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Brecon Beacons National Park October's walks, activities and events

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Brecon Beacons National Park: Guided Walks & Events

A full programme of Brecon Beacons National Park Authority guided walks, children's activities and family events for you to enjoy throughout October 2012.

Sat 6 October
Brecon Food Festival
The Brecon Beacons Food Festival is now in its fifteenth year and the venue is the Market Hall in Brecon. Already confirmed are Derek Brockway and Sue Charles from BBC Wales and the Ready Steady Cook Kitchen which will be inside with children’s competitions like last year. Five local school choirs will also be perfroming live on stage throughout the day. This event is one of the key premier Welsh Food Festivals in Wales. Sponsored by the Welsh Government Brecon Beacons National Park Authority, the Brecon and Radnor Express Newspaper Group, the Castell Howell Foods Group, Christ College and NFU Mutual of Brecon.

Thur 11 to Mon 15 Oct
Hay Walking Festival
Following the success of this year's event, the dates have been set for Hay-on-Wye's second ever walking festival.

Sat 20 Oct 09:45-17:00
Beacons Circuit
Take in all the high points of the Brecon Beacons on this strenuous 11 mile (17.6km) walk over Corn Du and Pen y Fan. Learn a little about glacial formations and local history along the way. Total ascent: 845m. Suggested donation: £5 per person. Meet: Storey Arms car park A470, 8 miles south of Brecon, LD3 8NL (SN 982 003). In partnership with The National Trust. To book your place please call 01874 623366.

Sat 20 Oct 19:00-21:30
Stargazing at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER.
Cardiff Astronomical Society will once again be hosting an evening of stargazing at the National Park Visitor Centre. If skies are clear their telescopes will be focused on interesting phenomena in the night sky, or if cloudy there will be lectures indoors. Price includes parking, soup and a roll. The event will run whatever the weather! Our stargazing events are very popular, so booking is essential. Adults: £6.00 Children: £4.00. For more information and to book a place contact us on 01874 623366.

Sat 27 Oct to Sun 4 Nov 10:00-16:00 every day
Arts and Crafts Fayre
at the Mountain Centre, LD3 8ER. Free entry.
Come and browse a wide selection of arts and crafts at the National Park Visitor Centre throughout the school half term. Many are made locally, and all are individually hand-made pieces to treasure. Car parking charges apply.
For more information contact us on 01874 623366.

Sat 27 – Sun 28 Oct
Festival of Colour celebration of textiles and gardens
The Festival combines the glories of garden autumnal beauty and textile colour. At Penpont House, a privately owned 17th Century country house situated on the River Usk, with stunning gardens and grounds near Brecon, details at website link

Mon 29 Oct – Sun 4 Nov
Artbeat Brecon Arts Festival
Half term family fun with exhibitions, art installations, open house studios, workshops, music, drama and fun. Details website link

Mon 29 Oct – Sun 4 Nov
Splash Week
Half term family fun in and around water, paddle and boat on the canal, sail and coracle on Llangors Lake. Details at website link

Organised by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

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Entrance Charge

  • Mostly Free

Date and Times

01-Oct-2012 31-Oct-2012

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