The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority have created a simple to follow 5 ways to love the Brecon Beacons guide to how you can visit our National Park in a responsible way. As a responsible visitor your thoughtful actions make a big difference, keep reading to find out how you can help to keep the Brecon Beacons special.
1. Bright sparks switch off
On a clear night, gaze up at one of Europe’s darkest skies and see the full glory of the Milky Way. Switching off lights and turning down the heating when not needed, does more than save energy and reduce carbon emissions. It helps preserve the magical night-time in this International Dark Sky Reserve. See our top 10 places to go Stargazing here.
2. Eat good, honest, local food
All the right ingredients are here: clean air, fertile valleys and an abundance of fresh water. The end result is delicious Welsh lamb, traditional Welsh breakfasts and even Welsh whisky! You’ll taste local food in gourmet restaurants, cosy pubs, gorgeous tea shops, farmers’ markets, delis and at our diverse range of festivals. Find all the the places to eat in the Brecon Beacons here.
3. Less is more
Reusing shopping bags and recycling is a way of life here. Thank you for helping us reduce the amount that’s thrown away. Most towns and villages have recycling facilities, and your accommodation provider may provide recycling bins – if not, please ask!
4. Change gear
It’s easy and fun to get around outdoors: try the bus, train, bike, canoe, horse or just your walking boots! There’s even a fleet of funky two-person electric cars supported by a friendly network of charging points across the Park. You’ll be amazed how special the countryside looks from a different viewpoint. Find out more here.
5. Feel closer, breathe easier
Our beautiful landscape is good for you – treat it as you would a friend. Get up close to wildlife, flowers and plants but please don’t disturb them. Use footpaths where possible, keep your dog under control and always take your litter home. Plan your walk in the Brecon Beacons here.
Sharing is caring!
If you’re being responsible in the National Park either by eating local food, taking public transport or by any of the other ways mentioned above why not share with us on social media using the hashtag #IloveBreconBeacons