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Published July 24th 2018
A commoner in the peak of it all
When visiting the Brecon Beacons, taking in the stunning scenery of the mountain peaks in the surrounding countryside via a walk or from sitting in your car at one of the many roadside stops is something that every visitor can experience. Even the views from one of the visitor centres provide a good view of the area for those unable to walk and is all part of the experience in this unique area.
The National Park Visitor Centre is located at Libanus and referred to as the Mountain Centre. It provides some fantastic views of the surrounding peaks as well as having a tea room that lets you view the area in comfort on a cold and windy day.
From the Visitor Centre, you can do a 4.5km (2.5 mile) walk that will take you to the mound of Twyn y Gaer which has the remnants of an ancient Iron age hill fort. From there, you can also get views of the nearby peaks that tower out of the ground and a view of the northern slopes of the Black mountains.
The walk will take you on a loop that brings you back to the Visitor Centre and can be completed in around an hour and a half. Once at the centre, you can enjoy a meal or snack and if you have kids with you, they can have a run around in the play area.
For the best views and pictures, I'd recommend a day that's not a bleak winter's day as it was when we visited. There was poor visibility all round and we could only get an occasional glimpse of the awesome peaks around us.