Stay safe while walking in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Whether you are strolling or walking at low level or hiking at height, the information below should help you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

Take the right equipment

Make sure you are wearing suitable clothes and shoes for the type of trip you are taking, plus supplies of food and drink.

Watch the weather 

Consult the weather, mountain and severe weather forecasts before you go, but remember that conditions can change quickly – it’s safest to always have warm clothes, waterproofs and a hat with you.

Tell someone where you're going

Make sure that somebody knows where you are going and what time you expect to be back. Tell them when you get back safely, or if you are delayed or change your plans.

If you're in a group, look after everyone

Be sure that the activity is suitable for all members of the group before you set out.

Leaders should have first-aid and navigation skills.

Make sure everyone knows where you are heading, and the basic route.

Groups should have a group shelter with them.

Keep together and proceed at the pace of the slowest person. Never abandon anyone because they can't keep up.

Please follow the Countryside Code at all times 

And have fun!