Take a festival walk in the Brecon Beacons this year.
There is an abundance of walking festivals in the National Park during 2014, offering walks that range from a short amble to a full-scale yomp, and some that are aimed at families or themed around wildlife or geology, etc.
So if you would rather enjoy the view than map read, and maybe even collect some factoids to roll out next time you take your family or visitors for a ramble, then get the dates for some of the walking festivals into your diary: ? March 1-9, Crickhowell Walking Festival - guided walks and events in and around Crickhowell and the Black Mountains, www.crickhowellfestival.com.
May 2-5, Talgarth Walking festival - guided walks and events in and around Talgarth and the Black Mountains, www.talgarthwalkingfestival.org ? May 16-June 18, Geofest - guided walks and events in celebration of the Fforest Fawr Geopark, www.
fforestfawrgeopark.org.uk/goefest-2014 ? October 9-13, Hay Walking Festival - guided walks and events in and around Hay On Wye and the Black Mountains, www.haywalking.org Last year these other walking festivals organised walks in the National Park as part of their programme as well: Blaenavon World Heritage Site Walking Festival (April), Monmouthshire Walking Festival (October) and Herefordshire Walking Festival (June).
Walking near Hay Bluff in the Brecon Beacons National Park >