Friends of The Brecon Beacons
Take a Walk in the Park!
As a part of its annual programme of activities the Society organises guided walks in or close to the National Park every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. There are also regular Wednesday walks and additional walks during the year e.g. linked to the Geopark Festival or one of the Walking Festivals in the Brecon Beacons. The walks in the BBPS Programme are free to Members, who may just turn up – no booking required. Non-Members are welcome but it is recommended that they check with the walk leader that the grade of walk is suitable for their abilities. Contact details for the walk leader are given in the walks programme, which is published on the website and is available in Tourist Information Centres in the area. Non-Members will be asked to make a donation of £5 on the day, but this is refundable if you join the Society. Please note that most of the walks in our programme are designed for experienced walkers and you should read carefully the description and the instructions to walkers in the programme before committing yourself.
About the Society
The Society is a Registered UK Charity, number 1075345. The Officers of the Society consist of a Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer. The Executive Committee consists of the Officers plus up to eleven other members of the Society.
We are governed by a Constitution which is lodged with the Charities Commission.
The Committee meets about every six weeks and Minutes are published on the BBPS website.
Aims of the Society
To advance the enhancement, protection and conservation of the countryside and other amenities of the Brecon Beacons National Park for the benefit of the public.
To advance the education of the public in the ways in which to achieve the above including the provision of opportunities for healthy recreation and in particular walking.
Who can join?
Anyone over the age of 18 can join. You will get a copy of our magazine,The Beacon, published twice a year, a quarterly Newsletter and a quarterly programme of walks and events, all free to Members.
You may download an application form to apply for membership now.
Other things to do...
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A dramatic reserve just north of Storey Arms on the A470 in the heart of the Brecon Beacons
The Oriel CRiC Gallery upstairs in the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre is a beautiful space which showcases creative excellence at its best
Theatre in the centre of Abergavenny
A wonderful small church hidden away in the hills with some surprises inside
Llangorse Multi Activity Centre is Wales’ Premier Award Winning Indoor and Outdoor activity centre, set in the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park, Mid Wales!
The woodlands at Coed y Cerrig are very interesting, rich in its diversity of wildflowers and lower plants that need very different habitat types
Pony trekking and riding for experienced riders and beginner
A gem sheltering beside the busy A465 Heads of the Valley Road
New Two Screen Cinema, offering all the latest movies in comfortable surroundings on big, bright screens with Superb Dolby Digital Sound
Brecon’s centre for the arts and entertainment
Kevin Walker has been running navigation and hill-skills courses from Crickhowell since 1978, and offers a warm, Welsh welcome