The Brecon Beacons mountain range offers some of Britain's most spectacular scenery. The region is characterised by remote open moorland, high mountains, and some of the UK’s most impressive waterfalls. The Gower Peninsula was selected as the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for its classic coastline much of which is a Heritage Coast. Carmarthenshire is known as the Garden of Wales and through this garden flows the rivers Teifi and Twyi, encapsulating the spirit of the county. By contrast, the Glamorgan Heritage Coast has almost 30 miles of cliffs and sands from Penarth to Porthcawl.