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If you’ve always wanted to walk up the escarpment of the Black Mountains but felt daunted by the rugged terrain there are ample opportunities over the May Bank Holiday.

penny_parkerJoin a group led by one of our friendly walk leaders who will guide you through some of the most stunning scenery in the Britaom.  These high level walks are Graded 3 or 4 and require a degree of fitness as outlined in our brochure. So take a look and see what suits your skill level.

Or for a gentler form of exercise we have a selection of less strenuous walks. If these are more your cup of tea (with an actual cuppa in many instances included) check out the Grade 1 and 2 level walks. Often they have a theme, such as local history, photography or botany.

There’s a chance to learn map reading with time spent in a classroom followed by an opportunity to try out what you’ve learnt on a walk. Or if orienteering is something that grabs you we have a guided walk that will get you started on this popular sport.

Archaeologist Bill Britnell opens the festival on Friday 29th April with a free talk in Talgarth Town Hall  entitled The Black Mountains in Neolithic Times. He has been involved with the excavation of the tomb at Penywyrlodd and will lead a walk to this site on Saturday 30th April.

A highlight of the festival is the opportunity to join local author Owen Sheers to walk through the awesome landscape of the Olchon Valley that inspired his book “Resistance”.  The film of the book will be shown in the evening following short introduction from the author. It will be a great chance to spot local landmarks before getting swept up by the compelling story.

So come along to our friendly walking festival, renew old acquaintances and make new friends. Pick up a brochure from local outlets. Details also available online at  Or call 01874 77874.

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