Brecon Beacons National Park
The Brecon Beacons cover some 520 sq miles of high grassy valleys, wooded hills and sweeping moorland, separating the rugged uplands of Mid Wales and the industrial South East of the country.
The area was designated as a National Park in 1957 but most of it is privately owned providing grazing for the sheep and moor ponies or Welsh Cobs that dot the slopes.
The eastern section of the Brecon Beacons includes the highest peaks in the region Corn Du (873m)
The western section is wilder and less visited but is not without its rugged charm. In this part of the Brecon Beacons you’ll find the great Fforest Fawr, once a hunting ground for Norman landowners, a place of dense woodland
The Brecon Beacons are a popular centre for a range of outdoor activities. It’s more gentle slopes provide an easier walking or cycling than say Snowdonia , while pony trekking, canal cruising or taking a trip on the narrow gauge Brecon Mountain Railway provide an easier way still of enjoying the countryside and its rich variety of wildlife.