Things to do

We have a varied terrain here in the national park from rugged mountain peaks, enchanting woodlands, to crystal clear lakes and rivers. This makes the Brecon Beacons the perfect group holiday destination for an adventure holiday.

Walking in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons is a great place to come walking. From the bunkhouse you can see the highest peak in southern Britain, Pen y Fan. From Storey Arms there is a footpath which gives a gentle ascent for beginners. There are also far more energetic routes from the north side of the mountain, for those looking for a challenge.

Please make sure you are properly equipped especially if the walk takes you into the mountains. The weather can change very quickly.

The Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal starts in Brecon. With its well maintained towpath, it is great way to soak up the panoramic views and meet the local wildlife, whilst enjoying a more leisurely walk.

Mountain Biking in the Brecon Beacons

It doesn’t get better for Mountain Biking than the Brecon Beacons. The area is famous as a great mountain biking destination, and you are guaranteed an exhilarating experience, whatever your level.

The Beacons give mountain bikers a natural trail . There are many single track mountain bike routes through forests, over the rugged Brecon Beacons Mountains, through fast flowing streams and grassland.

There are also endless lanes and areas of open countryside to explore. Bring your own Mountain bike – we have a store. Mountain bikes can be hired in Brecon at Bikes & Hikes.

Outdoor Pursuits

The Brecon Beacons are the perfect place for outdoor pursuits like climbing, abseiling, caving or gorge walking. There are lots of local qualified local instructors, ready to help you enjoy a great day out. Local instructors include, Bikes & Hikes in Brecon and Black Mountain Activities, Glasbury on Wye.

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding

There are several places where you can go pony trekking in the Brecon Beacons but the nearest is just half a mile away at Cantref Pony Trekking and Riding Centre. Qualified staff will take you trekking onto the Brecon Beacons and cater for all levels of rider.


Golfers are well catered for at the nearby Cradoc Golf Club. Just two miles outside Brecon, Cradoc offers spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons providing an extremely pleasant and popular place to play golf.

Just over a mile away from the bunkhouse is the 9 hole Brecon Golf Club. Brecon Golf Club is considered by many as one of Wales finest nine hole golf courses.

It is an attractive parkland course with a reputation for being in great condition all year round. You will also get a warm welcome in the clubhouse.


The Brecon Beacons are a great destination for Salmon, Trout and Course fishing.

The River Usk, which runs through Brecon, has some of the finest brown trout fishing in the UK. It is also a very important Salmon river.

Two local Reservoirs, Talybont and Usk, are excellent Brown Trout Fisheries. Permits for these don’t need to be obtained in advance. There are permit machines on site.

Nearby Llangors Lake is full of Pike, Perch, Roach and Bream. Again permits can be obtained on-site.

Contact Welsh Water/Dwr Cymru for permits and further information.