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Featuring the iconic skyline of Pen y Fan, Corn Du and Cribyn

The Brecon Beacons offer a spectacular landscape rich in natural beauty. Free from light and noise pollution it's the perfect respite from the chaos of modern life. Whether you're seeking challenging walks, wide open spaces or secluded waterfalls, the Brecon Beacons provides the best of them all.

Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in Southern Britain, stands proudly flanked by Corn Du and Cribyn. From Fan y Big looking west towards the Beacons you can get the most stunning views in the whole area. You can also be sure to miss the crowds on this less-visited peak.

Nearby Cwm Sere, Cwm Oergwm and Cwm Cynwyn are beautiful and serenely quiet glaciated valleys nestled at the feet of the central Beacons. The terrain is much less challenging but the views are equally impressive.  

For a gentler amble, head to the upper Tarell valley, which runs from Libanus to the Storey Arms. There are plenty of meandering walks through ancient woodland, where you can enjoy views of Craig Cerrig Gleisiad, Fan Frynach and the central Beacons.


Creating wild woods at Pont ar Daf

When you visit the Brecon Beacons, you might notice the Pont ar Daf looks like a bomb has hit it. Please bear with us as we're turning this monotonous conifer plantation into a more diverse, wildlife and visitor-friendly woodland.

50 things to do before you're 11¾

An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree, hedge or hilltop in the Brecon Beacons. And our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ will set you on your own adventure here. Climb a huge hill, play pooh sticks from a bridge, find your way with a map and compass or go stargazing. So get outdoors and go wild.

Stay with us

Owned and maintained by the National Trust, Dan-y-Gyrn bunkhouse is beautifully situated in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. There's plenty of space, seclusion and wonderful views.


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Discover the work we do to keep this beautiful, wild landscape at its best today and for generations to come, with blogs from our woodlands and access teams.