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.

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"What did we do?...."Have had to section off the box from nibbling mouths before we lost side lights, tyre cover & possibly tyres. Hmmm...#nibbles #nibblers #fairgame #owningup ... See MoreSee Less
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Slightly different view of the farm today - from the Black Mountain side (west). Can you spot Cnewr Farmhouse and the Brecon Beacons in the distance? ... See MoreSee Less
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Take your litter home – leave no trace of your visit Remember to bring a bag with you and take your rubbish and food waste home, use public bins or recycle if possible. Litter spoils the beauty of the countryside and can be dangerous to wildlife and livestock. Dropping litter and dumping rubbish are criminal offences.#leavenotrace #planbeforeyouplay #VisitBreconBeaconsSafely ... See MoreSee Less
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