The Brecon Beacons in south wales is a sprawling mountain range that has become a popular location for those seeking out adventure and a holiday filled with activities in a beautiful setting. That, is exactly what the Beacons offers it’s visitors, a beautiful setting, the lush greenery of these rugged mountains and the freshwater rivers flowing through the cracks provides a stunning backdrop to your adventures. If you are planning on a trip to the Brecon Beacons or hadn’t considered it yet then here the best activities that you can do on a stay in the mountains.
For those looking for some that’s packed with adrenaline them hand gliding could well be the thing for you, especially when it means that you’ll be sailing over the peaks of the Beacons. You’ll set off from a flat grassy platform and, providing the wind is right, then take off into the open-air before ascending with the mountains. If you are confident enough you can take your craft over 3 miles into the sky and over some pilots have been know to travel over 100-metres before landing. There is an excellent company here that offers full training and assistance before you go up-up and away, tandem flights are available for those lacking in confidence or ability.
The Brecon Beacons has vast reservoirs, calm canals and rapid waters with many waterfalls and rapids, all perfect for a spot of kayaking. There is something for all abilities in the Beacons if you wish to kayak, for the beginners you can start out on the tranquil reservoir to learn your craft, for those a little more confident, the white water may be for you, the Beacons has Grade 1-6 waterfalls, perfect for those looking for a thrill.
With over 600-miles of trails and tracks the Brecon Beacons is the best place in Wales to go for a horse-ride. There are 3 horse-riding centres through the region all offering something for all abilities whether you prefer a short trek or something a little more heart-racing then you can fins it all here. During your trek you will be able to experience the beauty of the Beacons and trot through streams, marshlands and through rocky passes.
A trip to the Beacons would not be complete without hiking at least part of it, perhaps you already walk and climb well and you want to take on one of the 6 peaks or ‘Beacons’. If strenuous activity isn’t quite your thing then there are countless paths and trails carved out throughout the region for you to calmly amble along at your own pace. It would be almost rude to visit a place as beautiful as the and not take some time to explore it, you’ll also miss out on some photo opportunities that simply don’t exist from a distance. If you want to find out which walks are available then