Brecon Beacons National Park

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers over 500 square miles of South and Mid Wales and was established as a National Park in 1957.

The Park comprises of four main regions: the Black Mountain in the west, the Fforest Fawr and Brecon Beacons in the centre, and the Black Mountains in the east. The landscape is mainly bare, with grassy moorlands peppered with mountain ponies and sheep. Known for its remote reservoirs, thundering waterfalls and accessible caves, the area also has a colourful history of human settlement and mythology. The central Beacons are home to the highest Peak in southern Britain, Pen y Fan, and the uplands are renowned for their harsh and unpredictable weather conditions.

Pen y Fan (c) LJB