Brecon Beacons Footpaths Receive Investment For Makeover – March 2011
The BBC recently reported that the Brecon Beacons has received £92,000 investment for a major makeover of 100 miles of footpaths.
The very popular Beacons Way walking route takes you through the vast unspoilt landscape of Powys, Carmarthenshire and Monmouthshire. Over the years heavy weather had damaged the route with many forestry bridges and walk ways by the waterfalls also affected which is very good news for the schools and hoards of visiting children.
Funding of £92,000 for the project came from the Countryside Council for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government. Don’t expect an easier ride as you still need to be sensible with your walking clothes and walking boots when you get there.
Richard Ball of the national park authority said: “The three footpath sections that we’ve improved along the Beacons Way are strategically very important and will have a significant impact on the walkers who use this route regularly – particularly the Craig y Fan Ddu section of the Beacons Way walk which stretches from Llangynidr (near Crickhowell) to the Storey Arms.
“This steep and popular section of the route was identified as being in poor condition and in desperate need of repair by walkers and national park staff who survey the route annually.”
This article follows on from another I recently read from the Brecon Beacons National Park website regarding the reopening of one of Wales’ most popular waterfalls, the Sgwd-yr-Eira which had been closed for some 18 months before re-opening in time for the school holidays. I filmed the approach to the waterfall and inside the waterfall.