Brecon Beacons: Park to use Welsh name Bannau Brycheiniog

Brecon Beacons National Park has announced that it will use its Welsh language name only in future.

Bannau Brycheiniog – meaning “the peaks of Brychan’s kingdom” – is derived from 5th Century King Brychan ruler of Brycheiniog, who’s land borders roughly match that of the National Park. Pronounced “ban-aye bruch-ay-nee-og”, the name follows a similar change with mount Snowdon, now being referred to it’s original Welsh name of Yr Wyddfa.

The Dragon Ride route wouldn’t be what it is without the savagery and stunning beauty the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park offers and is why many riders return each year. We feel it important to honour the Welsh routes of this land and the decision of the National Park authority.

We understand that for 66 years the park has been referred to as the Brecon Beacons, so we will use both names initially as to avoid any confusion for the time being. However, as time goes on, we hope that the new name will become as famous and adored as the name that has been known all over the World for over half a century.

Check out our routes to see just how much of the National Park the Dragon ride takes in: and our gallery to be reminded of just how beautiful this part of the World is: