Walking, Biking, Climbing, Riding, Boating and…”the rest” at “The Travellers……..Rest”
Because food and drink taste better when you feel you have earned it, here is the Traveller’s Rest selection of the many activities available on our doorstep:
Whether you are looking for a gentle pre-lunch stroll or a challenging hill walk, the Brecon Beacons National Park has a trail to suit you. There are great walks literally on our doorstep. A walk up Tor y Foel (550m) affords great views of the surrounding countryside and is the perfect appetizer before a big Sunday lunch. Our favourite route ends with a pleasant stroll along the canal bank, and takes about three hours. Another longer favourite is “The Horseshoe”, a stunning hike along Pen y Fan (886m: the highest peak of the Beacons) and the surrounding ridges. The view from a snow covered Pen Y Fan in January has to be seen to be believed.
There are plenty of specialist equipment shops in Brecon and Abergavenny, and further information can be obtained on www.breconbeacons.org .
Langors villiage, close by, is the location for a renowned climbing wall used by beginners and professionals alike to further their skills, and in the district are many exciting and challenging natural sites
It’s not all about physical exertion: the area offers a multitude of nature centres and museums that illustrate the exceptional natural flora and fauna of the Beacons as well as their fascinating geological history. There are opportunities to relive the great steam age: www.breconmountainrailway.co.uk and even follow the footsteps of Wales’s Coal miners on a guided tour of Big Pit: www.nmgw.ac.uk/bigpit.
This is by no means an exhaustive list of the many activities available on our doorstep. For further information, check out www.breconbeacons.org.
Wales is recognised as one of the top ten best mountain biking destinations in the world and the Beacons offer trails to test the mettle of the hardiest bikers as well as more gentle paths. The Traveller’s Rest provides indoor storage space for bikes and equipment and is ideally placed to serve as “Base Camp” for your biking adventures.
We thank Tom Hutton for his recommendation in Trail Magazine and Mountain Biking.
Mountain Bike hire is available in Brecon (link) and more information can be obtained from www.breconbeacons.org and local tourist information centres.
Through the Traveller’s well established herb garden runs the Brecon Abergavenny Canal, where you may launch your own canoe to explore its tranquil waters and visit some of the other watering holes on the canal bank.