walking

Walking and Rambling in the Brecon Beacons

Overview

The hostel is in a fantastic area for either a stroll or more challenging hike. YHA Brecon Beacons is next to the Beacons Way or there's a half day circular walk up to Pen-y-Fan to take in the spectacular views. If you're wanting an inter-hostel walk you can walk from YHA Brecon Beacons Danywenallt across the Beacons and stay at both hostels or try the Martin Hanks trail.

Discovering Britain walk with the Royal Geographical Society: One Place, Two Identities

What makes it special

  • Fantastic for strolling or hiking

Hostels nearby

Walking and Rambling in the Brecon Beacons

Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH

Map references

OS Grid Ref: SN 97341 22499

Lat/Lng: 51.948947, -3.391463

Contact information

Other things to do nearby

cycling

Mountain biking in the Brecon Beacons

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Brecon Cathedral

Brecon Cathedral

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Girl in a museum studying a fossil

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** 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

Welsh regiment

Royal Regiment of Wales

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Cantref Adventure Farm

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Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre

Brecon Beacons Mountain Centre

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Try indoor rock climbing and bouldering, rope bridges, high level cargo nets, abseiling or flying down the indoor zip line!

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Cold Glass of Cider on a Pub Bar

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Brecon Mountain Railway steam train No. 2

Brecon Mountain Railway

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Group of people in the countryside

Mountain Biking in Llangattock

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Group of people road cycling

Cycling in Llangattock

YHA Llangattock Mountain is perfect for super-fit cyclists as the hostel is 1000 foot up!

Watersports at YHA Llangattock Mountain Bunkhouse

Watersports in Llangattock

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