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Brecon Beacons National Park: Wales

Brecon Beacons National Park: Wales

The park is located in mid-Wales in the UK was established in 1957, under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act of 1949. It was the tenth area in England and Wales to be given such status. The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has been awarded the British Horse Society (BHS) Access Award for the National Park most active in opening up equestrian routes. A perfect riding resort with spectacular scenery, wealth of wildlife and some of the best riding in Europe.

The landscape of the Brecon Beacons has recently been officially recognised as one of the most important geological areas in Europe. In October 2005, the Fforest Fawr Geopark within the National Park was awarded membership of the highly prestigious European Geopark Network and given UNESCO Global Geopark recognition. The Brecon Beacons is the first National Park in the United Kingdom to achieve Geopark status, and is also the first Geopark in Wales.