Angela Kendrick was killed by a wasp after a rare illness made her super-sensitive to stings.Read the full story ›
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.
The Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia are two of eight national parks which look to benefit from the Mend our Mountain Campaign.Read the full story ›
Corey Price, Rhodri Miller and Alesha O'Connor died in the crash in March 2015. 68-year-old grandmother Margaret Challis was also killed.Read the full story ›
The Ministry of Defence is to be censured over the deaths of three soldiers on an SAS training exercise in the Brecon Beacons in 2013.
The Health and Safety Executive said it will issue a so-called Crown Censure following the tragedy on one of the hottest days of 2013.
But for Crown immunity, the MoD would have faced prosecution for failings identified, said the HSE.
Lance Corporal Craig Roberts died during the march and Lance Corporal Edward Maher and Corporal James Dunsby collapsed and died later.
A team from the Brecon Beacons National Park is airlifting nearly a thousand tonnes of stone and heather for major landscape repairs.Read the full story ›
Fforest Fawr Geopark in the Brecon Beacons is recognised by UNESCO for outstanding geology and heritageRead the full story ›
A hand-knitted 20ft woolen blanket which has heather seeds sewn into it has been carried to the Black Mountain to help restore a peat bog.
The Cwtch blanket was knitted by Swansea based artist Ann Jordan in 2009 from 12 miles of yarn from local Black Mountain sheep.
When the blanket was completed in 2010 it was named ‘cwtch’ and laid in an ancient burial cairn on the Black Mountain to pay tribute to an ancient walking route dubbed the ‘coffin route’.
The route earned its name when the bodies of men from nearby farms, who died in quarries and mines on the other side of the Black Mountain, were returned home.
I am absolutely delighted that the blanket can be returned to the earth from whence it came and will hopefully play a role in repairing the bare peat that is in decline in that area. I made this blanket to represent the decline of the wool industry, to mark the old coffin route that not only quarry workers and miners walked along, but also a trail that farmers’ wives followed –knitting as they walked.
According to the Lonely Planet Guide Wales has seven of the world's best places to visit.
It has compiled an 'Ultimate Travelist' of 500 places it believes the every traveller must experience.
The places chosen in Wales are:
- Snowdonia (181)
- Portmeirion (207)
- St Davids Cathedral (294)
- Caernarfon Castle (315)
- Brecon Beacons (365)
- Tintern Abbey (373)
- St Fagans National History Museum (431)
Top of the list are the Temples of Angkor, Cambodia.
SAS selection tests are to be changed to protect recruits from dangers such as extreme temperatures, it has been reported.Read the full story ›