GeoFest 2019

Fforest Fawr Geopark invites you to take part in the Geopark Festival in 2019. This year sees a programme of walks, talks and other events running from Saturday 25th May to Sunday 9th June.

Please mark the dates in your diary and return to this page as we add details of events over the next few weeks.

Wednesday 29th May 2019        10am – 4pm

Family Activity Day at Craig-y-nos Country Park

Firmly established in the GeoFest calendar now, a fun day out including canoeing, craft stalls, geocaching, zip-wire and hands-on activities for children. Rocks, wildlife and archaeology.

We shall also be celebrating Fforest Fawr’s current involvement in the Atlantic Geoparks project which brings together Geoparks from around Europe’s western fringes.

And as part of the development of the country park as the new ‘hub’ for the Geopark during 2018/19, we will be launching the new Geopark presence on the terrace.

  • Venue: Craig-y-nos Country Park, upper Swansea Valley SA9 1GL (OS grid ref SN 840155)
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Cost: FREE but parking charge of £5/car or £10/minibus

Friday 7th June 2019        10am – 4pm

Cairns of Cefn Car

For this walk, we return to some hillsides east of the Taff which we last visited nearly a decade ago to view Bronze Age burial cairns,  mediaeval house platforms and ancient ‘wandering walls’ (What’s a ‘wandering wall’? Come along and find out!) And besides the archaeology, we’ll take a look at the ecology and geology too – so expect rocks and moorland and wild modern-day inhabitants!

  • Meet: lay-by off A470 (details to be confirmed)
  • Time: 10am – 4pm
  • Cost: FREE