Home for Brecon Carreg is in idyllic cottage, deep in the Brecon Beacons, close to the place where we bottle our pure and natural mineral water. So we’re lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful countryside in all of the UK right on our doorstep. Naturally we love our surroundings and we want everyone else to feel the same, which is why we’re going to tell you a little more about them in the hope that you’ll come and see for yourself.
Breathtaking and beautiful
The Brecon Beacons is a mountain range in South Wales, comprising six major peaks, the highest of which is Pen y Fan rising to an impressive summit of 2907 ff. This range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park which stretches from Llandeilo in the west to Hay-on-Wye in the northeast and Ponttypool in the southeast, covering in all around 519 square miles. It’s a huge area and it’s as breathtakingly beautiful as it is big.
Water, water, everywhere
Water is as the heart of the Beacons and obviously it’s very close to our hearts at Brecon Carreg. It filters slowly through the mountains, bringing life to the valleys and providing us with an outstanding source of natural mineral water. It also forms some spectacular waterfalls, reservoirs, rivers and lakes. In fact the Brecon Beacons waterfalls are amongst the best you’ll ever set eyes on and include the 90ft shimmering cascade of Henrhyd and the equally splendid, tumbling falls at Ystradfellte.
Walking that’s also rewarding
And along with being waterfalls country this is walking country too, with rugged trails that take you literally off the beaten track. You need to take care though, because these aren’t leisurely strolls, they’re demanding hikes. But they reward you with stunning views and crisp, clean air you can actually taste, so they’re well worth the effort.
Things to see, do and discover
But although the Beacons are often remote, with vast expanses of bare, grassy moorland they’re also packed with plenty of exciting things to see, do and discover. There’s the lovingly restored Brecon Mountain Railway or the hilltop history of Carreg Cennen castle for instance. You could also head for the fascinating museums of the Blaenavon World Heritage site or take another direction and check out the extraordinary underworld of the Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves.
Great activities in the great outdoors
Unsurprisingly, the Beacons are host to all sorts of exhilarating and adventurous outdoors activities too. From first class cycling, mountain biking and horse riding to excellent rock climbing, hang gliding and caving. And of course there’s all that wonderful water we mentioned earlier, so you can add sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and fishing to the list of great things to do.
But before you head off on one of those Brecon Beacons walks or feast your eyes on one of those spectacular Brecon Beacons waterfalls, make sure you take along a few bottles of Brecon Carreg water in your rucksack. There’s nothing quite as refreshing as our pure and natural mineral water when you’re thirsty or need rehydrating. And if you think about where it came from, there’s nothing more appropriate either.