Things to do
While you're here...
There are lots of things to do in Llangorse, Bwlch and beyond and if you're visiting our Beacons Farm Shop you're near all the best attractions the Brecon Beacons National Park has to offer. We are lucky enough to sit on the edge of the National Park with stunning views we are able to enjoy every day, all year round!
Walks near the Welsh Venison Centre and Farm Shop in Wales
- Put your best foot forward!
We are only a short distance for Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in south Wales with its lovely church at Llangasty (ask for directions in the shop, it's just down the lane). You can walk around the whole lake in less than two hours and stop at a special bird hide near Llangasty to see some of the waterfowl for whom the lake is home. You can also do a walk with amazing views right from the car park of the Beacons Farm Shop up our nearest hill, The Allt. The track initially takes you up part of a Roman road before climbing through the woods to enjoy great views of the peaks of the Brecon Beacons from the top. Ask in the shop and we'll be happy to set you off in the right direction.
– Discover more about Llangorse Lake and its environs
Outdoor activities to try near the Beacons Farm Shop
As well as great walks, you can enjoy horse riding, climbing, sailing, canoeing and more in our local area. If you've got children they will love Llangorse Multi Activity Centre with its indoor climbing walls, horse riding, BMX track and zip wires. Or visit Llangorse Lake and hire a rowing boat, sailing boat, pedalo or canoe. You can also try a pony trek with Ellesmere Riding Centre near Llangorse Lake.
– Find out about Llangorse Multi Activity Centre
– Pony trekking information for Ellesmere Riding Centre near Llangorse Lake
Eat, drink, shop and enjoy
There are plenty of great places to eat a stone's throw from our farm. Try the villages of Talybont-on-Usk and Llangynidr a few miles away for a choice of several pubs (the Star Inn Talybont is Camra award-winning if you like real ale) or Brecon or Crickhowell for restaurants as well as pubs.
Crickhowell and Brecon are also good for shopping with independent shops including book shops, boutiques, bakeries and art galleries for you to browse. We're also only around 20 minutes from Hay-on-Wye which is home to a huge number of second-hand bookshops and, increasingly, vintage clothing and antiques too.
Have some festival fun
Whether you're a literary type or a music-lover our area is home to a huge number of festivals. At the end of May there's the annual Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts (you'll find our outdoor catering van there) and in mid August musicians take to the stage at the nearby Glanusk Estate for the Green Man Festival. Abergavenny is home to a September food festival and a cycling festival. There are numerous other local festivals and events too like Brecon Arts Week, Crickhowell Open Studios art trail and both Hay and Crickhowell hold annual walking festivals too.
NEW - Enjoy our dark skies
We are lucky to live and work in the Brecon Beacons National Park where the skies are officially dark! That means we get a great view of the stars from the milky way to meteor showers and even occasionally (as in 2013) the Northern Lights. The area became an International Dark Sky Reserve in 2012 and since then there has been a huge amount of interest in star gazing with events being put on locally by village halls, pubs and the National Park Visitor Centre.