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The Brecon Beacons National Park stretches for more than 500 miles and encompasses some of Wales’s most stunning scenery and naturally beautiful and unspoilt landscapes. It is a wide and wonderful landscape of pastoral moorland, grazed upon by wild Welsh mountain ponies and sheep, which gives way to sloping valleys, deep reservoirs and powerful waterfalls tumbling over rocks into rivers and the canals that wind their way across the National Park. The scenery is both ancient and diverse, an intriguing blend of Neolithic stones, Iron Age forts and Dark Age boundaries can be seen dotted across the land; and the patchwork of golden hued farmland, rolling green hills and shadows cast by high mountains create a multicoloured view that is unparalleled.
Our range of self-catering cottages in the Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales perfectly place you to make the most of this beautiful area. Think gorgeous stone farmhouses set in hundreds of acres of their own land, and cosy and warm barn conversions where logs crackle on the fire each evening and when morning comes you can look out across the perfect and unspoilt landscape of rolling hills, high mountains, and deep lakes. After days spent taking long walks across the wide expanse of this amazing landscape you can return to your cosy home from home with one of our cottages to relax and prepare to do it all again the next day!
The wide expanse of this area makes it the perfect place for a holiday with your dog. Our dog friendly cottages have safe enclosed gardens or are on working farms with plenty of space to run around. Out and about, there are plenty of walks to take, hills and mountains to climb, and rivers and streams for your four legged friend to splash in. Whether you want to explore the wide open spaces, tackle the highest peak in South Wales Pen y Fan, or run through the green arches of the many woodland trails, you and your dog will both love being out and about.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
With the Beacons on your doorstep, there are so many opportunities to get out and enjoy the beautiful and exciting landscape surrounding you. From gentle walks and guided tours, to adrenaline fueled pastimes that will thrill and amaze you, you can try a multitude of outdoor activities on your holiday. From moorland to mountain, you can walk the trails that have delighted many for centuries. We recommend trying The Black Mountains; there are easier summits to reach offering wonderful panoramic views across the National Park. For more of a challenge, why not tackle the highest peak Pen y Fan? There are a handful of well travelled paths that you can take at your own pace to reach the top.
If you want to see the area on two wheels, there’s no better place in Wales for Mountain Biking. There are plenty of opportunities to get on your bike and whizz across open countryside, through streams, over mountains and through ancient woodland. For a fast paced thrill, why not try kayaking through the multitude of waterways, streams and rivers, from the fast paced white water of the River Usk, to the slower and calmer waters of the canals and lakes.
This area to the South is a truly a magical and unique place in Wales and has been dedicated a site of special scientific interest due to the huge varieties of mosses and ferns that flourish here as well as the woodland wildlife. The ancient Mellte river amongst others have cut deep gorges in the sandstone and limestone foundations of the National Park’s woodland and forests, creating these powerful and beautiful shafts of water spilling over ledges and into deep pools below. The waterfalls are accessible, but not all are easy to get to and we would recommend wearing suitable gear as the way may be slippery with water and fallen rocks. The National Trust owns a large portion of the region, including the highest waterfall in the Park, Henrhyd Falls, a 97 ft wall of water which is easily accessible from the car park, along the trail and up a wooden staircase. The most well known waterfall within this beautiful area is Sgwd yr Eira, or the Fall of Snow, where the Afon Hepste throws itself over a 50 ft drop into white frothy waters below. There is a footpath that runs behind this constant curtain of water where you can appreciate the mighty roar of this natural phenomenon.
Castles, Cairns, Chapels
Wales is a land of ancient castles and intriguing ruins, and this area holds many of the country’s most beautiful and historic examples of the rich medieval Norman heritage. The ruins of Crickhowell Castle sit atop the hill in this charming town and are definitely worth a visit, another ruin with plenty of character is Abergavenny Castle; but Castle Carreg Cennen is unbeatable in its location overlooking the stunning Black Mountain in the west, accessible along quite a steep path we would definitely recommend you visit wearing your sturdiest waking boots!
The open moorland and rolling hills are dotted with intriguing structures, piles of rocks and stones set atop mountains and along well travelled footpaths. These are called Cairns; however, it’s hard to tell if these formations have been created by humans many years ago of if they have formed naturally over the centuries. See if you can spot any and try to work out who or what may have created the mystical mounds.
For a peaceful and educational day trip why not visit the area’s many churches and chapels. The most stunning is Brecon Cathedral, this 11th Century place of worship is renowned for its beautiful stained glass windows depicting Welsh Saints, and for the choir; a dedicated and immensely talented group of singers who fill the cathedral with their songs for regular events and services.