Brecon Beacons

Travel disruptions follow flooding across north Wales

<b>Roads remain closed and rail services have been suspended due to flooding affecting parts of north Wales.</b><p>Four flood warnings remain in place for Conwy Valley, Bangor and along the Pwllheli coast.<p>People had to be rescued from flooded vehicles in Bethesda, and there has been a landslip at Glyngarth, …

Weather

Welsh valleys have rarely looked as breathtaking as they do in this stunning footage

This video proves that Neath Port Talbot truly is a place of outstanding natural beauty.<p>The video, made by Neath Port Talbot Council, is called Our …

News (Wales)

BT is burning: an open letter to a business that has failed Britain

Dear BT<p>I am sitting at my home Mac computer, connected to the great magnificent world of the Internet at lightning speed.<p>Data shoots down to my …

UK National Parks

The ultimate Wales mountain biking roadtrip checklist - MBR

Take our North to South tour of the land of dragons<p>Pack the car or van and cross what’s left of Offa’s Dyke for an unforgettable 7-day north-south …

Sport (UK)

Mend Our Mountains returns with £1 million target for repairing British mountain paths | The Great Outdoors

20th November 2017<p><b>Last year, Mend Our Mountains raised over £100,000 to repair Britain’s hills and mountains. In 2017 it returns with an ambitious</b> …

Outdoors

Five epic Welsh road trips you'll want to start planning straight away

Pack the car, grab your other half or your best friends and get on the road.<p>With soaring mountains, sweeping views and roads where you can drive for …

News (Wales)

Roads: Welsh Road Race is go for 2018!

Road racing will return to the UK mainland in 2018 with an all new road race set for the 4/5th August 2018 in the Brecon Beacons and riders including …

UK National Parks

These are officially the best attractions, days out and places to stay in Wales

Bluestone National Park Resort, Munch of Mumbles, Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa and Retro nightclub in Cardiff are just some of the Welsh places that have …

News (Wales)

Your Pictures in Wales: 8-14 November 2017

News (Wales)

11 Beautiful Places You Have To See In Wales

Full disclosure, I’m totally biased and I have no hesitation in shouting from the rooftops about how gorgeous and picturesque my home country of …

England

From Down in a Coal Mine to a Restaurant Run by Inmates: Adventures in Cardiff, Wales

International travel has been part of my life since our first family trip to Europe when I was 10. The travel bug hit hard and I’ve been doing it ever since. Crossing borders and experiencing different cultures feeds my spirit, fuels my creativity, and just makes me happy.<p>While I’ve travelled the …

Travel

Soldier who died during training exercise in the Brecon Beacons had an underlying medical condition, report finds

The sudden death of a gifted soldier during an Army fitness test was an "unforeseen tragedy" stemming from an underlying medical condition, an …

News (Wales)

Trefil World War Two New Zealand airman memorial praised

<b>New Zealand's military has thanked people in Blaenau Gwent for commemorating one of its airmen who died there during World War Two.</b><p>Six men, including Sgt Reginald Brown, died when their Wellington Bomber crashed on the mountainside near Trefil on 9 December 1940.<p>New Zealand's Defence Attache in …

UK National Parks

8 Welsh beers and spirits worth considering for Christmas

Cheers! To the growing number of Welsh drinks companies making fantastic local produce.<p>The craft beer boom has now pushed the number of UK breweries …

News (Wales)

From the battlefield to the boardroom: Tracking success back to resilience

It was some ungodly hour. All we had between the pair of us was a map and compass, a heavy load in our backpacks, water to last a couple of hours, an increasingly low number of sweets and a cryptic grid reference to see us to our next checkpoint.<p>Snow and hail had assailed us for the better part of …

Leadership

Remembrance weekend tributes paid across Wales

<b>A series of events are being held across Wales to commemorate a weekend of remembrance, starting with Armistice Day on Saturday.</b><p>It marked the end of World War One, at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.<p>A special "silence" is being held at Swansea's Castle Square and there is a …

News (Wales)

Northern Lights: How to see them in Scotland and England tonight

The Northern Lights could light up parts of the UK skies again tonight - after a dazzling light display swept across parts of Scotland and northern …

Wales

The big cat sightings that have been reported in Wales

It’s been over a week since Lillith the lynx went missing from a Welsh zoo.<p>The animal, who called Borth Wild Animal Kingdom, near Aberystwyth, home, …

News (Wales)

Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal fish rescue ahead of repairs

<b>An attempt is being made to rescue hundreds of fish from a Powys canal ahead of major repair work.</b><p>It is part of a project to restore part of the 200-year-old Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal near Llanhamlach.<p>The rescue operation is being carried out by The Canal & River Trust in Wales on Thursday.<p>The …

News (Wales)

New Year getaways: 25 great hotels, pubs and cottages

There’s still time to book a cosy New Year break in the UK and see in 2018 in style, with our pick of historic hotels, charming pubs and seaside cottages from Cornwall to Loch Lomond<p><b>PUBS</b><p><b>Skenfrith, Monmouthshire</b><p>The 17th-century coaching inn the <b>Bell at Skenfrith</b> is now an award-winning restaurant …

England

Two SAS soldiers charged over deaths of reservists on Brecon Beacons test march

Special forces instructors are being treated as scapegoats over the deaths of three reservists who died of heat exhaustion during an SAS selection march, lawyers and relatives of the dead have alleged.<p>Two unnamed SAS soldiers who oversaw the gruelling test over the Brecon Beacons will face court …

War

Dazzling autumn colour displays

Take a walk through an incredible landscape of orange and gold this autumn. Jump in crunchy leaves, discover shiny conkers and enjoy invigorating …

Flowers

SAS recruitment deaths: Two soldiers charged with negligence after three recruits died during Brecon Beacon exercise

Two special forces soldiers have been charged with negligence over the deaths of three recruits during an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons.<p>…

UK National Parks

Two SAS soldiers charged over deaths of reservists on 16-mile test march

Two special forces soldiers have been charged with negligent performance of duty over the deaths of three reservists during a 16-mile SAS test …

Birmingham, UK

Two charged over Brecon Beacons soldier training deaths

Two men have been charged with negligence following the death of three soldiers on a SAS training march in the Brecon Beacons in 2013.<p>Lance Corporal …

News (Wales)

Two people charged after three soldiers died in the Brecon Beacons

Two people have been charged following the deaths of three soldiers in the Brecon Beacons.<p>Lance corporals Edward Maher and Craig Roberts and Corporal …

News (Wales)

Two charged over Brecon Beacons soldier training deaths

<b>Two men have been charged with negligence following the deaths of three soldiers during an SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons.</b><p>L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby were taking part in a 16-mile recruitment exercise on the hottest day of 2013.<p>A coroner ruled parts of …

News (Wales)

Brecon Beacons soldier training deaths: Two charged

<b>Two men have been charged with negligence over the deaths of three soldiers during an SAS selection march in the Brecon Beacons.</b><p>L/Cpl Edward Maher, L/Cpl Craig Roberts and Cpl James Dunsby were taking part in a 16-mile (25km) recruitment exercise on the hottest day of 2013.<p>The Service Prosecution …

UK National Parks

Trodden paths with National Trust and OS Maps

<i>By Richard Martin, GIS Analyst at the National Trust</i><p>As keen followers of the OS blog, we found the ‘trodden paths’ post in August of particular …

England

Autumn inspiration in the new issue of Camping magazine

The new Winter 2017 issue of Camping magazine is on sale NOW packed with vital information on where to camp at this glorious time of year and how to …

Camping