21 WALK Black Hill and Cat’s Back with Juliet Parker-Smith

Explore the landscape on the Eastern edge of the Black Mountains with good views towards the Shropshire and Malvern Hills. Explore the secluded Olchon Valley – scene of the book and film ‘Resistance’.

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Additional Info

  • Start Point Hay Car Park to drive to walk start at Hay Common
  • Walk Leader Juliet Parker-Smith
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 09.30 – 16.30
  • Map Ref SO 229 421
  • Cost £8.00
  • Maximum No 12
  • Grade 4
  • Distance 15km /9.4miles
  • Ascent 650m /2100ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs No

22 WALK Bwlch’s Three Peaks: a walk through time! with Emma Harrison

This undulating walk with magnificent views takes in the three peaks of Cefn Moel, Buckland Hill, and Allt yr Esgair, all looking down on Bwlch on the edge of the Black Mountains. We will see how the landscape has been shaped by both nature and man through the ages – from the Ice Age through to the Second World War. We will walk in the footsteps of iron Age people, Romans, Normans and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Imagined Hobbits!

Sponsored by Star Bunkhouse, Bwlch

Additional Info

  • Start Point Welsh Venison Centre, Bwlch, LD3 7HQ
  • Walk Leader Emma Harrison
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 10.00 - 17.00
  • Map Ref SO 138 227
  • Cost £8
  • Maximum No 16
  • Grade 4
  • Distance 17.2km /10.7m
  • Ascent 650m /2100ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs Yes - on leads

23 WALK Powys Moorland Management with Catherine Hughes

From Bryngwyn the walk ascends onto heather moorland and follows a track. It is a nesting period for ground nesting birds and Curlews and Lapwings will be starting to appear in good numbers. The moor is aspiring to be a grouse moor which is managed by gamekeepers who we will meet along the walk to catch up on what work is happening. They will discuss what management the heather needs in terms of cutting and burning to attract the birds back once again and boost biodiversity in the area. The walk ends at Erwood Station

 Sponsored by Powys Moorland Partnership

Additional Info

  • Start Point Erwood Station Gallery LD2 3SJ for lifts to the start
  • Walk Leader Catherine Hughes
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 9.30 - 16.30
  • Map Ref SO 089 439
  • Cost £8
  • Maximum No 12
  • Grade 4
  • Distance 19km /12miles
  • Ascent 400m / 1300ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs No

24 WALK Y Grib and Waun Fach with Graeme Adkin

 From the car park, ascend to the ruins of  Castell Dinas, and then climb the spectacular Y Grib or Dragon's Back and on to Waun Fach (highest point in the Black Mountains) before descending to Pen Trumau and then continuing down along the bridleway north-west to Pengenffordd.

Sponsored by Black Mountains Walking

Additional Info

  • Start Point Dragon's Back Car Park, Pengenffordd (£2/car)
  • Walk Leader Graeme Adkin
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 9.30 – 15.30
  • Map Ref SO 174 296
  • Cost £8
  • Maximum No 16
  • Grade 4
  • Distance 12.0km / 7.5miles
  • Ascent 750m /2450ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs No

25 WALK and TALK. Two Ridges with a Talk & Tour at Ty-Mawr Lime with Corinne Brown

The walk will start with a 20-minute steep climb up Cockit Hill. The extensive views from the ridges of Mynydd Llangorse and Allt-yr-Esgair will allow us to track the history of lime in the wider landscape before descending to Ty-Mawr Lime beside Llangorse Lake for a talk on the subject.  There will be a tour of their organic kitchen garden. Please bring money if you’d like tea afterwards in their 1840’s Granary.

Additional Info

  • Start Point Talgarth Main Car Park for minibus to the start
  • Walk Leader Corinne Brown
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 9.00 – 16.00
  • Map Ref SO 153 337
  • Cost £9
  • Maximum No 12
  • Grade 3
  • Distance 9.6km /6miles
  • Ascent 150m /500ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs No

26 WALK Ancient Trackways, a Common and along the Wye with Rob Hughes

The walk will start from Brechfa Pool to the common with good views of the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. The route descends to Trericket Mill and then follows the river to Llyswen School. Discover some old abandoned cottages along the way.

Additional Info

  • Start Point Talgarth Main Car Park for minibus to the start
  • Walk Leader Rob Hughes
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 9.45 – 15.15
  • Map Ref SO 153 337
  • Cost £9
  • Maximum No 12
  • Grade 3
  • Distance 14.4km /9miles
  • Ascent 250m /800ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs No

27 WALK World War 1 History Walk with Jan Shivel

We will look back at 1918, when news was bleak and times were hard in Breconshire.  We will describe the history of local men who gave their lives to the 1914-19 conflict. From Talgarth we walk to Great Porthamel, where Reuben Williams (one of the fallen) used to work, cross the Llynfi River and onto Bronllys Castle and the Honey Café where we’ll have a sustaining cup of tea. Return to Talgarth via Bronllys Castle. Foraging throughout.

Additional Info

  • Start Point Talgarth Town Hall
  • Walk Leader Jan Shivel
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 10.30 - 15.30
  • Map Ref SO 154 338
  • Cost £8.00 including tea
  • Maximum No 20
  • Grade 2
  • Distance 9.6km/ 6miles
  • Ascent 75m/250ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs Yes - on leads

28 WALK Mountain sketching with Margaret Jones

Explore and be inspired by the landscape around Penyrhoel Baptist Chapel, farming heritage, views, the holloways and wildlife of the Black Mountains. Bring your sketch books to capture the atmosphere and observe the surroundings. 

Additional Info

  • Start Point Talgarth Main Car Park for lifts to the start
  • Walk Leader Margaret Jones
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 9.00 – 15.30
  • Map Ref SO 153 337
  • Cost £8
  • Maximum No 16
  • Grade 2
  • Distance 3km/2miles
  • Ascent 100m /325ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs Yes - on leads

29 WALK With Brecknock Wildlife Trust around Llangorse Lake led by Joan Millard

The walk will take in the shoreline around the west of the lake including the new bird-hide and the flower-rich meadows adjoining before crossing the fields to Llanfihangel Tal-y-Llyn Common. From there we walk to Llangorse Common and explore this area before proceeding to the Lakeside Café for refreshment. The areas covered are rich in wild plants and flowers although it will be rather early for many of them. The exact flora varies from year to year.

Sponsored by Brecknock Wildlife Trust

Additional Info

  • Start Point Talgarth Main Car Park for minibus to the start
  • Walk Leader Joan Millard
  • Date Monday, 07 May 2018
  • Time 12.00-17.00
  • Map Ref SO 153 337
  • Cost £8 - Refreshments not included
  • Maximum No 16
  • Grade 1
  • Distance 5.0km/3.0miles
  • Ascent 10m /30ft
  • Packed Lunch Bring your own
  • Dogs Yes - on leads