March 2012

National Park Authority fund helps give pedal power to cycle repair scheme

An innovative Bannau Brycheiniog businessman says grant support from Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund (SDF) has really set the wheels in motion for his latest venture.

‘Beacons to the Sea’ celebrates canal’s 200th anniversary

A horse drawn dray and narrow boat are set to recreate travel history through the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park next weekend - providing the first delivery of a specially produced local beer to mark the 200th anniversary milestone of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal.

Prince Charles unveils bird hide in the Bannau Brycheiniog

Last Friday (2nd March 2012) His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales visited a Bannau Brycheiniog beauty spot to officially unveil a new bird hide which is to be handed over to Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority.

Teams sought to tackle the Witches’ Pool Challenge

Legend has it that centuries ago the Witches’ Pool (Pwll-y-Wrach) near Talgarth was a place of dread – but later this month (Saturday, March 31st) the historic waterfall site turned beauty spot is set to cast its spell on teams entering a wicked new walking challenge.

Tourism in Action conference set to corner the market for the Bannau Brycheiniog

New ways of marketing Bannau Brycheiniog National Parks’ £205 million tourism industry are high on the agenda at the eighth annual Tourism in Action conference taking place at the Theatr Brycheiniog on Tuesday 13th March next week .

Tourism in Action conference identifies the way forward

On March 13 more than 80 people attended the annual Tourism in Action conference to hear about new ways of marketing Bannau Brycheiniog National Park’s £205 million tourism industry.

Local chefs club together

A group of chefs working within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park area came together yesterday (15.03.12) to form a Bannau Brycheiniog Chefs Club to promote local produce in the National Park on their restaurant menus.

Fancy a flavour of Wales during your holiday to the Bannau Brycheiniog?

A True Taste of Beacons hamper could be waiting for your arrival on your Bannau Brycheiniog holiday cottage doorstep – all you need to do is order it.

New ‘Walkers are Welcome’ bid meeting in Crickhowell

Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority is supporting a new bid to win national status to three towns in the National Park and are encouraging walkers to come to a public meeting in Crickhowell to rally local support.

A celebration of wild food and woodland is on the menu in the Black Mountains

Two captivating forests in the Black Mountains near Abergavenny are to host a celebration of woodland and wild food next month as part of Britain’s ONLY Wild Garlic Festival.

Sky high help for footpath repairs

Wardens from Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority have reached new heights in a bid to tackle erosion damage on some of the most popular footpaths in the National Park.

Wales’ first International Dark Sky Reserve could be far less than light years away.

Bannau Brycheiniog Park Society and Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority are calling on the help of local residents to help the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park become Wales’ FIRST International Dark Sky Reserve.