Sandwiched in between an Ice Age at the end of February, and a second Ice Age late March, our Crickhowell Festival week was the one with some warmth in it… the ice melted, the sun warmed, the rain drizzled in a misty sort of way. We snuggled around the fire, ate lots and enjoyed fine walks.
This was the first time I’ve run a week at the farm this early in the season, and also the first that I’d volunteered to lead walks for the Crickhowell Walking festival. The Festival volunteering is a fair bit of work, all fun! Designing the route, writing the blurb, creating back up routes in case of extreme weather, recces check the condition of paths … So I was delighted that both of my walks were booked solid with 20 people, and also delighted that our first walk turned out to be a sun fest! The provision of cake was a good move, and I discovered that many people had booked because the routes used paths that people were not familiar with. My love of exploring tracks has more value than I’d appreciated!
Thank you to everyone who joined me, on the festival walks and at the farm. There’s over 60 volunteer guides that help out and a massive range of walks. Next year’s Crickhowell Walking Festival details can be seen here
Fancy trying a walking festival? Look out for Crickhowell Walking Festival (March), Talgarth Walking Festival (May), Hay Walking Festival (October)