Talgarth's Sixth Walking Festival

 

Talgarth Walkers are Welcome Group is delighted to welcome you to Talgarth’s Sixth Walking Festival. The ancient market town of Talgarth is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, particularly as it forms the “Gateway to the Black Mountains”. We offer visitors a taste of our town and the wonderful walking opportunities we have on our doorstep. We hope that you thoroughly enjoy your experience with us and return to our town in the near future.

We look forward to seeing you at the Festival over the first May Bank Holiday Weekend!

Programme Overview

Our programme includes a variety of walks and events for all ages, from full day walks to town walks lasting a little over an hour. Our opening event is a talk by Horatio Clare based on his autobiography “Running for the Hills” describing his childhood on a farm in the Black Mountains. On Saturday evening we will be showing the film “Eagle Huntress”.

The Festival Hub will be based at Talgarth Town Hall Committee Room. It will be the place to check out late availability on walks, meet off duty walk leaders, and catch up with friends old and new.

Booking

You can book tickets for all events

- online at www.talgarthwalkingfestival.org

- by post to: John Gibson, Brynglas, Cusop Dingle, Hay-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR3 5RD

- in person from the Festival Hub from 8.30am on Saturday 5th May 2018

Please note that online bookings will close on the evening of Thursday 3rd May, after this you can book tickets at the Walking Festival Hub at Talgarth Town Hall or by phone on 07754 300264

Please watch our website for information updates and join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/TalgarthWalkingFestival/ or Twitter @TalgarthWAW 

If you have any queries, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone us on 07754 300264

Travel Information

Talgarth lies to the north of the Black Mountains between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye in Powys. You can plan your journey by public transport by visiting www.traveline-cymru.info or www.travelbreconbeacons.info There is one direct weekday bus service to Talgarth – Route 39 – between Hereford and Brecon via Hay-on –Wye.

Accommodation

Details about the range of accommodation in and around Talgarth are available from the website www.breconbeaconstourism.co.uk  and Talgarth Information and Resource Centre www.talgarthcentre.org.uk

Walk Gradings

Walks are graded according to their difficulty and length as follows:

Grade 1. Easy Low level routes without any steep climbs, taken at a relaxed pace and suitable for novice walkers.

Grade 2. Moderate Walks may have some short sections of steep ground, but if there are, these will be taken at a gentle pace. The route could be on the open hill.

Grade 3. Energetic Walks generally involve one or two steep climbs. These walks are suitable for people who can manage distance but not too many ascents/descents.

Grade 4. Strenuous Walks require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs on the open hills and will cover a long distance at a steady pace.

Clothing

For all walks, please ensure you come equipped with warm, windproof layers and good waterproofs (jacket and trousers), a warm hat and gloves for cold weather and a hat with a brim for sun protection. Please wear waterproof boots with a good grip on the soles to cope with wet, muddy and uneven ground.

Safety

Your leaders’ duty is to the group and they may refuse to accept any walker whose clothing, footwear or equipment is unsuitable. If you choose to leave the group at any time, your leader is no longer responsible for you. In the event of adverse weather conditions, the walk leader may change the route or reduce the length of the walk in the interests of the health and safety of the group. If the event is cancelled, we will endeavour to phone participants as soon as possible. Young people 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Food and Drink

Please ensure that you have enough water and food for the length of the walk. You will need to bring a packed lunch for full day walks. Some events include refreshments and this is clearly stated in the event details.

Dogs

Dogs are welcome on some of the walks and events listed here. Where dogs are not allowed it is clearly shown on the walk information. If you bring your dog, it must be kept under close control on a short lead at all times.

Refreshments

The following local businesses offer food during the walking weekend:

For packed lunches, snacks and coffee:                     For  evening meals:

Bakers’ Table 01874 711125                                       Bridge End Inn 01874 711936

Bronllys Stores 01874 712178                                    Castle Hotel and Chip Shop 07789 682335 & B+B                 

Co-operative Supermarket 01874 711311                 Cock Hotel (Bronllys) 01874 711151 & B+B            

Coronation Café 01874 711348                                  Honey Café (Bronllys) 01874 711904                                                   

Deli Pot (Sat. only) 01874 711233                               New Ghurka Inn 01874 711581                   

Strand Café 01874 711195                                         Strand Café 01874 711195                                         

Talgarth Stores 01874 711586                                    Talgarth Cantonese 01874 711266                                   

                                                                                                           

                                                                                                            

                                                                                                           

Acknowledgements

We are very grateful for the support received from the following local businesses and organisations.

Talgarth Town Council, Talgarth and District Regeneration Group, Talgarth Information and Resource Centre, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, Melin Talgarth Mill, The Bakers’ Table, Star Bunkhouse, Bwlch, PGL Travel, Kevin Walker Mountain Activities, Black Mountains Walking, Black Mountains Gliding Club, Brecknock Wildlife Trust, Powys Moorland Partnership, Wye and Usk Foundation, Woodland Trust, Juliet Parker-Smith

Thanks to each and every one of our advertisers, our event and walk leaders, our Festival Hub volunteers, and thanks to anyone and everyone who helped the Festival and made our visitors welcome