About Llangors

Llangors Village & Paulinus ChurchJust a few miles south east of Brecon, with its pleasant jumble of Georgian buildings, lies the largest natural lake in South Wales - Llangors Lake. The lake was formed by glacial action and is naturally eutrophic. Migratory wild fowl live amongst the reedy shores of the lake which has much interesting flora and fauna. To read more about the lake, click here...

The Llangors area is a mecca for sports lovers. On the lake are all types of water sports, including sailing, boating, canoeing and water-skiing; the surrounding mountains are ideal for walking, house riding and trekking. An activity centre in Llangorse also has facilities for indoor climbing, bouldering and pot-holing and a nearby Gliding Club offers a chance to get a birds eye glimpse of a little piece of heaven. To find out more, visit the aroundllangorselake.co.uk website...

The Llangors community encompasses several small villages: Llangors, Llanfihangel Talyllyn, Llanywern (with its tiny 14th Century St. Mary’s Church), Llanfihangel (created solely for the long-forgotten railway), Pennorth (with the oldest railway tunnel in the world) and Llangasty. Llangasty has a charming church, designed by J.L.Pearson who also designed Truro Cathedral, built on the site of a monk’s cell. It juts out on the small peninsular into the Lake and has what must be the most delightful churchyard ever. Llangasty still maintains its links with the church through the Llangasty Retreat where people come to experience the stillness and calm of the beautiful surrounding area.

Llangorse Lake & Brecon BeaconsThe village of Llangors is just a few minutes walk and has breath-taking views of the Brecon Beacons and the Black Mountains. It has a lively Primary School, two pubs and a Post Office outreach service at the village hall two days per week. All this is set in the Brecon Beacons National Park which is one of the great natural wildernesses in the UK. The park’s 519 square miles of mountains and moorland, laced with rivers and lakes, is made up of three separate ranges each with its distinct character.

Llangors, Llanfihangel and Llangasty have thriving village halls where residents meet for lunch clubs, badminton, keep fit, and many other groups. Have a look at their websites - Llangors, Llangasty.

The old tramroad from Brecknock to Hay passes through a part of the parish and the path of the railway line can still be clearly seen.

Brecon, the nearest town, is popular with tourists all year around but bursts raucously into life during the Jazz festival in August which attracts the best musicians from all over the world.

Hay on Wye, just 15 miles away, is known as the Book Town with many second hand bookshops it is a haven for literature lovers. The town would be just another picturesque stop of Offa’s Dyke were it not for the extraordinary success of the Festival of Literature which takes place in early summer.

Llanfihangel Talyllyn:

The village of Llanfihangel Talyllyn lies 5 miles East of Brecon near Llangors Lake. The village has a pub, village hall and St. Michael and All Angels Church. The main Brecon to Hereford Railway used to run on the outskirts of the village and at the nearby hamlet of Talyllyn the entrance/exit to one of the longest Railway tunnels can still be seen today.
Weekly Keep fit classes in the village hall and annual village events include the popular Llanfihangel & Llanywern Village fete in August and the Harvest Supper in October. For further information on the Churches in our Community visit www.llynsafaddan.org For tourist information services visit www.powys.gov.uk

Pennorth & Llangasty Talyllyn:

Pennorth and Llangasty Talyllyn are hamlets situated on the south side of Llangors Lake and form part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Llangasty Village Hall (a field study centre) is an ideal place to commence and enjoy a walk up The Allt with beautiful views over Llangors Lake and the Usk Valley or a more leisurely walk around the lake to Llangors.
A visit to the picturesque church of St Gastyn, built on a Monk’s cell and designed by J.L. Pearson who designed Truro cathedral, is a must. For further information please visit:

About Llan-Y-Wern:

Llanywern is a scattered hamlet which lies six miles from Brecon. The centre point of the hamlet is the Church of St. Mary. The first church on this site, which was a bog, was built in the 6th century and was dedicated to St. Cynidr. The present church was built in the 14th century with certain alterations done 200 years ago. It is now much as it was then, totally unspoiled. For further information please visit: www.llynsafaddan.org

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