Brecon Beacons

Whether you want to relax beside a lake and take in the natural splendour of this diverse location or hike up to one of Wales’ highest summits on the famous Pen-y-Fan, the Brecon Beacons will leave you feeling inspired and invigorated. Learn about the industrial heritage of the park and take in the rural culture. The distinctive character of the landscape coupled with its range of spectacular walking routes means that the park has something for people of all levels of hiking ability.

Things to do

You’ll not struggle to keep yourself entertained in the Brecon Beacons, but if you need some inspiration, we’re more than happy to make recommendations and even arrange a tour for you. With a seemingly endless list of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists or even horse riders, you can explore the Brecon Beacons in the way that best suits you. Should you fancy trying something a little bit different, there’s also qualified instructors on hand to help you. From abseiling to paragliding, the Beacons are known for bringing out people’s adventurous sides!


Whilst you’ll be transfixed by the natural beauty of the park, it’s worth turning your eyes skyward after it gets dark! For the aspiring astronomers amongst you, the Beacons will leave you feeling starry-eyed. Thanks to low levels of light pollution, the Beacons is the first destination in Wales to be accredited as an International Dark Sky Reserve. On a clear night, you might just be lucky enough to see the Milky Way, major constellations and even the occasional meteor shower!