Brecon Local Group

The Brecon Local Group is the newest in the WTSWW family of regional groups of wildlife enthusiasts.


From September to April indoor meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Muse, Brecon, LD3 7DW with talks on a wide variety of nature topics.  In December there is a morning walk followed by a Christmas lunch.

May through to August there are field trips to a wide variety of places including the Trusts reserves and further afield.

For more information, contact Pauline Hill on 07957 292235 or email

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  • Making Omlettes on Ystradfawr!Making Omlettes on Ystradfawr!
    In March of this year, the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales had funding through the Powys People and Places project to undertake habitat work for Marsh Fritillaries with the help of contractors. Here’s an update from Stephanie Coates, Wildlife Trust Officer for Brecknock. Our Ystradfawr reserve is quite extensive, neighbouring a number of ...
  • Brecknock Reserves: From Summer to AutumnBrecknock Reserves: From Summer to Autumn
    Our Comms Officer Madison Bowden-Parry (MBP) caught up with Stephanie Coates (SC), our Wildlife Trust Officer for Brecknock, to hear the latest on Brecknock reserves, management and badger action over these past few months. MBP: I loved hearing more about the Marsh Frit monitoring last month, do you have any more updates for us? SC: Over ...
  • Green Connection Powys – New project launchGreen Connection Powys - New project launch
    Green Connections Powys is a collaborative Wildlife Trusts project across Powys that will be working with community groups, small businesses, landowners and statutory organisations to take local action to address climate change and biodiversity loss and create a Nature Recovery Network across the county. The project runs until March 2023 and has received funding through the ...
  • Pwll y Wrach reserve updatePwll y Wrach reserve update
    Here’s Stephanie Coates, our Wildlife Trust Officer with an update on our Brecknock reserves and work party activities. In Ystradgynlais we have had a couple of parties pulling and cutting balsam including a training event.  Local volunteer Andrew G has been doing extra balsam pulling and found other areas to manage outside of the reserve.  There ...
  • People and Wildlife in BrecknockPeople and Wildlife in Brecknock
    For this feature, we chatted to Pauline Hill, People and Wildlife Officer and Stephanie Coates, Wildlife Trust Officer all about their work with landowners to enhance biodiversity, remove invasive species and undertake surveys, monitoring and management work. See our ‘Updates from Pwll y Wrach’ feature for Brecknock reserve updates. Both Steph and Pauline have ...
  • Updates from our Brecknock Nature ReservesUpdates from our Brecknock Nature Reserves
    Paths, gates and rock falls, the Brecknock team have been busy this Spring! During April and early May we have been doing some repairs on the Brecknock Nature Reserves using materials purchased with the NRW Strategic Partnership grant.  A 12’ gate was replaced at Glasbury Cutting and firmly shut to keep the horses off the reserve.  ...