Brecon Beacons appeal

Imagine Brecon without the Beacons, they are more fragile than you think. Over 350,000 pairs of walkers’ boots tread these slopes every year. Our Ranger team is constantly working to maintain the paths and urgently need your help to repair 600 metres of footpath leading up to Pen y Fan and Corn Du to protect this precious Welsh landscape.

Thousands of people walk the paths on Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons every year

How the appeal adds up

  • We look after 8,000 acres of the central Brecon Beacons including Pen y Fan
  • Over 350,000 people walk the central Beacons every year
  • We protect the 1st living species in the UK named after Sir David Attenborough
" I feel like the surgeon of the mountains - stitching the wounds and healing the scars of modern pressure. Please help our team of staff and volunteers carry on this work. These mountains deserve to be cared for - please make a donation today"
- Rob Reith, Lead Ranger, Brecon Beacons

Donate to Brecon Beacons appeal

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Repairing the footpaths to Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons
£10 would buy protective gloves for volunteers who stone pitch the paths
£25 would buy a tonne of stone scalping needed to surface the paths and prevent erosion from rainfall
Spreading scalpings on the footpaths leading up to Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons
Lifting stones for footpath repair by helicopter, Brecon Beacons
£50 would help us repair half a metre of the path leading up to the summit of Pen y Fan
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Repairing the footpaths up to Pen y Fan, Brecon Beacons

Repairing the fragile footpaths 

Collectively these fragile footpaths endure over a quarter of a million pairs of walkers’ boots every year. Our Rangers have been repairing these footpaths for the last thirty years, no easy task given the climate and harsh weather conditions.

Attenborough's Hawkweed growing on the cliffs of Cribyn in the Central Brecon Beacons

First British species named after Sir David Attenborough

Growing in the central Brecon Beacons, Attenborough’s Hawkweed is a delicate flower that clings to the rocky ledges of the Cribyn.

Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we rely on the generosity of supporters to look after the outdoor spaces in our care. Not only do our supporters help to conserve beautiful landscapes and protect precious plants and wildlife. But they also ensure that future generations have places they can find freedom from everyday life, reconnect with the natural world and make memories to treasure. Your donation will go towards this project and other vital conservation work in the outdoors at this special place. With your support, we can continue to protect the irreplaceable. For everyone, for ever.

Donate now to the Brecon Beacons appeal