The Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. This year it is running from 7th to the 15th. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides. There is something for every level of walker, whether you are happy trekking all day across the tops of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons or would rather keep to paths and the lower slopes.
Crickhowell Walking Festival is organised by the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre, in partnership with Walkers are Welcome in Crickhowell (WAWiC) and Crickhowell Adventure. The organisers and walks leaders are all volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the costs of the Festival.
The programme also has a range of supporting events. These are in the form of talks, some of which will be followed by a walk to illustrate the talk the next day, courses in Map Reading and Navigation – theory and practical – as well as times to relax to music and even dance, if you still have enough energy left
Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre
Crickhowell’s Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) is situated in Beaufort Street (the A40) and acts as a hub for the community as well as during the Festival. CRiC manages the Tourist Information Office and also has a range of gifts, maps and books for sale. Upstairs there is a wonderful art gallery – well worth a visit. CRiC has a small coffee bar, so you can relax after your walk with a cup of tea and a cake.
Where to Stay?
C rickhowell is only a 35minute drive from Hay on Wye so please consider a stay at By the Wye. Wouldn’t it be nice to return to the luxury of your Safari Tent after a walk?! Alternatively, Crickhowell and Abergavenny have many good hotels, B&Bs and self-catering accommodation. You can find out what is available by going to the Visit Crickhowell website. Click here to see the i-Towns 3D view of Crickhowell with a guide to more places to eat, shop and stay.