7 reasons to Visit the Brecon Beacons in Spring

The Brecon Beacons becomes a patchwork of colour during Spring, with Daffodils, lambs and lighter evenings making it a wonderful time of the year to visit our National Park!

1. Meet the Lambs!

Get up close and personal and feed fluffy little lambs at Cantref Adventure Farm! Bottle feeding the lambs is a hands-on experience you will never forget making magical memories from your family day out in the Brecon Beacons.

Between Easter and the end of July, you can bottle feed our cute fluffy baby lambs and from the beginning of the summer holidays until the end of October half term you can bottlefeed our cheeky kid goats.

2. Go out for a walk

We have plenty of great places to go for a walk in our National Park,  check out our Spring walks with breathtaking views for some inspiration.

3. Surround yourself with the Butterflies at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales

Visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales and immerse yourself in the blooming beauties. Some plants have come as far as California, Austrailia and Chile – find out more here! You’ll find an inspiring range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, a new tropical Butterfly House, play areas and a national nature reserve, all set in a Regency landscape which provides the stage for a packed programme of events and courses throughout the year.

4. Go Underground

If the Spring weather isn’t quite what’s expected (it is Wales!), why not escape the rain and head underground? There are beautiful natural playgrounds to be found in the Beacons, hidden from view…The caves and mines underneath the hills are waiting to be explored! Visit Dan Yr Ogof Caves, Dolaucothi Gold Mines or go caving with your friends with one of our activity providers . If you’re looking for a free day out Big Pit is the place to go!

5. Visit our Towns and Village

The Brecon Beacons is ringed with characterful market towns while, further inside our Park, the River Usk, the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and the shores of Llangorse Lake are dotted with pleasant country villages and sleepy hamlets.

Together, our towns and villages reflect our history and heritage as a mining, quarrying and farming region and our role as custodians of a beautiful region of hills, valleys, lakes and waterways. Our towns and villages also offer great places to stay, eat, shop, fix up outdoor activities and chat about things to see and do.

6. Come and enjoy Cycling and Mountain Biking in the Brecon Beacons

Our National Park is a great place for a day out on two wheels, or even a cycle touring or mountain biking holiday. Cycling and mountain biking is a fabulous way to experience the Brecon Beacons glorious countryside. It gives you good exercise, relieves stress and allows you to spend time in the fresh air with family and friends. Cycle Across the Beacons, this route runs from Llandeilo in the West to Abergavenny in the East, following a Roman Road with panoramic views of the Central Beacons, winding along lovely country lanes before joining the pretty towpath by the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal!

7. Simply enjoy the Wildlife and Scenery!

Our National Park contains some of Wales’ most spectacular scenery and rarest wildlife. Go quietly and you may see our key species – otters, great crested newts, marsh fritillary butterflies, bats and reed warblers – along with a host of other mammals, birds, amphibians, fish and insects.

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