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related: welsh
flickrgroup: Ecotourism Europe
slideshare: Who's who in the UK (5,000+ views)
editing: Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a very green and largely rural country which is part of the United Kingdom bordered by England to its east and the Atlantic Ocean and Irish Sea to its west.

Headlines

National parks 'could lose status if report implemented'
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-37418521
http://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/fun-stuff/43-reasons-cycling-anywhere-wales-11080365
reasons-why-love-wales-choirs-cheese-on-toast-scenery
Dyfi ospreys' £1.4m observatory opens to the public
National parks visitors spend £1bn according to report
Wales's oldest oak tree blown down – big picture
Cynghrair Cymunedau Cymraeg bids to rejuvenate Welsh - BBC
ireland-needs-a-conversion-when-it-comes-to-wales
http://communities2point0.wordpress.com/2013/05/24/help-get-wales-online

Recommended listening

Radio Wales
Radio Pembrokeshiire

Flickr

visit snowdonia

Flickr Groups

Share Wales
Cardiff
Pembrokeshire
Pembrokeshire Photographers
Pembrokeshire Outdoor
Wales

rss

Pembrokeshire Outdoors Pool
wales - Google News

Twitter

@Communities2_0
@andydrumm
@WalesCoOpCentre
@PartCymru
@WalesCoastPath
@GreenSnowdonia
@visitsnowdonia
@Greener_Wales
@BreconBeaconsNP
@WBP_wildlife
@NaturCymru
@Cycling_Swansea
@DynamiteOD
https://twitter.com/WelshGovernment
https://twitter.com/walesepa

Tourism Portals

Wales
Visit Cardiff

Culture

The national anthem is Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau or "Land of My Fathers"

Rugby World Cup 2015 arrives in Cardiff #RWC2015
Sport

Rugby is Wales' national sport. The national team plays at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff every year in the Six Nations Tournament against the other European teams. football is also very popular.

Editing

Wales
Cardiff

Government

http://wales.gov.uk

Parks

protecting-our-landscape
http://www.ccw.gov.uk/landscape--wildlife.aspx
http://www.naturcymru.org.uk - https://twitter.com/NaturCymru

‘Future Landscapes: Delivering for Wales’ (PDF)
http://gov.wales/topics/environmentcountryside/consmanagement/review-designated-landscapes-wales/?lang=en

State of Nature Wales
2016 (PDF)
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-37418521
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37298485


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park

Pembrokeshire Coast -- http://www.pcnpa.org.uk -- is Britain's only truly coastal National Park. The bluestones of Stonehenge come from Pembrokehire (Preseli Mountains).
The 186-mile-long Pembrokeshire Coast Path takes you along the oldest rocks in the UK (Pre-Cambrian), long sandy beaches, rugged cliff tops, small hidden coves. There are quite a few good pubs along the way!
http://www.preseliventure.co.uk - https://twitter.com/preseliventure
http://www.greentraveller.co.uk/blog/review-preseli-venture-ecolodge-and-adventure-holidays-wales
http://www.whatsonpembrokeshire.co.uk/read-latest-issue
Walkability
http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=90 Lots of info on what's on where in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/?PID=112 and http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/?PID=197 Sustainably managing woodland in the Park
http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=182 Ecological Resilience: how the intensification of farming has impacted biodiversity in the Park

https://www.facebook.com/VisitPembrokeshire
https://www.facebook.com/PembrokeshireCoast
Conserve the Pembrokeshire Coast
Pembrokeshire Appreciation Society

http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=4
http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/?PID=112
Pembrokeshire Coast


Brecon Beacons

http://www.breconbeacons.org
http://www.breconbeacons.org/visit-us
http://www.breconbeacons.org/visit-us/pages/livewebcams
http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk
Crickhowell Walking Festival 2015
@Tourism_BBNP @uknationalparks @WalkCrickhowell @orielcric @totallycric
@BreconBeaconsNP
Brecon Beacons

The aim of the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority’s Food Festival is to provide a shop window for food producers from the National Park and surrounding areas. To register as a participant or for visitor information contact Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Biosphere

http://www.biosfferdyfi.org.uk
https://twitter.com/biosfferdyfi

Snowdonia

http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk
https://www.flickr.com/photos/visitsnowdonia
@visitsnowdonia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowdonia

Festivals

March 1 - Saint David's Day is the feast day of Saint David, the patron saint of Wales

Food

http://www.walesthetruetaste.co.uk

Moors

http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk - @moorsman
https://plus.google.com/+MoorsforthefutureOrgUk
http://www.moorsforthefuture.org.uk/news/new-audio-tours-south-pennine-moors

News

http://www.walesonline.co.uk

Tourism Industry

Tourism Alliance
Heritage Minister launches sustainable tourism and transport report

Transportation

http://greenerwales.mobi - @Greener_Wales

Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wales
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blorenge (51° 48′ 0.18″ N, 3° 3′ 41.33″ W)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leek
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_symbols_of_Wales
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Morgan

Other Wikis

https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Wales

Slideshare

http://www.slideshare.net/visitwales
http://www.slideshare.net/sharewales




Elsewhere on the Web

Welsch Culture - Delicious
http://www.gairrhydd.com
http://www.lampeter.org
http://www.lampeter.org/english/tt/index.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/nature/sites/places
Countryside Council for Wales
Centre for Alternative Technology - Times Online
Center for Alternative Technology
http://www.green-events.co.uk/
ShareWales
http://www.organiccentrewales.org.uk - Facebook

Hit the nature trail and find out more about some of Wales' other wonderful wildlife hotspots.

North East - Visit unique coastal landscapes and estuaries.
North West - Rugged mountains, beaches and moorland
Mid - Stroll through hills and valleys in red kite country.
South West - Explore the amazing beaches and coastlines.
South East - From the Brecon Beacons to the Gwent Levels.


Caerleon

http://www.caerleon.net/mynde
http://www.caerleon.net
http://www.castlewales.com/caerleon.html

Carmarthenshire County

http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk

Elan Valley

http://www.elanvalley.org.uk

Maenillia

Maenllia

Monmouthshire

World's first 'Wikipedia town' covered in QR codes
Monmouthshire
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monmouthshire


Swansea

http://www.swanseaitec.co.uk
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swansea
http://twitter.com/SwanseaITeC

Filing

http://www.traveline-cymru.info
https://twitter.com/Greener_Wales
http://wales.gov.uk

Digital Literacy


Digital Communities Wales is a Welsh Government project delivered by @WalesCoOpCentre.
Sign up to our Digital Inclusion Charter
http://digitalcommunities.gov.wales
https://twitter.com/DC_Wales



Previous events

Volunteering in a Digital Age Conference Swansea Facebook
Suggested hashtag: #digivol

Social Enterprise Wales 2011 is a flagship conference for the social enterprise sector in Wales. Under the theme of ‘Ready, Willing and Able’, the conference will bring together social entrepreneurs with policy makers and leading international experts. @Communities2_0
Related: Digital Inclusion Wales discusses how the digital divide is being addressed and examines how people can be supported to break down the barriers to using new technologies.

http://live.walescooperative.org

2011 Highlights: http://www.digitalinclusionwales.org.uk/400288
Related: Wales Co-operative Centreis a national agency supporting community regeneration, economic development and social justice through co-operative solutions. @WalesCoOpCentre
Social Enterprise Wales 2011 will be broadcast live over the internet
Brochure

dead: @Communities2_0

Buzzword Bingo

Cardiff - Celtic - daffodil - Dragon - Offa's Dyke - Pembrokeshire - Rugby - Singing - Wales

Filing

There are 29,291 jobs and 5,295 businesses in national parks in Wales
  • The total population in the parks is 79,742 (32,367 in the Brecon Beacons, 21,870 in Pembrokeshire Coast and 25,585 in Snowdonia)
  • Accommodation, travel and catering accounts for 17% of jobs within the national parks
  • National parks make up about 20% of the land area of Wales
  • The Brecon Beacons cover a land area of 1,344 sq km, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park 621 sq km and Snowdonia National Park 2,176 sq km
  • The National Park economies are worth £557m gross value added to the Welsh economy - a measure of the value of goods and services generated by businesses
  • Visitors are spending an estimated £1 billion on goods and services a year
  • Source: Valuing Wales' National Parks




Events


Feb 25 - 26 Communities 2.0 Celebration of Achievement Conference , Cardiff, focuses on digital inclusion

networking and discussion; hashtag: #C20Conf

@Communities2_0

https://ronmader.wordpress.com/2015/02/25/c20conf


Communities 2.0 is the Welsh Government’s flagship digital inclusion programme. Over the last six years the programme has worked with thousands of people across Wales, helping them to make the most of the internet and digital technology. The programme comes to an end in Spring 2015 with a national conference and awards ceremony. The event will celebrate success in getting many more people in Wales online and provide an opportunity to consider what needs to be done next to get the last 500,000 Welsh citizens digitally included. On Thursday the programme features an awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate those that have made the best of the opportunity.

Programme

Download the brochure

Delegate list


Questions:

With the end of the official Digital Inclusion program in Wales, what efforts are planned in the future?

How does Wales learn from digital inclusion efforts from other countries?

How does Wales share digital inclusion lessons with other countries?

How are continuing digital inclusion efforts financed?

What is the role of virtual volunteers?


On our event wishlist:

Livestreaming video

Archived videos

Viewing parties

Twitter hashtag

Directory of delegates

Directory of speakers

Questions solicited from remote participants

A live Twitterwall

A #C20Con Flipboard and Storify

A Conference Youtube playlist

Any ideas on connecting digital inclusion in Wales with online representation of Wale's conservation, culture and tourism

A translation of cymunedau and lessons in Welsh


Related links

http://linkis.com/wordpress.com/F0Io4

wales-hailed-a-european-leader-at-digital-inclusion-conference





Watch live streaming video from tantrwmstreaming at livestream.com



More about Communities 2.0


https://communities2point0.wordpress.com

http://communities2point0.wordpress.com/2012/06/25/digital-volunteers-wanted-to-help-carmarthenshire-communities-make-the-most-of-the-internet


Photos

(00077) Llynnau Mymbyr a Phedol yr Wyddfa - Llynnau Mymbyr and the Snowdon Horseshoe

[Fairy Glen II, Bettws-y-Coed (i.e. Betws), Wales] (LOC)