Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is delighted to partner with the Hay Festival to deliver a series of wayfaring walks and a writer in residence programme. The National Park exists to protect the natural beauty of the area, to help visitors enjoy and understand it, and to foster the wellbeing of local people.
With mountains and moorland, standing stones and castles, lively waterfalls and vibrant communities, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park has so much to offer residents and visitors. It has a long and colourful history and a rich and varied mythology and culture. Bannau Brycheiniog is around 42 miles wide. It covers approximately 520 square miles of south- and mid-Wales, just west of Herefordshire, and includes parts of Powys, Carmarthenshire, Monmouthshire, Rhondda and Merthyr Tydfil. Its highest peak is Pen y Fan, which rises to 886 meters and is the highest peak in southern Britain.