Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales

Spectacular scenery, rural countryside, challenging mountains

The Brecon Beacons National Park extends over some 500 square miles and possesses a wonderful variety of scenery from the lofty peak of Pen Y Fan to the many fishing lakes and waterfalls that can be found nearer sea level. Climbers, geologists, botanists and bird lovers visit this area all year round and it has easy access with over 1000 miles of footpaths and trails. Visitors who enjoy walking, cycling, horse riding or gliding will also not be disappointed here.

Some of the most unspoilt and rural countryside in Wales can be found at Cardigan Bay on Wales's west coast. It provides the perfect place for seeing bottlenose dolphins, porpoises and grey seals. And with the frequent boat trips that operate in the bay it's possible to get up `close and personal' with these amazing marine mammals.

Inland, walking trails abound across the countryside which is perfect for visiting the number of nature reserves that occur in this area and for mountain bikers a 35km mountain biking trail can be found high in the Cambrian Mountains.

In the east of the region lies the Wye Valley, which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and covers some 72 miles of the River Wye. Two national trails and over 1000 miles of public footpaths criss cross rivers, gentle rolling hills and more strenuous mountains. The River Wry is famed for its salmon and trout making it a popular place for anglers.

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Destinations in Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales

Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers over 500 square miles, from Llandeilo in the west to Hay on Wye in the east.

Cardigan Bay

One of the most rural counties in Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay, Ceredigion offers unspoilt countryside and uncrowded beaches.

Mid Wales and Borders

For those who really want to escape it all then mid Wales is the place to go.

Wye Valley and Area

Stretching from the village of Mordiford just south of the City of Hereford to the rocky outcrops of Chepstow Castle and covering 72 miles of the banks of the River Wye, the Wye Valley is an AONB.

Things to do in Brecon Beacons and Mid Wales

Snowdonia National Park

Situated on the west coast of Britain covering 823 square miles of diverse landscapes, Snowdonia National Park is the largest National Park in Wales.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Mount Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. The Snowdon Mountain Railway will take you to the Summit where you can enjoy fabulous views from the new visitor centre.

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