Whats on this Month?

You may be arranging a trip to the Brecon Beacons this September, if so there are plenty of fun things to see during your stay with us! Here are a few upcoming events this month.  For the full event listing go our our website.

Saturday 3rd-Sunday 18th September- Wales Valleys Walking Festival 

The 12th Annual Wales Valleys Walking Festival is taking place from 3rd – 18th September 2016. The festival provides walks for everyone right across the South Wales Valleys. Catering for all abilities, from challenging all day treks, to easier strolls and special interest walks.
– 6th September –  Blaenavon – Industrial Town to Nature Reserve – Easy
– 7th September – Moorland, Manufacturing and Mining – Moderate to Strenuous
– 15th September – Industrial Pathways – Llanfoist to Govilon Circular Walk – Easy to Strenuous – The strenuous section is optional.
Booking is essential, so please pre-book on your walks, to avoid disappointment.

Further information on the Festival walks in Blaenavon and Torfaen  contact Blaenavon TIC for details on 01495 74233

Saturday September 3rd-Sennybridge Show
The agricultural show, known as The Sennybridge Show, run by the Devynock Agricultural Society is a one day event and is held on the first Saturday in September each year. Horse, sheep and cattle classes are held during the day, including an expanding dog show.

Craft, Domestic and Horticulture tents together with Trade stands, Members tent and Bar surround the ring giving the show an intimate and friendly atmosphere.

Show attractions including bands, various displays competitions and an evening BBQ combine to make our show well worth a visit and a good day out.

Sunday September 4th-Classics at the Country Park

Classic and vintage cars and motorcycles on display from 11am to 3pm ending with a motorcade where all the cars will parade out.
Visitors will be entertained with classical music and vintage musical theatre on the steps of the Pavilion and a brass band during the afternoon.
Free entry (£4.00 parking)
Classic and vintage car and motorcycle owners please get in touch for entry forms and further details Contact Andrew Powell 01874 624979 or Jo Maurice 01874 620406 email joanna.maurice@beacons-npa.gov.uk Click here to download an entry form. This is a sister event to the Brecon and Radnor Express Classic Motor Show at the National Park Visitor Centre at Libanus in August which has a separate entry process.

Wednesday September 7th-Builth Cycling Sportive

Elite cyclists including Rio 2016 Olympic medal winners Sir Bradley Wiggins, Owain Doull and Mark Cavendish will be cycling through the green heart of Mid Wales as they make their way to the finish line at The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society on Wednesday 7
There are a number of activities taking place the day of the race at the showground for everyone to enjoy. But if you can’t get to the showground, why not take to the streets and cheers the riders on as they make their way through the county.
For more information about the finish in Powys visitwww.tourofbritainpowys.co.uk and for more information about the race. visitwww.tourofbritain.co.ukwww.johnlloydracing.com


Image Credit: Powys County Council 

Saturday September 10th-Monmouthshire and Brecon Canalathon 2016

A 35 Mile Team Endurance Challenge following one of the most scenic canal routes in Britain. Help celebrate over 200 years of one of the most scenic canal routes in Britain. This challenge that will take you on an historic journey through the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Boat rally & live music at Brecon canal basin finish! More here

Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th September- Safety on the Hills/ Bronze NNAS Navigation Course
This 2 day course is ideal for beginners and for refreshing dormant skills; you’ll learn useful navigation and mountain safety techniques. This NNAS accredited course is run by Manzoku, a local company based in the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Price: £110 per person ~ spaces limited.
Venue: The Mountain Centre, Libanus, LD3 8ER (SN 977 262).
Booking essential on 01874 623366.

Saturday 17th-Sunday 18th September-Abergavenny Food Festival

Why not check out one the country’s top food festivals this year.The event has been called ‘The Glastonbury of Food Festivals’ (Observer) and is renowned for its fantastic atmosphere and Welsh hospitality. The extensive markets spill into the streets and lanes, offering a huge variety of produce – from pepper plants to Welsh pancakes – featuring the best producers from Wales, the Marches, and much further afield. Enjoy sensory extremes and subtle contrasts – an explosion of chilli, a long cool beer. A real feast for the senses.

There’s lots on offer too for families with young children in the grounds of the ancient Castle, including a Food Academy with hands-on workshops, plus story-telling, comedy and live music.

In addition to the main markets there are individually ticketed Masterclasses, Tutored Tastings and Talks showcasing some of the most skilled, passionate and knowledgeable practitioners in the country alongside local and regional talent. For the full ingredients visit www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com.


Image: Courtesy of abergavennyfoodfestival.com 


Cookery demo at Myddfai Community Hall with celebrity chef Gareth Richards and nibbles from The Ginhaus Deli. 7pm Tickets are £10, limited spaces so book now Tel: 01550 720449. info@myddfai.org www.myddfai.org

Saturday 24th September- Llandovery Sheep FestivalLlandoverySheepFest

Llandovery Sheep Festival celebrates droving, sheep farming & the wool industry.  All weekend the town of Llandovery will be celebrating its farming routes and connection to the drovers trails of old.

Highlights of the weekend include the fantastic sheep race, sheep dog trials & sheep shearing demonstrations amongst other great sheep-related fun.  There will be competitions and music throughout.


Events at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales include:

Saturday Sunday September 3-4: Wales Orchid Festival
Saturday-Sunday September 10-11:  National Vegetable Society UK Championship Show
Saturday and Sunday September 10-11: Chrysanthemum Show
Saturday, September 17: Boggy Day – The Secrets of Carmarthenshire’s Bogs
Sunday September 18: Carmarthen Symphonic Wind Band 20th Anniversary Concert
Saturday September 24: Menter Cwm Gwendraeth 25th Anniversary Picnic
Sunday September 25: Swansea MG Enthusiasts’ Club classic car run
Sunday September 25: Postcode Day – free entry for people living in SA2 & SA3 postcodes

More here
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