Welcome to 2013. It’s Going to be a Good Year!

Here’s an interesting round-up of all the excellent events taking place in each month of 2013. We hope you’ve started planning your 2013! Because there are a lot of things going on here in the Brecon Beacons… 

To start with there’s a craft fayre going on throughout January at the mountain centre.  Janaury 25th is a celebration for St Dwynwen the Welsh patron saint of love.

Fancy a romantic get away at the tower?

Fancy a romantic get away at the tower?

In February there’s Valentines Day so how about booking yourself a romantic break in one of our great hotels or holiday cottages.  The Brecknock Wildlife Trust are also putting on a series of special walks.

The sun comes out in the Llanthony Valley

The sun comes out in the Llanthony Valley

On March not only is it Wales’ National Day (St David’s Day) the Brecon Beacons will once again play host to one of the UK’s biggest walking events. The Crickhowell Walking Festival goes on for 10 days and covers over 85 walks and events.

In April only a fool would miss the all new Hay-on-Wye Bicycle Festival which takes place on the 12th to 14th April.
For something different how about heading to a Garlic Festival? It takes place halfway between Abergavenny & Hay-on-Wye on the same weekend.

Learn about this strange  rock at the Geo Festival

Learn about this strange rock at the Geo Festival

May is a good way to see the Brecon Beacons in the Spring, be sure to enjoy a weekend at the Talgarth Walking Festival which takes place from the 4th to the 6th.  In the west part of the park the Geo Park Festival will be taking place for 16 days learn, discover and have fun in one of the most picturesque areas of the park.

With the summer officially out in full bloom May and June sees one of the biggest book festival’s in the World take place in the Brecon Beacons National Park.  The Hay Festival start on 23rd May until the 2nd June.

If you’re looking for a bit of a challenge in 2013 than how about entering in July’Beacons Way 8 Day Guided Walk which starts on July 27th, it’s a unique way of seeing the entire park.

Jazz takes over Brecon

Jazz takes over Brecon

For the real countryside experience make sure you stop by and visit the Brecon County Show in August.  If you’re a bit of a Jazz fan than visit Brecon on the 9th to 11th of August, the Brecon Jazz turns the town into one big hub for music and celebration.

Look out for Sarah the Sheep!

Look out for Sarah the Sheep!

Enjoy a quirky and characterful Sheep Festival in September with some fun activities and events taking place in Llandovery.  For food lovers, the Abergavenny Food Festival is regarded as one of the key food pilgrimages of the year!

October sees the celebration of Autumn, the hills, mountainside and forests turn a beautiful red and orange.  So we’d recommend another spot of hiking at the Hay-on-Wye Walking Festival.

In November visitors can experience some excellent stargazing, we’d recommend staying in Penrhos B & B that has it’s own observatory in it’s garden. There’s also a memorable Bonfire Night taking place in Talybont-on-Usk.

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Finally December sees plenty of festive activities on offer, we’d recommend heading to one of the towns Christmas Markets or a ride on Brecon Mountain Railway to visit Father Christmas with all the family

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