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Mountains of myth & legendBrecon Beacons

Dark skies illuminated with shimmering starlight, expansive reservoirs, glittering waterfalls and wildflower-covered mountainous landscapes steeped in ancient myth. The Brecon Beacons is an International Dark Sky Reserve that is famous for its outdoor appeal. With 350,000 adventurers visiting per year just to hike the adored Pen y Fan, this popular area of Southern Wales boasts miles of beautiful, unspoiled scenery.

The Brecon Beacons (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog) is a National Park in South Wales.The park covers 519 square miles, from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the northeast and Pontypool in the southeast. The park is designated as an International Dark Sky Reserve, which aims to protect the park from light pollution, making it a great place to observe the stars and night sky.

Explore the Brecon Beacons

Adventures that you can do on your own, with the right knowledge, skills and equipment.

Local Guides

Find local specialists who provide organised adventures in this area, great for those without experience or equipment.