Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom? If you're planning to go to Brecon Beacons National Park, I've got some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom

Based on the climate and weather in Brecon Beacons National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Brecon Beacons National Park, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom by month

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January

If you vacation in Brecon Beacons National Park during January, you may notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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February

If you vacation in Brecon Beacons National Park during February, you will probably find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost about half of the time.

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March

In March, Brecon Beacons National Park is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Brecon Beacons National Park, with more than half of the days of the month having rain. There is frost a bit less than half of the time.

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April

If you visit Brecon Beacons National Park during April, you are likely to find that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time. There is frost sometimes.

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May

If you visit Brecon Beacons National Park during May, you will probably see that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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June

If you visit Brecon Beacons National Park during June, you may see that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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July

July in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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August

August for Brecon Beacons National Park is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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September

If you visit Brecon Beacons National Park during September, you may notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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October

If you vacation in Brecon Beacons National Park during October, you will probably notice that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

November in Brecon Beacons National Park can be very chilly and very rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. There is frost once in a while.

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December

December for Brecon Beacons National Park can be very chilly and very rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. There is frost about a third of the time. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales, United Kingdom

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Brecon Beacons National Park.

If you go to Black Mountain, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you're planning to visit Sgwd yr Eira Waterfall, prepare to get wet, and take these:

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