From lazy strolls to seriously challenging climbs, the Beacons are full of walks to suit anyone and everyone. Pen y Fan is usually the centre of attention, the least you’d expect from the highest peak in South Wales. There are a few different routes you can take, depending on your ability. For an gentler amble up to the trig point, start from the Storey Arms. Or if you're up for a challenge you can take on the Horseshoe Ridge, a 10-mile slog through trees and moors that eventually gives way to the mountain's steep face.
The Brecon Beacons National Park — or Bannau Brycheiniog (ban-aye bruch-ay-nee-og), as it's otherwise known — is a slice of Welsh magic. It's not quite a hidden gem, them being massive hills and all that, but this breathtaking part of Wales doesn’t get the attention it deserves. Besides being an area of natural beauty, offering walks galore and plenty of outdoor adventure, it's home to a load of wonderful culture and tradition. From the highest peaks to the deepest caves, books to boogying, here are the best things to get up to in the Brecon Beacons.
This article was recently updated by Amy Houghton, a writer from the Brecon Beacons. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.