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How many visitors does the Brecon Beacons have?

How many visitors does the Brecon Beacons have?

There are about 3.4 million day visits to the park.

How many people live in Brecon Beacons National Park?

33,000 people
About the park The Park is home to more than 33,000 people and has a strong Welsh heritage and rich economic, social and cultural life.

Are the Brecon Beacons worth visiting?

With its wide open spaces and vibrant green landscapes, Brecon Beacons is perfect for walking. The mountains are the main attraction, of course, with most people setting out to conquer the distinctive Pen y Fan (Pronounced ‘pen uh van’). It’s the highest peak in South Wales, hence its summit can get very busy.

How big is Brecon Beacons National Park?

1,344 km²
Brecon Beacons National Park/Area

What is special about Brecon Beacons?

With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, the Brecon Beacons National Park has masses to offer residents and visitors. We have a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture.

How long does it take to climb Pen y Fan?

How long does it take to walk up Pen y Fan? Taking the easier route starting at the Storey Arms, allow two hours to comfortably walk to the peak of Pen y Fan. You need a reasonable level of fitness but many families with young children regularly walk this route.

Why is Brecon Beacons special?

Most of our visitors come here to enjoy the stunning scenery. It’s both beautiful and diverse, with rolling countryside and valleys, wide open hillsides and wildly beautiful forests, lakes, waterfalls and caves. Our flora and fauna are remarkable. Our park is one of the last outposts for Welsh mountain ponies.

Why are they called the Brecon Beacons?

It gets its name from the Central Beacons, which dominate the skyline south of Brecon. They rise to 886 metres at Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain. Some of the traditions which helped and shape our landscapes and our everyday lives have faded with time; others continue today.

How many people visit Brecon Beacons a year?

Image caption The Brecon Beacons park attracts 4.15m visitors a year, the report says. Wales’ three national parks attract more than 12 million visitors, who spend £1bn a year, a report claims. A review into Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons was commissioned by National Parks Wales, the WLGA and Natural Resources Wales.

When did Brecon Beacons become an International Dark Sky Reserve?

The entire national park achieved the status of being an International Dark Sky Reserve in February 2013. Most of the national park is bare, grassy moorland grazed by Welsh mountain ponies and Welsh mountain sheep, with scattered forestry plantations, and pasture in the valleys.

How many people visit national parks in Wales?

Wales’ three national parks attract more than 12 million visitors, who spend £1bn a year, a report claims. A review into Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire Coast and Brecon Beacons was commissioned by National Parks Wales, the WLGA and Natural Resources Wales.

Where are the Black Mountains in Brecon Beacons?

The Black Mountains in the east are clearly separated from the central Beacons by the Usk valley between Brecon and Abergavenny.