Press releases from April 2012
Residents in the Brecon Beacons National Park are being invited to nominate unprotected buildings, monuments and other assets that add to the heritage of the area to help ensure their long term future and protection.
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is delighted to announce the appointment of Wayne Lewis as its new Commercial Manager.
There’s nothing like a fantastic charity cycle ride for a worthy cause to give you that feel good factor – mind, body and soul. So if you’re looking for a cycle ride that does just that pump up your tires, jump on your bikes and head down to the Brecon Beacons National Park on Saturday, May 19 for the Canal 200 Cycle charity ride taking place along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.
As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, the National Parks of Wales invites the world to enjoy some of Wales’ most inspirational, beautiful and breathtaking landscapes.
A worldwide search for an ancient fallen city of Greece, where Kronos – father of Zeus - releases ‘hell on Earth’ in the newly released feature film ‘Wrath of the Titans’ has been uncovered at a quarry site in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
A new partnership between Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Dyfed Archaeological Trust, the National Museum of Wales and the Black Mountain Centre in Brynaman - aiming to celebrate the unique history of the lime industry on the Black Mountain – kick starts with an Open Day on Thursday 12th April.
Competitive walkers from around the UK travelled to an historic waterfall site in the Brecon Beacons National Park last Saturday, March 31st to take part in a wicked new walking challenge.
Normally it’s a cake that marks an anniversary celebration but this year there’s a delicious new lunch on the menu in the form of a Canalman’s Lunch being served along the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal to mark its special bicentenary.
A special Church Service in Cwmdu Church and a small village party marked the end of an era as Cwmdu Church in Wales School closed its doors to pupils for the last time.
The National Park Visitor Centre is the only place to be this coming Bank Holiday (April 6th- 9th) with a whole host of fun and activities for this year’s Party in the Park.
As the London 2012 Olympics approaches, the National Parks of Wales invites the world to enjoy some of Wales’ most inspirational, beautiful and breathtaking landscapes. Whilst running 26 miles, high jumping over hedgerows or synchronised swimming in lakes is not obligatory and is far from being encouraged, each of the three National Parks in Wales is offering alternative options to people who wish to escape the hurly burly of daily life, or who wish to get rid of the winter blues and mental cobwebs, or who simply want to get fit for the summer holidays. Mrs Julie James, Chairman of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority said: “The National Parks of Wales have so many diverse walking experiences to offer the experienced walker or the absolute beginner. With variety like Rhaeadr Abergwyngregyn in Snowdonia, or Newport Town and Estuary on the Pembrokeshire Coast, or Pen y Fan and a canal stroll in the Brecon Beacons all you have to do is log onto our websites to check the routes and weather forecasts, wear suitable clothing and shoes and respect the countryside. London might have the Olympics but we have a different types of track and field activities here in the Brecon Beacons and we want to encourage everyone to come and enjoy them.” Each National Park has provided on its website a list of 26 walks which feature routes suitable for a variety of abilities and include an assortment of lengths. Details of the 26 walks in Brecon Beacons National Park can be found at www.breconbeacons.org. Snowdonia can be found on its websitewww.eryri-npa.gov.uk. The 26 walks in Pembrokeshire Coast National Park can be found at www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk. You can download a PDF of the 26 walks here: