December 28, 2020 3 min read
Within the UK, there are 14 national parks. There are three in Wales, the Pembrokeshire Coast, Snowdonia, and the Brecon Beacons. National Parks are areas of outstanding beauty. These parks are protected and managed in order to ensure that they are able to be safely enjoyed by everyone; because of this the Brecon Beacons has an authority and planning office that are there to ensure that resources are appropriately allocated across the National Park.
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Established in 1957, the UK named the Brecon Beacons National Park as its tenth National Park. Brecon Beacons National Park is approximately 42 miles wide, stretching across South Wales. It covers 520 square miles, across Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda, Monmouthshire, Carmarthenshire, and Powys. The Brecon Beacons National Park is home to the highest peak in southern Britain, Pen Y Fan, which stands at 886 metres.
Recognised as an International Dark Sky Reserve and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Brecon Beacons National Park is truly a unique part of the world. A map of the Brecon Beacons national park can be found here
There are many trails that lead through the national park to beautiful waterfalls:
Brecon Beacons National Park also has a visitor centre. In the visitor centre, there are friendly staff members who can advise on walking paths and local attractions; and there is also a tearoom. As Brecon Beacons weather has typical Welsh weather it is advisable to check before beginning any climbs. To find out more, check here.
The Brecon Beacons are lucky enough to accommodate some lovely camp sites for weary travellers and some have beautiful views. If camping is not for you, then there are also beautiful hotels available.
Our company, FelinFach Natural Textiles is located in the heart of the Preseli area of Pembrokeshire near to Boncath. We design Welsh blankets and the iconic Welsh Tapestry blankets which are traditionally woven at Welsh mills. We also design and make natural hand dyed yarn, cotton, silk and wool scarves and other handmade products. We also offer Sheepskin Rugs, Gift Cards and tools and books for crafters and knitters - Cocoknits, Laine, Amirisu and Making to name a few!. We are a proud supporter of the Campaign for Wool and Global Welsh.
Last update 28th December 2020
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