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Settler's Pass

The Settler's Pass is your ticket to one whole week in Green Man land. Settle in, relax, explore.

Nestled within the majestic Brecon Beacons, the Settlement is your opportunity to explore miles and miles of mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers. Camp with us for a whole week from 12th August to discover the verdant beauty of the Welsh surroundings...

Immersing yourself in our community of Settlers couldn’t be easier - host barbecues with produce sold daily (from the local butcher), team up for our legendary Settlement Pub Quiz, cuddle up around the Settlement bonfire or enjoy live music, workshops, outdoor adventure and family fun.

With special discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more, your Settler’s Pass allows you to unearth the very best of Wales. So welcome, Settlers!

Music & Activities

There's an entire assemblage of activities lined up and music to uncover. Keep an eye out for what the Settlement has in store later in 2024...

Outside Green Man

Discover the wonders of the mythical Welsh landscape surrounding the Settlement...

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Nearby Attractions

Blaenavon Iron Works
11 miles from Green Man
North Street, NP4 9RN
Opening hours: 10:00-17:00
An 18th Century blast furnace and museum exploring the British iron industry.

Big Pit
12.2 miles from Green Man
Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP
Opening hours: 9:30-17:30
Underground tours: 10:00-15:30
A real coal mine where you can even travel 300ft underground with a real miner.

The Promenade at Brecon
12.5 miles from Green Man
Signposted from the B4601 Cradoc Road
Surfaced riverside walks, meadows and a children’s play area in a picturesque setting.

Talgarth Mill
10.7 miles from Green Man -
Talgarth, Talgarth Powys LD3 0BW
Talgarth Mill is a working watermill in the heart of the Brecon Beacons. Talgarth Mill is a hub for producing award-winning food with strong local provenance.

Llangorse Lake
Brecon, Powys, LD3 7TR
8.7 miles from Green Man Festival -
The largest natural Lake in South Wales, set in the mountains and created by Ice Age glaciers over 10,000 years ago. At Llangorse Lake you can hire canoes, Kayaks and pedalos

Castles and Cathedrals

Immerse yourself in the rich local history of Wales and visit one of the many local museums, castles and cathedrals.

Abergavenny Museum
8.5 miles from Green Man
Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE
Opening hours: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
A diverse collection of Welsh history set in the grounds of a ruined Norman Castle.

Brecon Cathedral
12 miles from Green Man
Cathedral Close, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DP
Opening hours: 08:30-18:30
Benedictine Priory dating back to 1093.
Crickhowell Castle
3 miles from Green Man
Beaufort Street, Crickhowell, NP8 1BN
Beautiful views and a wonderful picnic spot with a playground.

Llantony Priory
13 miles from Green Man
On the B4423 between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye
Opening hours: 10:00-16:00
Beautiful ruins of a 13th Century Augustinian church in the Vale of Ewyas.

Tretower Castle and Court
1.3 miles from Green Man
Tretower, Crickhowell NP8 1RD
The village of Tretower boasts a fine 13th century circular keep and one of the finest late medieval houses in Wales. Together they make up a property which for over 900 years has been altered and adapted to keep up with style and the tastes of the time.


Waterfalls

Waterfall Country: Living landscapes
29.8 miles from Green Man - Nestled into the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, west of Merthyr Tydfil

Blaen-y-Glyn: Lively waters
13.7 miles from Green Man - Much of the water that fills Talybont Reservoir begins its journey high up in the mountains at the head of the Talybont Valley in the eastern Beacons.

Henrhyd Falls: The highest one
36.6 Miles from Green Man - With a drop of 27m, Sgwd Henrhyd, on the River Nant Llech north-west of Glyn-Neath, Henrhyd Falls is the highest waterfall in the National Park.in the village of Coelbren. This is a fantastic waterfall when seen in full flow, located in a steep-sided, wooded gorge. It’s most famous for being the location for the ‘Bat Cave’ in the last Batman film. Best seen (like most waterfalls) when there’s been heavy rainfall.


National Trust Nearby

The Kymin, near Monmouth. A Georgian round house and naval temple set on top of a hill overlooking the Wye valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stunning views!

The Begwns, near Hay-on-Wye. A beautiful stretch of common land with panoramic views of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons.

Green Man’s very own Sugarloaf and Skirrid mountains are owned and looked after by the National Trust. Plus we’d also recommend visiting the central Brecon Beacons (Corn Du, Pen y Fan & Cribyn) or why not take a visit to the Tarell valley. Founded in 1895, the National Trust is an independent conservation charity that works to preserve and protect historic places and spaces - for ever, for everyone.

Beaches

Ogmore-by-Sea, CF32 0QP:
A sand & pebble beach located near Bridgend in Glamorgan. Ogmore Beach is the locals' choice for dog walking & surfing – plus it's right on the Glamorgan Coastal Path so put on your hiking boots and have a stroll. Driving here takes just under 1h30m from the Settlement.

Newton Beach, Porthcawl, CF36 5NE:
A sandy and rocky beach, popular with windsurfers and jet skiers. With miles of sand (although very rocky in parts), you can walk to the river mouth at Ogmore; it is next to Newton Burrows and Merthyr Mawr dunes. Driving here takes 1h20m from the Settlement.

Coney (Sandy Bay) Porthcawl, CF36 5BY:
A sheltered, sandy bay close to Porthcawl town. Driving here takes 1h20m from the Settlement.


Llantwit Major, CF61 1RF:
Llantwit Major/Cwm Colhuw Beach is sandy and great for surfing, coastal walks, and rock pools.The Wales Coast Path joins up with the beach and offers some fantastic walks with great views. Driving here takes 1h30m from the Settlement.