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The Brecon Beacons National Park

Listed under National Parks in Wales, United Kingdom.

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The Brecon Beacons are mountains, named after the fires that were lit in chains along the peaks to warn of approaching attacks from the English. They're still lit occasionally today, but as a celebratory symbol instead – and almost everything else is as close to the way it was in ancient times as seems reasonably possible, too. Brecon is still famous far and wide for its market, there's still a smattering of quiet villages and the national park itself is still made up largely of open grassland and pasture, though a few areas are occupied by the forestry industry now. It's a fairytale landscape if ever there was one: vast, misty moors, dense forests, crystalline lakes, deep caves and magical waterfalls plunging into mountain gorges. You can walk for miles and meet only tough little mountain sheep and ponies – and it's also perfect for mountain biking, riding, sailing, fishing, climbing, caving and any other activities that require rugged, fantastic landscapes.

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