On The Map: Good Day Out

As part of a new feature on the Brecon Cottages blog, every week we will be putting the spotlight on one of our ‘Exclusive Map’ businesses.

If you’re yet to discover our wonderful Exclusive Map, it’s something we share with all of our guests, recommending our favourite eateries, adventures and activities, with some brilliant offers and discounts which will save you hundreds of pounds while you’re here.

On this map we feature over 45 local, independent businesses who we think are the best of the Brecon Beacons! This ‘On The Map’, blog series will give you the chance to learn more about them and have an insider’s local viewpoint on the whats, wheres and whens of the Brecon Beacons.

First up, Julia from Good Day Out 

1: Tell us about your business
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Good Day Out offers activities and experiences in the Brecon Beacons – all with a high level of engagement, and all helping good causes and offer the chance to do something completely different within a small mixed group, or most are available for special small group bookings.
  • Sheep Trekking along ancient drovers paths
  • Piggy Walking with a Pig-Nic
  • Stargazing & Astrophotography Evening
  • Red Kite Photography
  • Hedgehog Helper Morning
  • Lambing on an Organic Farm
  • Fleece to Felt shearing day
and many more highly individual experiences with engaging knowledgeable trainers.
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2: What is your favourite Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottage?
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Good Day Out founder Julia Blazer’s favourite Brecon Beacons Holiday Cottage is Llwynin Farmhouse & Barn, as her family stayed there a few years ago and it was the greatest space for a large group, plus really handy for many of our best activities in the beautiful Upper Usk Valley.
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3: Give us three words to entice someone to the Brecon Beacons.
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Stunning open countryside.
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4: The best place to spend a Sunday in the Brecon Beacons?
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The best place to spend a Sunday is Defynnog, with a visit to the 5000 year old Defynnog Yew, village bells ringing, lovely walks and a decent pint!
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5: What’s in store for your business in 2016?
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What’s new for 2016?  We have added two new experiences;  The ever amazing Sheep Trekking has added a new trail through Forestry land next to the farm which is a great option for less than perfect weather, and delighted to be working with 2 new trainers, photographer Gareth Scanlon whose lovely red kite photograph is on the front of the new Brecon Beacons OS map, and dance teacher Helena Barnard who welcomes you to her smallholding for the Piggy Walks.
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