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Talgarth Walking Festival

The ancient market town of Talgarth is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, particularly as it forms the "Gateway to the Black Mountains". We offer visitors a taste of our town and the wonderful walking opportunities we have on our doorstep. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your experience with us and return to our town in the near future.

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Brecon Beacons WAAT4 Challenge

The WAAT4 Challenge is a prestigious navigation event in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year.

Its reputation is growing quickly and it features in the walking calendar for such events. Each year more than 500 competitors take part over either 30km or 40km Challenges which included South Wales’ highest peak - Pen y fan.

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Crickhowell Walking Festival

The Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides. There is something for every level of walker, whether you are happy trekking all day across the tops of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons or would rather keep to paths and the lower slopes.

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Walking in the Brecon Beacons

Walk this way. Why wouldn’t you? It’s what we do in the Brecon Beacons National Park Our green – and very fresh – landscapes are renowned for their big, open spaces. There are big skies too – and Dark Skies for night-time strolls into star trek territory.

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The Tai’r Bull Country Inn is Ideally situated within the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are near the Mountain Visitor Centre and less than 4 miles into Brecon.

With amazing views of Pen y fan, and footpaths leading from The Tai’r Bull, it’s a walkers paradise. Just a short drive in either direction will take you to a number of beauty spots, where you can sit down for a picnic or start your walk along the many routes through the Beacons..

There are few places in Wales that can beat the Brecon Beacons for the beauty of its landscape – from wild rugged mountains to remote moorland and gentle wooded valleys. One of three National Parks in Wales it covers a vast area of more than 1344 km².

The Brecon Beacons range, in its truest sense, is a series of mountains to the south of Brecon. There are six main peaks: from west to east these are: Corn Du (873 m or 2864 feet), Pen y Fan, the highest peak (886 m or 2907 feet), Cribyn (795 m or 2608 feet), Fan y Big (719 m or 2359 feet), Bwlch y Ddwyallt (754 m or 2474 ft) and Waun Rydd (769 m or 2523 ft). These summits form a long ridge, and the sections joining the first four form a horseshoe shape around the head of the Taf Fechan river, which flows away to the south-east. To the northeast of the ridge, interspersed with long parallel spurs, are four round-headed valleys or cwms; from west to east these are Cwm Sere, Cwm Cynwyn, Cwn Oergwm and Cwm Cwareli.

The Brecon Beacons are said to be named after the ancient practice of lighting signal fires (beacons) on mountains to warn of attacks by invaders, or more recently to commemorate public and national events such as coronations or the Millennium.

The round of the Taf Fechan skyline forms a popular ridge walk commonly known as the 'Beacons Horseshoe'. Many other fine walks exist in this part of the National Park.

In 2005 its western reaches gained global status with its membership of the Global Network of National Geoparks. The Fforest Fawr Geopark with its red sandstone peaks of Pen Y Fan and Corn Du brings visitors from all over the world to enjoy some of the most breathtaking views in the whole country.



The National Park means many different things to the people who live, work in and visit the area.

The National Park has its own history and heritage, and its own cuisine, traditions, myths and culture.

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority


You can download Brecon Beacons - a guide.