Brecon Beacons National Park
Consisting of some of the highest mountain peaks in Southern Britain and a vast expanse of grassy moorland, Brecon Beacons National Park is a wonderfully scenic area that is filled to the brim with some of the most pristine landscapes that Wales has to offer. Designated as a national park in 1957, the park and its authorities are dedicated to preserving the flora and fauna of the region, while simultaneously making it a welcoming place for visitors from Wales and those further afield.
Brecon Beacons National Park is often informally divided into four different sections, with the Black Mountain Range in the west, Fforest Fawr and the namesake Brecon Beacons Range in the centre, and the similarly named Black Mountains in the the eastern part of the park. Throughout the region, outdoor enthusiasts and explorers will find charming valleys, winding waterways, and ancient forests that break up the rugged terrain of the mountains, as well as a variety of animal life, such as the Welsh ponies that roam the grassy moorland. Pen-y-Fan (886m) is the highest point in Southern Britain, and offers commanding views of both Wales and England, making it one of the most popular places in the whole of the park for visitors.
Due to the diversity of the landscape, walking is arguably the most popular outdoor activity in the region, although cycling, watersports, horseback riding, climbing, and many others are commonplace. With a large number of trails and activities for all ages and skill levels, there is always an adventure waiting around the corner that will meet your needs, so why not make Brecon Beacons National Park the centre of your next big adventure in Wales.Read More