There’s no shortage of things to do in the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains, with the national park accommodating almost every outdoor land and water-based activity there is.
The Wye and Usk rivers and many well-stocked lakes and reservoirs make fishing a popular activity in the Beacons. Whether you enjoy coarse or game fishing, for trout, grayling or salmon, you won’t be short of spots to choose from. Perched on the Usk bank, our country house hotel offers an array of fishing getaways to suit beginners and seasoned anglers.
The area’s abundance of rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs make the Beacons a haven for watersports lovers. From kayaking, canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding, rafting, sailing, windsurfing and wild swimming, there’s a fun water experience to suit everyone.
For those that prefer to keep dry, there are countless land-based activities to get stuck into. Over 600 miles of tracks and bridle paths and many riding and trekking centres make the Beacons a popular destination for horse riding. The national park’s roads, towpaths, lanes and hillside tracks also offer a huge range of two-wheeled adventures. From gentle off-road trails to challenging descents, you’ll find a route to suit.
With a great variety of caves and potholes, the Beacons is one of the most exciting places for an underground adventure. Above ground, the national park’s array of rocky crags, quarries and slopes offer plenty of natural challenges for climbers and abseilers.
As one of only five International Dark Sky Reserves in the world, the area is also the perfect destination for stargazers. On a clear night, it’s possible to spot the Milky Way, beautiful constellations, bright nebulas and even meteor showers!
Gliffaes Country House Hotel is nestled in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We’ve created a useful guide of local attractions and activities here, containing information on walks, things to do, local shopping and places to visit, which you can use to help map out your visit to the Brecon Beacons.
If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a fresh, locally-sourced lunch, dinner or afternoon tea, or somewhere comfortable to stay the night, our friendly country house hotel is the perfect base for your Brecon Beacons break.Book now