360 degrees – of view!
And so many
landscape of the National
starting – and
point and you can’t go wrong.
Whether it's by car, on a bike, a
canoe, glider or on
Walkers can give their boots a real workout
– or just break them in with a hike to suit all
abilities and one that’s high on scenic value!
From Crickhowell, a day’s walk could see you
climbing Sugar Loaf or Table Mountain,
bagging one of the Peaks (Pen Cerrig-Calch)
- or strolling along the Mon & Brec Canal.
Lock 64 is pretty nice for a picnic and
there’s even a pub around the corner!
You could also discover
the Park’s amazing
landscape by venturing
underground. Either by
exploring the miles and
miles of caves and caverns,
or by visiting the National
Showcaves at Dan yr Ogof.
Our favourite underground experience though is descending
Big Pit -
one of Wales’ award winning museums.
a short drive over
Big Pit and the nearby Ironworks form part
of the World
Heritage landscape at
are not to be missed!
For gentler pursuits, browsing around
the shops in Crickhowell is simply, a
great pleasure. You could be
disappointed if you are looking for
the likes of M & S and Tesco! But we’re
certain you’ll be delighted at the range
of gifts, service and quality of
stores like Nicholls, Webbs and
The market town of Brecon is only 13 miles
to the west and – don’t miss the colour and
excitement of market day (Tuesday) in
Abergavenny - 6 miles to the east of Crickhowell.
These two towns are also
famous for their
festivals. Jazz lovers
can head to Brecon
in August and
Abergavenny in September.
Wherever you are roaming, rambling
or cycling in the Brecon Beacons, keep
an eye on the skies - you’ll be certain
to spot a
Red Kite or two!