Here at The Good Life we have always been in love with the beautiful countryside that surrounds us within the Brecon Beacons. But this year we are happy to report there are many new and exciting Attractions for Adventure Seekers in 2023
We all know the Brecon Beacons National Park is a sprawling landscape of scenic beauty and outdoor adventure in South Wales and has long been a popular destination for tourists and nature enthusiasts alike. Renowned for its rolling hills, picturesque waterfalls, and expansive caves, the park is a haven for those seeking outdoor recreation and exploration.
In recent years, the Brecon Beacons has continued to innovate and expand its offerings, catering to the ever-growing demand for unique and exhilarating experiences. This year, visitors to the national park can look forward to an array of new and exciting attractions that are sure to make their visit unforgettable. These new adventures will make you appreciate your wood-fired hot tubs at our cottages even more when you return from these new experiences. Look out for:
Home to Phoenix, Tower Climber and Tower Flyer, 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. Phoenix is the world’s fastest seated zip line, with 4 parallel lines in 2 separate zip zones. This zip line will see you flying across the Welsh countryside.
Due to low levels of light pollution, the Brecon Beacons National Park was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status in 2013, making it as one of the best places in the world to stargaze. This year, to celebrate ten years of dark skies, the Brecon Beacons park is launching a campaign to make the stars shine all the brighter.
Low light pollution is not only good for stargazing, it’s also vital to nocturnal wildlife and to human wellbeing.
Reducing light pollution keeps our circadian rhythm (our body clock) functioning normally. When this rhythm is disrupted it can cause behavioural, physical and mental changes. So you can also guarantee a better night sleep at The Good Life Wales
Welsh Overland Safari is an independent guide tour company offering unique overland guided tours of some of the most beautiful, unspoilt landscapes in Europe, as well as rare natural habitats for wildlife. One of Wales’s best kept secrets, the region has a rich and diverse history dating back to well before Roman times. Exploring the rugged mountains, lakes, waterfalls and forests of the area.
The guided tours with itineraries are designed to get you off the beaten track at a slower pace whilst including all the “must see highlights”. Smaller groups allow for more flexibility, spontaneity and time to explore.
- Paddleboarding and Canyoning
Embrace the water with the latest additions to the Brecon Beacons’ water sports offerings. Paddleboarding and Canyoning provide exhilarating ways to explore the park’s stunning lakes and rivers. Paddleboarding combines elements of surfing and kayaking, a great way to sight-see from the water, giving unique views of the Becons. Canyoning will have you navigating rocky waterways, rappelling down waterfalls, and sliding through natural chutes. A truly exhiliarating experience and will definitely need your hot tub to soothe your aching muscles when you return to your cottage!
Take your cycling adventure to the next level with electric mountain biking tours. These guided excursions allow visitors to traverse the Brecon Beacons’ rugged terrain with ease, thanks to the assistance of electric bikes. Cover more ground, conquer challenging inclines, and experience the park’s stunning vistas with minimal exertion, making for an exhilarating and accessible adventure for all.
The Brecon Beacons National Park keeps innovating and expanding its offerings, so much to choose from, so little time – you will have to come back!!. With new attractions like the Stargazing, Overland Safari, Zip wires, Paddleboarding, Canyoning, and Electric Mountain Biking tours, there has never been a better time to explore the breathtaking beauty and adrenaline-pumping thrills of the Brecon Beacons.