Brecon Beacons Area Guide

The Brecon Beacons is a beautiful part of Wales. You can expect the most stunning landscapes across the national park as well as a whole host of activities to take part in. With over 1,200 miles of public rights of way, you can enjoy a stroll or cycle as you breathe in the fresh air. Adventurers will love the water-sports, rock climbing, abseiling and caving activities on offer. Those looking for a more laidback retreat can enjoy stargazing, shopping and the many restaurants, pubs and cafes throughout the park.

Exploring the Brecon Beacons

If you love to explore the great outdoors, the Brecon Beacons is the perfect place for you. From walking to mountain biking, horse riding to kayaking, there is plenty to do here. Those looking for a challenge will love abseiling and climbing the many crags and rocky faces across the national park. Underground adventurers can take a tour in the Big Pit to find out more about Wales’ rich mining history as well as take on caving or canyoning.

If you’re looking for accessible routes, the park provide as much information as possible and grade the walks on a 1 to 5 scale so you can plan the best routes suitable for you.

Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park has some of the best dark skies in the whole of the UK. It came become the fifth destination in the world to be accredited an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and it goes to incredible lengths to ensure light pollution is reduced. On clear nights, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations and even meteor showers!

When it comes to the Brecon Beacons after dark, you can really make the most of it! After a spot of stargazing, you can toast marshmallows by the campfire, enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many restaurants or relax in a local pub with a pint.

Eating & Drinking in the Brecon Beacons

When it comes to food and drink, the Brecon Beacons have plenty to offer. From award-winning restaurants to cosy pubs, there is something for everyone. If you’re looking for a light lunch or afternoon tea, we’d recommend the Old Barn Tea Room which is located within two miles of Pen y Fan. Another favourite is The Angel Inn which is a dog friendly pub with a menu of home cooked meals and cask ales. There are even weekly quiz nights and monthly open mic nights!

We’d recommend a visit to Penderyn Distillery which produces award-winning whiskies and spirits. It was one of the last remaining independent distilleries and takes its name from the picturesque village of Penderyn where it is located.

Shopping in the Brecon Beacons

You’ll find a popular shopping scene in the Brecon Beacons. From independent handmade gifts to antique shops, there are plenty of stores to explore.

If you’re looking to sample delicious local produce, there are many farmers markets where local farmers, growers and artisan producers showcase their food and drinks. As well as regular markets, you’ll also find buzzing food festivals in the Brecon Beacons each month.

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