A series of nine leaflets has been published to help you to get more out of Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark. Each Geotrail introduces you to one of the natural and man-made landscapes of this area.
Some are easy strolls, others are more physically demanding. There are some that focus on the underlying rocks, others that look at how man has shaped the place.
The British Geological Survey, Cardiff University and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority worked together to publish this family of walks, assisted by a grant from the Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund for Wales. Each one is available for £1 from National Park centres and via the on-line shop.
Look out for these titles*:
- Mynydd Illtud – common land near the Mountain Centre at Libanus
- Garn Goch – two Iron Age hill-forts near Bethlehem
- Brecon: River Usk – the river and its floodplain
- Pen-y-crug – Iron Age hill-fort overlooking Brecon
- Llandovery – a building stones trail around the town
- Glyn Tarell – Ice Age legacy in the hills west of the central Beacons
- Henrhyd Falls & Nant Llech – waterfall and wooded gorge at Coelbren
- Henllys Vale – mining & quarrying heritage in upper Cwm Twrch
- Brecon – the River Honddu and the town’s bedrock
*These leaflets are only available in English at present though downloadable Welsh versions are planned.
And coming shortly . . .
- Cribarth – quarries and crags, folds and fractures (bilingual)
We’ve also published a few other circular walk trails. Each is between 2.5 and 4 miles (4-8km) in length and explores the influence of man and nature on the landscapes of the southern margins of the Geopark. These four bilingual leaflets are free and are available from National Park centres and some local outlets in the areas concerned:
- From Cwm to Cwm – exploring the southern edge of the Black Mountain
- Lines in the Landscape – Romans and railways at Coelbren
- Ridge and River – Cribarth and the River Tawe from Abercrave
- Rocky Ravines – a Brynaman landscape shaped by rock