When we left London several years ago, we had two main criteria in looking for somewhere to raise our young family. The first was to live somewhere more rural and with an abundance of outdoor adventures on our doorstep, the second was to be reasonably close to my parents so that they could spend more time with their grandchildren, all of which meant that being on the edge of the Brecon Beacons was a natural choice.
And so, as we have submerged ourselves in the motorhome lifestyle, we have also spent countless days exploring the Brecon Beacons, in the motorhome, on bikes, along rivers and on foot, to such an extent it has become something of a second ‘garden’ to us with the kids and spending time outdoors.
A patchwork of contrasts woven together by histories, prehistoric ritual sites, medieval rural settlements, early industrial sites, local myths, legends and geological treasures, the Brecon Beacons are alive with interest, for young and old alike. Be it walking to the top of Pen-y-Fan, southern Britain’s highest peak, observing the Milky Way in an internationally recognised Dark Sky Reserve or exploring Blaenavon’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is something for everyone.