This October, Hay-on-Wye welcomes its second annual walking festival, having recently been extended to cover five days following the popularity of last year’s event. Taking place between the 11th and the 15th of October 2012, the organisers have put together a hugely varied programme of some 50-guided walks catering for all members of the family. With tickets having just gone on sale, now is the time to book yourself onto your walk of choice.
Whether you’re after a full day of exploration or a couple of hours of relaxed strolling, and whether you’re looking to brush up on your map-reading skills, learn a little about local history or simply take in the views, you’re unlikely to find a better event anywhere else in the country.
All of the walks are graded according to difficulty and are also led by experienced walkers and walk leaders, many of whom run their own activity centres in the area, so you can be sure that you’re being given the best insight possible into your chosen speciality – be it geology, foraging or photography. A number of walks start in Hay-on-Wye itself, with those walks further away providing transport at a small additional cost.