Get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our high-rises are made of ancient sandstone. Our traffic jams are created by sheep, not rush hour. So get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park, city slickers. You’ll feel right at home. Walking the Beacons Way Walking at Upper Neuadd reservoir, Brecon Beacons Because the National Park has more day hikes than you can shake a walking stick, the Beacons Way remains a trail for connoisseurs. Over 100 miles of the best walk no one knows in Wales – you can take the high-ground by day then dip to towns each night. Magic. Search for walking operators in the Brecon Beacons National Park Fishing on the River Usk The Usk trickles from the Black Mountain down through forests and over bedrock to the freestone runs where wild brown trout run and salmon leap. From June to October the loveliest game river in Wales offers a challenge for anyone who enjoys a summer evening’s fishing: angler, otter and kingfisher. Find out more about fishing in the Brecon Beacons National Park Mountain biking, Brecon Beacons Mountain biking, Brecon Beacons Go hard on the Black Mountains Classic from Talgarth. Go slow on the family-friendly visitor centre route near Brecon. Whatever your pedalling style, the Beacons has your track among the 14 that are routed close to pretty towns. You don’t need a bike – hire is plentiful – just a sense of adventure. Search for mountain bike operators in the Brecon Beacons Canyoning in waterfall country For decades, visitors simply admired the waterfalls near Ystradfellte in the south Beacons. Nowadays they wear wetsuits, buoyancy aids and helmets then leap off them on guided trips. They also slide down chutes and bounce over rapids. Fun, of course, but don’t forget to admire the scenery too. Search for operators in the Brecon Beacons National Park Stargazing in the Brecon Beacons Home to some of the UK’s darkest skies, the Brecon Beacons National Park is Wales’s first International Dark Sky Reserve. Regular stargazing events provide telescopes to reveal blazing nebulas, constellations and meteor showers. Or simply step outside after dinner. That stripe across the velvet black sky is the Milky Way. Find out more about stargazing in the Brecon Beacons National Park High flying in the Brecon Beacons North-facing mountain escarpments offer near-perfect launchpads for the first-time flyer. On a trial flight in a glider, you can ride thermals over patchworks of hills and soar along hill ridges in what many pilots name as the UK’s finest gliding region. Why should buzzards enjoy the best views? Search for gliding operators in the Brecon Beacons National Park Canoeing on the River Wye Llangorse Lake is fine for a potter. But for a mini-adventure hire a canoe at Glasbury and dip a paddle in the River Wye. You can drift downstream past meadows and waterbirds, bounce over gentle rapids then stop for lunch and book shopping in Hay-on-Wye. Search for canoeing operators in the Brecon Beacons National Park Pony trekking in the Brecon Beacons Pony trekking in Llanthony, Brecon Beacons We’ve been pony trekking here longer than anywhere else in Britain. What do you expect with thousands of kilometres of bridleways across hill, valley and moor? It’s the freedom of an empty trail that appeals to both adults and children. That and the delays – a pub lunch while your mount grazes outside. Search for horse riding operators in the Brecon Beacons National Park Caving in the Brecon Beacons Porth yr Ogof, Brecon Beacons Three cheers for tropical sea creatures. Thanks to the bed of limestone they created 370 million years ago the Brecon Beacons is as impressive below ground as above. Dangerous alone, one of Europe’s longest cave networks offers a genuine adventure, if explored with an accredited operator. Or with the kids in the Dan-Yr-Ogof Showcaves. Find out more about caving in the Brecon Beacons National Park Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items South Wales history The Big Bang, castles built on shifting sands, the rise of industry and the call of the collieries. Unique buildings in Wales The tiniest house, the oldest inn, the oddest wall and other intriguing places to visit in Wales. Green Man Festival Pitch up and discover the surrounding wonders of Wales at this magical mountain retreat Music festivals in Wales Feed your mind, body and soul at one of the dozens of festivals taking place across Wales this year Welsh lakes & reservoirs Go kayaking, cycling, walking or wildlife-watching in our beautiful lakeland landscapes. Mountaineering for kids Climbing a Welsh mountain can be perfectly safe for kids, if you follow a few simple rules.