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Walking the Brecon Beacons Open Day on March 16

An open day is being held at Garwnant Visitor Centre, on the southern edge of Bannau Brycheiniog, Brecon Beacons National Park on March 16 from 10am to 4pm, to showcase the events and activities of community interest company Walking the Brecon Beacons.

Founded in 2016 by directors Dai Powell, Janine Price and Carl Llewellyn, Walking the Brecon Beacons, also known as WTBB, has a growing Facebook group with more than 31,000 members and was recently filmed to appear on ITV’s Coast and Country. 

Walking the Brecon Beacons organises a variety of events and activities, such as guided hikes, nature cleanups, educational workshops and mindfulness sessions which seek to deepen people’s connections with nature and strengthen bonds within the local community.

The company works with local outdoor providers such as ROC Outdoor Adventure to provide professionally led activities and supports the four mountain rescue teams within Bannau Brycheiniog via fundraising and collaboration.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the open day and there is no need to book in advance,” said Walking the Brecon Beacons Director, Janine. “At WTBB, we are driven by our passion for the environment, physical and mental health, spending time in the great outdoors and continuing to develop an inclusive community.

“To that end we have recently formed as a community interest company and our mission is to create a thriving space where individuals from all walks of life can come together to share their love for nature, engage in outdoor activities and support each other on their personal journeys, both in person and online.

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“Through responsible practices and education, we aim to leave a positive impact on the environment for generations to come. Nature has so much to offer, and we encourage our members to explore and appreciate the wonders of the Brecon Beacons.

“Whether it’s hiking, wildlife observation, we encourage all forms of outdoor exploration and activities. We celebrate diversity and aim to create a safe and welcoming space for everyone to share their stories, knowledge and love for the outdoors.”

Garwnant Visitor Centre, the base for WTTB and location of the Open Day on March 16, lies within 400 acres of woodland on the northern edge of Llwyn-on reservoir.

The centre is the starting point for walking trails, nature trails, mountain biking routes, and a fully accessible trail for wheelchair users and buggies.

Walking the Brecon Beacons is a member of MWT Cymru, an independent organisation that represents around 600 tourism and hospitality businesses across Powys, Ceredigion and Southern Snowdonia. For more information, visit https://www.mwtcymru.co.uk/

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