The Wardens have varied roles and each Warden will lead on a number of important projects within the Park, from conserving and improving habitats to visitor management in honey pot sites. Over in the west of the Park Wyn Morgan leads on the management of Mynydd Du and is working in partnership with graziers groups to implement practical Glastir Advanced projects, including dry stone walling, heather management, peat conservation, conservation of scheduled ancient monuments and bracken control.
In Waterfall Country – one of our busiest areas for visitors – Richard Farquhar leads on the Waterfall Country Project, and is developing a volunteer team in the Waterfalls, and in the nearby Gunpowder Works.
Sam Ridge looks after the conservation of an area owned by the National Park Authority to the south of LLangors lake, part of the area is a SSSI, and supports a wide range of wildflowers and is a very important breeding ground for lapwing, curlew and other bird species. Sam is working with farmers and CADW to conserve and enhance the scheduled iron age hill fort on the Allt, access to the monument is easier since he improved the surface of the paths, and reduced the bracken cover. The area is now grazed by highland cattle, these happily munch through all the rough vegetation!
Jon Pimm and Clive Williams are working with the Black Mountains Land Use Partnership with projects including heather management, bracken cutting, peat conservation, and upland path work. Other partners are working on “ Ambassadors training” for hospitality providers, education projects and bracken reduction.
Visitors to the Govilon Line the old railway line near to Abergavenny will benefit from Sam Harpur’s hard work in keeping the path side vegetation trimmed and the route clear and easily accessible. The Govilon Line has a tarmac surface, and is fairly level, so it is a great easy access route.