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.

🎄 The Sennybridge and Defynnog Christmas Advent Window Trail map is ready!! We hope you all enjoy following the trail this December to see a new advent window revealed every evening until Christmas!! 🎄 ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Timeline PhotosBrecon Beacons set to save the iconic curlewToday (22 November) marks the launch of A Wales Action Plan for the Recovery of Curlew, the UK’s most pressing bird conservation priority.The Brecon Beacons National Park is the most southernly point in the UK where this iconic species breeds and the area plays a vital part in the species’ recovery. Part of the National Park has been designated as an Important Curlew Area (ICA) and plans are being developed to protect this much-loved bird species.Continue reading here ➡️ 🌐 bit.ly/3nG2rtR ... See MoreSee Less
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6 days ago

This was this evening’s view from Bedroom Two. If you zoom in, you can also see a star - just to the right and above Fan Gihyrich. 😍🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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