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As part of the European Geoparks Fortnight, the Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival runs from 23rd May until 7th June combining two weeks of walks, talks and other fun events to celebrate the Earth’s natural elements of air, land, and ancient seas. 

As Wales’ first Geopark and the UK’s only Geopark set within a National Park, Fforest Fawr is now amongst 34 locations across Europe which running events about their special and diverse geology during European Geoparks Fortnight.

The Geopark Festival offers many exciting outdoor and geology-based events including Town Walks, the ‘Space to Place’ art exhibition at Brecon Museum &Art Gallery, a ‘Water of Life’ tour of Penderyn Welsh Whisky Distillery, tours of shakeholes and a lake with no name and a range of guided walks designed to suit the whole family and highlight the special qualities of Fforest Fawr Geopark . 

Alan Bowring, Geopark Development Officer for Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said:  “Although this is a celebration of the European Geopark Network, at a local level this is the perfect opportunity for the public to explore the wildlife, landscapes and geology of the Fforest Fawr Geopark in the company of inspiring and leading experts in their fields.  There is something for everyone during the Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival, so whether you’re a child or an adult; a geologist or an enthusiast, come along and enjoy the fun.”

For further information www.fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk  or visit the European Geoparks Network website www.europeangeoparks.org  or contact Alan Bowring on 01874 620 415 or by e-mail alan.bowring@breconbeacons.org