March 2015

Brecon Beacons National Park Authority continues to face unprecedented cuts and has undertaken a review of its staff’s terms and conditions.

To bring the Authority in line with much of the public sector across Wales, it has announced today a change of conditions from 4th May 2015 – after that time the Authority will no longer pay enhanced rates of pay to its staff for weekend working, as part of a…

New guidance for development in the National Park

Earlier today (Friday 27th March) Members of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority were presented with seven Supplementary Planning Guidance notes intended to ensure that future developments relating to protecting Dark Skies, enabling glamping and appropriate development in the countryside enhance and protect the rich character of the National Park.  Members accepted…

Work begins on grouse counts in Brecon Beacon National Park

This month marks the start of an exciting period for National Park Wardens, ecologists and volunteers as they gather together to record the numbers of red grouse in the heather uplands of Brecon Beacons National Park.   Earlier this month, nearly 30 conservationists including National Park wardens, ecologists, volunteers and…

European rural development experts gather for ultimate Rural Alliances conference

Earlier this morning (24th March 2015) nearly 150 European delegates gathered at the Rural Alliances three day conference, hosted by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, which marks the end of a successful three year project aimed at revitalising rural communities. The conference, ‘Enterprise and community alliances for rural vibrancy’ which runs…

National Park installs its first audio sculpture near Llangors Lake

The diverse and colourful wildlife of the western shores of Llangors Lake have been brought to life through the installation of a unique 6ft audio sculpture – the first of its kind in the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visitors venturing on the tranquil walking trail through Caeau Ty Mawr fields,…

National Park walk to Batman’s lair gets major facelift thanks to generous funding

Visitors walking to South Wales’s tallest waterfall, Henrhyd Falls – which doubled as the Bat Cave in the Batman blockbuster film ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ - will be pleased to hear that the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has just completed major improvements on the Nant Llech trail leading to…