June 2009

National Parks could lead the way following latest climate change projections

The Welsh Association of National Park Authorities has today called upon National and Local Government to recognise the importance of Wales’ National Parks as climate change figures released by the UK Climate Impact Programme indicate a dramatically worsening climate.(Released 18 June 2009)

Dip your toes in the water and generate your own electricity

With nearly 100 sites already earmarked as perfect locations for hydro schemes in the Brecon Beacons National Park, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the British Hydropower Association to host their one-day seminar on how to set up your own small hydropower scheme at Glanusk Estate, near Crickhowell on…

Peek Through the Keyhole at Prince Charles’ Royal Home in Wales

Visitors to Llandovery Tourist Information and Visitor Centre will get the chance to peek through the keyhole at HRH Prince Charles’ Royal Home in Wales with Welsh historic house historian Mark Baker.

Chairman re-elected for National Park

Mrs Mary Taylor has been re-elected as Chairman for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority for the fourth consecutive year at the Authority’s AGM held earlier today. Cllr Martin Weale, former Mayor of Brecon and representative from Powys County Council has been elected as Deputy Chairman. (For release 26th June 2009)

Become a National Park facebook fan

If you have got a page on Facebook why not become a fan of the Brecon Beacons National Park?

Lovers, horses and foodies welcomed to Hay Food Festival

There’s an old Roman saying that hay smells different to lovers and horses. For those who know and love Hay on Wye this saying could take on a whole new meaning on Saturday 27th June when the mouth-watering aromas of the Hay Food Festival come to town.

Abergavenny TIC celebrates 20th anniversary

Last month, Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre celebrated its 20th anniversary. Residents and visitors along with many local partner organisations – including Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Abergavenny Town Council, Monmouthshire County Council and the Abergavenny and District Tourism Association – gathered at the local TIC to celebrate the vital role…

Hay talks hydro with Ben Fogle

An early morning start at the Guardian Hay Festival last week could not deter eager greenies lining up to listen to ‘safari adventurer’ Ben Fogle talk with Green Valleys supporters on the new million pound initiative which is taking the Brecon Beacons by storm.

Double dose of funding injected into healthy living

Last month John Cook , CEO for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority injected a second dose of funding into Powys Sense for their ‘Healthy Food, Placements and Produce’ project aimed at providing life skills and opportunities for individuals with mental health issues.

Romance and revenge under the stars

One of Britain’s top outdoor theatre companies may raise a few eyebrows and perhaps a few skirts in July - when an exclusively all male cast line up to perform Shakespeare’s classic tale ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at the National Park Visitor Centre, near Libanus at 7pm on Friday 17th…