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Make the most of your walking adventures this summer with Bill’s Bimbles

During the long days of summer options for walking are seemingly endless. There is nothing quite like taking a stroll surrounded by nature in summer. The CRiC staff and volunteer team are always at hand to advise on choosing the best option from high hills, shady woodlands, riverside trails or the canal towpath. The Centre will open from 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Saturday during the summer months to welcome both visitors and local residents.

To add to the family of ‘Walkers are Welcome in Crickhowell’ Cracking Walks series, CRiC Trustee Bill Chase has written three leaflets on local walks to explore the area. Each walk includes route directions and a map, as well as, distances and difficulty with a description of the terrain. It is a great way to explore the Sugarloaf from Glangrwyney, Tor y Foel from Llangynidr and Llangynidr’s river and canal. They are a welcome addition to the wonderfully varied range of maps, guides and books with clear links to the area and are sure to prove as popular as the parent Cracking Walks booklets.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Philip Hearsey Darren Cone 315 no 28, Oswaldo Merchor and Tracy Newman Cast Bronze Mouse, N. Pritchard White House, Varteg and Afon Lwyd, Lee Wright Over the Usk

The Centre remains a great place from where to start a visit to Crickhowell and the Brecon Beacons and along with a warm welcome promotes the many attractions of the area. The retail area sources items and products with a uniquely Welsh flavour for that perfect small gift. The summer exhibition in the oriel cric gallery celebrates not only the season but the landscape, which inspires so much creativity. The selection of paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics and jewellery are a joy to visit in the beautiful upstairs exhibition space.

Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre, Beaufort Street, Crickhowell NP8 1BN T: 01873 811970 E:

Suzette Pratten

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3 responses to “Cracking Walks at CRiC”

  1. Rick Hauser says:

    I’m mayor of a small town in the Genesee Valley of upstate New York state in the US. My wife and I enjoy taking walking holidays in the UK and are hoping to spend time in Crickhowell this fall.
    I would love to order the Cracking walks series but the online shop doesn’t offer an international shipping option (media mail rate would be fine by me). Is this a possibility to arrange or do you have some idea of a “package” of books and maps that would be useful in planning and anticipating 5-6 days in Crickhowell for daily walks? I have an OS online subscription but would love the more colorful and specific descriptions of curated walks such as those in the book, or put together for the walking festivals. Thanks!

  2. Pete Hill says:

    Hi Rick,

    Thanks for your message. I have forwarded it to the friendly people at CRiC who will be able to help you with your query.

    Thanks! – Pete

  3. Pete Hill says:

    Of course, in the meantime, we have a wide selection of walks in the area here:

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