The Upper Usk Valley

The quieter side of the Brecon Beacons

The Upper Usk Valley comprises the villages of Sennybridge, Defynnog, Trecastle, Crai, Heol Senni and Pentrebach, with masses of stunning countryside in between.

If you live in the Upper Usk Valley

The Upper Usk Valley Group* is an open group dedicated to the promotion of social, economic, cultural and environmental vibrancy within the area. If you are interested in joining or just want to participate in a local event, click below.

If You Are Visiting The Upper Usk Valley

We are surrounded by the most beautiful landscape and scenery offering countless opportunities for recreational activities and adventure. Explore the fascinating history and wildlife of the area or simply enjoy some warm Upper Usk Valley hospitality in one of the many pubs or tea rooms.


Llyn y Fan Fach

Close to the source of the River Usk, on higher ground is Llyn y Fan Fach. Legend tells the famous story of The Lady of The Lake, and her sons the Physicians of Myddfai. You can find this enchanting story told by Owen Staton.

19 hours ago

Timeline PhotosTo reach any of the falls within the Waterfall Country requires a long walk on uneven terrain. None of the falls are accessible for buggies, pushchairs or wheelchairs. Plan your route in advance and don't underestimate the length or terrain of the trails. You don't want to be caught out particularly when you're hot and tired. Visit bit.ly/3pnSCjh to find out more. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our bluebells higher up in the Brecon Beacons are just coming into their prime and it's a joy to see them on our mini donkey walks. Spring flowers popping up everywhere in the hedgerows..#springwalk #bluebells ... See MoreSee Less
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📣Calling all school children who live in the Brecon Beacons National Park!Enter our Brecon Beacons Welsh Writing Competition ➡ Describe your corner of the Park in Welsh and you could win a prize!✏️Write a verse, limerick, blog, article, essay, postcard, or Facebook post - up to 300 words.Competition categories:◾️under 11 learner◾️under 11 first language◾️11 – 16 learner◾️11 – 16 first language❗️ Closing date: Wednesday 9th June 2021 Full details here: bit.ly/2Q9bFkp#welshlanguage #welshwritingcompetition #breconbeaconsnationalpark ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline Photos🏞️ The Black Mountain marks the western edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park, where the vast Carmarthen Fans escarpments plunge into Llyn y Fan Fach.📸 Hanwww.instagram.com/hanuktravels/#VisitWalesSafely ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

FULL TIME van-life in Wales UK! ... See MoreSee Less
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