Mid Wales and Brecon Beacons June Events
Published: Thursday 23rd May 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
Stay in Wales Holidays self-catering cottages in the Brecon Beacons, Aberystwyth and Mid Wales in June and look out for some fun and interesting events.
A great range of things to see and do around Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye include Archers in Residence at Caldicot Castle on 8 & 9 June, Abergavenny Eisteddfod on 15 June, the lovely 5 mile Crug Hywel - Table Mountain walk on 16 June to the Iron Age hill fort of Crug Hywel, and Usk Open Gardens Weekend on 29 and 30 June. Plenty of music and theatre on offer at Brecon Cathedral and Theatr Brycheiniog, and Brecon Craft Fair in the town’s historic Market Hall on 15 June. The Brecon Beacons National Park is guiding field studies to Berthlwyd Farm on 23 June and to Penwyllt and Ogof Ffynnon Ddu National Nature Reserve on the 30th.
There’s an Open Farm Sunday at Coleg Powys Fronlas farm near Newtown on 9 June. And in lovely rural surroundings a few miles out of town, Gregynog Music Festival, the oldest classical music festival in Wales, begins on 21 June and includes world-class musicians such as the Tallis Scholars and harpist Catrin Finch. A Farmers Market is held at Coed-y-Dinas at Welshpool on 7 June, while the Spring Food Festival takes place there on Saturday 15th. Or head up to Llanfyllin at the end of the month for the well-established Llanfyllin Music Festival from 28 June to 7 July. If you’re near Machynlleth and the Dyfi Valley, RSPB Ynyshir Nature Reserve lies a few miles SW of Machynlleth on the Dyfi estuary.
Wales Holidays visitors can Go Batty with Ceredigion Bat Group on 14 June with a talk and dusk walk looking for bats. The Aberystwyth & Ceredigion County Show is an impressive agricultural show at Capel Bangor on 8 June with a wide range of events and fun for all the family! Or if you’re into poetry and music, celebrate medieval Welsh poet, Dafydd ap Gwilym, at the National Library of Wales on 12 June or the centenary of Benjamin Britten with Britten’s Film Music on the 25th. Walks at Rhayader and the Elan Valley include Five Dams in a Day on 29 June, a strenuous 12 mile walk circumnavigating the reservoirs of Garreg Ddu, Caban Coch and Dolymynach, and the 4 mile Dambusters Walk on the 30th.