Camping in the Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park covers some 552 square miles of high, grassy ridges and includes the highest mountains in southern Britain.

Those looking to camp in South Wales might be interested to know that the Brecon landscape is less dramatic than that of Snowdonia to the north. The more steady landscape makes camping in the Brecon Beacons a great option for campers with kids.

Two thirds of the Brecon Beacon Park is made up of old red sandstone which is separated by rivers to form four distinct ranges of hills: the Black Mountain (to the west), Fforest Fawr, the Central Beacons and the Black Mountains (to the east). Campers looking for caving opportunities should visit the southern edge, made up of grit and limestone which houses magnificent caves and passages.

In addition to the mountain ranges making the Park a camping walkers’ paradise, the Offa’s Dyke Pathcrossing the eastern border and the Taff Trail heading south from Brecon add to the appeal.

Brecon map

The Brecon Beacons National Park is an international Dark Sky Reserve and The Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre near Libanus hosts regular stargazing events. For this reason Rhandirmwyn which is located in the heart of the Brecon Beacons is a popular and dynamic campsite.

Camping in Brecon Beacons National Park