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.

5 days ago

The Pigs are back! Piggy walking starts again this week - the girls are keen to be out and about snuffling in the hedgerows..We have tiny group sizes & private walks are available. One of the most unique ways to spend quality time with animals..Love GREAT Britain Mid Wales My Way Visit Brecon Beacons Visit Mid Wales Wales UNILAD Adventure UNILAD ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Hello there lovely people! Mayday! Mayday!It is happening! We are re-opening tomorrow, the 1st of May, for outside eating, drinking and enjoying the company of family and friends. Come and relax in our beautiful revamped outside area. Fingers crossed for some sunshine. Hope to see you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

🐕➡️ Did you know that between 1 March and 31 July, you must have your dog on a lead on open access land (mountains, moorland and heathland), even if there is no livestock on the land. This is to keep ground-nesting birds like Skylarks safe.🐦#VisitBreconBeaconsSafely Biodiversity Information Service for Powys & BBNP Wildlifetrust Swwales RSPB Cymru Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru / Natural Resources Wales Black Mountains Land Use Partnership📸 Kev Joynes ... See MoreSee Less
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