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[[Image:Brecon.beacons.arp.750pix.jpg|300px|thumb|Part of the Brecon Beacons National Park, looking from the highest point Pen Y Fan (2907 feet, 886 metres) to Cribyn (2608 feet, 795 metres)]]
The '''Brecon Beacons National Park''' [http://www.breconbeacons.org/] is located in southern [[Wales]], part of the [[United Kingdom]]. Within an area of 1347 sq km (520 sq miles), the Park contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain. Stretching from [[Hay-on-Wye]] in the east to [[Llandeilo]] in the west, the park includes the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons and Fforest Fawr as well as a vast array of moorland, forests, valleys, waterfalls, lakes, caves and gorges.
The Brecon Beacons mountain range was designated as a National Park in 1957.
===Flora and fauna===
==Get in==
From [[London]], take the M4 motorway into South [[Wales]]. Turn off at exit 22 (near [[Cardiff]]) onto A470 towards [[Brecon]]. Further west, leave the motorway at exit 43 onto the A465 or at exit 45 (near [[Swansea]]) onto the A4067. Take both roads in the direction of Brecon. The A4067, in particular, passes through some very pleasant scenery, and you will be reminded of the famous quote by a famous Buddhist master the whole way: "the journey is the goal."
There are regular bus services from both Swansea (Quadrant Bus Station) and Cardiff (Railway Station bus terminal) into the park area.
==Get around==
*'''Green Man Festival''', Glanusk Park, Crickhowell [http://www.thegreenmanfestival.co.uk/] - annual alternative music festival typically held in mid-August.
**'''Call of the wild''' [http://www.callofthewild.co.uk/Canyoning/]
==Stay safe==
==Get out==
*Wales' capital city, [[Cardiff]], is a place to head should the weather turn wet - good museums and a castle to explore.
*[[Swansea]] compliments the Breacon hills with wide, sandy beaches - also the excellent leisure center and National Waterfront Museum will keep the whole family amused.
*[[Llandovery]] is a lovely old market town on the edge of the Beacons.
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Revision as of 10:07, 14 July 2008