Welcome to Brecon Beacons National Park


There are four distinct regions within the park: the wild, lonely Black Mountain (Mynydd Du) in the west, with its high moors and glacial lakes; Fforest Fawr (Great Forest), whose rushing streams and spectacular waterfalls form the headwaters of the Rivers Tawe and Neath; the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) proper, a group of very distinctive, flat-topped hills that includes Pen-y-Fan (886m), the park's highest peak; and the rolling heathland ridges of the Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) – not to be confused with the above-mentioned Black Mountain to the west.


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Gorge Adventure in the Brecon Beacons in Wales

This adventure gorge walking session takes place near both Cardiff and Swansea in the Brecon Beacons National Park. This well-developed gorge walking outdoor activity sees you in wetsuits traversing at river level and making full use of the limestone cliffs and gorge environment. At the start of the adventure, you will meet at the car park at Dinas Rock and kit up - wetsuit, bouyancy, canoe helmet and walking boots and then you are off. You start the session with a small jump - full immersion, then traverse the cliffs, swimming across small pools, exploring these and fully experiencing the river.About halfway through the session you have some jumps which are training for the finale which is a jump of about 20ft into a very deep pool. Dias Rock is located approx. 40-minute drive away from both Cardiff and Swansea.The duration of a standard session is three hours. Please note that the start and finish times are usually 9am - 12 noon and 1pm - 4pm and you can usually choose the morning or afternoon session.

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3-day Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Tour from Manchester

Day 1: You leave Manchester and head straight for the border of Wales. Your first stop of the day is Conwy. This little towns deserves to win awards for most picture-perfect harbour town. There’s a castle perched by the sea, the ‘world’s smallest house’, and lots of little restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. After you’ve soaked up the sea air, you travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum. It’s a little less cute here, but the history of the second largest slate mine on the planet will stay in your memory for a long time. Beddgelert in Snowdonia is your next stop. This place is known as the most ‘lovely’ village in Snowdonia. And you must agree, the stone houses and arched bridge are simply beautiful. You travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the light softens and arrive at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth in the evening.Day 2: In the morning, you leave your abode in Aberystwyth and journey to the colourful seaside town of New Quay. It may be a little too early for ice cream, but you can still enjoy a stroll along the beautiful beach. You travel to Laugharne, this may have been the inspiration for Dylan Thomas’ famous ‘Under Milk Wood’. You may not have even heard of this, but it doesn’t matter, because you’ll be more than impressed by this village’s towering castle. And now, it’s time for an even more impressive castle. You go to Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill within the Brecon Beacons National Park. After roaming these ramparts, it’s time for something a little more luxurious. You travel to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories. You arrive back in Aberystwyth in the evening.Day 3: Your first task of the day is to watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you head to Harlech Castle. This is one of our favourite castles in the whole of the UK. You can enjoy epic sea views and an amazingly war-torn history that involves a lot of dynamite. You stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before heading to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. There’s a lot to do here, but we’d advise you just head to the Cathedral, you could spend a whole week here and not get bored. You arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

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