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
Learn more about the Brecon Beacons, admire the stunning views, explore one of the trails for children or set off on a walk.
Because of its location it's thought that the Norman Priory might have been built on the site of an older, possibly Celtic, church.
The collection has artefacts from around the world that reflect the history and character of a 300 year old regiment.
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
Nowhere in the world does a landscape shaped by iron making remain on such a complete scale as at the Blaenavon World Heritage site - there's plenty to explore here.
Try indoor rock climbing and bouldering, rope bridges, high level cargo nets, abseiling or flying down the indoor zip line!
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.
A myriad of small, quiet roads all the way down from Shropshire to the Herefordshire Marches.
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!
Discover a rich variety of land and habitats, from moors, wooded valleys and farmland, to cave systems, waterfalls and wetlands.