What’s on in the Brecon Beacons for October self-catering cottage visitors
Published: Saturday 14th Sep 2013
Written by: The Wales Cottage Holidays Team
For Wales Holidays visitors to the Brecon Beacons in South Wales, from Abergavenny and Hay-on-Wye in the east to Carmarthen and Llandovery in the west, here are just a few ideas of outdoor events and activities that are taking place during October.
To find out more and to book a place on the walks, it’s worth calling the National Park Visitor Centre (also known as the Mountain Centre) on 01874 623366.
Don’t think that staying in a Brecon holiday cottage is only about activities in the great outdoors! Brecon Arts Festival is a month-long celebration of the Arts with events taking place in the market town through to the 31st.
The Brecon Beacons Food Festival is a foody treasure, centered around Brecon Market Hall on 5 October. Celebrity chef cook-offs, loads of stalls with lovely local ingredients and gorgeous produce to take home. The Wales Fair Trade Fair is the largest fair trade event in Wales and is in Brecon from 4-6 October, with all profits going to a charity who undertake essential projects in Zimbabwe.
October Guided Walks include Llangattock Quarries on the 5th, a fine walk high above the Usk Valley along the old quarry tramways and into Craig y Cilau Nature Reserve with panoramic views of the Black Mountains. On Saturday 12th it’s Table Mountain - Crug Hywel gives Crickhowell its name and its hillfort dominates the town.
On the 19th, choose from the Glanusk Estate for a delightful walk along the River Usk via the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, with fine views of the Black Mountains and great birdlife. Or the strenuous 11 mile Beacons Circuit over Corn Du and Peny Fan, learning about glacial formations and local history along the way.
Then there’s the third Hay Walking Festival from 10-14 October and the Monmouthshire Walking Festival from 18-27th, with over 30 walks and something for everyone!
The Brecon Baroque Festival runs from 25-28 October with the likes of Bach and Handel at the Cathedral and Theatr Brycheiniog. And an Arts & Crafts Fayre will be at the National Park Visitor Centre throughout half term from 26 October-3 November.