Our Geopark

Fforest Fawr Geopark

Fforest Fawr (the name translates as ‘Great Forest’ in English) is a swathe of upland country which was included within the Brecon Beacons National Park when it was designated in 1957. These uplands lie at the heart of the Geopark although it extends beyond them to include much surrounding countryside.

An appreciation of the landscape of Fforest Fawr Geopark comes from understanding its geology and all that arises from it.

The rocks have so many stories to tell and this section introduces you to some of them.  But it’s not just what’s under the ground that counts – what you see today when you look around the Geopark is an endlessly fascinating stretch of countryside with a past, a present and a future.  To find out more visit the Fforest Fawr Geopark website