New Year Resolutions!

We can’t believe it but it’s almost the end of 2014! Have you started thinking about your New Year resolutions? 

Getting fit? Losing weight? Learn something new? Get creative? It can all be done right here in the Brecon Beacons… 

Dry Januarys made easy – Yes, we’re all looking to cut down on our alcohol intake this year, but even the heavyweight teetotallers waver when catching a glimpse of a fully-stocked hotel minibar. Fortunately we no longer think of self-catering holidays as drab,
isolating and hard work thanks to businesses like Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages
who go that extra mile to give guests five-star treatment. Think luxury hampers,
one-to-one customer service and magnificent properties with nothing but fresh
mountain air by the lungful.

Crofftau © Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Crofftau © Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottages

Learn how to fix your own bike – Did you know 41% of people admit to a lack of bike maintenance? If you’re fed up of punctures and bike shop visits, don’t neglect your trusty bike this year  and learn how to look after it properly with Drover Holiday’s maintenance classes. Learning some handy tips from the experts will save you a bit of cash in the long run too! January 10th, 17th, 24th 2015. Two-hour tutorial: £28, full course:£75

Drover Holidays ©

Drover Holidays ©

Marathons? Meh – Whilst barefoot running, you are forced to concentrate on the sensations through your feet and this focus clears your mind like never before whilst you pound the ground. TV personality Lynne Allbutt, who ran 45 miles barefoot across Wales, will show you a whole new way to run. Really challenge yourself this year and spend a weekend having a go yourself with her ‘Barefoot Universal Courses’ (£90) 

Lynne Allbutt @ Bland Photography

Lynne Allbutt @ Bland Photography

Don’t settle for supermarkets – With so many wonderful local producers on our doorstep and high streets brimming with boutiques, there’s no need to step foot into a big chain here in in the Brecon Beacons. We have so many food festivals on throughout the year so you can stock up!

©Abergavenny Food Festival

©Abergavenny Food Festival


Open your mind to the outdoors – Make the most of the outdoors this year; Good Day Out provide a variety of workshops, and every experience booked gives funds to the designated cause! Try stargazing with an astronomer in the UK’s only Dark Sky Reserve, spend a day learning the art of cheese-making or have a go at hedgerow foraging. Or for
something more obscure in 2015; learn how to sheep shear from fleece to felt,
enjoy a ‘canine scent’ dog training day or spend a morning nursing hoglets.
Workshops from £20.

Sheep trekking © Good Day Out

Sheep trekking © Good Day Out

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2 Responses to New Year Resolutions!

  1. Bob Andrews says:

    Hi, Your link to Drovers Holidays does not work. I cannot find details of the maintenance courses on their web site. Any clues? Diolch Bob Andrews

  2. Admin says:

    Hi Bob, If you contact the shop you can book onto the courses in January. We also wrote about it here, so have on good authority that these courses are taking place.
    Many thanks

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