In 2023 we are once again bringing you walks, talks and other events to enjoy throughout the year in Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark.
The Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival takes place in May/June each year with walks, talks and exhibitions. It returned in 2022 after a break.
We took part in the very first International Geodiversity Day on Thursday 6th October 2022. This UNESCO initiative celebrates the extraordinary range of geological features on display on Earth. We’ve our fair share in Wales – one of the most geodiverse places on the planet. Watch out for it again in 2023.
You may also be interested to know that:
- The National Park’s events programme includes walks, talks and other events throughout the year, many of which take place within Fforest Fawr Geopark.
- Geology-themed walks are included in the programme of the Crickhowell Walking Festival – though most of those walks take place within the east of the National Park, some are within the Geopark. There is often also a shorter ‘Autumn Walking Weekend’ run by the organisers of the CWF.
- On our southern doorstep, the Wales Valleys Walking Festival takes place each year and shares some common themes around geology, archaeology and industry.
- The Brecon Beacons Park Society runs a year-round programme of events and groups such as the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales also offer a range of activities often centred around their reserves
- The South Wales group of the Geologists’ Association occasionally holds meetings within the Geopark too.
- The Welsh language natural history society, Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd runs events across Wales including a number in the vicinity of the Geopark.
Please note that the list above includes walks/events taking place in the Geopark but not being delivered by the National Park Authority. The National Park Authority is not responsible for the work of these other organisations so it is your responsibility to make sure that you are comfortable with the Health and Safety procedures before you participate in any of these.