Walking, cycling, dark skies and more!
Ynys Clydach Cottage is perfectly situated to enjoy everything the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer. From walking and cycling, to star gazing, motorcycling, retail therapy and more.
Known as the quieter side of the Brecon Beacons, Ynys Clydach Cottage is situated to the west of the Brecon Beacons National Park , in an area known as the Upper Usk Valley.
Some of the best walking can be found here and within a few miles of the cottage; some of our favourites include:
Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad a Fan Frynych – an area of upland, which forms part of Craig Cerrig-Gleisiad Nature Reserve.
Llyn-y-Fan Fach and Llyn-y-Fan Fawr – discover the legend of the Lady in the Lake.
Usk Reservoir - forest trails and tracks with stunning views.
Mynydd Illtyd - an extensive area of common land, with walks for every ability.
Explore and discover one of the Wales Way routes.
Click here for a selection of graded walks available throughout the National Park.
Cycling and Mountain Biking
Three mountain biking routes start in Sennybridge. These are graded from simple to fairly severe and vary in length from 11.5-28km.
Mountain bikers can also enjoy Crychan Forest, where you will find purpose built waymarked trails suitable for family cycling.
For those who prefer road cycling why not undertake the 110m Neath, Sennybridge Brechfa Circular Cycle Route or try th Tumble which is the second most difficult climb in Wales.
Click here for a selection of cycle and mountain bike routes throughout the National Park.
In 2013 the Brecon Beacons National Park was designated as one of the worlds Dark Sky Reserves. Look out for Dark Sky events which take place throughout the park or visit the Usk Reservoir which is one of the top ten places for star gazing, the National Park Visitors Centre which is home to the Brecon Beacons Observatory or step outside! On a clear night the stars above the cottage are amazing.
Photograph courtesy of Michael Sinclair-Crofftau Dark Skies http://www.granthyatt.photography