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Please don’t attempt this month’s Focus Walk until current restrictions are lifted

December 31st, 2020

January’s editions include a walk around Allt Yr Esgair near Tal y Bont, that was put together before the current Covid lockdown was put in place.
Current guidelines state that in Level 4, exercise should begin and end from your home. We urge you, therefore, to hold off on doing this walk if you need to get there by car.
Keep hold of your copy of the Focus so that you can enjoy it once restrictions are eased.
Enjoy the read!

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Strawberry Cottage Wood

August 28th, 2020

Gwent Wildlife Trust member and volunteer Andrew Cormack on some highlights of a lesser-known natural haven in Abergavenny – Strawberry Cottage Wood Nature Reserve. From home in Abergavenny to Strawberry Cottage Wood was just beyond the lockdown driving limit. So we walked! Usually we’d visit once a month on a Gwent Wildlife Trust work party, […]

It’s Spring so Crickhowell Walking Festival must be here!

March 12th, 2019

It’s that time of year again – Spring is on the horizon, if not in the air, birds are starting to sing and Crickhowell Walking Festival is getting ready to welcome people from all over the country to sample the Black Mountains and our wonderful countryside. The Festival is now in its 12th year and […]

Can You Walk the Walk? Talgarth Walking Festival

February 7th, 2019

Can you spot the lyrical and literary allusions in this light hearted quiz?   Answers at the bottom. So my husband said we should take a hike.   Well, I thought, that sounds like an idea, not necessarily a good one, but an idea for all that.  Walking in the air getting out and about isn’t that […]

New Look for Abergavenny Walking Group!

May 23rd, 2017

Back in 2014, Abergavenny was awarded the prestigious Walkers are Welcome status for its great walking potential. Nestled between the Brecon Beacons National Park, the Wye Valley and the Blaenavon World Heritage site, and with the Black Mountains on its doorstep, the town is a mecca for walkers. Three years on the group working to […]

Friends of Brecon and District Mind TEA-ON-TOP 2016

July 8th, 2016

A walk up Pen-y-Crug, Brecon, for mental health and well-being/Sunday 31st July. The Friends of Brecon and District Mind are holding the annual Tea-on-Top walk. Organised to raise awareness of mental health issues, it revives a tradition which was popular in the region until the 1950s of holding a picnic tea at the top of […]

Hidden History on the Blorenge

June 16th, 2016

A wealth of ancient and industrial archaeology lies in the vegetation near the footpaths that criss-cross the Blorenge. You just need to know where to look. Helen Morgan from Abergavenny Local History Society reports Keeper’s Pond along the B4246 to Blaenavon is familiar to most of us. Its Welsh name, Pen ffordd goch (top of […]

TALGARTH WALKING FESTIVAL 29TH APRIL – 2ND MAY

April 28th, 2016

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. Join 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 […]

Kenton Cool & the Lonely Shepherd – Crickhowell Adventure

April 28th, 2016

It has been fabulous to see the sunshine at last! The winter seems to have dragged on for ages,  dull, wet and miserable days… no inspiration to get out and do anything! We were lucky to be involved in Crickhowell’s Walking Festival at the beginning of March… it was such a joy to get out […]

Crug Hywel (Table Mountain)

March 30th, 2015

This month’s walk is likely to be familiar to residents of Crickhowell, being that it is right on their doorstep.   The level top of Crug Hywel is quite unusual; you can see why it’s called Table Mountain and also why your average Iron age chieften might want to put a fort there. The walk […]

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