Outdoor Festivals – What to Look Forward to This Year!

There are so many fantastic sport festivals in our national park and it all kicks off this month!

Here are some dates for your diary… 

© Crown Copyright 2015 Visit Wales

© Crown Copyright 2015 Visit Wales

28th Feb – 8th March – Crickhowell Walking Festival

The national park’s first walking festival of the year kicks off with some fantastic events such as Nordic walking sessions, foraging rambles, barefoot walking, bushcraft academies,  stargazing and more.
©Crickhowell Walking Festival

©Crickhowell Walking Festival

1st – 4th May – Talgarth Walking Festival

Did you know that Talgarth is the ‘Gateway to the Black Mountains’? Over the Bank Holiday why not spend a day hiking in the national park? All levels available from ‘Easy Boot’ to ‘Strenuous Boot’ with something for everyone.

3rd – 9th August – Abergavenny Cycling Festival

Wales’ biggest and best cycling experience for everyone from beginners to elite athletes. This year, the festival will be as exciting as ever and incorporate not just one but two fantastic town centre championships , the return of the amazing Iron Mountain Sportif, a spectacular road race and much more!

7th – 11th October – Hay Walking Festival
The programme will boast a mix of themed and special interest walks with shorter and longer options, different paced options to suit everyone, from the novice walker to the seasoned peak-bagger!  This year will be even ‘ greener’ with focus on public transport to highlight the Hay Ho! Bus and showcase the great opportunities for car-free walking that the area has to offer.
© Simon Powell

© Simon Powell

26th October-2nd November – Monmouthshire Walking Festival
With three to twenty mile walks to choose from, experienced guides will take you across spectacular trails rich in local history. Enjoy stunning walks in the Wye Valley through ancient woodland to an isolated Polish Chapel & War Memorial and much more. 

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