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 50p from National Park centres and via the on-line shop.

Look out for these titles.* Paper copies can be bought at the Mountain Centre or via the National Park’s online shop:

*These leaflets are only available in English at present though downloadable Welsh versions are planned.

We’ve also published a few other circular walk trails. Each is between 2.5 and 5 miles (4-8km) in length and explores the influence of man and nature on the landscapes of the southern margins of the Geopark. These five bilingual leaflets are free and are available from National Park centres and some local outlets in the areas concerned:

  • From Cwm to Cwmexploring the southern edge of the Black Mountain
  • Lines in the LandscapeRomans and railways at Coelbren
  • Ridge and River – Cribarth and the River Tawe from Abercrave
  • Rocky Ravinesa Brynaman landscape shaped by rock
  • Cribarth quarries and crags, folds and fractures

Coming to this page soon . . .

Guided tours of some of our most popular trails for you to follow on your laptop or other device. Look out for e-Cribarth – a study tour of this hill in English or Welsh.