New Geology Tours in the Brecon Beacons

There’s a wonderful new tour guide in the Brecon Beacons that allows visitors to learn and discover about the historic geology in the area.

GeoWorld Travel offers guided geological walks throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr Geopark. Fforest Fawr was the first geopark to be set up in Wales. It is a great asset to have a company located within the National Park that is equipped to explain the amazing geological features that have led to the creation of the Fforest Fawr Geopark. Here is a little something to get you keen for the Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival. Taking place on Saturday 25th May to Sunday 9th June why not enjoy 16 days of walks, talks and other events organised by the National Park Authority and its Geopark partners.

Fossil plant remains

Fossil plant remains

More about the guide.

For those of you who don’t know, James Cresswell is a geologist, mountain leader and Ambassador to the National Park, the Geopark and the Dark Skies Reserve. His family has lived in the area for generations. He is widely travelled with 60 countries under his belt and regularly guides in Antarctica and the High Arctic.

What can GeoWorld Travel offer you?

GeoWorld Travel can offer you: guided day walks with geological explanation, weekend packages with full board accommodation at their B&B, and road trips that accompany all of Wales including the National and Geoparks.

The Hay Festival

James will be guiding a geological walk in this year’s Hay Literature Festival, and will also lead walks in the Fforest Fawr Geopark Festival, the Hay Walking Festival and Kington Walking Festival.

Examining Devonian Old Red Sandstone at Llantony Priory

Examining Devonian Old Red Sandstone at Llantony Priory

What is so special about the Geopark?

The wild mountains and hidden valleys of the Geopark are the result of nearly 500 million years of Earth history. This fascinating area contains evidence of ancient seas, mountain building and sea level and climate change scattered across a landscape that was shaped by the last Ice Age. It’s also worth remembering that some of the important early work in the development of geology as a science was carried out in this area. The names of two of the major subdivisions of geological time – the Silurian and Ordovician periods – reflect the pioneering mapping which the 19th century geologists such as Charles Lapworth ans Sir Roderick Impey Murchison undertook in the northwest of the Geopark.

Iron work - Bleanavon

Iron work – Bleanavon

Blaenavon World Heritage Site - the Iron Works

Blaenavon World Heritage Site – the Iron Works

Porth yr Ogof - the largest cave opening in Wales

Porth yr Ogof – the largest cave opening in Wales

Inside the cave

Inside the cave

Henrhyd waterfall the highest in South Wales

Henrhyd waterfall the highest in South Wales

Fossil plants, Cwm Grelach Geoheritage trail

Fossil plants, Cwm Grelach Geoheritage trail

An old mine addit Cwm Grelach Geoheritage trail

An old mine addit Cwm Grelach Geoheritage trail

Bwa Maen

Bwa Maen

Carrig Cennan Castle

Carrig Cennan Castle

Examining a fault plane

Examining a fault plane

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