About Us

The Upper Usk Valley is part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The area comprises of the villages of Crai, Heol Senni, Defynnog, Pentrebach, Pentrefelin, Sennybridge & Trecastle stretching up to The Usk Reservoir. The Rural Alliances project has facilitated a group to come together to find ways to promote the enjoyment of this lovely part of Wales for the people who live here and for those that visit.

Is is home to the darkest skies in the Brecon Beacons Dark Sky Reserve and its uplands form part of the Fforest Fawr Geopark.

The areas is steeped in history and community spirit, welcoming all to explore and enjoy it’s natural surroundings and peaceful habitats. The area includes stunning walking routes, fishing in the Usk Reservoir and a range of accommodation to suit all.

The Upper Usk Rural Alliance have developed an action plan for the area with the help of funding from the Rural Alliances project in the Brecon Beacons which was 50% funded by the ERDF Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme and the Welsh Government’s Targeted Match Fund. Many members of the community came together to help develop this action plan in 2013 – the plan can be seen via this link: Sennybridge, Crai, Trecastle STS & Action Plan

There has been some proposed revisions to the original plan and these can be seen here:Upper Usk Valley Rural Alliance proposed Action Plan 2014

The Upper Usk Valley Group have taken over the responsibility of maintaining the public toilets in Sennybridge from Powys. They are now open every day from 9am – 5pm.

If you would like to know about the working group supporting the initiative then please email upperuskvalley@outlook.com.

The next meeting is an Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21st August 2019 at The Old Yew Tree, Defynnog at 6.30pm.  The meeting is open to everyone who is a member of the UUV. If you are not a member please bring the completed membership form to the meeting.

The last meeting was a General Meeting which took place on the 10th July 2019 at The Shoemakers Arms, Pentrebach.

The last Annual General Meeting took place on the 07th November 2018.

Minutes of recent meetings can be seen by clicking the links below:

UUV Minutes 01.05.19

UUV Minutes EGM 06.03.19

UUV Minutes 20.03.19

UUV Minutes 05.12.18

UUV Minutes 07.11.18

UUV Minutes 03.10.18

UUV Minutes 20180808

UUV AGM Minutes 20180711

UUV Minutes 20180619

UUV minutes 20180523

UUV Minutes 20180418 (1)

UUVG Extraordinary Meeting notes 22nd October 2015 – you can see the presentation that was given at the EGM via this link: Presentation given at October 2015 EGM

UUVG meeting Minutes 9th September 2015

UUVG meeting minutes 4th August 2015


UUV minutes 16th April 2015

The minutes of the AGM held on March 9th 2015 can be seen via this link: AGM minutes 9th March 2015.

The UPPER USK VALLEY RURAL ALLIANCE CONSTITUTION November 2014 was accepted formally at the March 2015 AGM.

Croeso i Orllewin Wyllt o’r Barc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog, ardal sydd llawn hanes ag ysbryd cymunedol, ac yn gornel o Frycheiniog lle glywir y Gymraeg yn y gymbrogaeth.

2 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Hi. My husband and I are interested in coming along to this Sundays community walk. Do we have to sign up anywhere or just come along?
    Best wishes, Clare.

    • Sorry Clare, admin fail, only just seen this. All the walks are turn up, there is a basic registration form to complete. The next one is on 23rd February. The details will be posted here.

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