What to do around Brecon Beacons
The town of Talgarth was awarded Walkers are Welcome status in 2011. It hosts it's 9th annual, ever expanding Walking Festival in 2020.
Opportunities exist for most outdoor activities: walking, climbing, cycling, mountain-biking, pot-holing, pony trekking, gliding, hand-gliding, together with the full range of water sports in the reservoirs and rivers of the area. The magical and tranquil lake of Llangorse (the largest natural lake in Wales) lies three miles to the west. The river Wye is only three miles to the east at Glasbury while the river Usk lies six miles to the west at Brecon.
Talgarth itself, is one of the five Brecon Beacons National Park designated cycle hubs with five routes, all of which start within 50 metres of our accommodation. They are suitable for both beginners and the more experienced bikers, whether you prefer to ride or carry your bike, this is the place for you! If you are really keen and would like to test yourself against men, women, elements and the terrain. Black Mountain 3Day Event
Talgarth also proudly boasts it's very own nature reserve at Pwll-y-Wrach. On a leisurely stroll through the woods, you can absorb the calming influence and listen to the gentle running water of the river Ellywe. You will find a variety of wildlife, including otters, badgers and birds. Look out for our very own pair of nesting red kites. At your destination, you can marvel at the forty foot waterfall. Dip your toes in and cool off, shut your eyes and let the world and its troubles pass you by.
Follow the river Ellywe in to Talgarth and you will find the recently refurbished Talgarth Mill, with its award winning Bakers Table and cafe.
For those of you who prefer to take life a little easier, perhaps a visit to Offa's Dyke or one of the many castles of Mid Wales and the marches. The abbey's at Llanthony and Tintern are mystical places dating back to the 12th century and are well worth a visit.
If you are interested in a more recent history, then why not visit the industrial towns of Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenavon. The latter, awarded World Heritage Status in 2001, offers you the opportunity to experience the working and living conditions that people had to endure at the turn of 20th Century. In late 2008, BBC Wales commissioned the second of their fly on the wall series Coal House at War, following three families sent back to 1940's. They have to cope with the living, working and social conditions during the second world war. Compulsive viewing!
In need of some compulsive listening? You won't be disappointed at breakfast as you will hear Welsh Male Voice singing at its best. Stephen used to sing with the Blaenavon Male Voice Choir but now sings with the world renowned Pendyrus Male Choir. Why not accompany him to one of their rehearsals on Monday or Wednesday evenings from 7.30-9.30pm and experience the real welcome in the hillside for yourself.
What ever your requirements, we are able to cater for and offer a full range of organised activity and sight seeing breaks. Castle and choir tours are our specialty.
We are situated mid way between the historic cathedral town of Brecon and the border town of Hay on Wye. Brecon has it's Jazz Festival, new theatre, and canal side attractions, while Hay is internationally renowned for it's second hand book shop's, and its literary/arts and film festival. From art to agriculture, beer to Brecon Jazz, Mid Wales plays host to a huge variety of festivals every year, why not make pay a visit and see what the area has to offer.