June 2011

National Park survey reports ‘Crickhowell Art Trail’ success

Crickhowell Art Trail has been described as a huge success, and despite the recession a survey conducted by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority revealed that over 200 pieces of artwork were sold or commissioned during the course of three day event. For release 30th June 2011.

One man and his tub!

If you happened to walk along the Brecon Canal yesterday (Sunday 26th June) you may have been surprised to spy a bathtub being paddled towards Talybont. The unusual event saw an unlikely group of paddlers - which included people in bathtubs, coracles and kayaks were accompanied by walkers and mountain…

While the sun shines everyone makes Hay...

Declared an outstanding success, Hay Food Festival’s 10th Anniversary has taken a massive bite out of the credit crunch with an estimated 4,000 people descending into the market town last Saturday determined to buy fresh local produce. In fact, stallholders did such a roaring trade that most of them sold…

Former Chairman of National Park Authority receives MBE honour

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority is celebrating the news that Mrs Mary Taylor, former Chairman of the National Park Authority, will receive an MBE for her services to the environment in Mid Wales. For release 14th June 2011

National Park Visitor Centre hosts Wedding Fayre

A wide selection of bridal exhibitors will be housed in marquees in the beautiful Visitor Centre grounds, representing various aspects of a wedding from your photographs to the flowers at the venue.

Great Days Out in Abergavenny set to offer a bumper tourism year

Abergavenny is in the running for a bumper tourism year following the launch of six new leaflets aimed at promoting Great Days Out in Abergavenny to visitors and residents alike. Released 14th June 2011

Rub a dub dub – Brecon Canal needs a tub!

It sometimes seems as though we take everything bar the kitchen sink on holiday but shortly bath tubs will be leaving the confines of the bathroom and heading for the Brecon Beacons. Forget Man vs Horse or bog-snorkling, bathtubbing is the latest craze to hit the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal…

Find out more about farming on Open Farm Sunday

Catch up with one of the star’s of this year’s hugely popular BBC programme ‘Lambing Live’ Jim Beavan, giving live sheep shearing demonstrations and offering advice at Open Farm Sunday at Llanthony Court Farm on Sunday 12th June. For release 1st June 2011

Fighting wildfire crime from the air

Dyfed Powys Police and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority are taking to the skies in their latest bid to tackle wild fire crime in the National Park. Spectacular scenes will unfold later today, as a Dyfed Powys Police helicopter hovers over the areas recently damaged by fire to take thermal…