March 2013

Minister praises partnership working with the private sector in the National Park

Partnership working in Bannau Brycheiniog National Park received special praise from Welsh Government Minister John Griffiths during a Sustainable Tourism Partnership event last week.

First ever Hay Bike Fest in Hay-on-Wye

Hay-on-Wye is gearing up for the town’s first ever Hay Bike Fest riding on the rising popularity of cycling (April 12-14).

Improved footpaths an Easter treat for Waterfall Country walkers

Walkers heading to Waterfall Country this Easter Bank Holiday will be able to take advantage of improved footpaths thanks to the hard work of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority Wardens and volunteers.

Minister makes a new Splash with funding announcement

The Minister for Culture and Sport John Griffiths AM last week visited Pontsticill Reservoir in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to launch the Splash fund for 2013-14.

Pupils are the stars in Dark Sky Reserve news

A group of Brecon High School pupils turned their hands to journalism to report that the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park has become Wales’ first International Dark Sky Reserve.

Mountains and Lakes exhibit gets Royal Welsh Showing

Visitors to this year’s Royal Welsh Agricultural Show are set to be wowed by an artistic portrayal of the special Brecknock environment, produced thanks to support from Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Sustainable Development Fund.

Fforest Fawr Geopark gets new Ambassadors

If you are out and about in the Geopark look out for businesses sporting a Geopark Ambassador logo – they will be able to tell you all about the unique qualities of this special area of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park.

Pupils dig in to support Long Forest community hedgerow project

School pupils from Ysgol Golwg y Cwm in Ystradgynlais travelled up the road to Craig-y-nos Country Park this week for a ‘hands on’ lesson in hedge-laying.