OAG weekend – Brecon Beacons

DATE: 14-16 June 2024
LOCATION: Brecon Beacons National Park
ACCOMMODATION: YHA Brecon Beacons
ABILITY: Level 3 (challenging)
PRICE: £325

WHAT’S INCLUDED

✓ 2 x nights accommodation at YHA Brecon Beacons
✓ 2 x breakfasts at YHA Brecon Beacons
✓ 2 x dinners at YHA Brecon Beacons
✓ Welcome and introduction with your OAG host
✓ Empowerment session with your OAG host
✓ Guided group hike up Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, with trained mountain leaders
✓ Morning group paddleboarding adventure on Pontsticill reservoir
✓ Group lunch on Sunday to end our weekend together
✓ Evening games night with the group
✓ OAG host available throughout the trip
✓ WhatsApp group to connect with other guests

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

✕ Travel to and from the venue
✕ Travel insurance for the trip
✕ Any additional meals or drinks not stated above (note: Saturday lunch is not included as we will be out – please bring a packed lunch with you, and you can store it in the YHA fridges overnight)

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Accommodation

Our accommodation for the weekend is the stunning YHA Brecon Beacons, in a cosy 19th Century farmhouse, with access to some of the best walking routes in Wales. From the moment you step through the front door you are greeted by breathtaking views towards Pen y Fan – the highest mountain peak in South Wales.

After a long day hiking, we can head back to our accommodation and plonk ourselves in front of the hostel’s roaring fire and enjoy a tasty home-cooked meal.

Our accommodation for the trip will be in 4-bed and 6-bed dorms, exclusive to our group. If you’re booking with a friend let us know and we’ll make sure you get a room together. 

NOTE: There is limited car parking at this hostel, and is first come first served.

Food

Our meals for the weekend will be prepared on-site at YHA, for breakfast and dinner. Saturday lunch is not included, as we will be out all day, so please bring something to eat for Saturday lunch, such as a packed lunch.

Itinerary

*Please note this itinerary is subject to change, and is weather dependent.

Friday

  • Check in to YHA and meet your room mates
  • Welcome and introduction with your OAG host
  • Empowerment session with your OAG host
  • Group dinner at YHA

Saturday

  • Group breakfast at YHA
  • Guided group hike up Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons, with trained mountain leaders
  • Back to YHA to shower and relax
  • Group dinner at YHA
  • Games night with your fellow guests

Sunday

  • Group breakfast at YHA
  • Check out and drive to our morning activity
  • Morning group paddleboarding adventure on Pontsticill reservoir
  • Group lunch on Sunday to end our weekend together
  • Free time to explore this beautiful area of the UK

Getting here

The venue for our weekend is in the middle of the Brecon Beacons National Park, just outside the town of Merthyr Tydfil, and around 45 minutes from Cardiff. The nearest station is Merthyr Tydfil, or if driving you can coordinate car-sharing in the trip WhatsApp group. 

Closest train station
Merthyr Tydfil, Cardiff, Newport

Address
YHA Brecon Beacons, Libanus, Brecon, Powys, LD3 8NH

BOOK NOW

Be quick – we’re limited to just 30 spots on this adventure and expect them to sell out fast!

FAQs

What kit do I need?

  • Hiking/outdoor clothing including trail running shoes or hiking boots
  • A towel and any cosmetics and toiletries
  • Waterproof jacket, plus hat
  • Fleece or warm jumper
  • Comfy clothes for yoga and a yoga mat
  • Small daypack for hiking and/or when out and about
  • Water bottle and snacks

INSURANCE

It is the attendee’s responsibility to have the appropriate travel insurance for this trip. Please let us know if you have appropriate travel insurance before the trip.

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About Me

Sophie is a travel writer, based in the UK, always thinking about her next adventure. Sophie set up Outdoor Adventure Girls in 2020 with the aim to provide safe spaces for women to connect, get outdoors and push themselves out of their comfort zone.