- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit Brecon Beacons National Park
Brecon Beacons National Park encompasses one of the most beautiful parts of Wales. This hiker's paradise is bordered by two quite different sets of Black Mountains. The first, to the west, is the source of the River Usk, while to the east is the range famous for its wild ponies. Most of the mountains in this 520 square mile park are higher than 1,000 ft, many in excess of 2,000 ft, and are named after the red sandstone that causes them to resemble the beacons of light once used to warn of invaders. Be sure to explore the park's many caves and waterfalls, the most famous being Henryd Falls at Coelbren.