Accessible Places To Visit

The Brecon Beacons National Park is home to many accessible places to visit.

Whether you need wheelchair or scooter access, pram access or you’d like to avoid too many steps you’ve come to the right place.

Here are 3 ideas to get you started. For more accessible places to visit and information see www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/easy-access.

Around Abergavenny

Visit Goytre Wharf, just outside Abergavenny, to join the canal towpath, which is flat and accessible. There is also a small exhibition area and visitor centre where regular events and children’s activities are held. The car park is also of compacted stone dust and the cafe and shop are both wheelchair accessible. There is a wheelchair for use on the site and there is a disabled access toilet. For more information call 01873 881069.

In town

Mobility scooters can be hired free from Abergavenny Shop Mobility, Castle Street car park (disabled toilet). St Mary’s Church is accessible, as is the Tithe Barn cafe (disabled toilet). Take the lift upstairs to see the Millennium Tapestry showing the history of Abergavenny. The Angel Hotel provides a ramp for access, Venue 59  has a disabled toilet (access via The Kings Head, ramp). Cafe Nero and Nicholls department store also have disabled toilets. Eazability, Lewis Lane, offers scooter hire / repairs / parts: 01873 854322.

Talybont Reservoir

Offers a relatively flat (gravelled) forestry track alongside the reservoir which would be suitable for prams and trampers with sturdier tyres. Cross the dam to join the track which is actually part of the Taff Trail – there are no barriers to accessing this route.