two successful meetings already held in Hay on Wye and Talgarth, a third
meeting to discuss the new walking status and rally local support is planned
for Crickhowell at 7.00pm on Tuesday 20th March at the Bear Hotel in
funding support from the Welsh Government, the EU and LEADER, Brecon Beacons
National Park Authority is involved in the wider ‘Walkers are Welcome’ Welsh
and English cross border project which locally will focus on the work of the
three popular tourist towns of Hay on Wye, Talgarth and Crickhowell. It
is hoped that if successful the Black Mountains area will benefit from a
welcome boost in the local economy, successfully contribute to the tourism
industry and improve the quality of local access and footpath maintenance for
residents, walkers and visitors.
are currently 70 towns and villages across the UK that have signed up to the
community-led scheme which aims to strengthen a town’s reputation as a place
for visitors to come and enjoy the great outdoors. Before a town or
village can become accredited it must demonstrate that it has the backing of
their local community and meet a number of criteria, such as collecting
signatures of support, forming a steering group and securing the support
of their local town council.
Doree, Information Officer for the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority
said: “Crickhowell already has a strong walking reputation and we hope we
can help build on that with this exciting initiative which will raise its
profile further as a top walking destination.
meetings are open to anyone with an interest in their local community, but may
especially appeal to keen walkers and businesses linked to walking,
accommodation, tourism and hospitality.”
For more information please contact Trish Doree on 01874 620 480.