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.

4 days ago

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Spaces in the woodland rivecamp ..Sunday and weekdays are now very quiet again...
Claire in the river today ... ...too cold for me 💦... but super clear soft water from the magical lake Llyn y Fan Fach
....on the way up the mountain ridge following the beautiful river from the woodland. Email or message for availability
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1 week ago

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Fire , birdsong , river and trees ... all you need this evening #wildcamping #breconbeacins #riverxamping #rivercampcooking #woodlands #hammocksneedtrees #hammock #bivvies #tarpshelter #ddtarps #waleswildlife ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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*Waterfall Country Car Park Update* ALL CAR PARKS ARE NOW FULL. Only overflow car parks are now available. Powys County Council's Traffic Enforcement Officers are issuing tickets to anyone parking illegally. Check our car parks update page before leaving and have a back up plan in place. Please don't park dangerously or illegally. carpark.beacons-npa.gov.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

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3 weeks ago

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Hello, My sister is coming on 6th September for one night, do any accommodation providers have any availability please? ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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The Fforest Fawr Unesco Global Geopark and Brecon Beacons National Park are experiencing high numbers of visitors at sites including Pen y Fan, Waterfall Country and Llyn y Fan Fach.

This weekend why not find your new favourite place in the Park and explore elsewhere?
For inspiration check out
ℹ️www.breconbeacons.org
ℹ️www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk
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