Bluebells' Brecon Beacons

Feature Pages

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Caving

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... there are fantastic opportunities for the experienced caver to be challenged whilst those who want to try a one-off caving experience can book one of the many accredited guides in the area.

Golf

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The Brecon Beacons is very well located for golfers to come and discover this part of Wales.

Walking

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If you like walking then The Brecon Beacons National Park can offer walking in locations you have dreamed of: There are strolls that you can do with friends and family of any age and there are long distance hikes that only the fittest will relish. Mountains, lakes, gentle hills, canal tow paths, riverside strolls, town trails, wildlife walks taking in 12 nature reserves, as well as routes for those with limited mobility.

Water Sports

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The opportunities for recreation on the water are endless.

The Monmouth & Brecon Canal

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The canal runs for 32 miles from Newport to Brecon. The canal was built as a link from Brecon to the Severn Estuary between 1797 and 1812.

Photographs of the Brecon Beacons

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The Brecon Beacons dominate the centre of the South Wales Region. These mountains are mostly gentle, green and grassy on the southern side, with steep escarpments on the north. The summits are amongst the most easily accessed in the country and will often seem straightforward and 'friendly', especially on a calm, sunny day. On a clear day, Pen y Fan (the highest summit) gives fine panoramas in all directions. However, these are real mountains and when the weather turns they can become a challenging environment - whoever ventures up here should be prepared for surprises.

Brecon Beacons Visitor Guide

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Whether you are interested in the great outdoors, want to find a great restaurant or are looking for somewhere to stay, this guide gives you all the information you need. The Brecon Beacons have so much, it can be is confusing to know where to start but the Guide is a great place to begin.

Wildlife Walks in the Brecon Beacons

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Brecon Beacons National Park

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More trial info

The Brecon Beacons - in the beginning...

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The oldest rocks in the Brecon Beacons National Park date from the Ordovician Period, between 495 and 443 million years ago and can be found in the west of the Park, around the Llandovery area. The rocks of the following Silurian period, from 443 to 417 million years ago, are similar, being fine sediments such as sandstone, mudstone and siltstone, and are also found in the western area of the Park. (Interestingly, both the Ordovician and Silurian periods were named after early Welsh tribes, the Ordovices who ranged over central and north Wales, and the Silures, who inhabited South Wales.)

Welcome to Welsh Food Producers

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Local and regional food is predominantly related to food miles and thus reducing the Carbon footprint. By buying locally you are shortening the food chain, and ensuring seasonal fresh produce of the highest quality and standard every time. By building a more locally based food economy one in which sustainable food production and traceability is integrated to enhance the local economic and environmental value.

Foothills of the Black Mountains

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Distance: 32.2 km, 20.0 miles

Difficulty: Red. (Learn about gradings)
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What is on the doorstep of the Brecon Beacons?

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The Brecon Beacons are mainly situated in Powys but they also have Monmouthshire on their eastern boundary and Carmarthenshire accounts for a large area to the west of Sennybridge.

With the industrial valleys of South Wales, Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan, the Wye Valley, Herefordshire in the east - you need to stay a while to truly discover this area of southern mid Wales!!

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