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.

1 week ago

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Timeline PhotosStorm Alex is expected to deliver a lot of rainfall widely this weekend. An enhanced risk of river flooding later this weekend, concentrated around SW England & South Wales.

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Widely 25mm with 75mm+ possible for elevated parts of Wales & central Southern / SW England.

Weather-Warnings in force.
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2 weeks ago

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2 weeks ago

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Currently Powys is not under a lockdown. We have checked and you may travel through areas that are locked down to reach Powys, as long as you do not stop in those areas. We’ll keep you all updated. It’s a very difficult time for many and we are happy for you to move your booking.

Please note, if you have selected the non-refundable discount button on your booking and you then cancel it, you are not entitled to a refund.

Please observe all guidelines when you visit so that we can all stay safe.
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3 weeks ago

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"There is NO ban on travel in Wales unless you are coming from a lockdown area" - BBC Wales Today BBC Wales News
The advice is that you should consider whether any journeys are necessary but visitors to areas that are not affected by lockdown are still welcome and we look forward to seeing you.

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