What’s on

In 2022 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 returns in 2022 after a break.


And we’ve organised four walks and a talk later in June in association with ‘The Big Skill’ project. Each of these events is free but please book your place through the Big Skill. Each of the walks starts at the Geoterrace outside the cafe in Craig-y-nos Country Park in the upper Swansea Valley.


Tuesday 14th June

Legacy of the Drovers – an illustrated talk

  • Where: Hibbert Room (classroom), Craig-y-nos Country Park,  upper Swansea Valley
  • OS grid ref: SN 839155 Postcode: SA9 1GL
  • Facilities: pay & display parking, toilets and cafe at country park
  • Time: 2.15pm – 3.15pm

Join local expert, Mark Davies as he gives a presentation on the legacy of the drovers in this part of Wales.

Talk organised in association with The Big Skill. Book your place here.


 

 

 

Saturday 18th June

Craig-y-nos Drovers Walk

  • Where: Craig-y-nos Country Park, upper Swansea Valley
  • OS grid ref: SN 839155 Postcode: SA9 1GL
  • Facilities: pay & display parking, toilets and cafe at country park
  • Time: 10.30am – 1pm

An exploration of their legacy in the upper Swansea Valley with droving expert Mark Davies.

Walk organised in association with The Big Skill. Book your place here.


 

 

 

Saturday 18th June

Country Park in Deep Time

  • Where: Craig-y-nos Country Park, upper Swansea Valley
  • OS grid ref: SN 839155 Postcode: SA9 1GL
  • Facilities: pay & display parking, toilets and cafe at country park
  • Time: 3pm – 4.15pm

A short walk with Fforest Fawr geologist, Alan Bowring

Talk organised in association with The Big Skill. Book your place here.


 

 

 

Tuesday 21st June

Country Park in Deep Time

  • Where: Craig-y-nos Country Park, upper Swansea Valley
  • OS grid ref: SN 839155 Postcode: SA9 1GL
  • Facilities: pay & display parking, toilets and cafe at country park
  • Time: 3pm – 4.15pm

A short walk with Fforest Fawr geologist, Alan Bowring

Talk organised in association with The Big Skill. Book your place here.


 

 

 

Friday 24th June

Country Park in Deep Time

  • Where: Craig-y-nos Country Park, upper Swansea Valley
  • OS grid ref: SN 839155 Postcode: SA9 1GL
  • Facilities: pay & display parking, toilets and cafe at country park
  • Time: 3pm – 4.15pm

A short walk with Fforest Fawr geologist, Alan Bowring

Talk organised in association with The Big Skill. Book your place here.


 

 

 

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.