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Fforest Fawr Geopark Walks programme in August 2008

Source:http://www.globalgeopark.org Source: www.breconbeacons.org Published:Aug 13,2008



There are walks and talks and other events to enjoy throughout August 2008 in Fforest Fawr Geopark organised by the National Park Authority Countryside Service and other organisations.

SUNDAY 3
10:00 - 16:00
Lime and Coal on the Black Mountain / Calch a Glo ar y Mynydd Du -
National Parks Week

LENGTH: 8m / 12.87km.
MEET: Pont Henllys parking area at the bridge below the old tramline (SN 756 125). A walk with the Wardens to look at work carried out in Henllys Vale, a former industrial site and other interesting features on the Black Mountain. Bring packed lunch.
GRADE/ASCENT: Energetic / 370m
LEADERS: National Park Wardens, Toby Small & Helen Pye.
For more details call 01874 623366.

SUNDAY 3
10:00 - 16:00
Mynydd Illtud and Cefn Llechid - National Parks Week
LENGTH: 8.5m / 13.7km
MEET: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus
(SN 977 262) car park charges apply.
Come and take a look at some of the geological features of Mynydd Illtud Common and visit the viewpoint at Cefn Llechid with a stop on the way back to look at Traeth Mawr Nature Reserve, designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its raised bog and base-rich, sedge fen and the abundance of wildlife it supports. Bring packed lunch.
GRADE/ASCENT: Moderate / 366m
LEADERS: National Park Volunteer, Dave Newberry & Warden, Jon Pimm.
For more details call 01874 623366.

THURSDAY 7
14:15 - 16:30
Brecon Town Past and Present
MEET: Canal Basin, Theatre Brycheiniog, Brecon
A town walk, visiting sites of distinction, discovering Brecon’s fascinating past and residents of renown. No dogs please.
LEADER: National Park Volunteer, Peter Brock
For more details call 01874 625053.

SUNDAY 10
13:00 - 16:00
Walking for Health around the Footpaths of Llanddeusant
LENGTH: 4m / 5.6km
MEET: Llanddeusant Community Hall (The Old School) (SN 760 248)
A lovely walk through farmland, riverside and woods around Llanddeusant looking at the work of the National Park and its local communities.
GRADE: Easy
LEADERS: National Park Warden, Wyn Morgan
For more details call 07854 997512.

SATURDAY 23
10:00 - 16:00
Carreg Cennen Castle & the Black Mountain: Rocks, People and Place
LENGTH: 7m / 11.2km
MEET: Carreg Cennen Castle car park (SN 667 194)
Tri-diversity: Archaeological, biological and geological characteristics all feature strongly in the west of the Geopark. This circular walk from the spectacular setting of Carreg Cennen will take you out on to the Black Mountain and back again, looking at some of the best examples Fforest Fawr Geopark has to offer to illustrate the strong links between rocks, people and place. Bring packed lunch.
GRADE/ASCENT: Moderate / 490m
LEADER: National Park Wardens, Richard Farquhar & Helen Pye
For more details call 01874 623366.

SATURDAY 23 - MONDAY 25
BRECON BEACONS SUMMER FAYRE

MEET: National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus (car parking fees apply).
A great day out for the family with over 50 local craft and food stalls.
For more details call Andrew Powell on 01874 624979.

SUNDAY 24
13:00 - 16:00
Walking for Health around the Footpaths of Trecastle
LENGTH: 4.5m / 7.2km
MEET: Outside Trecastle Coaching Inn (SN 881 291)
A lovely walk over farmland and lanes around Trecastle looking at the work of the National Park and its communities.
GRADE: Easy
LEADER: National Park Warden, Wyn Morgan
For more details call 07854 997512.

MONDAY 25
11:00 - 17:00
FARMER’S MARKET
VENUE: Craig-y-nos Country Park (car park charges apply).
Local food produce from Wales, great tastes, all day from 11 - 5 pm. There will be a minimum of ten stalls and you can buy a picnic and enjoy the Country Park at the same time!
Organised by the Unusual Food Company.
For full details call Country Park Warden, Ageliki Politis on 01639 730395.

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