Category Archives: My Brecon Beacons

From a locals point of view, some recommendations on places and things to do in the Brecon Beacons.

24 Hours in & around Brecon

Artist and famous visual designer Chris Townsend recently visited the Brecon Beacons to show us his experience through art in a 24 hour stop over. Chris spent a day in and around Brecon following a itinerary to see the best of the … Continue reading

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Boats, Bikes & Boots – Brecon’s first Canalathon!

Monmouthshire & Brecon are to hold their first ever Canalathon on Sunday 14th September! The 33 mile route will see teams of four canoe, cycle and walk/run the distance of the tranquil canal that passes through the stunning Brecon Beacons National … Continue reading

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Artist Profile: Sophie Cooper

Biography Sophie Erin Cooper was born in Brecon and grew up in Talybont-On-Usk, recently graduating in Fine Art from Bath Spa University. She is fascinated by mark making and the intricacy that can be achieved with line drawing. Having grown up … Continue reading

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The 9 Best Ways to Hide From the Rain!

Brecon Beacons based activity provider Adventure Britain know a thing or two about keeping people entertained when the skies open up!  Adventure Britain offer team building trips, group and individual activities all over the national park, so when we asked … Continue reading

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Bike Week Special: The Experts on Cycling and Mountain Biking

Here’s a ultimate guide from biking experts in the Brecon Beacons.  We’ve picked four expert guides and representatives from biking tourist businesses based in the area to get their best tips and recommendations.  We like to think the Brecon Beacons is one … Continue reading

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The Dragons Breath of the Black Mountains

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Rising high in the hills of mid Wales the mighty River Usk accompanied by the majestic River Wye wind their way towards the Black Mountains at that point they are parted by the defiance of the hills. The Usk fights its way through the … Continue reading

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Hay Festival Special – Out & About in Hay-on-Wye

 Heading to Hay for the Hay Festival? Well there’s much more to this small Welsh town than the excellent lineup of events to attend. Including old atmospheric pubs and whimsical walking, so here’s a quick guide on what to visit … Continue reading

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Tea on the “Devils Table”?

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Standing alone the Skirrid mountain or Holly mountain provides countless opportunities for the keen photographer. The sun rises on the east side of this hill giving perfect light and spectacular views of the black mountains whilst the west side is home to ancient … Continue reading

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New Geology Tours in the Brecon Beacons

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There’s a wonderful new tour guide in the Brecon Beacons that allows visitors to learn and discover about the historic geology in the area. GeoWorld Travel offers guided geological walks throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr … Continue reading

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Brecon Beacons Group Wins UK Eco Prize

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The Eco Transport Network is delighted to have won the inaugural Green Transport Prize run by Edinburgh College in partnership with St Andrews University, Edinburgh Napier University, and SEStran (South East Scotland Transport Partnership). The Eco Travel Network (ETN) operates … Continue reading

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