The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority (BBNPA) encourages geocaching within the Park boundaries but before placing a cache you must get permission from the landowner. The BBNPA does not own all the land within the Park boundary, the greater part of it is privately owned. The BBNPA will be able to give permission for caches on its own land but not for caches in the rest of the Park. You will need to contact the relevant landowner and apply for permission from them. A map overlay (.kml) showing the BBNPA owned land can be downloaded here.
A map overlay (.kml) showing the entire Park boundary can be downloaded here.
The map overlays can be downloaded and opened in Google Earth which is a free download for a PC and also as apps for Apple and Android. (N.B. These maps do not form part of any legal representation of land ownership and are created simply as a guide to areas for the purposes of placing a geocache container or marking an area where these are not permitted).
Caches within Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Nature Reserves will be dealt with on a case by case basis by the landowner. Caches on Scheduled Ancient Monuments (SAM) will not be allowed anywhere within the Park boundary irrespective of who the landowner is.
Further details and links can be found in the geocaching.com Wiki.
All caches should comply with the Geocache Listing Requirements / Guidelines and the UK Geocaching Policies Wiki.
Hiding a cache on BBNPA land. Please contact the BBNPA on 01874 624437 or email email@example.com. Please use the following format for your email:
Subject: Geocaching Permission Request
Your geocaching username:
Name of area where the cache is to be placed (this is shown on the map overlay):
Coordinates and Location on OS maps (insert link from Streetmap)*:
GC number of the cache (if you have created the page)
Any other relevant information:
Hiding a cache on private land within the Park. You will need to find out who the landowner is. When you do it is suggested you provide them with the same information as shown above.
When you get confirmation from the BBNPA or landowner please copy the entire email to your cache page as a 'Reviewer Note' and submit it for review again.
Use this link to Streetmap to enter your coordinates. Under the map is a box with a link to the map. Copy this for your email application.
6th Jul 2016.
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