A good few years back an aerial survey of the UK was undertaken and when all of the high quality images were stitched together and laid out on a giant map it was found that much of the country was, in fact, that. It was mostly countryside.
The centre will be powered by a range of renewables, wind and solar in the main. A daily 4×4 shuttle bus will run in the morning and again in the evening taking and returning staff and resources to the cafe and removing rubbish from the site. This could be replaced by 2027, if stage three of the development plan can be successfully funded, by a funicular railway that would make use of water to assist the carriages ascent and descent.
It followed what feels like months of torrential rain and very high winds and was the day prior to the peak of the bad weather, Storm Dennis, on the very next day. And so it was with some trepidation that Andy met a hardy group of walkers at Blaen Llia Car Park, newly refurbished for logging and open for walkers.