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Brecon Beacons National Park - June's walks, activities and events

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Brecon Beacons National Park: Guided Walks & Events

A full programme of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority guided walks, children's activities and family events for you to enjoy throughout June 2012.

Friday 1st June 10:00 – 16:00
Cairns and Ferns on Cefn Cil-sanws
Join archaeologist Edith Evans and wildlife expert Phil Sutton on a 5.5 mile (9km) exploration of a rocky mini-mountain rising above Cwm Taf – and one with several extraordinary stories to tell. From Bronze Age burial sites to Britain’s rarest tree – and some fossil ones thrown in too for good measure. In partnership with the Brecon Beacons Park Society, Brecknock Wildlife Trust and Glamorgan Gwent Archaeological Trust. Total ascent: 250m / 800ft
Meet: Merthyr Tydfil golf club car park (off Cloth Hall Lane at OS grid ref SO 030084). Postcode: CF48 2NU. For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366. Maximum no of participants: 24 – please book to guarantee your place!
Suggested donation: £3 per adult.
Sorry – no dogs!

Tuesday 5th June 10:00 – 13:00
Romans to Railways
Follow a 2000 year old road and a 200 year old tramway – see how both Romans and industrialists left their mark on the southern slopes of our hills on this moderate 3.5 mile (5km) walk. In partnership with the National Trust. This walk at Coelbren can be paired with ‘Fossils, Ferns and faults at Henrhyd Falls’ – why not make a day of it in Coelbren - and eat locally?
Total ascent: 60m
Suggested donation: £2 per adult
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 30 – please book to guarantee your place!
Meet: Coelbren Miners Welfare and Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Coelbren (OS grid ref SN 851117)
Dogs: well-behaved and on lead please!

Tuesday 5th June 14:00 – 17:00
Fossils, Ferns and Faults at Henrhyd Falls
A moderate 2 mile (3km) walk delving into the history and geology of the wooded ravine into which the waters of the Nant Llech plunge at Henrhyd Falls. In partnership with the National Trust. This walk at Coelbren can be paired with ‘Romans to Railways’ – why not make a day of it in Coelbren - and eat locally?
Total descent: 200m
Suggested donation: £3 per adult
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 16 – please book to guarantee your place!
Meet: NT car park, Henrhyd Falls, Coelbren (OS grid ref SN 853120)
Dogs: well-behaved and on lead please!

Wednesday 6th June 10:00 – 14:00
Tawe Time Trundle
An easy morning walk of 1.2 mile (2km) through Craig-y-nos Country Park followed by activities at the country park classroom after lunch. A fresh look at deep time and how this valley came to be what we enjoy now. Bring a picnic or buy your lunch at Changing Seasons cafe in the grounds. Family-friendly.
Total ascent: 20m / 7oft
Meet: outside the cafe at Craig-y-nos country park (OS grid ref SN 840155)
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 16 – please book to guarantee your place!
Suggested donation:£2 per adult
Dogs: well-behaved and on lead please!

Wednesday 6th June 14:00 – 17:00
Cwm Gwrelych Geo Heritage Trail: walking back in time
Experience coal swamps, cockroaches and climate change in Carboniferous South Wales on this moderate 3 mile (5km) walk.
Total ascent: 120m / 4ooft
Meet: Geo Heritage lay-by between Pont Walby and Cwm Hwnt (OS grid ref SN 890065)
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 16 – please book to guarantee your place!
Suggested donation:£3 per adult
Dogs: well-behaved and on lead please!

Wednesday 6th June 19:00 – 20:30
Penderyn: a Geopark community
A talk by Fforest Fawr Geopark’s scientific director, Tony Ramsay on the Geopark, its place in the European and global families of geoparks and its role in south Wales. Tony will explore links between geology, landscape, history and industry.
Venue: Penderyn Community Centre (OS grid ref SN 950079)
Suggested donation: £2/adult

Thursday 7th June 13:00 – 17:00
Karst and Conifers
An energetic 6 mile (9km) walk exploring sculptures in the forest around Garwnant and nature’s sculptures on the hills beyond the forest boundary. In partnership with Forestry Commission Wales.
Total ascent: 150m / 500ft
Meet: Garwnant Visitor Centre (OS grid ref SO 003131).
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 24 – please book to guarantee your place!
Suggested donation: £3 per adult.
Dogs: well-behaved and on lead please!

Thursday 7th June 19:00 – 20:30 TALK
The Geopark from the air: archaeology, industry and landscape
A talk by Dr Toby Driver of the Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historic Monuments of Wales. Thousands will have admired the superb aerial images which the RCAHMW have taken across Wales, many taken personally by Toby in his role as aerial survey project manager. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of thousands of years evolution of the Geopark’s landscape at the hand of man and nature.
Venue: Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon, LD3 7EW
Tickets: available from theatre; £5/person
Contact: website link or ring 01874 611622

Friday 8th June 10:00 – 15:00
Limelights of Allt Rhongyr
A moderate 6 miles (9.5km) walk with Ben Mullen of the Brecknock Wildlife Trust looking at the botany, geology and zoology of this fascinating reserve in Cwm Tawe. Don’t forget your sandwiches and a flask! In partnership with the Brecon Beacons Park Society.
Total ascent: 150 m / 500ft
Meet: Craig y Nos Country Park car park (OS grid ref SN 840155) (pay & display)
For more info & to book: ring NPVC on 01874 623366
Maximum no of participants: 24 – please book to guarantee your place!
Suggested donation: £3 per adult.
Dogs – no dogs

Sunday 10th June 14:00 – 17:00
Mynydd Myddfai Field Study Visit
Another chance to take a look at the restoration work carried out following the gas pipeline construction in 2008. This moderate 3 mile (5km) walk will also visit the linear quarries of the Tilestones and Waun Ddu SSSI. A partnership event with the Department of Adult Continuing Education at Swansea University.
Total ascent: 140m / 450ft
Meet: Usk Reservoir car park (OS grid ref SN 835286).
Booking essential: ring 01792 602211
Maximum no of participants: 24 – please book to guarantee your place!
University charge: £5 per adult
Suggested donation: £2 per adult.
Sorry – no dogs!

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