Kitting yourself out in outdoor gear and browsing our fashion boutiques

Many people think of Snowdonia and the Lake District for walking and climbing gear, but there's a great range on offer in the Brecon Beacons. And our boutiques turn heads.

Ready to replace your waterproofs, base layers or walking boots? You may be very pleasantly surprised by the range and price of the kit available in Brecon, Hay-on-Wye, Crickhowell and Abergavenny and at the National Park Visitor Centre in Libanus. For basics, try the local farming cooperative stores – they stock wellies, rain macs and hats.

All our towns have appealing fashion boutiques. Hay-on-Wye's arty, independent spirit makes it a particularly good place to shop for fashions that are the opposite of run-of-the-mill.