Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr Circular Walk
Tracy Purnell takes us on a half day circular walk across Llyn y Fan Fach and Llyn y Fan Fawr in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The highest peaks of the Brecon Beacons National Park include Fan Brycheiniog (802.5m) to the west and Pen y Fan (886m) in the central area. Both mountains have features which have fascinated geologists for years, such as the enchanting glacial lakes of Llyn y Fan Fach and Lyln y Fan Fawr contained within the Black Mountain range.
In the Brecon Beacons a wide range of activities are available for all age groups, this area being particularly renowned for its cycle paths with stunning landscapes. You can also visit natural caves, castles, museums and even old gold mines along with a vast store of cultural heritage.
Castles in the Brecon Beacons
The Brecon Beacons boasts a rich diversity of beautiful medieval castles which are set amongst idyllic landscapes of rolling hills and impressive countryside. The Brecon Beacons, located only a short distance from the English/Welsh border, was an important tactical location for wars and battles, and is therefore home to lots of fantastic castles offering interesting days out.