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Climbing and caving
We’re famous for our rocks in Mid Wales. To prove it we’ve got the Fforest Fawr Geopark covering half of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
So it follows we do a fair bit of rock climbing too. If you’re the adventurous type that can’t see a sheer cliff of old red sandstone without wanting to clamber up it, then get in touch with one of our many outdoor activity providers.
They’ll kit you out and show you the ropes (literally). And when you get all the way to the top – which you will – they’ll probably teach you how to abseil down. Just in case you haven’t had enough adrenalin for one day.
So much for the rocks you can see all around you. But we’ve also got a whole subterranean world of geological wonders for you to explore.
The southern part of the Brecon Beacons National Park is riddled with caves, caverns and passages carved out of carboniferous limestone. You can see some of the most astonishing at the National Showcaves Centre for Wales at Dan-yr-Ogof.
To go further, you need an expert. A cave leader from Black Mountain Activities, for instance, who’ll take you underneath Waterfalls Country and introduce you to the Worm Hole, Death Ledge, the Rat Trap and the Corkscrew. Not to mention the Letter Box – which is, as the name suggests, a bit of a tight squeeze.
The centre has been operating for around 25 years with the current building being purpose built in 1993.
It has accommodation for up to 50 in bunk style rooms, the largest of which have three bunks (six beds).