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Glanusk National Garden Scheme

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Glanusk Estate Brecon Beacons

National Garden Scheme Glanusk Estate Garden Crickhowell takes part in the National Garden Scheme each year. You have a chance to visit gardens not normally open to the public. This happens  in the latter part of May on a Sunday and is particularly beautiful at that time of year. The estate is probably better known…

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Birds of the Brecon Beacons

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Birds of the Brecon Beacons

The Birds of the Brecon Beacons We are so lucky to live in an area that has an abundance of birdlife flying high above or swopping down over the waterfalls. The Red Kite One of the major success stories has been that of the Red Kite who is now no longer on the threatened list.…

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Waterfall Country

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Waterfalls Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons Waterfalls One of the joys of the Brecon Beacons are its waterfalls. They are spread thoughout the park and during periods of high rain they can turn into raging torrents. Yet on other days they become tranquil slow moving cascades. The most popular area is known as the 4 waterfalls walk. There are…

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My Brecon Beacons

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Brecon Beacons

The Brecon Beacons National Park We moved to the Brecon Beacons ten years ago after years of travelling the world for work and pleasure. We live in an old Victorian Rectory which also has a coach house. This is now a comfortable holiday cottage for two with frankly views of the mountains to die for.…

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Brecon Beacons Gunpowder

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Brecon Beacons Gunpowder Works

Gunpowder Brecon Beacons The Glynneath Gunpowder Works Pontneddfechan were established in 1857. It produced black powder for use in mining and quarrying and operated until the early 1930’s. Since that time the site slowly disintegrated. Many of the buildings had to be demolished because of the risk of accidental explosion they posed. Brecon Beacons Park…