Consultation opens for new opportunities at the Mountain Centre

With stunning views overlooking the central Beacons, Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority runs the National Park Visitor Centre to help visitors and residents learn more about the opportunities for fun and enjoyment in the National Park and also increase understanding of why this area is so special.  The public will now have until 4th July to view and comment on the proposals which include future options for a new visitor centre. 

Ruth Nicholson, Visitor Services Manager for Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority said:  “The Mountain Centre is the much loved and highly used visitor centre for the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park. The centre was built in 1960 and whilst it’s still very popular, we want to meet the needs of the modern day visitor and ensure we can serve the numbers of people visiting the site. We want to improve the centre and we are working in partnership with the Brecknock Wildlife Trust to look at the future opportunities.  It’s an exciting project and we are keen to hear what our residents, visitors and local businesses would like to see.”

Cllr Gareth Ratcliffe, Member Champion for National Park Visitor Centres, said: “We are looking forward to hear the responses from residents, visitors and local businesses which will help us further develop the future opportunities for the Visitor Centre.  This two week consultation is an early part of the process, but we will continue to listen to and work with all those people who have ideas for improving the Centre we have and the opportunities it can deliver in the future.”

The consultation runs from Tuesday 22nd June until Tuesday 6th July and there will be a small exhibition at the centre highlighting some of the possibilities open to site and a chance for the public to let us know your views.

The Visitor Centre is located just five miles outside Brecon off the A470, near the village of Libanus, and is open every day 9.30am to 5pm.