A Personal View of the Brecon Beacons

Rosie Whitfield Artbeat BreconToday’s personal view comes from Rosie Whitfield who has lived in Brecon for 23 years, having arrived from Liverpool to begin employment with the national park.  Rosie is now a landscape designer, and also a co-ordinator for Brecon Arts Week.  She also volunteers with Brecknock Wildlife Trust and Keep Wales Tidy

Rosie lives in Brecon, and participates in many of the town’s events such as the Women’s Festival, Brecon Arts Week, Brecon Fringe, Oxjam. Though not a born Brecon person, and not even Welsh, Rosie hopes to be considered an adoptee of the town and continue to contribute to the community and the wider environment of the Brecon Beacons.

So here are some recommendations from Rosie on how to get the best possible Brecon Beacons experience….
The Hours 11.    Where I live could be described in one word as GROUNDED.

2.    I would take a first-timer to the Brecon Beacons to COFFEE AT THE HOURS and WALK UP THE ALLT and CURRY AT GURKHA CORNER.

3.    My favourite restaurant is THE HOURS because THE FRIENDLY ATMOSPHERE, WARM WELCOME, LOVELY STAFF, GREAT REGULARS AND NEWCOMERS, BEST COFFEE IN BRECON AND THE FRESHLY-MADE FOOD.

Ardent art gallery4.    My favourite view of the Brecon Beacons is FROM CANTREF.

5.    You can buy great gifts at ARDENT GALLERY.

6. If you’re on a budget the best advice for the Brecon Beacons is BUNKHOUSE ACCOMMODATION.

7. For the best night out, I would go TO THEATR BRYCHEINIOG because LOCAL, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TALENT IS BOOKED AND THE VENUE IS VERY FRIENDLY. 

Tithebarn Brecon8. The most unusual thing about where I live is THE HISTORY AND EVIDENCE OF LONG OCCUPATION because THE EVIDENCE IS EVERYWHERE, FROM HILLTOP SETTLEMENTS OF IRON AGE, THROUGH ROMAN, TO MEDIEVAL AND GEORGIAN AND VICTORIAN. THE NORMAN CASTLE AND TOWN WALLS ARE STILL STANDING OR MARKED IN THE ROAD WITH BRASS STUDS. MOST IS FREE TO VISIT, TOO.

9. I would describe the people of the Brecon Beacons as DIFFICULT TO GET TO KNOW BUT LOVELY WHEN YOU LEARN THE WAY TO THEIR HEARTS.

DSC0082010. If you have half a day out, I would suggest you WALK THE CANAL TO BRYNICH OR THROUGH PRIORY GROVES, LUNCH OR TEA AT THE HOURS IN TOWN, BROWSE A GALLERY.

11. The best way to see the Brecon Beacons is UNDER YOUR OWN POWER!

12. To escape, I go to PEN Y CRUG ON NORTHERN SIDE OF BRECON.

13. The best season to travel to the Brecon Beacons is SPRING because THE NATURAL FEATURES ARE AT THEIR MOST BEAUTIFUL.


 

 

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