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Brecon Beacons National Park

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The Brecon Beacons National Park 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 were designated as a National Park in 1957.

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 passes through some very pleasant scenery, and the ride itself can be the goal.

There are regular bus services from both Swansea and Cardiff into the park area.

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