Events in the Brecon Beacons in June.
You may be arranging a trip to the Brecon Beacons this summer, there is plenty of fun things to see during your stay with us, so here are a few upcoming events to get you started.
Medieval Fayre Abergavenny – Agincourt 600 Sat 6th Jun 2015
A Medieval Fayre in Abergavenny Castle. Agincourt exhibition in Abergavenny Museum, medieval pastimes, costumes, music and medicine. The Freemen of Gwent will appear blacksmiths, stonemasons, archers and archery and more. Medieval-style hog roast with mead in Tithe Barn 19.00-21.30. Pilgrimage walk from Abergavenny Castle to St Mary’s Priory Centre.
Azincourt Entente Cordiale – Agincourt 600 Sat 13th – Sun 14th Jun 2015
Raglan Castle will be telling the story of the Blue Knight of Gwent, Sir William ap Thomas. He built the Castle and fought alongside the victorious King Henry V who was born nearby, in neighbouring Monmouth Castle. To remember the Welsh Longbowmen, you’ll see displays, along with a dragon parade. There will be a French theme with a Bistrocafe, complete with accordion player, local charcuterie, crepes, boules and croquet on the green, baguette jousting and escargot racing. There will also be children’s games, face painting and archery competition plus tours, historical displays and stalls. The event runs between 11.00–16.00, but the castle is open between 9.30–17.00
- Navigation Training : Silver NNAS Award Sat 13th – Sun 14th Jun 2015
Description: The NNAS Silver Award training and assessment course is designed to give people the skills to navigate in the countryside using the skills acquired at the Bronze level along with the additional skills required to navigate to features and places some distance from paths and tracks. Accurate compass work is required and the ability to use appropriate navigation techniques to go cross country, e.g. choosing an appropriate attack point. This course has a minimum of 12 hours of training, including assessment over a distance of 5-8 kilometres in terrain which allows for the demonstration of appropriate skills.
Man vrs Horse Marathon Sat 13th Jun 2015
The Man v Horse Marathon began in June 1980 following a chat over a pint (or three) in the back bar of Neuadd Arms Hotel. The then Landlord, Gordon Green overheard two men discussing the relative merits of men and horses running over mountainous terrain. The enterprising Gordon, never one to miss an opportunity to promote Llanwrtyd Wells and improve business at his hotel, decided to put it to the test. And so began Green Events and its first, longest standing and now internationally acclaimed event, The Man versus Horse Marathon.
Antiques at The Castle – in aid of Usk House Hospice Fri 19th Jun 2015
Ever wondered how much that old vase is worth? Or the necklace you have just inherited? Or maybe you are hoping to sell that painting you have never really liked,which you think may be valuable? Come along to The Castle Hotel in Brecon between 11am and 3pm, and bring your treasures to show the valuers from Halls – who specialise in fine paintings, maps, prints, European & Asian ceramics and art, clocks and watches, jewellery and silver, militaria and medals, and toys.
The Great Brecknock Pageant – Agincourt 600 Sat 20th Jun 2015
A spectacle in Brecon with Raising the Standard, Parade of Men at Arms, Archers and Ladies of the Manor, plus farmers’ market, craft market, stalls and street entertainment. ‘Medieval merriment for children’ Art, craft and games in Brecon Cathedral Tithe Barn and Close at 10.30am-1.00pm
Glanusk Estate Polo Sat 20th Jun 2015
We are delighted to announce Glanusk Polo will return on Saturday June 20th, 2015.
WAAT 4 Challenge Sat 20th Jun 2015
The WAAT4 Challenge is a prestigious navigation event in Wales’ beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park. Teams from all over the UK take part every year.
Its reputation is growing quickly and it features in the walking calendar for such events. In 2014 more than 500 competitors took part over either 30km or 40km Challenges which included South Wales’ highest peak –
Pen y fan.
Whatever your ability, you are welcome to enjoy the 40k route, or a shorter 30k route at your own pace. We want everyone to enjoy taking part by completing the course whilst taking in some of the best views in the Brecon Beacons. Book here
Llanfoist Open Gardens Sun 21st Jun 2015
Make this a great day out. Visit around 15 exciting and contrasting village gardens, both large and small, set just below the Blorenge Mountain on the edge of the Black Mountains. A number of new gardens opening along with many regulars. Fantastic lunches and homemade cakes not to be missed!
The Tretower Muster at Tretower Court – Agincourt 600 Sat 27th – Sun 28th Jun 2015
Come along and discover what life would have been like for the common soldier en route to battle. A medieval encampment where tradesmen demonstrate and explain their crafts. More information at the Tretower Court website here
Hay Summer Food Festival Sat 27th Jun 2015
Enthusiast foodies can choose to sample a little bit of everything, or tuck into their favourite foods – and if eating proves to be thirsty work, there are plenty of cafes, ice creameries and bookstores around where they can take a well earned break.
Throughout the day, there will be fantastic entertainment on offer. Last year over 10,000 people packed hays busy streets and hopefully the same will be this year
Scottish Dancing afternoon Sat 27th Jun 2015
Scottish Dancing at the National Park Visitor Centre – from 2pm
Free entry. Come and join the South Wales Branch of the Royal Scottish Dance Society for an afternoon of dancing to the accordion playing of the world famous George Meikle. There will be demonstrations of dances by various teams interspersed with easy dances that everyone can join in. Come along and join in the fun. Suitable for children and adults.
Merlin Cycle Ride Sun 28th Jun 2015
The Merlin Ride was established in 2008 and is now in its 8th year. The event has continually developed and grown and we are delighted to announce new routes for 2015.
There are now five different routes to choose from, each one is quite different from the other, however they all have their own character. Enter Now.
Hay Does Vintage Sun 28th Jun 2015
Enjoying it’s fourth year of providing vintage events in Hay, find Hay Does Vintage in the centre of town and browse the eclectic mix of vintage and retro clothes, homewares, lighting, furniture and other treasures. Over 50 vintage and retro stalls in three venues. 10.30 till 4.30.