Crickhowell Walking Festival starting this Saturday!

It’s that time of year again for our guide to the best of the Crickhowell Walking Festival starting this Saturday!

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2013

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2013

Due to the success of last year’s festival we’re sure this year will be another hit. There’s so much going on but here are our top 5 picks…

Sunday 2nd March – Advanced Nordic Pole Walking

This challenging walk starts off easy but slowly clumvs to steep hills with a nice decent down to Rhiwiau. This is a great opportunity to try out your Nordic poles, or the team are happy to lend you some.

Monday 3rd March – A Walk on the Wild Side

This walk sees FIVE major summits including two of the highest in the Black Mountains looking over the Wye Valley. The 14 miles ends at the fascinating Grywne Fawr Dam for a quick bit of history to top it all off.

By Kevin Walker ©

By Kevin Walker ©

Wednesday 5th March – The Artists of the Bridges of Brecon

For those that want something relaxing with a bit of culture, this walk follows the sites seen by many of the artists from the 18th century to this day with some spectacular views. There’s a reason why the National Park has inspired so many masterpieces!

Saturday 8th March – Twmpath 

A Twmpath is the Welsh word for Ceilidh, so leave your walking boots at home for this one and get your dancing shoes on! It doesn’t matter how tired your legs are after a day of hiking, it’s guaranteed that local band Cat’s Claw will get you moving.

Sunday 9th March – Heart of the Matter

This ambitious walk covers forestry, summits, dams and farmsteads covering 12 miles. But don’t worry there’ll be time for lunch at the highest point in Monmouthshire!

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2013

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2013

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