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Outdoor Adventure Activities..

There are a wide range of adventure activities In the area such as Rock Climbing, Caving, Open Canoeing, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, White Water Rafting, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, High Level Ropes, Raft Building, Land Carting, Abseiling, Orienteering, Paintballing, Mountain biking and even Canoe and Bike Hire.

Pentre Riding Stables

Kayaking on the River Tawe

BikePark Wales is UK’s first full scale mountain bike park in the heart of the South Wales valleys, built by riders for riders.

We believe in making mountain biking accessible to everyone from extreme to serene. Whether you are completely new to mountain biking or a seasoned downhill pro, BikePark at Gethin Woods, Wales will offer you an incredible biking experience unlike anything you have experienced in the UK before.

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Ten inspirational ideas to get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Our high-rises are made of ancient sandstone. Our traffic jams are created by sheep, not rush hour. So get active in the Brecon Beacons National Park, city slickers. You’ll feel right at home.

Brecon Beacons Adventures

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Mountain bike fans are discovering that in Wales Mountain Biking doesn't get better than the Brecon Beacons. The Beacons give mountain bikers a natural trail experience, exhilarating and satisfying.

There are 14 single track mountain bike routes through forests, over Welsh Mountains, through streams and open commons.

Mountain Biking in the Brecon Beacons

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The Brecon Beacons National Park is one of the most exciting and varied caving areas in Britain. Our Geopark includes four of the five longest limestone cave systems in Britain. Why not explore this fascinating underworld?

Our caves and caverns have been quietly forming for thousands of years, underground and out of sight. Visitors from all over the world come to the southwest section of the Brecon Beacons National Park to explore these amazing spaces and feel the thrill of discovery. For some, it’s their first ever caving trip, while others have many years of experience.

Caving & Potholing in the Brecon Beacons

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This short walk will take you to Henrhyd Falls, the highest waterfall in South Wales. You will then travel down the Nant Llech valley passing the site of a landslide and also a disused watermill. Henrhyd is best seen after a heavy downpour - the wetter the better! Please take care as paths can get very slippy.

Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech Walk

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Pentre Riding Stables is situated in the lovely Upper Swansea Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area specially designated for its outstanding natural beauty.

Every day offers the chance to experience more wonderful views and the fresh clean air of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Getting out into the unspoilt hills is easy, when you take to the saddle. Not only are we well served by bridle paths, but Pentre Riding Stables also has access to mile after mile of "open hill" where you will be guided across less obvious trails.

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A fantastic river, among the best anywhere in the UK. This section is remarkably different to the steep and narrow upper section, even taking on 'big volume' characteristics. It's hard to believe you are on the same river.

It's a bit quiet for a while through and after Glyntawe, with only an easy series of tiny weirs (which might be a hazard in very high water?). The easy mellow paddling continues for some distance, until a series of ledges and stoppers (grade 4) above a bridge. This makes for some good play waves and stoppers.

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This most interesting little river rises in a remote moorland tarn called Llyn y Fan Fawr, situated under the crags of Fan Brycheiniog on the Black Mountain (not to be confused with the Black Mountains to the East of the Brecon Beacons National Park!) From here it tumbles steeply to the valley and then runs close to the main A4067 road and through some very rocky gorges before it finally calms down into longer, shallower pools beyond Abercrave.

We have fished locally for over 30 years and can let you know the best kept secrets for fishing locally! Ask at reception..

Tawe Angling

Walking Routes

Overlooking Abercrave is the Cribbarth Mountain whose shape resembles a sleeping giant. There are several walks from the village up onto the mountain as well as lovely walks along the banks of the lovely tumbling river Tawe. The geology of the area is very varied and has been widely studied over the years. The Cambrian and Silurian periods of geological history were named after the local Cambrian hills and the Silures, a local Welsh tribe.


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The Rheolau Arms
Swansea Valley

Telephone: 01639 730278 / 730947

Home to Phoenix and the Tower Coaster, Zip World Tower is the 4th Zip World site to open, and is the 1st to be situated in south Wales.

Nestled in the Rhigos mountain range, and boasting stunning panoramic views, this adventure hub is situated at the old Tower Colliery coal mining site, and had created a new lease of life for this historic and widely-loved base.

Zip World Tower

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