Brecon Beacons

"Mountains and Reservoirs"

Brecon Beacons" is worth a visit just for the mountain scenery.Pen -Y- Fan is the highest point and a popular walk with magnificent views.

Leave the M4 at junction 32 on to the A470 signposted  Merthyr.

Stay on the A470, follow signs to Brecon                   This road takes you into the National Park passing the Llywn-On reservoir.After passing the reservoir, look out for the sign on your left to the Garw-Nant Forest Centre,(pictured below) where you can enjoy woodland walks, a childrens playground,and a shop where you can buy refreshments, and brochures of the area. There are some nice trout to be caught in the reservoir. Permits can be obtained from machines at the centre.

Afterwards continue towards Brecon stopping at a large lay-by to take in the view that you see above left. After a few miles turn left to the main visitor centre  where you will find information on the National park.

If you wish you can then carry on to Brecon, a small market town with a nice selection of shops, and some nice "watering holes"! Or perhaps take a ride on the Brecon Railway


Places To Visit Near Brecon


Llangorse Lake


Brecon Mountain Railway


Garw Nant visitor centre pictured left is ideal for children with playground and walks into the forest. Fishing permits can also be obtained at the centre