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Abergavenny (Y Fenni), meaning Mouth of the River Gavenny, is a market town in Monmouthshire, Wales.
Bilberries are any of several primarily Eurasian species of low-growing shrubs in the genus Vaccinium (family Ericaceae), bearing edible, nearly black berries.
Not to be confused with the Black Mountain. The Black Mountains (Y Mynyddoedd Duon) are a group of hills spread across parts of Powys and Monmouthshire in southeast Wales, and extending across the England–Wales border into Herefordshire.
The Brecon Beacons (Bannau Brycheiniog) is a mountain range in South Wales. In a narrow sense, the name refers to the range of Old Red Sandstone peaks popular with walkers which lie to the south of Brecon. Sometimes referred to as "the central Beacons" they include South Wales' highest mountain, Pen y Fan. The range forms the central section of the Brecon Beacons National Park (Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog), a designation which also encompasses ranges both to the east and the west of "the central Beacons". This much wider area is also commonly referred to as "the Brecon Beacons", and it includes the Black Mountains, Wales to the east as well as the Black Mountain (range) to the west. They share the same basic geology as the central range, and so exhibit many similar features, such the north-facing escarpment and glacial features such as lakes and cwms below the escarpment. They all fall within the border of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren, meaning 'Severn Sea') is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.
The Bronze Age is a time period characterized by the use of bronze, proto-writing, and other early features of urban civilization.
Calluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is the sole species in the genus Calluna in the family Ericaceae.
Conglomerate is a coarse-grained clastic sedimentary rock that is composed of a substantial fraction of rounded to subangular gravel-size clasts, e.g., granules, pebbles, cobbles, and boulders, larger than in diameter.
Corn Du is a mountain immediately to the southwest of Pen y Fan and the second highest peak in South Wales at 2864 feet, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
The Cotswolds is an area in south central England containing the Cotswold Hills, a range of rolling hills which rise from the meadows of the upper Thames to an escarpment, known as the Cotswold Edge, above the Severn Valley and Evesham Vale.
Crickhowell (Crug Hywel, Crughywel, or Crucywel in Welsh) is a small town in southeastern Powys, Wales.
Deciduous means "falling off at maturity" or "tending to fall off", and it is typically used in order to refer to trees or shrubs that lose their leaves seasonally (most commonly during autumn) and to the shedding of other plant structures such as petals after flowering or fruit when ripe.
The Devonian is a geologic period and system of the Paleozoic Era spanning from the end of the Silurian Period, about Mya (million years ago), to the beginning of the Carboniferous Period, about.
A fern is a member of a group of approximately 12,000 species of vascular plants that reproduce via spores and have neither seeds nor flowers.
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Foothills are geographically defined as gradual increases in elevation at the base of a mountain range.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
The term highland or upland is used to denote any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau.
Hiking is the preferred term, in Canada and the USA, for a long, vigorous walk, usually on trails (footpaths), in the countryside, while the word walking is used for shorter, particularly urban walks.
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A landslide, also known as a landslip, is a geological phenomenon that includes a wide range of ground movements.
The last glacial period, popularly known as the Ice Age was the most recent glacial period within the Quaternary glaciation occurring during the last one hundred thousand years of the Pleistocene, from approximately 110,000 to 12,000 years ago.
Llanbedr is a small village northeast of Crickhowell in the county of Powys in south Wales.
Llangenny is a small hamlet in the Brecon Beacons National Park in southern Powys, Wales.
A Marilyn is a mountain or hill in the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland or Isle of Man with a prominence of at least 150 metres (492 ft), regardless of absolute height or other merit.
In archaeology, mesolithic (Greek: mesos "middle", lithos "stone") is the culture between paleolithic and neolithic.
Monmouthshire (Sir Fynwy) is a county in south east Wales.
A mountain is a large landform that stretches above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak.
Mudstone, a type of mudrock, is a fine grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds.
The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The Neolithic Age, Era, or Period, from νέος (néos, "new") and λίθος (líthos, "stone"), or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, beginning about 10,200 BC, according to the ASPRO chronology, in some parts of the Middle East, and later in other parts of the world from First Farmers: The Origins of Agricultural Societies by Peter Bellwood, 2004 and ending between 4,500 and 2,000 BC.
The Old Red Sandstone is an assemblage of rocks in the North Atlantic region largely of Devonian age.
Ordnance Survey (OS) is the national mapping agency for Great Britain and is one of the world's largest producers of maps.
Pen y Fan is the highest peak in south Wales, situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Prehistory means literally "before history", from the Latin word for "before," præ, and historia.
Quartz is the second most abundant mineral in the Earth's continental crust, after feldspar.
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The River Usk (Afon Wysg) rises on the northern slopes of the Black Mountain of mid-Wales, in the westernmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Sandstone (sometimes known as arenite) is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains.
Sedimentary rocks are types of rock that are formed by the deposition of material at the Earth's surface and within bodies of water.
A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) (Area of Special Scientific Interest or ASSI in Northern Ireland) is a conservation designation denoting a protected area in the United Kingdom.
A stone tool is, in the most general sense, any tool made either partially or entirely out of stone.
Sugar Loaf, sometimes called The Sugar Loaf, is a prominence beside the A483 trunk road some south-west of Llanwrtyd Wells in Carmarthenshire, Wales.
A sugarloaf was the traditional form in which refined sugar was produced and sold until the late 19th century when granulated and cube sugars were introduced.
Closeup of glacial till. Note that the larger grains (pebbles and gravel) in the till are completely surrounded by the matrix of finer material (silt and sand), and this characteristic, known as ''matrix support'', is diagnostic of till. Glacial till with tufts of grass Till or glacial till is unsorted glacial sediment.
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
A vineyard is a plantation of grape-bearing vines, grown mainly for winemaking, but also raisins, table grapes and non-alcoholic grape juice.
A volcano is a rupture on the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, volcanic ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface.
Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.
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Walking is one of the most popular outdoor recreational activities in the United Kingdom, and within England and Wales there is a comprehensive network of rights of way that permits easy access to the countryside.
Waun Fach is the highest mountain in the Black Mountains in south-eastern Wales.
Welsh Mountain sheep (Defaid (sing;"Dafad") Mynydd Cymreig) are small, hardy sheep from the higher parts of the Welsh mountains.
Wine from the United Kingdom is generally classified as either English wine or Welsh wine, with reference to England or Wales as its respective origin.
Woodland is a low-density forest forming open habitats with plenty of sunlight and limited shade.
Ysgyryd Fawr is an easterly outlier of the Black Mountains in Wales, and forms the easternmost part of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
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