The ancient market town of Talgarth is well known for its recently restored working flour mill thanks to the BBC’s Village SOS scheme, but did you know that it also makes the perfect getaway and ‘Gateway to the Black Mountains’?

Close to Brecon, Crickhowell and Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth is an ideal base for visitors wishing to explore the Brecon Beacons National Park on foot, whether it’s the high peaks or the lush green valleys of the Wye and the Usk which capture the imagination.We hope to give visitors to the area a taste of our town and the wonderful walking opportunities we have on our doorstep and we hope that local residents will rediscover some old paths and memories, renew their passion for the countryside and make some new friends too.

Accommodation A warm welcome awaits walkers at local hotels, B&B’s, guest houses, self-catering accommodation and camping and caravan sites in and around Talgarth. Further details can be found on the Brecon Beacons Tourism website: breconbeaconstourism.co.uk

Alternatively, call in at the Talgarth Information and Resource Centre or visit their website: visittalgarth.co.uk

Talgarth for Artists Talgarth and the surrounding countryside is heaven for artists and photographers.  There is much to inspire.  The town itself is full of interesting buildings, quirky corners and vistas and for landscape artists the opportunities from the hills above cannot be bettered.  There are also gems such as St Ellyw’s Church at Llanelieu, tucked away a couple of miles from the town.  Delightful images are to be found; there are steps leading to the field and churchyard, which are sometimes grazed by sheep, and the building itself is engaging both inside and out. For those who would like a base Niel Bally runs courses from his beautiful studio on the outskirts of Talgarth.  For more information:http://artcourseswales.com/