The Brecon Beacons National Park offers an awesome range of options for paddlesports, from the tranquillity of canals and reservoirs to extreme kayaking over jaw-dropping waterfalls. Get ready to design your own adventure!
Things to do in the Brecon Beacons National Park
If you enjoy making the most of the great outdoors, you’ll love the Brecon Beacons.
Our National Park is a great place to get active. This is not a fenced-off preserve – it’s a living, working landscape which will bring out your adventurous side.
Have you ever been Caving or Gorge Walking? Do you fancy a go at Abseiling or Rock Climbing? Why not go with qualified local instructors for a great day out. Or simply have a local guide to walk with you and show you all there is to know about this beautiful area. Mountain and Water and Black Mountain Activities Ltd are just two within the area..
We believe in making mountain biking accessible to everyone from extreme to serene. Whether you are completely new to mountain biking or a seasoned downhill pro, BikePark at Gethin Woods, Wales will offer you an incredible biking experience unlike anything you have experienced in the UK before.
Not far from Oak View you will find Usk Reservoir which is a few miles from the source of the river Usk, this remote upland 280 acre reservoir is set amongst forest and moorland in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It is regarded as one of the best still water trout fisheries in Wales with fly fishing, spinning and worm fishing all permitted (the western end of the water is fly fishing only).
Mountain Biking in the Brecon Beacons
Mountain bike fans are discovering that in Wales Mountain Biking doesn't get better than the Brecon Beacons. The Beacons give mountain bikers a natural trail experience, exhilarating and satisfying.
There are a wide range of adventure activities In the area such as Rock Climbing, Caving, Open Canoeing, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, White Water Rafting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, High Level Ropes, Raft Building, Land Carting, Abseiling, Orienteering, Paintballing, Mountain biking and even Canoe and Bike Hire.
Discover the tranquil surroundings at Henrhyd Falls as you take this adventurous walk to the highest waterfall in South Wales.
Plunging into the wooded Graig Llech Gorge, Henrhyd is best seen after a heavy downpour; please take care as paths can get very slippery. After visiting the falls take time to meander down the Nant Llech valley admiring the haven for wildlife that surrounds you and passing a disused watermill, the Melin Llech, along the way.
Brimming with life and wreathed in legend, the waterfalls and rapids in our National Park add an exciting, picturesque and thoroughly romantic touch to our woodlands and hillsides.
One part of our Park, at the head of the Vale of Neath, has so many wonderful waterfalls that we call it Waterfall Country. Many of these cascades are easily accessible on foot, as long as you’re prepared to walk through beautiful woods to get there.