The Cambrian Mountains were formed in the ice-Age by vast glaciers, where both the Severn and the River Wye have their source. These pure waters have given rise to holy wells, church sites and Victorian spa towns such as Builth Wells, Llandrindod Wells, Llangarmmarch Wells and Llanwrtyd Wells, all very near to us here at Rhedyn.
THE BRECON BEACONS
The Brecon Beacons National Park is designated as a Dark Sky Reserve. Here at Rhedyn on the edge of the Brecon Beacons, our skies are not light polluted and on a clear night show the star filled skies at their beautiful best.
Muiread and Ciaran are both Ambassadors of The Brecon Beacons, a place steeped in history, magnificent in its natural beauty with so many things to do. They are always happy to chat with you about the many ways you can enjoy The Beacons.
Brecon Beacons is open all year round, offering climbing, abseiling, caving, pot holing, gorge walking, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, mountain biking, archery.
If you want the high adventure of the spectacular mountains like Pen-y-Fan, the highest mountain in South Wales, the lakes, rivers and caves or the quiet relaxation in the villages steeped in history and tradition. Either way, the Brecon Beacons National Park is rich in things to do and places to go.
The Red Kite Feeding and Rehabilitation Centre has the greatest density and diversity of birds of prey in Southern Britain. But this wasn’t always the case. Thirty years ago the red kites were facing extinction. And Mid Wales was home to the last of them. But now their numbers are in the ascendancy again. Just last year a juvenile osprey was spotted at the Feeding Station. We just love visiting Gigrin Farm. The hides are large and informal – the site is a must see in the area.
But there is more. Use your car to travel the empty roads over the mountains to see the lakes, the wonderful views and the forests. Visit Llynne Brianne a large reservoir near the RSPB Centre which has walks in a secluded valley where the path is mostly boardwalks.
Canoes can be hired to lazily wander down the River Wye at Glasbury or the rivers in the Brecon Beacons but perhaps trekking or hacking on the nearby mountains is the leisurely way to see the breathtaking views. The ponies know their walks so well that not a lot can spoil your trip.
Think countryside, bring your adventurous spirit, your wellies and your laughter.
All will be well.