Terrain rider

Terrain rider all terrain mobility scooter at the National Park Visitor Centre.   Using the Terrain Rider, you can access one of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park’s best locations, Mynydd Illtyd, right next to the National Park Visitor Centre.  The Terrain Rider is a specially designed, all-terrain mobility scooter that can be…

Youth Schemes

We are delighted to invite you to join our youth schemes. Our youth warden scheme and youth committee are both aimed at young people aged 15-18. Youth Wardens The Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Youth Wardens Scheme is a new, exciting and adventurous outdoor programme for young people aged 15-18 years. The…

Future Beacons Writer in Residence Shortlist Announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlist for the 2022-23 Future Beacons Writer in Residence. Over 130 applications for the residency were received and the judges were delighted with the standard of application. The residency is being run in partnership with the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, Black Mountains College…

Survey: Barriers to accessing the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park

Please help us make the National Park more accessible to all by completing this survey . It would be really helpful if you and /or members of your community group could complete this short survey. It takes about 5 minutes. This will help us gain a better understanding of: a)…

Understanding the Health and Well-being benefits of the Bannau Brycheiniog

Access to the outdoors has always been viewed as an important and unique part of the identity of south Wales valleys communities. This report of research with a community of residents in Merthyr, reflects on how people use and appreciate the Park for wellbeing, and their experiences of exclusion from…

Together for Health and Well-being

A Position Statement and Priority Actions: National Parks are Assets for Health and Well-being for the people of Wales, and beyond. Position Statement

Current Projects

Sustainable Development Fund


We promote sustainability and the principles of sustainable development throughout our work.  Grants are available from the Sustainable Development Fund to help with Projects We believe sustainability means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Our aim is for…

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Help for Communities

The Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority employs a small Sustainable Community team who can assist groups in the National Park area in undertaking surveys & appraisals, developing sustainable projects and securing funding.

Renewable Energy

Anyone living in the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park who has an interest in the installation of small scale renewable energy can contact The Green Valleys from their webpages

Information for Tourism Businesses

Each year Bannau Brycheiniog National Park is visited by some 4.4 million people who spend around 5.4 million days and £278 million here (2018 figures). The many tourism businesses in the National Park and the communities that rely on their income benefit greatly from these visits.  The National Park Authority…

Resident information

To help you enjoy YOUR national park more, we've listed some of the services and activities that are available to you including -