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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Advent Window Trail!Would you like to spread some Christmas cheer this December by being part of our advent window trail?If your home or business is in Defynnog or Sennybridge and has a window that can be seen from the street, we are inviting you to take part in the advent window trail!Your challenge will be to decorate the window in a festive style and to light it up when night time falls on a specified day of advent!We will create an advent window trail map which neighbours can follow each night in December to see a new advent window lit up!The only requirements are: - The display needs to be in your front window and easily seen by trail followers- Your property location needs to be easily found and accessible to trail followers on foot at night - The display should include your allocated advent number- The display should be festive!Visit our website upperuskvalley.co.uk/advent-windows-competition/ to sign up! Applications close 14th November and we will confirm advent numbers soon after! ... See MoreSee Less
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Please Note that as the nights are drawing in and the days are getting shorter, we will be closing at 4pm from this week onwards. Open Wed-Sun 10am - 4pmSee you!! ... See MoreSee Less
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