To view our May Walk Programme click the date menu on the left.
All walks are graded according to their difficulty and length as follows:
Easy Boot 1: Low level routes without any steep climbs, taken at a relaxed pace and suitable for novice walkers. Wear comfortable clothes that enable you to move freely. Flat shoes or boots with grip on the soles should be worn. Remember that the ground may be wet, muddy and uneven.
Moderate Boot 2: There may be some short sections of steep ground, but if there are, these will be taken at a gentle pace. Could be on the open hill.
Energetic Boot 3: Walks generally involve one or two steep climbs. These walks are suitable for people who can manage distance but not too many ascents/descents.
Strenuous Boot 4: Walks require fitness and stamina to cope with several steep climbs on the open hills and will cover a long distance at a steady pace.
Please ensure you come equipped with warm, windproof layers and good waterproofs (jacket and trousers), a warm hat and gloves for cold weather and a hat with a brim for sun protection. Please avoid jeans and trainers, especially if you are joining a hill walk or the weather and ground conditions are poor.
For Easy walks wear comfortable clothes that enable you to move freely. Flat shoes or boots with grip on the soles must be worn to cope with wet, muddy and uneven ground.
For Moderate, Energetic and Strenuous walks, strong shoes or boots with good grip must be worn, with boots specifically designed for walking being recommended. On the harder walks you will need proper hiking boots with good support for rough and steep ground.
Please note: Walkers may be turned away from a walk if they are not properly equipped for the conditions on the day.
At this stage, tickets purchased are non-refundable.
We have chosen to limit numbers for each walk, offering a smaller and friendlier experience than would be possible with larger groups. Generally, easy walks accept 20 people, moderate accept 16, whilst energetic and strenuous walks are limited to 12 people.
We are committed to running the Talgarth Walking Festival safely, whilst also hoping to ensure that all participants have a very enjoyable time. Your leaders duty is to the group and they may refuse to accept any walker whose clothing or equipment is unsuitable. If you choose to leave the group at any time, your leader is no longer responsible for you. Please have consideration for other people and keep mobile phone use to a minimum. We also ask all walkers not to smoke while on guided walks, out of consideration for others and to avoid undue risk of fire in the countryside. Young people 17 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Talgarth 'Walkers are Welcome' Group recognises hill walking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. Participants in these activities should be aware of and accept these risks and be responsible for their own actions and involvement.
Accuracy of the Itinerary
Although it is our intention to operate this programme as printed, it may be necessary to make some changes as a result of changes to public transport schedules, climatic conditions or other operational factors. As a consequence, the order and the duration of the day may vary from those outlined. You should be aware that some events may be beyond our control and we would ask for your patience. In the unlikely event of an extreme weather forecast, we may need to make some last minute cancellations. If this happens, we will endeavour to make phone contact with all affected participants on the day. If in any doubt please ring the Festival on 07719 876020.
Dogs are welcome on some of the walks and events listed here. Where dogs are not allowed it is clearly shown. If you bring your dog it must be kept under close control at all times and only be allowed off the lead with the leader's permission. You have checked your fitness against the walk categories, but is your dog fit enough for the walk? If it is only used to a trot around the park it may struggle with steep hills or stiles! Never leave your dog in the car while you attend a walk or event - dogs can overheat even on cooler days.
We use Paypal for the bookings, you do not need a Paypal account to pay but you will need a credit or debit card. Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment. We anticipate that walks will become fully booked up before the day and we will keep an up to date list of remaining availability on the website.
Please note that online bookings will close on the evening of Thursday 28th April, after this you can book tickets at the Walking Festival Hub at Talgarth Town Hall or by phone on 07719 876020 or 07943 616453
Bookings are non-transferable and non-refundable except in the event of something under the control of the organisers making a walk unavailable.
If you need to bring a packed lunch with you on a walk, this will be clearly indicated in the walk description.
Packed lunches are not provided as part of the ticket price. Some walks include local food en-route and this is clearly indicated in the walk description and reflected in the ticket price.
The Bakers’ Table at Melin Talgarth Mill are offering a special Festival packed lunch which will include: a delicious sandwich on their home-made bread with ham or cheese, chutney or mustard, a home made cookie and a bottle of Radnor Hills sparkling cordial, all for just £7 - you can call them on 01874 711125 to place your order.
Alternatively, speak to your accommodation provider to see if this is a service they are able to offer you or bring your own packed lunch with you.
You will be issued with a booking number and a printable receipt when you place an online booking, equivalent to a voucher, and these booking reference numbers are non-transferable. Bookings are non-refundable except in the very unlikely event that a walk is cancelled.
Things to bring with you on a guided walk:
Snacks/ packed lunch, water and a hot drink for the duration of the walk
Suitable footwear - walking boots or low-heeled comfortable shoes with a good grip
Warm/windproof and waterproof clothing (no jeans), with layers for changing weather conditions
Any medication needed by you or your family or friends
Warm hat and gloves (it can be cold on the tops of the mountains)
Sunhat, sunscreen and sunglasses for sunny weather
Camera / binoculars / spectacles
If you are 17 or under you need to bring a parent/guardian with you
Leaders of children's events are accredited following DBS checks (previously CRB checks)