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Campaign to fund urgent mountain repairs close to its target

On a sunny day like today it really gives you the chance to enjoy the great outdoors and admire the picturesque scenery on display here in Wales.

But maintaining some of Wales landscapes doesn't come cheap and The British Mountaineering Council are calling on the public to make a contribution.

The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are two of eight UK national parks which are to to supported by this campaign.

Watch: Hannah Thomas reports from The Brecon Beacons.


£600,000 boost to improve accessibility to Wales' national parks

A funding package of £600,000 has been announced, to improve accessibility in Wales' national parks.

It's hoped the funding will help improve access to Wales' National Parks Credit: Ben Birchall / PA Wire

The money will also help repair storm damage to the Wales Coast Path.

Natural Resources Minister Carl Sargeant announced £126,000 will go towards improving two sections of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Path, while a further £104,500 would help repair damage caused to the Wales Coast Path during the winter.

The remaining money (£369,500), will be split between the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire National Park Authorities.

Our world renowned National Parks and Wales Coast Path attract millions of visitors to Wales every year, and help create and support many jobs in the rural economy.

It’s vital that the National Park Authorities and Natural Resources Wales continue to maintain and improve their popular paths. This funding will help ensure that essential work can take place so local communities and visitors to Wales can continue to enjoy everything they have to offer.

– Carl Sargeant, Natural Resources Minister

Fire crews responding to grass fire in Abercynon

Firefighters are responding to reports of a grass fire near Abercynon.

The wildfire is said to cover one hectare of land - that's equivalent to 100 acres.

'Monster' lamb weighing 11kg born on Powys farm

A ewe in Brecon has given birth to a 'monster' sized lamb, weighing in at an impressive 24.2lbs.

The farmer's eight month old granddaughter, Esmae, couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about! Credit: Gerwyn Rees

The whopper lamb is part of the Aberyscir flock, owned by a farming family in Brecon, Powys.

He is by a ram called Caereinion Valiant which is a very big ram but thankfully, all his other lambs have been born unaided and weigh a normal 5kg each. I have never seen such a big lamb and it took three of us to deliver him but both mother and lamb are now doing well.

– Gerwyn Rees, farmer
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