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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

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

    Facebook

    Conserve the Pembrokeshire Coast
    Pembrokeshire Appreciation Society

    Twitter

    @Communities2_0
    @andydrumm
    @WalesCoOpCentre
    @PartCymru
    @WalesCoastPath
    @GreenSnowdonia
    @visitsnowdonia
    @Greener_Wales
    @BreconBeaconsNP
    @WBP_wildlife
    @NaturCymru
    @Cycling_Swansea
    @DynamiteOD

    Tourism Portals

    Wales
    Visit Cardiff

    Slideshare

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


    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

    Biosphere

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




    Snowdonia

    http://www.eryri-npa.gov.uk
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/visitsnowdonia
    @visitsnowdonia

    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

    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.

    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

    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

    Pembrokeshire

    Pembrokeshire Coast 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

    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)