Autumn is our favourite season here at Brecon Carreg. It’s when the Brecon Beacons really come to life in beautiful shades of red, orange and gold. Our commute in to work is nothing short of spectacular.
No matter where you are in Wales during the autumn months, you won’t have to look far to find breathtaking views. We’ve put together some of our favourites.
Elan Valley, Mid Wales
With an abundance of dams, reservoirs and wildlife to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice with things to do here. You can walk, hike, cycle, picnic, bird watch and even fish during your visit. Pop in to the visitor centre for all the information you need to plan your day.
Henrhyd Falls, Brecon Beacons
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Henrhyd falls is looking more like Niagara falls after all the rain from Storm Callum! Hope everyone is keeping safe and dry as it passes. Thanks to @aledwyndavies for the video #henrhydfalls #sgwdhenrhyd #waterfall #wales #igerswales #igerscymru #thewalescollective #stormcallum
Sgwd Henrhyd is spectacular throughout the year but it’s well worth a visit in the autumn months when we’ve had some rain and the falls are really flowing! The falls have become even more popular after featuring in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. As a result, improvement work has made it more accessible to visit.
Ty Hwnt I’r Bont, Llanrwst
No, that’s not a painting! The incredible red leaves on this tearoom in North Wales are a big tourist attraction during the autumn months. You’ll have to be quick though – the leaves only last around 5 weeks before dropping off.
Pen Y Fan, Brecon Beacons
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Whether you’re climbing a mountain, admiring waterfalls, exploring canals or spotting red kites, the Brecon Beacons National Park never fails to amaze. It also safeguards the source of our beautiful water 💦 #NationalParksWeek #breconbeacons #breconbeaconsnationalpark #mountains #welshmountain #penyfan #igerscymru #igerswales #thewalescollective #wanderlustwales #discoverwales #visitwales
Pen Y Fan will always be one of our favourite walks. We’re allowed to be biased though – it can be found right here in the Brecon Beacons, near the source of our water. In the autumn months you’ll be able to take in the changing colours of the Beacons and, quite often, you’ll be met by snow at the top! It’s quite a strenuous walk so make sure you keep yourself hydrated.
Zip World, Penrhyn Quarry
Set in North Wales near the Snowdon range, this one isn’t for the faint- hearted! However, if you want the best view of the autumn colours in Wales, there’s no better way to do it than flying 500m above a quarry lake!
Need more ideas?
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite family-focused Instagram accounts. They are perfect for inspiring days out! Click below to take a look.