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!
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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