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Brecon Beacons Tours

Brecon Beacons Tours offers sightseeing tours, guided walks and holidays in the Brecon Beacons National Park of Wales and surrounding areas.

<p>Took 2 guests and a dog on our #geology of the #fforrestfawr #geopark today. Stops included Llandovery which lends its name to the Llandovery epoch of the #silurian #sawdde gorge SSI where important fish fossils have been found and marine sediments Silurian sediments can be seen trangresing into terrestrial sediments. We then went to #herbertsquarry on the #blackmountain followed by #henllysvale #colliery where #coal and #ironstone could be seen in situ. This was followed by the highest #waterfall in the @fforestfawrgeopark #henryhd before seeing fossil trees in #pontneddfehan It was then on to #dinasrock and #bwamaen fold with the Neath Valley Disturbance fault. We then saw #maenllia #standingstone which is made of #devonian #calcrete before ending the day on #mynyddilltyd to see a kettle hole, moraine and spectacular views over th whole #breconbeacons #nationalpark  (at Fforest Fawr)</p>

Took 2 guests and a dog on our #geology of the #fforrestfawr #geopark today. Stops included Llandovery which lends its name to the Llandovery epoch of the #silurian #sawdde gorge SSI where important fish fossils have been found and marine sediments Silurian sediments can be seen trangresing into terrestrial sediments. We then went to #herbertsquarry on the #blackmountain followed by #henllysvale #colliery where #coal and #ironstone could be seen in situ. This was followed by the highest #waterfall in the @fforestfawrgeopark #henryhd before seeing fossil trees in #pontneddfehan It was then on to #dinasrock and #bwamaen fold with the Neath Valley Disturbance fault. We then saw #maenllia #standingstone which is made of #devonian #calcrete before ending the day on #mynyddilltyd to see a kettle hole, moraine and spectacular views over th whole #breconbeacons #nationalpark (at Fforest Fawr)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>On Friday we took a family of 4 from the USA on our ‘Way out West’ tour which takes place in the west of the #breconbeacons in the @fforestfawrgeopark We found a #slowworm on Garn Goch Iron Age fort we then went to #carregcennen #castle followed by our picnic lunch at the #blackmountain quarries. We then headed via #llanddeusant and the #uskreservoir to #defynnog to see the oldest tree in Europe which is 5,600 years old. This was followed by #mynyddilltyd for great views over the whole #nationalpark before heading into #brecon to visit the historic #cathedral Our final stop was the #roman fort: Y Gaer. (at Y Garn Goch)</p>

On Friday we took a family of 4 from the USA on our ‘Way out West’ tour which takes place in the west of the #breconbeacons in the @fforestfawrgeopark We found a #slowworm on Garn Goch Iron Age fort we then went to #carregcennen #castle followed by our picnic lunch at the #blackmountain quarries. We then headed via #llanddeusant and the #uskreservoir to #defynnog to see the oldest tree in Europe which is 5,600 years old. This was followed by #mynyddilltyd for great views over the whole #nationalpark before heading into #brecon to visit the historic #cathedral Our final stop was the #roman fort: Y Gaer. (at Y Garn Goch)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Had a great day with 2 guests from Italy on our Mountain Monks and Books tour today. We visited Patrishow Church, #cwmyoy church, #llanthonyprioryhotel , climbed to the top of #twmpa #lordherefordsknob Had a picnic at the Warren in #hayonwye , visited @addymanbooks , went to  #bronllyscastle , #pwllywrach #waterfall , #llangorselake and Mynydd #llangynidr (at Brecon Beacons National Park)</p>

Had a great day with 2 guests from Italy on our Mountain Monks and Books tour today. We visited Patrishow Church, #cwmyoy church, #llanthonyprioryhotel , climbed to the top of #twmpa #lordherefordsknob Had a picnic at the Warren in #hayonwye , visited @addymanbooks , went to #bronllyscastle , #pwllywrach #waterfall , #llangorselake and Mynydd #llangynidr (at Brecon Beacons National Park)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Been out and about today on another Mountain, Monks and Books tour, this time with a family from Singapore. (at Llanthony, Priory)</p>

Been out and about today on another Mountain, Monks and Books tour, this time with a family from Singapore. (at Llanthony, Priory)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>We had a great day walking the Neuadd horseshoe climbing Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, and Fan y Big #breconbeacons (at Fan y Big)</p>

We had a great day walking the Neuadd horseshoe climbing Corn Du, Pen y Fan, Cribyn, and Fan y Big #breconbeacons (at Fan y Big)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Amazing my 2 guests aged 87 and 82 climbed Twmpa today as part of our Mountain, Monks and Books tour. We also visited #patrishow and #cwmyoy churches, #llanthonypriory , #capelyffin , #hayonwye , #bronllys #castle and #llangorse lake. (at Black Mountains)</p>

Amazing my 2 guests aged 87 and 82 climbed Twmpa today as part of our Mountain, Monks and Books tour. We also visited #patrishow and #cwmyoy churches, #llanthonypriory , #capelyffin , #hayonwye , #bronllys #castle and #llangorse lake. (at Black Mountains)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>After a few weeks away from the #breconbeacons #nationalpark leading tours in the USA and England we took an American family on Mountain Monks and Books tour today. We started and finished at the Llyswen. The first stop was #bronllys #castle then it was #pwllywrach #waterfall near #talgarth followed by views from #sorgwm pass. Then we visited the #cranog at #llangorselake before passing both #tretower and #crickhowell castles. Our picnic lunch was had at #patrishow #church. We then visited #llanthonypriory and #capelyffin before climbing to the top of #twmpa / #lordherefordsknob Our last stop was #hayonwye where we walked around the town and visited @addymanbooks @visitbreconbeacons (at Twmpa)</p>

After a few weeks away from the #breconbeacons #nationalpark leading tours in the USA and England we took an American family on Mountain Monks and Books tour today. We started and finished at the Llyswen. The first stop was #bronllys #castle then it was #pwllywrach #waterfall near #talgarth followed by views from #sorgwm pass. Then we visited the #cranog at #llangorselake before passing both #tretower and #crickhowell castles. Our picnic lunch was had at #patrishow #church. We then visited #llanthonypriory and #capelyffin before climbing to the top of #twmpa / #lordherefordsknob Our last stop was #hayonwye where we walked around the town and visited @addymanbooks @visitbreconbeacons (at Twmpa)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Today I took a very plucky 88 year old and her 80 year old ‘toy-boy’ husband on a guided walk to Sgwd Yr Eira #waterfall They made it and all those steps! Well done to them. #breconbeacons #oldage (at Sgwd Yr Eira)</p>

Today I took a very plucky 88 year old and her 80 year old ‘toy-boy’ husband on a guided walk to Sgwd Yr Eira #waterfall They made it and all those steps! Well done to them. #breconbeacons #oldage (at Sgwd Yr Eira)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>Been out on tour again today. Took 4 Americans of #Welsh descent of a tour that combined my ‘Heart of the Park and #waterfall Country’ tour and the history of #merthyrtydfil where they were staying. (at Sgwd yr Eira)</p>

Been out on tour again today. Took 4 Americans of #Welsh descent of a tour that combined my ‘Heart of the Park and #waterfall Country’ tour and the history of #merthyrtydfil where they were staying. (at Sgwd yr Eira)

Posted 8 weeks ago
<p>We’ve been out and about again in the #breconbeacons today. I took 3 ladies from Austria on our ‘Mountain, Monks and Books’ tour. We visited #Patrishow church, #llanthonypriory , Capel-y-Ffin, climbed #twmpa / #lordherefordsknob , had picnic at The Warren #hayonwye , then visited  @addymanbooks , #bronllys #castle , #llangorselake and #llangorse #church and drove by #tretowercourt It was a lovely day! (at Hay-on-Wye)</p>

We’ve been out and about again in the #breconbeacons today. I took 3 ladies from Austria on our ‘Mountain, Monks and Books’ tour. We visited #Patrishow church, #llanthonypriory , Capel-y-Ffin, climbed #twmpa / #lordherefordsknob , had picnic at The Warren #hayonwye , then visited @addymanbooks , #bronllys #castle , #llangorselake and #llangorse #church and drove by #tretowercourt It was a lovely day! (at Hay-on-Wye)

Posted 17 weeks ago
<p>After a few weeks away leading GeoWorld Travel tours in Scotland I was back in #BreconBeacons today and took 2 Americans on our ‘Heart of the Park and #Waterfall Country’ tour in the #fforestfawrgeopark. The weather was great even if the recent lack of rain left the waterfalls looking a little empty. #visitwales (at Brecon Beacons National Park)</p>

After a few weeks away leading GeoWorld Travel tours in Scotland I was back in #BreconBeacons today and took 2 Americans on our ‘Heart of the Park and #Waterfall Country’ tour in the #fforestfawrgeopark. The weather was great even if the recent lack of rain left the waterfalls looking a little empty. #visitwales (at Brecon Beacons National Park)

Posted 17 weeks ago
<p>After a few weeks away leading GeoWorld Travel tours in Scotland I was back in #BreconBeacons today and took 2 Americans on our ‘Heart of the Park and #Waterfall Country’ tour in the #fforestfawrgeopark. The weather was great even if the recent lack of rain left the waterfalls looking a little empty. #visitwales (at Brecon Beacons National Park)</p>

After a few weeks away leading GeoWorld Travel tours in Scotland I was back in #BreconBeacons today and took 2 Americans on our ‘Heart of the Park and #Waterfall Country’ tour in the #fforestfawrgeopark. The weather was great even if the recent lack of rain left the waterfalls looking a little empty. #visitwales (at Brecon Beacons National Park)

Posted 17 weeks ago
<p>Had a great day taking @roanokecollege , USA students on a #geology tour of the @fforestfawrgeopark we went to #DinasRock  #BwaMaen #fold #HenllysVale #Collery seeing #ironstones and #coal outcrops we also went to the #BlackMountain Quarry and @carreg_cennen #castle After the tour l attended and enjoyed the  #breconbeaconstourism social @visitbreconbeacons #geotourism #geopark  (at Fforest Fawr)</p>

Had a great day taking @roanokecollege , USA students on a #geology tour of the @fforestfawrgeopark we went to #DinasRock #BwaMaen #fold #HenllysVale #Collery seeing #ironstones and #coal outcrops we also went to the #BlackMountain Quarry and @carreg_cennen #castle After the tour l attended and enjoyed the #breconbeaconstourism social @visitbreconbeacons #geotourism #geopark (at Fforest Fawr)

Posted 22 weeks ago
<p>A great 6th day on our Geology of #Wales trip. Our first stop in the #Preseli mountains of the #Pembrokeshire Coast #NationalPark was the quarry of the #Stonehenge bluestones. We then went to #PentreIfan burial chamber, followed by Rosebush quarry from where the roof of the #HousesofParliment came from. We then went to #Abereiddy found #graptolites and went to the Blue Lagoon. We had lunch in #stdavidscathedral Next stop was #Portyrhaw discovery site of #ParadoxidesDavidis #trilobite. Finally we checked out amazing #folds #faults and #ironstones  in the  #Carboniferous coal measure of #BroadHaven (at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park)</p>

A great 6th day on our Geology of #Wales trip. Our first stop in the #Preseli mountains of the #Pembrokeshire Coast #NationalPark was the quarry of the #Stonehenge bluestones. We then went to #PentreIfan burial chamber, followed by Rosebush quarry from where the roof of the #HousesofParliment came from. We then went to #Abereiddy found #graptolites and went to the Blue Lagoon. We had lunch in #stdavidscathedral Next stop was #Portyrhaw discovery site of #ParadoxidesDavidis #trilobite. Finally we checked out amazing #folds #faults and #ironstones in the #Carboniferous coal measure of #BroadHaven (at Pembrokeshire Coast National Park)

Posted 23 weeks ago
<p>Great third day on our Wales tour we first visited #Caernarfon #Castle #worldheritage Site followed by #Geomon #Geopark. Saw world’s oldest #blueschist at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, South Stack folds, Cemaes Bay precambrian melange with #stromatolites followed by #parysmountain #coppermine before arriving at Llandudno for the night <a href="http://www.geoworldtravel.com/wales.php">http://www.geoworldtravel.com/wales.php</a> (at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll)</p>

Great third day on our Wales tour we first visited #Caernarfon #Castle #worldheritage Site followed by #Geomon #Geopark. Saw world’s oldest #blueschist at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, South Stack folds, Cemaes Bay precambrian melange with #stromatolites followed by #parysmountain #coppermine before arriving at Llandudno for the night http://www.geoworldtravel.com/wales.php (at Llanfairpwllgwyngyll)

Posted 23 weeks ago
<p>Day 2 of our #geology of #Wales trip. Went to Bryntail Lead Mine, Dylife Gorge, past Cadair Idris mountain and the Clogau gold mine to reach #Harlech #castle #worldheritage Site. Then continued through Nant Peris looking at Ordovician pyroclastic deposits to #Dolbadarn castle for great views of the #Dinorwig #slate quarry. Then on to the National Slate Museum before the Ogwen Step and a walk into #CwmIdwal to see Darwin’s Boulders. Our day finished in Caernarfon  #Snowdonia #Geotourism (at Caernarfon)</p>

Day 2 of our #geology of #Wales trip. Went to Bryntail Lead Mine, Dylife Gorge, past Cadair Idris mountain and the Clogau gold mine to reach #Harlech #castle #worldheritage Site. Then continued through Nant Peris looking at Ordovician pyroclastic deposits to #Dolbadarn castle for great views of the #Dinorwig #slate quarry. Then on to the National Slate Museum before the Ogwen Step and a walk into #CwmIdwal to see Darwin’s Boulders. Our day finished in Caernarfon #Snowdonia #Geotourism (at Caernarfon)

Posted 23 weeks ago
<p>We are in Cardiff our Welsh trip ‘Castles and Dragons’ is about to begin. Over the next 10 days we will drive a figure of 8 loop through the country visiting the best geosites, all 3 National  Parks, all 3 World Heritage Sites and both Geoparks. Wales is a classic area for geology with the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian taking there name from it. We will also see 16 castles. <a href="https://ift.tt/2KoPPRS">https://ift.tt/2KoPPRS</a> — view on Instagram <a href="https://ift.tt/2FtuHq7">https://ift.tt/2FtuHq7</a></p>

We are in Cardiff our Welsh trip ‘Castles and Dragons’ is about to begin. Over the next 10 days we will drive a figure of 8 loop through the country visiting the best geosites, all 3 National Parks, all 3 World Heritage Sites and both Geoparks. Wales is a classic area for geology with the Cambrian, Ordovician and Silurian taking there name from it. We will also see 16 castles. https://ift.tt/2KoPPRS — view on Instagram https://ift.tt/2FtuHq7

Posted 24 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
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Posted 26 weeks ago
<p>At Mean Llia <a href="https://ift.tt/2EuxzSX">https://ift.tt/2EuxzSX</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>The resurrenge of the river Mellte from Porth yr Ogof cave <a href="https://ift.tt/2qdw7Ac">https://ift.tt/2qdw7Ac</a></p>

The resurrenge of the river Mellte from Porth yr Ogof cave https://ift.tt/2qdw7Ac

Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>At Sgwd Clun Gwyn <a href="https://ift.tt/2Et8sjH">https://ift.tt/2Et8sjH</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Clun Gwyn <a href="https://ift.tt/2qdw5s4">https://ift.tt/2qdw5s4</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Clun Gwyn Isaf ‘The Lower Falls of the White Meadow’ <a href="https://ift.tt/2Ex3Uc8">https://ift.tt/2Ex3Uc8</a></p>

Sgwd Clun Gwyn Isaf ‘The Lower Falls of the White Meadow’ https://ift.tt/2Ex3Uc8

Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>At Sgwd Clun Gwyn Isaf <a href="https://ift.tt/2qdw4o0">https://ift.tt/2qdw4o0</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Sychryd and Bwa Maen <a href="https://ift.tt/2GLqf7L">https://ift.tt/2GLqf7L</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Behind Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2qdw1IQ">https://ift.tt/2qdw1IQ</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>At Sgwd Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2qdvYwE">https://ift.tt/2qdvYwE</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>My guests behind Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2Eu7GCM">https://ift.tt/2Eu7GCM</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>The oldest tree in Europe. The 5,600 year old Defynnog yew <a href="https://ift.tt/2GI0Rzn">https://ift.tt/2GI0Rzn</a></p>

The oldest tree in Europe. The 5,600 year old Defynnog yew https://ift.tt/2GI0Rzn

Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Hugging the oldest tree in Europe at Defynnog <a href="https://ift.tt/2q7zBnN">https://ift.tt/2q7zBnN</a></p>

Hugging the oldest tree in Europe at Defynnog https://ift.tt/2q7zBnN

Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2GB5n2F">https://ift.tt/2GB5n2F</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Behind Sgwd Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2uPjLTt">https://ift.tt/2uPjLTt</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>At Sgwd Henrhyd <a href="https://ift.tt/2q8hqP3">https://ift.tt/2q8hqP3</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>The tram way at Sgwd Sychryd <a href="https://ift.tt/2uKjWiU">https://ift.tt/2uKjWiU</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Folded strata at Bwa Maen <a href="https://ift.tt/2q8akK6">https://ift.tt/2q8akK6</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Bwa Maen the Stone Bow fold <a href="https://ift.tt/2GBEED3">https://ift.tt/2GBEED3</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Yr Eira <a href="https://ift.tt/2q6AtsU">https://ift.tt/2q6AtsU</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago
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Posted 27 weeks ago
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Posted 27 weeks ago
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Posted 27 weeks ago
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Posted 27 weeks ago
<p>Sgwd Clun Gwyn <a href="https://ift.tt/2GFtMEt">https://ift.tt/2GFtMEt</a></p>

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Posted 27 weeks ago