As with all Caravan and Motorhome Club sites we’ve come to expect well spaced pitches and good facilities. However the Brecon Beacons site exceeded all our expectations. The closer you get to the site the better the scenery gets, it’s situated in the foothills of the glorious Welsh countryside. The Brecon Beacons Club Site can lay claim to some of the best views of the central Beacons, with dramatic views of Pen-y-Fan, Cribyn and Corn Dufeatures.
Upon entering the reception, we were greeted by friendly wardens who happily share their local knowledge. The site shop is the biggest and best I’ve ever seen on a club site, stocking everything you’ll need including a good range of touring bits and bobs. There’s two shower blocks that were spotlessly clean throughout our stay, radio 2 is piped through both blocks, which was a nice touch (if you like radio 2 that is).
The site can accommodate 130 motorhomes and 10 tents. The pitches are generously spaced, we stayed over the Easter weekend when the site was at full capacity and it never felt over busy. The Brecon Beacons club site is dog and child friendly. There’s an excellent dog walk taking you down to the stream and patch of woodland and a dog run in the centre of the park for a before bed toilet walk which is handy. There’s a play area and play park to keep the kids happy.
Walking The Central Brecon Beacons
If you’re planning to walk the main peaks and ridges of the Beacons the site reception sells a great plastic coated walking guide for £1 called ‘The Beacons Circuit’. The guide describes this walk as “The big one! An epic 11 mile circuit of the main summits and ridges of the central Brecon Beacons in a spectacular day’s walk. It starts at the Storey arms which sounds like a pub (hurrah!) but is actually an outdoor education centre (boo!).
The standard mountain walking advice applies here: You’re really exposed for long periods of times at points during this walk so wear / bring clothes that can be interchanged to suit the conditions. Wear good quality walking boots that you’re comfortable in and used to. Even on a calm day the wind whips around the ridges of the Beacons so don’t take this challenge on in poor weather and or windy days. 11 miles over mountain ranges is challenging! So, start early, take your time and plenty of rest stops to take in the view. Bring supplies, high energy snacks and adequate water for the day. Enjoy every foot step, the views are incredible!