacons in the centre, and the Black Mountains in the east.
Most of the Park is bare, grassy moorland with scattered forestry plantations, and pasture in the valleys. It is known for its remote reservoirs, waterfalls including the 90 foot Henrhyd Waterfall and the falls at Ystradfellte, and its caves, such as Ogof Ffynnon Ddu.
Things to do
With traditional market towns, stunning landscape, canal paths, castles and plenty of family attractions. The scenery here is both beautiful and diverse rolling countryside and valleys, wide open spaces to the wild beauty of the waterfalls and caves.
Brecon Beacons National Parks diversity is also reflected in its towns and villages. The area caters for every type of visitor, whether you prefer sleepy hamlets hidden amongst the rolling hills or traditional market towns offering a wide range of amenities.
Whatever your mood there are waterside places in the Brecon Beacons National Park to suit you, from the Craig-y-nos Country Park to The River Usk all perfect for picnic or something more adventurous.
Brecon Beacons National Park AuthorityHay Festival
Literary luminaries from across the globe converge each year on the small Welsh mountain town of Hay-on-WyeBrecon Beacons Walks
Free detailed listings of walks in the Brecon Beacons