Activities & Sightseeing

ACTIVITIES AND SIGHTSEEING

SIGHTSEEING

WALKING AND CYCLING

OTHER ACTIVITIES

INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY RESERVE

 

Brecon Tourist Information

A good idea to ensure you enjoy the area to the fullest would be to do a little research in advance so you have a good idea what’s happening and have maps for walks/ adventures for your visit.

 

We have some activities information at The Coach House also the tourist information leaflets etc in town will be at the library on Ship St, Brecon LD3 9AE until the new cultural hub “Y Gaer” is open which is linking Glamorgan Street with Captain’s Walk in Brecon town.

 

Other Tourist information centres Both great locations , tourist info, cafe and walks from the sites.

National Park visitor centre Libanus LD3 8ER telephone 01874 623366

Webcam – http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/livewebcams/

 

Garwnant Visitor centre

http://www.breconbeacons.org/10_garwnant_visitor_centre

CF48 2HU

Telephone 01685 722481

 

Buying Maps

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brecon-Beacons-OS-Landranger-Map/dp/0319231356

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/explorer-map-brecon-beacons-national-park-west.html

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brecon-Beacons-National-Park-Explorer/dp/0319240541

http://www.harveymaps.co.uk/acatalog/Brecon-Beacons-YHBMBB.html

 

Walking routes

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Walks-Brecon-Beacons-South-Wales/dp/0749574801

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Pathfinder-Brecon-Beacons-Outstanding-Circular/dp/0319090019/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=TZPNHTF7VR6CQPB2NZ2P

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B007H6043I/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

 

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/shop/guidebook-brecon-beacons.html

 

http://www.breconbeacons.org/shopping-maps-books-souvenirs

 

 

 

 

SIGHTSEEING

Brecon Cathedral

The Cathedral Office
The Cathedral Close
BRECON
LD3 9DP

 

Opening Hours: 8.30 am – 6.30 pm
General Enquiries: 01874 623857

 

The purpose of this magnificent Cathedral Church of St John the Evangelist is to worship God. We pray here every day, following the pattern of St Benedict. The Cathedral welcomes everyone who passes through, if you are visiting as a tourist, come to offer your personal prayers and light a candle, or interested in history, architecture or stained glass windows. There are many things to see and learn about.

 

Services all listed on the homepage under “This weeks diary”

 

Website

http://www.breconcathedral.org.uk/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d2354239-Reviews-Brecon_Cathedral-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d2354239-Reviews-Brecon_Cathedral-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

 

The Regimental Museum of The Royal Welsh (Brecon)

The Barracks,

Brecon Beacons National Park,

Brecon LD3 7EB,

 

Phone number: 1874 613310

The Museum tells the fascinating story of four of the British army’s most famous regiments. This long history, dating back to the 1680s, is told through many kinds of objects including uniforms, medals, weapons and models. The regiments have seen action in many prominent events, including the British campaign in South Africa (visit us and discover what really happened in the 1879 Zulu War!), And both world wars. Forty-three of the regiments’ soldiers have received the Victoria Cross, and we commemorate their sacrifice and heroism as well as that of all the men and women associated with our regiments who have contributed so much to our country.

Website

http://www.royalwelsh.org.uk/regimental-museum-of-the-royal-welsh.shtml

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d2354236-Reviews-The_Regimental_Museum_of_The_Royal_Welsh_Brecon-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Pa.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d2354236-Reviews-The_Regimental_Museum_of_The_Royal_Welsh_Brecon-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Pa.html#MAPVIEW

 

 

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

The National Park Visitor Centre
Libanus
Brecon
LD3 8ER

Tea rooms telephone
01874 624979

 

Distance from the coach house 4.7 miles

 

Great walks/biking routes around the visitor centre area.

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTAxNzA2 (medium difficulty 6.94 miles)

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTUyMjg= (medium difficulty 13.3 miles) Mountain biking

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjNfMjkyNw= (medium difficulty – 7.55 miles)

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjNfMzE5NA== (Hard – 13.13 miles)

 

Information Centre
Spring (Easter – June) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Summer (July – Oct) 9.30am – 5.00pm

Tea Rooms
Spring (March – June) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Summer (July – Aug) 9.30am – 5.30pm
Autumn (Sept – Oct) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Winter (Nov – Feb) 9.30am – 4.30pm
Open all year except Christmas Day and closed at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
GPS co-ordinates
51.927871, -3.488857

 

Website

http://www.breconbeacons.org/national-park-visitor-centre

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g7178411-d2515020-Reviews-National_Park_Visitor_Centre-Libanus_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/National+Park+Visitor+Centre/@51.9251216,-3.4948281,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd94a023376c3d6e5!8m2!3d51.9249628!4d-3.4885625

 

Bronllys Castle

This mid 12th century stone keep perches atop an earlier motte in a small wood overlooking the River Llynfi and Talgarth.

http://www.castlewales.com/bronllys.html

Access is free.

Map/directions

The castle lies just south of Bronllys village on the A479, 9 miles east of Brecon.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/Orchard+Street,+Llanfaes,+Brecon+LD3+8AN/Bronllys/@51.9715344,-3.4691919,11z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x486e32e179029b9f:0x2d7ab3f53207efc0!2m2!1d-3.3973855!2d51.9466565!1m5!1m1!1s0x486fd48169755bc9:0x1ba49af80d3ec31!2m2!1d-3.248419!2d52.006782

Parking

In the lay by opposite the castle.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g4176645-d4131025-Reviews-Bronllys_Castle-Bronllys_Powys_Wales.html

 

 

CARREG CENNEN CASTLE AND CAVE

TRAPP,

LLANDEILO

SA19 6UA

 

Distance from the Coach House – 30 miles

 

Carreg Cennen is a haunting, atmospheric castle that appears to spring out of legend and fairytale.

https://carregcennencastle.com/

The Castle & Tea rooms are open 7 days a week from 9.30am – 4.30pm (these are the Winter times)

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowUserReviews-g209941-d190551-r166880596-Carreg_Cennen_Castle-Llandeilo_Carmarthenshire_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Carreg+Cennen+Castle/@51.8543824,-3.9356469,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd31e7194b0c686bf!8m2!3d51.8543824!4d-3.9356469

 

 

 

Tretower castle

Crickhowell

NP8 1RD

 

Distance from the Coach House 12.9 miles

 

Website

http://cadw.gov.wales/daysout/tretowercourtandcastle/?lang=en

http://www.breconbeacons.org/tretower-court-castle

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g2085281-d590611-Reviews-Tretower_Castle_Court-Tretower_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/dir/”/Tretower+Castle,+A479,+Crickhowell+NP8+1RF/@51.8838151,-3.2556029,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x486e29833796258d:0xa40c811cc4f9ccd6!2m2!1d-3.1855631!2d51.8838359

 

 

Crickhowell Castle

High St,

Crickhowell

NP8 1BE

 

Distance from the Coach House 15.5 miles

 

Crickhowell Castle is a prominent feature of the small market town of Crickhowell. Once a mighty stronghold, it had commanding views along the Usk Valley.

http://www.castlewales.com/crickhwl.html

 

Crickhowell Castle stands in a public park. Access is free.

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Crickhowell+Castle&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&ei=4vm_WIrOEaSn8wfz5Igg#q=Crickhowell+Castle&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=51870560,-3161108,2234&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf_msr:-1,lf_od:-1,lf_oh:-1,lf_pqs:EAE,lf:1,lf_ui:2&*

 

 

HAY CASTLE

Castle St,

Hay-on-Wye,

Hereford

HR3 5DF

 

Distance from the Coach House 16.7 miles

 

Hay Castle is one of the great medieval defence structures on the border of England and Wales still standing.  Built in the late 12th century by the powerful Norman Lord William de Braose, its history is long and turbulent. The castle was sacked by Llewelyn II, the last prince of Wales, in 1233, and rebuilt under the custody of Henry III.  Centuries of turmoil followed until the 15th century, when the castle passed into the hands of the Beaufort Estates.

 

Websites

http://www.castlewales.com/hay.html

http://www.breconbeacons.org/hay-castle

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g190755-d10160866-Reviews-Hay_Castle-Hay_on_Wye_Powys_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hay+Castle/@52.0738596,-3.1261618,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xab35787af24d3d7c!8m2!3d52.0738596!4d-3.1261618

 

 

Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery

Captains Walk,

Brecon

LD3 7DS

 

Phone number: 01874 624121

 

Housed in the impressive, Grade II* listed Brecknock Shire Hall and Assize Court buildings, Brecknock Museum and Art Gallery has exhibitions from local prehistory to the Dark Ages, Brecknockshire town and country life, natural history, art and historical objects.

Following a successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid, a major programme of restoration and refurbishment is underway. The project will include the creation of a new public library, café, shop, sculpture garden and car park.

 

Websites

http://www.breconbeacons.org/brecknock-museum-gallery

http://www.powys.gov.uk/en/museums/visit-your-local-museum/brecknock-museum-art-gallery/

 

 

RED KITE FEEDING CENTRE

Llangadog Carmarthenshire,

Llanddeusant,

Brecon Beacons National Park

SA19 9YG,

Wales

 

Phone Number: 1550 740617

 

Distance from coach house 20 miles (34 minutes drive)

 

Where you may see the spectacular display of many Red Kites feeding in the delightful surroundings of Llanddeusan. The centre is designed to fit naturally into the landscape and to provide bird lovers the ideal opportunity to witness Red Kites, Buzzards and other birds feeding. Usually around 50+ birds may be seen gathering before the feed, soaring high into the sky until they start diving onto their food. In addition to Kites, Buzzards and Ravens may also join the fun!

http://www.redkiteswales.co.uk/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g1471804-d2299989-Reviews-Red_Kite_Feeding_Station-Llanddeusant_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map and prices

http://www.redkiteswales.co.uk/red_kites_information.html

 

 

TOWNS

 

Lovely towns around Brecon to visit

 

 

WALKING AND CYCLING

ROUTE BOOKS/MAPS

GUIDED WALKS/TOURS

BICYCLE HIRE

ROUTES

 

 

Route books, maps and websites

 

Walking/Hiking route maps

https://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/shop/category.php?id_category=7

 

OS Maps of the Brecon Beacons

https://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/shop/category.php?id_category=5

 

Cycling route books

https://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/shop/category.php?id_category=6

https://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/shop/product.php?id_product=297

 

Lots of routes – Walking world – you need to register then can purchase the routes individually

http://www.walkingworld.com/Walks/Wales/South%20Wales/Brecon.aspx

 

Ramblers.org – walks close to The Coach House

http://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route.aspx?layer=routes,walks&placename=LD3%208AN&lat=51.946644&lng=-3.397371

 

PUBLIC FACEBOOK GROUP

“Walking the Brecon Beacons”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkingthebreconbeacons/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

Request to join the group then when accepted check the ‘info’ then ‘events’ tab if you would like to join the group on a walk.

Lots of great information in this group.

 

Websites with route information and advice

http://www.breconbeacons.org/walking

 

Walks listed by distance, bus walks, geo trails and showing the Beacons way

http://www.breconbeacons.org/explore/things_to_do/walking/where_to_walk

 

 

GUIDED WALKS/TOURS

 

Brecon Beacon Tours – Walking Guided tours

Tara,

Felindre,

Brecon

LD3 0TB

 

Phone number: 01497 847988

 

Sight-Seeing Tours and Guided Walks in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales.  The tours and walks start at your Coach House accommodation. Now that’s door to mountain service!

 

Website

http://breconbeaconstours.com/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d8066826-Reviews-Brecon_Beacons_Tours-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

 

BICYCLE HIRE

 

BIKES AND HIKES

Lion Yard,

Brecon Beacons National Park,

Brecon

LD3 7BA

 

Phone number:  01874 610071

 

Bike hire in the Brecon Beacons

Bicycle hire in Brecon. They will deliver your bike directly to the coach house for you.

The bicycles are all changed every year to ensure that your bike will be great quality and well maintained. Helmets and an emergency tool kit with spare inner tube come as standard as do a route card and map for your tailored journey. Go on – on yer bike!

 

Website

http://bikesandhikes.co.uk/bike-hire-brecon-beacons.html

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d7306739-Reviews-Bikes_Hikes-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d7306739-Reviews-Bikes_Hikes-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

 

ROUTES IN THE BRECON AREA

 

Please use this information as a guide to help you explore and decide which type of routes you would like to do. For any hike or bike ride you will need to be prepared for the unexpected and need food, water also proper clothing and navigation equipment. Please check out this advice……

http://www.breconbeacons.org/safety

 

 

Moderate, traffic-free cycle touring routes in the Brecon Beacons National Park

http://www.breconbeacons.org/moderate-cycle-routes

 

 

MONMOUTHSHIRE AND BRECON CANAL – Hiking and biking trail

 

Website

https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network/monmouthshire-and-brecon-canal

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d195350-Reviews-Monmouthshire_Brecon_Canal-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d195350-Reviews-Monmouthshire_Brecon_Canal-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

 

PEN-Y-FAN

Starting from the Storey arms car park Storey Arms, Libanus LD3 8NL

 

Distance from Coach House – 5.9 miles (11 minutes driving)

 

Main route

http://www.mudandroutes.com/pen-y-fan-walk-from-storey-arms/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d190552-Reviews-Pen_y_Fan-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d190552-Reviews-Pen_y_Fan-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

Describing the 4 routes for Pen – Y- Fan

http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do/activities/walking-hiking/mid-wales/four-ways-to-walk-up-pen-y-fan

 

3 Peaks – Corn Du, Pen y Fan and Cribyn

http://www.carfreewalks.org/walks/422/the_brecon_beacons_big_three_from_storey_arms

 

Brecon Beacons (Pen y Fan) Horseshoe from Neuadd Reservoir – tough

https://www.walkingclub.org.uk/walk/brecon-beacons-horseshoe-from-neuadd-reservoir/index.html

Distance to start point from the Coach House – 16 miles (36 minutes driving)

 

A strenuous mountain walk on well-made footpaths to the summit of Pen y Fan and Corn Du.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/brecon-beacons/trails/pen-y-fan-and-corn-du-circular-walk

starting at Pont ar Daf car park, Storey Arms, Libanus LD3 8NL

Distance from Coach House – 5.9 miles (11 minutes driving)

Llangorse distance from the coach house 6.6 miles (15 minute drive)

 

http://www.breconbeacons.org/llangorse-lake

 

Llangorse – the lake trail – Easy 2 mile walk

http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/wp-content/uploads/5.-Llangors-FINAL.pdf

 

Free download for walking guide for the Llangorse area

http://aroundllangorselake.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Llangorse_walks_web.pdf

 

Beacons reservoir – 2 mile easy stroll, pretty location.

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/RoutesLinksWalks/beacons-reservoir-walking-route

 

Pont ar Daf car park, Storey Arms, Libanus LD3 8NL

Distance from Coach House – 5.9 miles (11 minutes driving)

The Taff trail – walking and cycling

2 trail options from the Coach house door for a portion of the Taff trail

http://www.neilangove.ltd.uk/assets/Logo-TaffTrail.pdf

 

Talybont reservoir walks

 

Distance 10.2 miles (21 minutes driving) from the coach house

Talybont Reservoir Postcode

LD3 7YS

 

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/routeslinkscycle/talybont-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route

http://www.gps-routes.co.uk/routes/home.nsf/osmapdisp?openform&route=talybont-reservoir-walking-and-cycle-route

 

http://www.swansearamblers.org.uk/Led_Walks_Pages/2013/2013_07_28/2013_07_28-Talybont-SWANSEA-WALK.php – Long harder walk

 

 

Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre

The National Park Visitor Centre
Libanus
Brecon
LD3 8ER

Tea rooms telephone
01874 624979

 

Distance from the coach house 4.7 miles

 

Great walks/biking routes around the visitor centre area.

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTAxNzA2 (medium difficulty 6.94 miles)

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MTUyMjg= (medium difficulty 13.3 miles) Mountain biking

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjNfMjkyNw= (medium difficulty – 7.55 miles)

http://my.viewranger.com/route/details/MjNfMzE5NA== (Hard – 13.13 miles)

 

Information Centre
Spring (Easter – June) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Summer (July – Oct) 9.30am – 5.00pm

Tea Rooms
Spring (March – June) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Summer (July – Aug) 9.30am – 5.30pm
Autumn (Sept – Oct) 9.30am – 5.00pm
Winter (Nov – Feb) 9.30am – 4.30pm
Open all year except Christmas Day and closed at 4pm on Christmas Eve.
GPS co-ordinates
51.927871, -3.488857

 

Website

http://www.breconbeacons.org/national-park-visitor-centre

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g7178411-d2515020-Reviews-National_Park_Visitor_Centre-Libanus_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/National+Park+Visitor+Centre/@51.9251216,-3.4948281,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xd94a023376c3d6e5!8m2!3d51.9249628!4d-3.4885625

 

Talybont waterfalls walk – 5.3 miles  – moderate

http://www.walkscene.co.uk/description_61/talybont_waterfalls_walk.html

 

Distance from the Coach house 21.9 miles (30 minutes drive)

 

Sgwd yr Eira – Waterfall

Car park Cavers Car Park, Ystradfellte
CF44 9JE

£4 car park fee – take change!

 

Trail maps

http://www.breconbeacons.org/waterfall-country-walking-trails

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d2371057-Reviews-Sgwd_yr_Eira-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186455-d2371057-Reviews-Sgwd_yr_Eira-Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

Four Waterfalls Walk

Car park Cavers Car Park, Ystradfellte
CF44 9JE

£4 car park fee – take change!

 

Distance from the Coach house – 18.7 miles (32 minutes driving)

 

Waterfalls visited are: Sgwd yr Eira, Sgwd y Pannwr, Sgwd Isaf Clun-Gwyn and Sgwd Clun-Gwen

 

Description of walk and free map download

http://www.walkscene.co.uk/description_52/Brecon_Beacons_4_waterfalls_walk_near_Ystadfellte.html

http://www.theaa.com/walks/along-the-waterfalls-420059

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g551971-d4206674-Reviews-Four_Waterfalls_Walk-Ystradfellte_Carmarthenshire_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Cwm+Porth+Car+Park+Waterfall+Centre/@51.8684402,-3.642038,11z/data=!4m21!1m15!4m14!1m6!1m2!1s0x486e295269352fb7:0x9a709ed66f96fdd9!2sBrecon!2m2!1d-3.391463!2d51.9489469!1m6!1m2!1s0x486e47e1e598f1ff:0x227931156c3b8187!2sCwm+Porth+Car+Park+Waterfall+Centre,+Cwm+Porth,+Ystradfellte,+Aberdare+CF44+9JF!2m2!1d-3.5556087!2d51.7998139!3m4!1s0x0:0x227931156c3b8187!8m2!3d51.7998139!4d-3.5556087

 

Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark

Fforest Fawr (the name translates as ‘Great Forest’ in English) is a swathe of upland country which was included within the National Park when it was designated in 1957. These uplands lie at the heart of Fforest Fawr Geopark, itself established in 2005, although it extends beyond them to include much surrounding countryside. In fact the Geopark’s 300 square miles / 763 km2 include mountain and moorland, woods and meadows, towns and villages, lakes and rivers and a great deal more besides.

http://www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk/

http://www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk/geotrails/

 

The next Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival is over the course of 16 days from Saturday 20th May to Sunday 4th June 2017.

http://www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk/geofest-2017/

 

 

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

MULTI ACTIVITY CENTRES/GROUP ACTIVITIES

(incl climbing and watersports)

 

HORSE RIDING

BOAT TOURS

GOLF

FISHING

CAVING/POTHOLING

LEISURE CENTRE

DARK SKY RESERVE

 

 

 

MULTI ACTIVITY CENTRES/GROUP ACTIVITIES

 

Black Mountain Activities

Brecon,

LD3 0SD

 

Phone number: 1497 847897

 

Distance – 10.5 miles from the coach house

 

At Black Mountain Activities, we offer a wide range of outdoor activities such as Rock Climbing, Caving, Canoeing, Kayaking, Gorge Walk Adventure, White Water Rafting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, High Level Ropes & Zip Wire, Abseiling, Paintballingand Mountain biking and list goes on!

We are also a BCU certified Canoe centre offering both canoe hire, instruction and canoe / kayak courses on the River Wye. With over 20 years experience and knowledge behind us, we will be sure to provide you with an experience to remember for a lifetime!

Open 7 days a week, all seasons, our adventure days are available as a half day or a full day session.

 

Family activity weeks, kids adventure days, school activity days, corporate team building days, stag parties, hen parties, residential activity weeks and adventure weekends all available.

For your bespoke adventure in Wales, just give us a shout.

 

Website

Homepage

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d243012-Reviews-Black_Mountain_Activities-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

Map

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d243012-Reviews-Black_Mountain_Activities-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html#MAPVIEW

 

 

Llangorse Indoor climbing and activity centre

The Gilfach,

Llangorse,

Brecon,

LD3 7UH

 

Phone number: 0333 600 20 20

 

Climbing, Horse riding, Aerial zip lines.

 

Distance from The Coach House – 9 miles

 

Website

https://www.activityuk.com/indoor/multi-activities/

 

Map

https://www.activityuk.com/more/how-to-find-us/

 

 

GLANUSK PARK

 

Estate Offices,

Glanusk Park,

Crickhowell,

Powys,

South Wales

NP8 1LP

 

Phone number: (0) 1873 810 414

Website

http://www.glanuskestate.com/sport-at-glanusk/

 

The Estate is perfectly situated for a varied selection of specialist sporting activities including trout and salmon fishing, pheasant shooting, wild duck flighting and clay shooting.

 

 

HORSE RIDING

 

Llangorse Multi Activity Centre  

Gilfach Farm, Llangorse, Brecon LD3 7UH

Phone: 0333 600 2020

https://www.activityuk.com/horse-riding/

action@activityuk.com

Horse Riding at Llangorse

All that’s best in the countryside can be experienced on horseback…

The best way to savour the gentle valleys and beautiful views of the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Llangorse Lake is from horseback.

All of our rides are enjoyed on over 25 miles of private bridleways within our own land and on vast areas of adjacent hillside. Riding along public roads is not necessary, therefore giving a real sense of freedom and feel for the open countryside; a great advantage and something that is unique to our riding centre. We can also tailor the riding experience to suit the age and ability of groups.

 

Ellesmere Riding Centre

Llangorse,

Powys,

LD3 7TR

From our herd of  strong, fit Welsh cobs, and cob and thoroughbred crosses, we offer the ultimate riding experience for everyone through the outstanding scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park – from genteel pony treks for complete novices and families to exclusive 6 day exploratory long-distance trail riding holidays for accomplished riders.

Contact details:
E-mail: walestrails@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0771 110 0419

Telephone (stables): 01874 658252
(Day or evening, answer phone)

 

 

Cantref Horse riding lessons and trekking

Upper Cantref Farm,

Cantref,

Brecon

LD3 8LR

 

Phone number: 01874 665223

 

Distance from the coach house 3.4 miles

Ride your horse or pony into the heart of the National Park  following the trail of the Welsh Mountain Ponies. Cantref Riding Centre is the only Pony Trekking Centre licensed to trek on the Brecon Beacons.

The Brecon Beacons Welsh Pony Trails will take you into the heart of the Brecon Beacons where you will be able to marvel at the beauty of the mountain scenery.

Your experienced guide will take you off the beaten track to enjoy remote parts of the Brecon Beacons where you will picnic by a bubbling mountain stream or shady woodland clearing and get a bird’s eye view of the valley below.

 

Website

http://www.cantref.com/cantref-riding-centre-prices

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d243013-Reviews-Cantref_Adventure_Farm_and_Riding_Centre-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/LD3+8AN,+Orchard+St,+Brecon,+UK/51.922302,-3.372266/@51.9190297,-3.390127,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x486e32e179029b9f:0x2d7ab3f53207efc0!2m2!1d-3.3973855!2d51.9466565!1m0?hl=en-US

 

 

BOAT TOURS

 

DRAGONFLY CRUISES – BOAT TOUR

Canal Rd,

Brecon

LD3 7EW

 

07831 685 222

 

Travel on this historical waterway, a fantastic feat of engineering, built before roads and railways. Cruise through a canal lock and over an aqueduct carry the canal over the River Usk,

 

Website

http://www.dragonfly-cruises.co.uk/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d2229505-Reviews-Dragonfly_Cruises-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

http://www.dragonfly-cruises.co.uk/ – scroll to the bottom of the page

 

 

 

GOLF

Cradoc Golf Club

Penoyre Park,

Brecon Beacons National Park,

Brecon

LD3 9LP

 

01874 623658 (Office)

01874 625524 (Pro-shop)

 

Distance from the coach house 2.9 miles

 

Cradoc Golf Club facilities include a 10 bay floodlit driving range, practice ground, chipping green, bunkers and putting green plus a well stocked Professional’s shop. Our contemporary and comfortable bar and restaurant services offer a tasteful range of ales and wines with a comprehensive set of menus plus a variety of home-cooked daily ‘specials’.

 

Website

https://cradoc.co.uk/

 

Tripadvisor

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186454-d6522518-Reviews-Cradoc_Golf_Club-Brecon_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_Wales.html

 

Map

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FISHING

FISHING

To fish with a rod and line in Wales you need a Rod Licence. Valid for one day, eight days or a full year (1 April – 31 March), these are available from the Post Office, in person at any branch, by phone (tel 0844 800 5386) or online (www.postoffice.co.uk).

 

Record-breaking grayling on the Wye, some of the finest brown trout fishing in the country on the Usk and a sprinkling of well-stocked reservoirs and lakes make fishing one of the most popular outdoor activities in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

 

Good fishing spots close to The Coach house are and details on permits can be found here; http://www.breconbeacons.org/fishing

 

 

CAVING/POTHOLING

 

Caves in the Brecon Beacons http://www.breconbeacons.org/caves

 

Underground adventures http://www.breconbeacons.org/caving-potholing

 

Instructors and guides http://www.breconbeacons.org/cavinginstructorsandguides

Leisure centre

Brecon Leisure centre

Penlan
Brecon
Powys
LD3 9SR

 

Phone number: 01874 623677

 

Distance from The Coach House 0.5 miles

 

Website

https://www.freedom-leisure.co.uk/centres/brecon-leisure-centre/

 

INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY RESERVE

 

Brecon Libanus Mountain centre star gazing http://gostargazing.co.uk/events/locations/brecon-libanus-mountain-centre/

About the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve http://www.breconbeacons.org/about-brecon-beacons-dark-sky-reserve

Adventures in Stargazing

http://www.breconbeacons.org/stargazing

Ten places to go stargazing in the Brecon Beacons National Park Dark Sky Reserve

http://www.breconbeacons.org/stargazing-ten-places

 

 

 

“The first International Dark-Sky reserve in Wales is situated in the Brecon Beacons. You’d be hard pressed to find a community which goes to such great lengths to ensure light pollution is reduced. The hard work is obviously paying off – on a clear night you can see just about everything from anywhere” Ordnance Survey 2015

On a clear night in the Brecon Beacons, you can see the Milky Way, major constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers. It’s enough to make anyone starry eyed.

Our Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers. There are loads of Events to enjoy stargazing – check out the ones on this month here.

Watch the amazing Brecon Beacons Dark Sky video