13 July 2018

“Down to the Sea” launched in the Brecon Beacons 

The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in partnership with Glandwr Cymru, has launched an exciting new series of short animated videos that reveal the historic story of the 200 year old Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal that will encourage people to visit historic landmarks.
The animations focus on four tram roads and artistically demonstrate the reasons why the canal was originally built and how visitors and locals alike can now visit attractions such as the lime kilns or Blaenavon ironworks. The 'Down to the Sea' videos are available online along with a downloadable map for each route.
The walking routes are suitable for families and will allow children and adults alike to positively engage with the industrial past.  They should also encourage people to become active and enjoy the outdoors and surrounding beautiful landscapes.
Brecon Beacons National Park lies on the border between Mid Wales and South Wales and 2017 was the 60th Anniversary of its designation. The Brecon Beacons offers dark skies, spectacular mountain ranges, internationally renowned geology, waterfalls, market towns, bountiful wildlife, diverse recreational opportunities to the highest peak in southern Britain – Pen y Fan. It contains some of the most spectacular and distinctive upland formations in southern Britain and covers an area of 1347 sq km (520 sq miles). It includes Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and it was awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status in 2013 – Wales’s first and so far only one of twelve destinations in the world to be granted the prestigious accolade.
Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal by Brecon Beacons National Park