Walking and Rambling in the Brecon Beacons
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.
What makes it special
- Fantastic for strolling or hiking
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.
Craig y Nos is over 40 acres of parkland with riverside walks through woodland and meadows. The park is also used as a base to study the flora and fauna of the area.
Try indoor rock climbing and bouldering, rope bridges, high level cargo nets, abseiling or flying down the indoor zip line!
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.
Symonds Yat is one of the best areas for climbing.
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.
Visit the largest show caves in Western Europe with breathtaking, dramatic limestone formations built up over thousands of years. Explore the Dan-yr-Ogof cave. Walk behind the 40ft wa
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!