The Area & Activities
Brecon Beacons National Park
The Brecon Beacons National Park is a beautiful area with dramatic scenery, abundant wildlife and a fascinating past. It is a landscape of contrasts with wild open moorland and hidden waterfalls, windswept mountains and sheltered valleys, bustling mountains and isolated farmsteads. In this rural area farming dominates the landscape and Welsh cultural traditions are strong. This agricultural landscape is rich in wildlife habitats with a wonderful variety of plans and animals both common and internationally rare. There is a powerful sense of history in the legacy of ancient monuments and buildings telling the story of the people who have lived and worked here during the last five thousand years.

The designation of the Brecon Beacons as a National Park in 1957 recognised the outstanding qualities of the landscape.
Penstar is ideally located to accommodate groups requiring a wide range of activities without having to travel too far each day. Pen-Y-Fan (886m) and Corn Du (873m) are the highest summits in the National Park and are directly accessible from Penstar.

Craig Cerrig-gleisiad National Nature Reserve is easily reached by following the Taff Trail and is a good example of Old Red Sandstone escarpment. There are glacial features such as moraines and scree.

Brecon is easily reached by car or on foot via the Taff trail.

Climbing, pony trekking and caving are but a few of the outdoor activities available in the area. See some of the following websites for activities in the surrounding area:
Contact Information
Adventure Activities  
Taff Vally Buggy Trails
Black Mountain Activities
Wye Valley Canoe Centre
Paddles & Pedals
Llangors Lake
Greenman Mountain Boarding
Leisure Activities  
Cradoc Golf Club
Bikes & Hikes
Cantref Riding Centre
Tregoyd Mountain Riders
Red Line Boats
Brecon Mountain Railway
Places To See  
Visit the Wye Valley
Naturally Different Mid-Wales
Blaenavon Heritage Site
South Wales Borderers Museum
Offas Dyke
Natural Show Caves
National Trust
Brecon Cathedral
Useful Telephone Numbers  
Brecon Park Boats 01873 858 277
Brecon Cinema 01874 622 501
Brecon Leisure Centre & Swimming Pool 01874 623 677
Brecon Mountain Railway 01685 722 988
Cantref Pony Trekking Centre 01874 665 223
Craig-y-Nos Country Park 01639 730 395
Dan-yr-Ogof Show Caves 01639 730 284
Garwnant Forest Visitor Centre 01685 723 060
National Park Visitor Centre 01874 623 366
Kevin Walker Outdoor Activities 01874 625 111
Tair Bull Inn 01874 625 849
Drovers Inn Public House 01874 623 377

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