Category Archives: Countryside Council for Wales

Ian Mercer: national-park giant

Ian Mercer, the first Dartmoor National Park Officer and first chief executive of the Countryside Council for Wales has died aged 83. Continue reading

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Eisteddfod tradition continues

This year the Ramblers and Open Spaces Society organised the walk from the Eisteddfod in Abergavenny. Continue reading

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Stepping out at the eisteddfod

I am delighted that Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is continuing the tradition of the annual eisteddfod walk.  This year we walked part of the millennium coastal path between Llanelli and Burry Port in Carmarthenshire. NRW came into being in April … Continue reading

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Morgan Parry: an exceptional Welsh environmentalist

It is tragic that Morgan Parry has died aged only 56.  He was a leading environmentalist, well known throughout Wales and beyond, who lived on a smallholding near Caernarfon in North Wales. I first came across Morgan in about 1994 … Continue reading

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What future for the Welsh landscape?

On 1 April 2013 Natural Resources Wales (NRW), the new environmental body for Wales, came into being.  Cyfoeth Naturiol Cymru translates more poetically as Wales’s Natural Wealth. NRW is enormous, an amalgamation of the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW), Environment Agency and Forestry … Continue reading

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Two Welsh commons

I visited two very different commons in Bridgend borough this week, at the request of staff from the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) who wanted to show me, and get my thoughts on, what was happening there. Kenfig Common lies on the … Continue reading

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A vital Welsh tradition

Every year, just before the Welsh national eisteddfod, the Open Spaces Society, Ramblers and other organisations receive an invitation from the chairman of the Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) to join him on a walk during the eisteddfod. We start … Continue reading

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