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Sennybridge (Pontsenni), Defynnog and Crai

The villages of the Upper Usk Valley are surrounded by beautiful countryside and perfect for outside adventures. Tucked between the Mynydd Epynt and the Carmarthen Fans.
Close to the source of the River Usk, on the higher ground is Llyn y Fan Fach where legend tells the famous story of the Lady of the Lake, and her sons the Physicians of Myddfai.
Sennybridge – (Welsh – Pontsenni) – the largest village in the Upper Usk Valley which sits along the banks of the River Usk.  Has an active sheep market, shops and several local pubs.
Defynnog – famous for The Defynnog Yew which is believed to be over 5,000 years old, and thought to be one of the oldest tree in Europe and home to the International Welsh Rarebit Centre
Crai – meaning fresh, raw water, Crai is a small village in the heart of the Upper Usk Valley.
Things to see and do 

Visit the Church of St Cynog which dates from the 14th century and The Defynnog Yew
Enjoy coffee, lunch, or afternoon tea at the International Welsh Rarebit Centre
Shop or visit the cafe at Glanusk Cafe and Services

Days out around the Upper Usk Valley
Where to walk in the Upper Usk Vally
The Upper Usk Valley provides an ideal base for exploring the Brecon Beacons on foot. Find out more here.
There are a brilliant range of organised activities on offer too; from photography to full on adreniline sports.  Find out more here.  Or contact one of our activity providers who are based in the Upper Usk Valley

Good Day Out
Jacob Sheep Trekking and Farm Experience Days

Places to eat in the Upper Usk Valley

Glanusk Cafe and Services
International Welsh Rarebit Centre

Places to stay in the Upper Usk Valley
Camping, caravanning and glamping

Aber Glamping

Self catering

Aber Cottages at Aberhyddnant Farm 
Gilfach  Farm Holiday Accommodation
The Cnewr Estate
The Old Sunday School Room, Trecastle
Ynys Clydach Cottage

How to get there
Check out our getting here page for more information on how to get to the National Park.


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