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.

3 hours ago

WYTHNOS I FYND 🎉 1 WEEK TO GOYdych chi'n gyffrous am yr Ŵyl Tyddyn a Chefn Gwlad penwythnos nesaf? 🤩 Are you excited to come along to the Smallholding & Countryside Festival next weekend?Ymunwch â ni ar gyfer yr Ŵyl Tyddyn a Chefn Gwlad ar 21 a 22 o Fai!Join us for the Smallholding & Countryside Festival on the 21st & 22nd May!Tickets 🎟 ow.ly/li9Q50H7QyFWhat's on 👀 ow.ly/nfu550IJVsC#GwylTyddyn #SmallholdingFestival ... See MoreSee Less
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Timeline photosToday we’re celebrating one of Wales’ greatest poets and writers, Dylan Thomas, on the anniversary of the first cast performance of Under Milk Wood in 1953.We’re proud that his incredible works are still revered and enjoyed around the world to this day.#DylanThomasDay ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

📣👑Join the Picnic in the Camp to come together as a community to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June 2022 between 1pm-5pm at the Sennybridge Camp. There will be plenty of activities, competitions and entertainment for everyone to enjoy! Bring along a picnic or you can purchase food and drink on site. Further details to follow along with an itinerary. 📣👑If you would like to enter a static float on a trailer or a table with the theme "Queen's Jubilee" please message this group. Also, there will be a prize for the best fancy dress for both children and adults. Most of all have fun! 👑🤴👸💂🎉👑 ... See MoreSee Less
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