Climbing in Wye Valley
Symonds Yat is one of the best areas for climbing. There are both advanced and novice routes with the added bonus of an amazing view from the top to the Black Mountains of Wales, the Forest of Dean and the River Wye. There's local providers offering climbing tuition in the area.
Other things to do nearby
Try indoor rock climbing and bouldering, rope bridges, high level cargo nets, abseiling or flying down the indoor zip line!
18 miles Hire Canadian canoes or a kayak and paddle off downstream to Hay-on-Wye or to the Boat Inn at Whitney. Visit the website
At the foot of the Black Mountains, on the A40 between Crickhowell and Brecon, is this award winning Inn. Visit the Inn website
Crickhowell is a hub for Brecon Beacon National Park mountain biking routes, but there are a number of other routes in the area for all abilities.
YHA Llangattock Mountain is perfect for super-fit cyclists as the hostel is 1000 foot up!
High up in Brecon Beacons, right on the Cambrian Way, you can walk from the bunkhouse door and take your choice from a variety of routes.
The bunkhouse is just 300 yards from Llangattock Cliffs, with good quality Limestone climbing with a variety of levels.
Canoeing on the Brecon & Monmouth Canal is not only beautiful, but also a nice relaxed paddle with some challenging areas to test you.
This lovely area is great for water sports, so whatever mode of water transport takes your fancy, take the plunge and enjoy some fun on, or in, the water!
6 miles A great family day out, with indoor and outdoor play areas and animal petting farm. Visit the website
The collection has artefacts from around the world that reflect the history and character of a 300 year old regiment.
** currently the actual museum is going through a refurbishment, so is closed. The shop is open. ** Brecknock Museum & Art Gallery is one of the finest and liveliest small museums i
The hostel is in a fantastic area for either a stroll or more challenging hike.
The Brecon Beacons National Park has lots of green roads, ideal for the relaxed mountain biker. You can hire bikes in the town or have them delivered to the hostel if you book in advance.
Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.
With facilities to educate and entertain, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out. Don't miss the underground tour. Visit the Big Pit website