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Repair, Reuse and not Landfill!

As an "Outdoor Professional" I have a high expectation on my gear to perform, to keep me comfortable in all UK weather conditions. On this basis I invest a lot of money on quality kit and like others I get annoyed when something happens that could potentially end its useful life prematurely! Small Rips and … Continue reading Repair, Reuse and not Landfill!

Stay and stargaze in the Brecon Beacons all year round

Brecon Beacons Tourism

Georgie Harpur, Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, Libanus

Visitorsin pursuit of dark skies, will not be disappointed when they come to Wales. On a clear night in our National Park Brecon Beacons, you can enjoy seeing major constellations, bright nebulas the Milky Way and even meteor showers. The Brecon Beacons National Park has a number of publicly accessible Dark Sky sites, which are excellent places to enjoy stargazing. Find out more here.

Our Park has some of the highest quality dark skies in the whole of the UK, making it the perfect destination for stargazers. We think that this is something worth shouting about, so we teamed up with the Brecon Beacons Park Society to apply to the International Dark Sky Association to make our entire National Park an International Dark Sky Reserve. In 2012, we became just the fifth destination in the world (and the first…

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Buying Footwear for Hiking

Learning the hard way I remember buying my first pair of walking boots long before the days of the internet. Armed with knowledge of the "best in test" from the latest walking magazine I headed out to a local outdoors shop and just bought them. I'm not a fool, I did try them on in … Continue reading Buying Footwear for Hiking

Caring for your Waterproofs!

Probably the most important layer of clothing when hiking is the waterproof layer, it keeps you dry and comfortable when the weather turns against you. They normally perform really well when new but performance deteriorates as they get older. Hopefully this blog will explain why this is and what easy steps can be taken to … Continue reading Caring for your Waterproofs!

COVID-19

Based on current UK and Welsh Government guidance I have suspended all my AirBnB/Eventbrite events and all Mountain Training Courses for the foreseeable future. I will continually review the UK and Welsh Government advice and make available events and courses to book when the all clear has been given. I have thought long and hard … Continue reading COVID-19