Camping in Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park Location

Brecon Beacons National Park Location

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers some 552 square miles of high, grassy ridges and includes the highest mountains in southern Britain. The Brecon landscape is less dramatic than that of Snowdonia to the north.

The upper two thirds of the Park are made up of old red sandstone which is transected by rivers to form four distinct ranges of hills: the Black Mountain (to the west), Fforest Fawr, the Central Beacons and the Black Mountains (to the east). The southern edge of the Park is given over to millstone grit and limestone which houses magnificent caves and passages.

In addition to the mountain ranges making the Park a walkers’ paradise, the Offa’s Dyke Path crossing the eastern border and the Taff Trail heading south from Brecon add to the appeal. The Welsh National Cycle Route passes through the park too.

The Brecon Beacons National Park has become Wales' first and only the fifth destination in the world to be granted the status of an international dark sky reserve (Exmoor National Park also holds this status). The Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus hosts regular stargazing events. Call 01874 623366 for more information or to book.

Camping in Brecon Beacons National Park

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