The Crickhowell Walking Festival takes place around the beginning of March each year and lasts nine days. It consists of a number of guided walks of various grades, all led by local experienced guides. There is something for every level of walker, whether you are happy trekking all day across the tops of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons or would rather keep to paths and the lower slopes.
Crickhowell Walking Festival is organised by the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre,
in partnership with Walkers are Welcome in Crickhowell (WAWiC) and Crickhowell Adventure. The organisers and walks leaders are all volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the costs of the Festival. The Festival receives no external funding and is not a profit making concern.
The programme also has a range of supporting events. These are in the form of talks, some of which will be followed by a walk to illustrate the talk the next day, courses in Map Reading and Navigation – theory and practical – as well as times to relax to music and even dance, if you still have enough energy left!
Events at CWF 2019
Great British High Street Winner!
Crickhowell has been judged to have the best High Street in Great Britain, beating off competition from all over the UK. The judges praised the range of locally owned shops and the community spirit which maintains a vibrant community.
Don’t miss the opportunity to see for yourself what is on offer in Crickhowell, not only in the High Street, but also take a stroll up Standard Street to see the shops and café in the Courtyard.
You’ll get a warm welcome wherever you go!
Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre
Crickhowell’s Resource and Information Centre (CRiC) is situated in Beaufort Street (the A40) and acts as a hub for the community as well as during the Festival. CRiC manages the Tourist Information Office and also has a range of gifts, maps and books for sale. Upstairs there is a wonderful art gallery - well worth a visit. CRiC has a small coffee bar, so you can relax after your walk with a cup of tea and a cake.