Japanese Knotweed: Also known as Japanese bamboo due to the appearance of its stems. A tall perennial plant it can grow up to 2-3m in height with leaves arranged in a zig-zag pattern on the stems, small white flowers appear between July and October. It’s another invasive non-native plant and regularly makes headlines due to…
Its main purpose is 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.
Himalayan Balsam: Also known as Policeman’s Helmet due to the shape of its flowers and it’s Welsh name is Jac y Neidiwr. It’s an invasive non-native annual plant that forms dense stands outcompeting our native wildlife and leaving river banks subject to erosion as when it dies back in winter it leaves bare ground. It…
We are delighted to announce that our Chairman, Martin Buckle, has been appointed Chair of the Welsh Government’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Committee by Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn. The Flood and Erosion Committee was established under the provision of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016. The purpose of the Committee is to advise Welsh Ministers on…
Guided Walks and Events
The Society runs an extensive Guided Walks Programme throughout the year.
The Walks are open to Members and Non-Members and no booking is required. Non-Members are asked for a £5 donation.
Click on the link on the right to see the Walks Programme.
In addition, the Society holds a series of talks in the Bear Hotel, Crickhowell. Click on the link for the events coming up soon.
We also monitor the Rights of Way in the National Park. Click on the link on the right to see the latest information on problems.
The Society works on a number of programmes and initiatives, which aim to enhance the unique features of the National Park. You can find out more about what we are doing by clicking on the links below. If you are interested in helping out with these projects please contact us – more volunteers are always welcome!
Join the Brecon Beacons Park Society
Your fees will go to help the work of the Society in preserving the special qualities of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our Executive Committee and all those who help the Society are unpaid volunteers.