Brecon Beacons By Mark Davis
October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£10
Heiptrw Hw! Droving in the Brecon Beacons By Mark Davis
Saturday 17th October, 7.30 pm Huntington Village Hall
Mark's talk will explore the history, culture and practice of droving. The Brecon Beacons National Park has a rich droving heritage, being one of the main routes running from west to east across the country. He will delve into the challenges and considerations that drovers had to deal with when selecting their route to market. Clues to the routes the drovers chose may lie in place names, geographical features and the traces they left behind. These sparse jigsaw pieces will be used to identify possible routes that may have been taken through the Brecon Beacons to bring prized Welsh livestock to the lucrative English markets. Mark will also trace routes in and around Huntington from his own research carried out for tonight’s talk.
Mark worked as a researcher and lecturer in exercise and health science at University of Bristol. His love of the Brecon Beacons was the deciding factor in moving to live in this historic landscape. Mark is one of a growing band of 300 Brecon Beacons National Park Ambassadors – people with businesses or holiday accommodation, who are provided with training by the National Park to help promote the park.