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Helicopter helps repair Brecon Beacons walking route

Hundreds of tonnes of heather cuttings and crushed stone are being airlifted by helicopter to the top of the Black Mountains' highest hill.

The operation is part of repairs to a damaged peat bog and walking route along Waun Fach in the Brecon Beacons.

The repairs are a joint programme to improve biodiversity on the mountains, funded by £200,000 from the Welsh government.

Work on the bog and walking route should be completed within two weeks.

Here, Julian Atkins, head of countryside management for Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, and estates manager Paul Chapman explain more.

  • 23 Feb 2015
  • From the section Wales