BRECON BEACONS ACTIVITIES
The Brecon Beacons National Park is an outdoor playground full to the brim of fresh mountain air and exciting Brecon Beacons activities. Britain’s first GEO Park, this great expanse of grassy, heather clad terrain includes four distinct mountain ranges including South Wales’ highest peak. The beautiful landscape forms a stunning backdrop for any adventure seekers, where pretty cottages, sociable bunk houses and wide ranging Brecon Beacons activities collide to tick all the boxes of a truly memorable trip stag or hen weekend
Brecon Beacons Activities
The range of activities in and around the national park is truly world class. Whether you are looking for a thrill seeking experience of canyoning along a river or the more sedate horse riding trails or mesmerising walks, there really is something for everyone. And there are masses of paths and trails for walkers, mountain bikers, horse riders as well as a brilliant range of organised activities.
Whether you are choosing to get your kicks by raising the adrenalin levels or prefer a more relaxing experience everyone will find that the Brecon Beacons National Park is a fantastic choice for an active weekend.
Activities on Water
Get your paddles out for a hair raising ride along the raging River Usk. Kayaking is a great way to get close to the water as you negotiate you way through jaw-dropping waterfalls and swirling rapids. Or why not go really crazy by Canyoning, which involves you jumping like lemmings from cliffs along the river gorge.
Other water based Brecon Beacons activities include Dinghy Sailing on Llangorse Lake or Wind Surfing and SUPing on Pontsticill Reservoir
Activities on Land
For those wanting to stay dry there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the surrounding countryside and get active. Mountain Biking is an exhilarating way to enjoy the outdoors and the terrain here takes you through forest, steep climbs and descent, moorland and open countryside. There are 14 designated routes of varying difficulty and length.
Otherwise you may prefer a more sedate but no less active walk along a myriad of paths and trails across the Brecon Beacons stunning landscape. Four different routes may be taken to climb Pen y Fan, at 886 metres Brecon Beacons’ highest peak.
Brecon Beacons Activities
The call of the wild
If you prefer your adventures on horseback then you’ll love the 600 miles of bridle paths and tracks that will take you through spectacular scenery and beautiful wildlife. There are several riding and trekking centres excelling in hacking and shorter rides.
Or perhaps it’s time to take a look at things from a new angle by testing your nerve whilst rock climbing and abseiling. The Brecon Beacons offers a range of rock climbing options including sheltered crags, rocky escarpments with great views and old quarries. Outdoor activity providers cater for all abilities and skills from beginners to expert climbers.
Additional land based activities include bushcraft, fishing, golf, geocaching and orienteering, in addition to wildlife watching and birdwatching.
Activities Under Land
Those with a fear of claustrophobia may want to avoid this one, but the Brecon Beacons provide one of the most exciting and varied caving experiences in the UK. Four of the five longest limestone cave systems lies underneath the National Park.
Expert instructors will happily light the way as you explore the fascinating array of rock formations, caves and galleries in this underground wonderland. Choose from a variety of routes to suit all abilities and levels of experience.
Group Activities & Team Building
If you are visiting the Brecon Beacons as part of a stag or hen weekend, choosing the right activity to suit your group will allow your group to bond together and share a memorable experience that you’ll be talking about for weeks.
One of the most popular group activities in the region, Welsh Games offers groups the chance to celebrate all things Welsh as you compete against your friends in 9 hilarious challenges.
Alternatively, why not Go Ape as you negotiate your way through a tree-top rope trail. Not for the feint hearted, this really is an exhilarating activity to do as a group.
Brecon Beacons Stag Weekend
Don’t tell too many people, but the Brecon Beacons is the fastest growing stag destination in the UK right now. Fantastic village pubs, a good variety of group accommodation and a huge variety of activity have made a big impact on adventure seekers looking for a more active stag weekend.
Brecon is probably the best place to base yourselves for the weekend. There are a number of activity providers based here and there’s plenty of eating and boozing options to follow an action packed day of stag weekend activities.
If you’re thinking of Brecon as a destination then you are obviously a group of good taste. This isn’t your average ‘booze and babes’ stag location. Brecon is all about the great outdoors, adventurous activities and superb scenery. It all forms a great mix to provide the groom a fantastic send off as you celebrate his last night of freedom with an adrenaline fuelled weekend.
Brecon Beacons Hen Weekend
If you’ve been tasked with finding a suitable hen weekend destination then the Brecon Beacons could provide the perfect combination of stunning countryside, characterful villages, high end dining and a heady combination of adventurous activities.
The Brecon Beacons is truly the ultimate in outdoors hen party adventure! The seriously active among you will love the variety of activities on and off water, while those choosing the more sedate route can enjoy the stunning countryside by walking or horse riding.
Brecon is the best place to locate yourselves and has a good array of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Pretty cottages dot the beautiful villages around Brecon and there’s also some glamping options for those wanting to get down with nature.
There are also a variety of restaurants providing private dining as well as cosy pubs to rest yourselves after an action packed weekend.