Where to walk
Little can match the enjoyment of striding along our open ridges, strolling along our peaceful towpaths or exploring our beautiful, sun-dappled woods. The Brecon Beacons National Park is full of wonderful places, guaranteed to give you a sense of exhilaration and freedom.
The Central Beacons is the highest mountain range in southern Britain. Many walkers make for the famous twin summits of Pen-y-Fan and Corn Du for challenge and adventure. However, the 520 square mile extent of our Park also contains three other upland areas, the Black Mountain range, the Fforest Fawr massif and the Black Mountains, all with their own distinctive character and spectacular walking potential.
Within our park, there are walks for all levels of ability, with varied landscapes to choose from.
The rounded contours of the old red sandstone uplands create the inspiring, open scenery for which the Brecon Beacons are best known and loved. The south of our Park has dazzling outcrops of carboniferous limestone, water-worn to form deep, wooded gorges, caves, sink holes and, most famously of all waterfalls. And the lowlands have rivers and rolling green countryside, laced with hedgerows and dotted with sheep.