Autumn Guide to the Brecon Beacons

Get a taste for the Brecon Beacons this Autumn!

Autumn is the season of the Harvest Festival and a sequence of festivals and holidays celebrating the culture, produce and nature of the countryside begins. Autumn is a great season for food and drink lovers, with food festivals and farmers markets in abundance this time of the year. There’s something for everyone in the Brecon Beacons, you could…

…Take a Walk

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Autumn is a great month to visit the Brecon Beacons with rolling hills awash with golden colour, crisp leaves and vivid colours in abundance. Click here for some great walks to enjoy. There are also plenty of guided walks on offer throughout the season, suited to all tastes and levels- they’re legendary!

 

…Go Baa-my at the Sheep Festival

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The Llandovery Sheep Festival celebrates Welsh sheep farming and the business of wool. Over the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of September, you can visit stalls, workshops and exhibitions showcasing prized sheep, wool-craft, country cooking, country dancing, sheepdog trials and much more. An interesting and unique couple of days!

…Indulge in a taste of Wales

Food lovers rejoice! The autumn months are full of celebrations and festivals showcasing the best of local food and drink. British Food Fortnight kicks off on the 24th of September and aims to encourage a celebration of the best locally produced seasonal food.

GliffaesThe Brecon Beacons is host to a wide variety of food and drink, from smoked meats and fish at The Black Mountains Smokery and the unique Welsh whisky at the Penderyn Distillery, to award winning gourmet food at Llansantffraed Court or locally sourced country food at Gliffaes Country House Hotel.

Abergavenny Food Festival takes place on the 16th and 17th of September, and is an excellent place to experience local foods and produce as well as some of the most exotic and daring culinary adventurers. With masterclasses, tasting sessions, talks and an abundance of stalls and shops, the food lover will be thrilled with produce to suit any taste.

There’s also plenty of farmers markets happening throughout Autumn-click here to discover. 
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…Get Historic!

Hay History Weekend takes place this Autumn from 23rd-24th of September. Go to their pop up museum at Hay Castle to learn about Hay’s wonderful history or why not go on a Hay Tour? Info and tickets here.

…Get spooked on Halloween!

With Halloween at the end of October, why not get spooked on a ghost tour at Craig Y Nos Castle or enjoy a Halloween experience at Dan Yr Ogof Caves!

 

…Enjoy an escape from everyday life

Strawberry Barn_largeYou could even take a short break from every-day life and escape into the complete rural landscape of the area for a few days. The Brecon Beacons has a wonderful variety of accommodation, from the smallest, most rustic thatched cottage, to 5 star hotels, manor houses and even luxury townhouses. Book your escape here. 

…get out and about

Throughout the year, the Brecon Beacons offers an excellent variety of outdoor activities and sports, but the Autumn period provides a glorious landscape in which to enjoy archery, mountain biking, caving, climbing and much more. Click here to discover our outdoor activites.

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Visit Good Day Out for a wonderful variety of Autumnal activities such as going on a Piggy Walk with a Pig-nic on Sun September 24th 2017 or even help out for a morning at the Howey Hedgehog Resue! 

The Brecon Beacons can offer something for everyone this Autumn, so why not celebrate the season of the Harvest festival by exploring the countryside and experiencing the very best food, drink and crafts that the area has to offer! Click here to keep an eye out for more events being held this Autumn. 

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