Weekend SweetSpot – Brecon Beacons – Mild and majestic

Planning a quick getaway? To help you make the most of your outdoor leisure time, weathertrending picks out the Weekend SweetSpot Рan area of the UK that we think looks one of the better placed, weather-wise, for the upcoming weekend.

Winter well and truly arrives as we arrive in December. But the chilly weather will ease for a time this weekend as milder Atlantic air wafts in from the northwest.

The south of Wales will be well-placed to benefit, with the Cambrian Mountains to the north helping to break up the cloud. So why not take a trip to the Brecon Beacons?

The mild and mostly dry weather should entice you to explore this unique part of Britain.


Most of the hill-walking, though strenuous, is far from extreme. Take a hike up Sugar Loaf Mountain and feast your eyes for miles across Abergavenny and the distant valleys below.

The rich history of this frontier land was sometimes violent. But peaceful times now allow us to wander a number of medieval castles, such as Raglan and Skenfrith.


Head east to the Wye Valley and wander along the meandering riverside. At this time of year, there’s a serenity to be shared with the over-wintering wildlife.

And if you’re a bookworm, then Hay on Wye is an absolute ‘must’. Why not spend an hour or two pottering around the many bookshops for which this pretty village boasts international fame.

Apart form the odd spot of drizzle, the weekend should be mostly dry with some shafts of winter sunshine. Winds won’t be too strong either. Although layers are a must for a ramble, light winds and reasonable temperatures should ensure a pleasant weekend stay.

Follow this link to the Brecon Beacons National Park website for lots more attractions in the area

Attractions all around the UK can be found here at the Visit Britain website