Less than six weeks to go to the Festival and it’s proving as popular as ever! Well over half the walk places are taken, and a quarter of the walks are fully booked – but there are still places available every day.
CWF 2023 will feature 82 walks throughout the Brecon Beacons National Park and beyond. The walks programme is backed up by informative map and navigation workshops and by evening events, with the headline talk by our annual charity Wales Air Ambulance, with their 3,500 critical care missions a year.
Other fine talks include Mark Davis on Beacons cattle droving and a fascinating 50-year mountain man’s retrospective from Crickhowell’s own Kevin Walker.
As always, the heart of the Festival is out on the hills. Our walks vary from 3 to 16 miles and from town and riverside strolls to strenuous all-day expeditions in the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons. Since 2020, we have also offered TM5, a challenge to climb Table Mountain up to five times in a day – only a few places left now!
The Festival benefits the CRiC charity (www.visitcrickhowell.wales) and Wales Air Ambulance. With over 42,000 missions flown to date, this vital 24/7 charity needs £8m per year and CWF 2023 will be playing its part. Add a donation to your booking at checkout, come to their talk and hear how lives are saved!
Hearty thanks go to the 100 volunteers who lead the walks, give the talks and provide the backroom organisation and administration – also to the businesses who sponsor our walks and host our visitors.
Check it all out via the Festival website. Go now to www.crickhowellfestival.com to find out more and make your booking. Roll on 4th March, those hills will be waiting for you!