Welsh national park Brecon Beacons thrives


5 minutes with Joanne Maurice, communications manager at Brecon Beacons National Park

The Wales Tourism Alliance (WTA) is promoting tourism in Wales from February 23 to March 3. The Archer recommends a brilliant national park in South Wales, Brecon Beacons Park, as one of your top choices for the Wales Tourism Week.

The Archer: What is Brecon Beacons Park famous for?

Joanne Maurice: Brecon Beacons Park is full of historical heritage, which can date back from the Neolithic age, lots of cultural traditions, ecological diversity and dramatic natural landscapes. We are also famous for our remote reservoir and waterfalls. There are many options for walks, bridleways and cycle routes for the visitors to choose their preferable ways of vacations.

One of the many breath-taking landscapes of Brecon Beacons National Park

One of the many breath-taking landscapes of Brecon Beacons National Park

TA: What can visitors do there?

JM: We provide a wide range and good quality of outdoors activities, such as camping, mountain climbing, walking, cycling and we also have water activities like canoeing. One thing which is very special is that Brecon Beacons Parks becomes the fifth destination in the world to be granted prestigious International Dark Sky Reserve status. It is also the first International Dark Sky Reserve in Wales.

TA: How do you promote the tourism there?

JM: Brecon Beacons National Park provides all kinds of information including pocket guide in the park and e-guide on the website. There is also recommendation for sight-seeing and tourism information easy-accessed. If you have any inquiries, please contact visitor’s information centres.

TA: What is the best season to visit the park?

JM: Visitors are welcome anytime. Brecon Beacons Park arranges all kinds of outdoors and cultural activities which can meet people’s needs. For example, the park celebrates International Women’s Day and also provides visitors with walking routes guidance.

Zou Yunjie


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