School & Youth Groups


'Expeditions, both at school and on residential courses, enable pupils to enjoy challenging and unfamiliar experiences that test and develop their physical, social and personal skills.’

"They can be among the most memorable experiences for pupils of their school days."

David Bell - Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Schools.


If you agree with David Bell and many other organisations and individuals from Baden Powell through Chris Bonnington, HRH Prince Philip, to Bear Grylls, then the Brecon Forest Farmhouse is a superb place to put action into words.

From Keystage Stage One to Sixth form;
From tenderfoot to Explorer Belt;
From Duke of Edinburgh Bronze to Gold,
the Farmhouse can provide a successful training and assessment base for outdoor expeditions on foot or on water.

Directly from the Farmhouse door, woodland trails lead to open moorland providing an extensive area for field study and expedition training. Beyond this area, the countryside becomes more remote and challenging, offering the opportunity for more advanced adventure.

Nearby, the rivers Wye and Usk are available for canoeists of all abilities.