About the Brecon Beacons National Park

Established in 1957, the Brecon Beacons National Park was one of the first ten national parks to be created in Britain. The intention was to safeguard our beautiful, rough and dramatic landscapes, considered a priceless national asset.

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers 519 square miles, with its southern boundary located about 25 miles north of the capital of Wales, Cardiff, and its eastern boundary bordering England. The park stretches from Hay on Wye from the east to Llandeilo in the west. Visitor centres located throughout the park.

The park includes the Black Mountains, the Central Beacons, and Fforest Fawr. The landscape boasts diverse terrains, with an abundance of forests, lakes, moorland, valleys, and waterfalls.

econ Beacons, driving from Cardiff, you will drive north on the A470.

With satellite navigation, GPS, or other mapping services, set it to Brecon. You can use the postcode of LD3 83R.

The OS Grid Reference is SN 977262.