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Visit Pont ar Daf in the Brecon Beacons car-free

It’s easy to visit Pont ar Daf in the Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) car-free. Pont ar Daf is the most popular access point for Pen y Fan, the highest peak in southern Britain and one of the most recognisable skylines in the UK. The Upper Tarell Valley is close by to explore too, with its veteran trees, rich history, and quiet spots for walkers to enjoy the abundance of wildlife along the river.

Buses stop at Storey Arms from: Brecon (20 mins), Builth Wells (60 mins), Cardiff (85 mins), Llandrindod (90 mins), Merthyr Tydfil (15 mins),

Trains run from Cardiff (65 mins) to Merthyr Tydfil, where you change for the bus. There are connecting trains to Cardiff from Swansea (60 mins) and Newport (10 mins).

Check out our recommended route (below) and then use our journey planner (above) for door-to-door train, bus and walking routes.

Discount: During peak times we are offering a subsidy on the bus between Merthyr and Storey Arms or Brecon and Storey Arms – tickets will be £1 per person, to or from these destinations on weekends and bank holidays.

Scenic bus route T4 passes along the West of the National Trust’s land from Cardiff to Newtown via Brecon, stopping near Pont ar Daf Car Park, Storey Arms Outdoor Centre and Craig Cerrig Gleisiad.

Bus T14 runs from Hereford to Brecon and T6 from Swansea and Neath to Brecon. Bus X8 from Neath stops near the Henrhyd Falls.

Steam locomotives run along Brecon Mountain Railway from Pant (Merthyr Tydfil) to Torpantau, Taf Fechan Forest.

Here is a transport map for the area.

For money-saving tips see our handy guides to trains and buses. Find the best bus. tickets for you.

Cycle route National Cycle Network Route 8 (Lon Las Cymru) and the Taff trail travels along the western and eastern fringes of the property from Brecon and also approaches the property from the north, from Talybont-on-Usk to the east and Cardiff from the south. The infamous Gap Road, the highest trail in England and Wales, crosses the property and joins the trail at Torpantau. Plan your cycle route here.

Footpath Beacons Way runs from Abergavenny to Llangadog and passes through the National Trust’s land. The Taff Trail travels along the western and eastern fringes of the area from Beacon (12 km / 8 miles) and also approaches the property from Talybont-on-Usk to the east.

Walks from Pont ar Daf Car Park and Storey Arms Outdoor Centre: Pen y Fan Corn Du circular walk (2.5 hrs), Upper Tarell Valley walk (3 hrs), Beacons Way and Cambrian Way. This is 1.5-2 hours from Cardiff or 2.5 from Swansea.

Walk from Craig Cerrig Gleisiad: Beacons Way. This is 1.5-2 hours from Cardiff or 2.5 from Swansea.

Walks from Henrhyd Falls: Henrhyd FallsFalls, Fossils, Forests and Fleeces audio trail (2 hrs) and Henrhyd Falls and Nant Llech walk (2.5 hrs). This is over 2 hours from Cardiff or 2 hours from Swansea.

Walks from Taf Fechan Forest CarparkTaf Fechan Trail (Owl’s Grove) (45 mins), Horseshoe Ridge circular walk (5-6 hrs), Taff TrailBeacons Way and Cambrian Way. This is over 3 hours from Cardiff.

Here is a walking map for the area.

Taxis are listed by the National Park authority.

Find accessibility information for buses and trains and here’s some more from the National Trust and National Park authority.

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All photos on this page are copyright ©National Trust Images – full credits here.

About Pont ar Daf in the Brecon Beacons

The Storey Arms bus stop at the foot of the Brecon Beacons, provides direct access to The Beacons Way, Taff Trail, the Pen y Fan circular walk and the Upper Tarell Valley walk. The National Trust car park ar Pont ar Daf, a short walk away from the bus stop is the central point for walkers and visitors. It is a welcome respite with its well-equipped toilet facilities, secure bike rack and friendly welcome team onsite.

For any queries about visiting contact Pont ar Daf in the Brecon Beacons on 01874625515 or brecon@nationaltrust.org.uk

Address: Pont ar Daf car park (access to Pen y Fan), Near Storey Arms, Libanus, Powys, LD3 8NL. Visit Website