October 2012

National Park Visitor Centre gears up for ‘Electric Bannau Brycheiniog’ promoting sustainable travel

A pioneering network for electric vehicles will take centre stage at an ‘Electric Bannau Brycheiniog’ event on November 9-10 - giving you the chance to try all sorts of sustainable travel options in the National Park.

Community turn out the lights and party with the stars to showcase National Park’s Dark Skies

Residents in Talybont-on-Usk are being invited to turn off their lights and join in a community stargazing evening on Friday, November 9 as part of the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Dark Skies initiative.

Rare fungi found in Welsh Country Park

A fungi find in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park has proven to be the first Welsh find of the rare species in nearly a decade – and only the second time it has been seen anywhere in Wales.

New Charter between the Park Authority and local Councils

Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority has achieved a first for Wales by becoming the first Welsh National Park to sign a Town and Community Council Charter with local councils.

Planning Vice Chair warns: “TAN 6 is not a green light for unrestricted development in the National Park.”

Landowners in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park are urged to be mindful that changes have not made planning policies on rural development as lenient as many first thought.

Push the boat out and try something new during Splash Week this half term

A whole host of fun water-based recreational activities are taking place in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park this October half term during annual Splash Week.

Black and minority ethnic communities reach out to the National Park

Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority welcomes visitors from black and minority ethnic communities across Wales as part of the first annual Mosaic (Wales) event.

Craig-y-nos Country Park goes batty for Halloween

If you’re on the lookout for some haunting Halloween fun for the kids on Wednesday, October 31st Craig-y-nos Country Park is the place to be with a Bat Hunt and Burgers evening that promises to be a real scream!

Express your inner artist at Brecon Arts Week this half term

Brecon Arts Week returns for its third annual outing later this month – with an abundance of events, demonstrations and music bringing the town to life during half-term.

Fforest Fawr Geopark success story as its green card is renewed

Fforest Fawr Geopark in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park receives a coveted green card for the second time from the European Geoparks Network.

Never mind the weather - Iolo Williams and Derek Brockway in a cook off at the Bannau Brycheiniog Food Festival

If you’re a fan of tempting tastes and amazing aromas follow your nose to Brecon town centre on Saturday, October 6 for the annual Bannau Brycheiniog Food Festival. BBC’s Weatherman Walking Derek Brockway and nature observer and TV presenter Iolo Williams will be competing in a celebrity cook off for…