GEOPARKS

There are two different types of Geoparks:

  1. UNESCO Global Geoparks, that have been designated by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) - there are currently 147 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 41 countries
  2. National Geoparks that do not have UNESCO status

GeoWorld Travel  wholeheartedly supports the objectives of geoparks, particularly as the company is based within one, the Fforest Fawr Geopark in Wales. James is an accredited Geopark ambassador and we also offer guided day tours within the Geopark. However, geoparks are not only about geology. While a UNESCO Global Geopark must demonstrate geological heritage of international significance, the purpose of a UNESCO Global Geopark is to explore, develop and celebrate the links between that geological heritage and all other aspects of the area's natural, cultural and intangible heritages. The purpose of GeoWorld Travel is to run trips which visit the very best geology sites, rather than to visit as many geoparks as possible, therefore, we visit top quality geosites both within and outside geoparks.

The following trips feature Geoparks:

The European Network of Geoparks
Location of GeoWorld Travel within the Fforest Fawr Geopark
GeoWorld Travel is located within the Fforest Fawr UNESCO Global Geopark and Brecon Beacons National Park, where we also run day trips
Brecon Beacons
 GeoWorld Travel's Director, James Cresswell is an accredited ambassador to the Fforest Fawr Geopark, the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Brecon Beacons Dark Skies Reserve.