National Parks Week has come round again and it is an annual celebration of everything that is unique and wonderful about Britain’s breathing spaces. It runs from Monday 25 to Sunday 31 July 2017.
With diverse landscapes, activities, and events there’s an adventure waiting at whatever scale suits you! And aren’t we lucky to have the wonderful Brecon Beacons National Park on our doorstep?
The Brecon Beacons National Park is the youngest of the three national parks in Wales. Established in 1957 it covers 520 square miles and offers a host of events and activities for you and your family to partake in and enjoy, with an added bonus of beautiful views and scenery. The name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks which lie to the south of Brecon which include South Wales’ highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the National Park and to the east lie the Black Mountains.
Here are just a couple of facts below of many from the park:
- Prince Charles has his Welsh residence at the western edge of the park near Myddfai
- There really are sheep everywhere-with around 1250 farms within the park
- Britain’s largest breeding population of lesser horseshoe bats can be found in the Usk Valley.
We have included a list of what’s on offer below which you may find useful:
- Abseiling & Rock climbing
- Go Underground
- Cycling & Mountain Biking
- Horse Riding & Trekking
For more information on what to see and do got to Brecon Beacons – our National Park
On the last day of National Parks Week, 30th July, Brecon Becaons is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Park Authority. These celebrations are taking place at two venues: The National Park Visitor Centre near Brecon and Craig-y-nos County Park, Pen-y-Cae. Pick a venue, take a picnic and go along and celebrate. Activities are all free but must be booked in advance at the information desk.