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7 Night Brecon Beacons Walking with Sightseeing Holiday

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Duration: 7 nights
Type: Walking with sightseeing
Walking Grade: 2
from £1,179pp £1,089pp

These holidays offer a perfect mix of short, guided walks (2.5-5.25 miles), combined with time spent sightseeing. Visit a selection of standout highlights in the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) with hassle-free coach travel and the help of an HF Holidays Leader.

What you’ll love

  • Enjoying beautiful walks in Waterfall Country
  • Discovering the spectacular Dan yr Ogof Showcaves
  • Taking a trip on the Brecon Mountain Railway steam train
  • Visiting Tretower Castle and Court
  • Exploring the towns of Hay-on-Wye and Crickhowell
  • Staying in the comfort of our country house in Brecon

What’s included

  • Comfortable en-suite accommodation in our country house 
  • Cream tea on arrival day 
  • Cooked or continental breakfast every morning 
  • Daily packed lunches 
  • Three-course evening meals, plus tea & coffee 
  • Guided walks and sightseeing visits with an experienced HF Holidays Leader 
  • All transport to and from walks and sites of interest 
  • Easy-to-follow routes, maps, and information in our Discovery Point if you want to explore independently 

    Please note - Entrance fees are not included. See Essential Info tab for details.

Trip Notes

Easy to download as a PDF, our trip notes provide detailed information for every holiday. Please click below to find the trip notes for your departure date.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take alternative routes or adapt the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a complimentary cream tea on arrival.

Distance: 4 miles (6km)

Ascent: 100 feet (30m)

In summary: We start with a morning visit to Tretower Court and castle, a ruined Norman stronghold and partially restored medieval manor house. Afterwards we walk through open fields and woodland to the Glanusk Estate, where we follow the River Usk downstream to Crickhowell. There is plenty of time to explore this attractive small town, voted one of the best towns in Wales with its own ruined castle, 14th century parish church and friendly shops and cafés.

Distance: 5 miles (8km)

Ascent: 650 feet (180m)

In summary: We visit Sgwd Clun-gwyn waterfall before walking over to the Nedd valley where we walk downstream passing a series of picturesque waterfalls. We pass old silica mine entrances along an old industrial tramway to reach Pontneddfechan village with welcoming pubs and a café.

Discover more about Nythfa House and the local area for ideas on how to make the most of your free day.

Distance: 2.5 miles (4.5km)

Ascent: 160 feet (50m)

In summary: For a spectacular start to the day, we visit Dan yr Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, an amazing and memorable experience. We pass Craig-y-Nos, an impressive 19th century castle once owned by the World-famous Opera singer, Dame Adelina Patti. A wonderful walk around the historic 40-acre Craig-y-Nos Country Park follows, with areas of shady woodland, meadow, and ponds. We then follow paths to Penycae.

Distance: 5¼ miles (8½km)

Ascent: 650 feet (200m)

In summary: Taking the restored Brecon Mountain Railway steam train along the Pentwyn reservoir and up into the heart of the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog), we alight at Torpantau station, the end of the line. From here we walk beside the reservoir with sweeping views across the Beacons and explore Cwm Callan, a typical Welsh valley, before heading down beside Pontsticill reservoir to Pontsticill station. We reboard the train and enjoy a short return ride to Pant station.

Distance: 4½ miles (7km) 

Ascent: 70 feet (20m)

Descent: 1,100 feet (350m)

In summary: Amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Black Mountains and with views of the Wye Valley, our walk begins below Hay Bluff. We follow the famous Offa’s Dyke footpath, descending through fields and pastures to reach the well-known market town of Hay-on-Wye. There is plenty of time to explore the narrow streets, countless bookshops, and superb independent cafes of this popular and pretty town.

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.

Nythfa House

Not many places in the UK outshine Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) National Park when it comes to wide open spaces and soul-stirring views. So it’s easy to see the appeal of this charming property that plays a harmonious host to those seeking respite in the Welsh market town of Brecon. You’ll also be within easy distance of some of the area’s show-stealing spots, including the Black Mountains, the Mellte Valley, and Pen y Fan - the highest point in the national park at 886 metres. Equally visit-worthy is the Big Pit National Coal Museum in Blaenavon, the National Showcaves Centre for Wales in Abercrave, and the bibliophile’s paradise that is Hay-on-Wye. Should time allow, Hereford and Cardiff are both an hour’s drive away.



Designed with your comfort in mind, Nythfa House has 31 well-appointed guest rooms available in three categories: Classic, Premium, and Superior. 

Classic rooms are comfortable en-suite guest rooms, ideal for a peaceful night's sleep. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, and shower gel), and a TV. 

Premium rooms are more spacious en-suite guest rooms. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses. 

Superior rooms are even more spacious en-suite guest rooms offering upgraded views of the surrounds. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, tea and coffee-making facilities, toiletries (hand wash, shampoo, body lotion, shower gel), and a 32-inch TV. Extras include bathrobes, slippers, and comfortable mattresses. 

We love: Rooms 6 and 7 in the main house both have gorgeous views across the garden and the Brecon Beacons. Room 21 is up in the eaves and has a separate seating area (please be mindful of the low ceilings). The garden guest rooms are very pretty and have their own small deck.  

The Choose Your Room service is available at our UK country houses, allowing you the option of choosing and confirming a specific room for an extra charge of £30 per room. This is subject to availability. Upgrade supplements apply. 

Check in & check out
You are welcome to check in from 4:00pm at the earliest. On arrival, you’ll enjoy a complimentary cream tea and get to meet your fellow guests, our HF Holidays Leaders, and the rest of the friendly team.  

On the day of departure, we kindly ask all guests to check out by 10:00am. You’ll be asked to settle your bill prior to leaving. You may, of course, make a charitable donation to our HF Holidays Pathways Fund if you wish. Please note that we only accept card payments. 

Room supplements

Superior Premium single Premium double/twin Choose your room
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About your stay

A warm welcome
We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you arrive. You’ll find a welcome pack in your room with guest registration forms, menus, order forms for dinners and picnic lunches, the Wi-Fi password, and the front door code. Our houses are locked at night, so we recommend noting the Duty Manager’s number on arrival in case of an emergency (or getting locked out). 

Evening entertainment
While evening entertainment varies from house to house, the HF Holidays Big Pub Quiz held after dinner on Wednesdays is a weekly staple. Your HF Holidays Leader may be around for tips on guided and self-guided walking routes as well as visit-worthy local attractions. 

Walks talks 
Our HF Holidays Leaders host guided walking information briefings before dinner on arrival days. This is followed by a group Walks Talk for information on the following day’s walking delights (held before dinner every evening). Self-guided walking guests are, of course, welcome.  

The walking day
Prior to setting off on walks, your HF Holidays Leader will run you through a short safety briefing. There’s also an up-to-date weather forecast on display at the house to ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear. If you choose to do your own walks or are on a self-guided walking holiday, we ask that you please complete an Independent Walker Card each day. These can be found near the Discovery Point in the house. 

Food & drink

Led by experienced chefs, we serve a wide range of dishes made with fresh and seasonal ingredients. We always aim to source the best produce available and use home-grown herbs and vegetables from our own gardens whenever possible. Additionally, we have a licensed bar with beers, soft drinks, and a superb selection of spirits. Full-board comes as standard and includes a cream tea on arrival and a hearty breakfast on departure day.

HF Holidays understands the importance of managing allergens effectively to ensure food is safe for guests with food allergies. Whilst we are always able to confidently inform guests which allergens are present in our ingredients and dishes, we are unable to guarantee absolute freedom from the 14 main allergens in our kitchens. Vegetarian and vegan menu choices are available. If you have allergies, food intolerances, or any special dietary requirements, please inform our reservation team at the time of booking.


For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Nythfa House


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Essential information

The UK has a famously unpredictable climate so it's best to be prepared for weather that’s sunny one minute and raining the next.  To make it easier, here’s a list of items you should consider packing.  


  • Suitable footwear such as waterproof walking boots that provide ankle support and good grip 
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket, preferably insulated 
  • Comfortable clothing (jeans & waterproof capes are not suitable) 
  • Waterproof overtrousers 
  • Gloves and a warm hat (or sunhat) 
  • Rucksack 
  • Water bottle (at least 1 litre capacity) 
  • A small torch 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Mobile phone and portable charger 
  • Watch 
  • UV sunglasses 


  • Several base layers (long-sleeve or short-sleeve) 
  • Cushioned walking socks to avoid blisters 
  • First aid kit, including plasters and insect repellent 
  • Sit mat  
  • Spare pair of socks 
  • Energy snacks 
  • Waterproof pouch for valuables 
  • Rubbish bag (remember to always leave no trace) 
  • Wallet/purse 

Optional extras

  • Walking poles, useful for descents 
  • Flask for hot drinks 
  • Durable lunch box 
  • Gaiters 
  • Blister kit  
  • Waterproof rucksack liner 
  • Head torch 
  • GPS device 

Essential information

Please note

Admission fees are payable locally and aren’t included in your holiday price, apart from Dan yr Ogof, The National Showcaves Centre for Wales, and Brecon Mountain Railway – an essential part of the transport within your itinerary. This gives you greater choice, freedom, and flexibility to only pay the entrance fees for the attractions that interest you most. Should you choose to visit all the highlighted attractions during your holiday the approximate total will be an additional £10, or free of charge if you have Cadw membership.

Nythfa House Calendar

  • Guided Walking
  • Self-Guided Walking
  • Special Interests
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Guest reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Supplements may apply.

Non-member fee: £30 per person.

All our carefully-curated itineraries are designed by our experts. While we make every effort to adhere to the described itinerary, we may take an alternative route, or vary the running order for weather and/or operational reasons.

Holiday prices

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31 May - 07 Jun 2024

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