Welcome to the home of the Hay Walking Festival.
We have organised 5 walks again this year during the Hay Literary Festival in May to give visitors to the area a small taste of the wonderful landscape and scenery that we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep. All walks start from Hay-on-Wye and range from a half day exploring Kilvert's Clyro to a full day out over Cusop Hill to the ruins of Craswall Priory. All walks should be booked online here. Don't forget you will need walking boots, waterproofs and suitable walking gear!
The programme for the October Festival will be up on the website in July, if you want us to email you when the programme is available, just subscribe to the newsletter at the bottom of this page.
Some quotes from people who came to our October 2013 festival:
"The walks were all well thought through, varied and the guides were first class. It was a delightful few days. I went on four walks and they all met or exceeded my expectations. I feel that I now know a lot more about Hay and its environs. And I enjoyed myself."
"I like the fact the festival is not too large and the walks are not overcrowded. This contributes a lot to the quality of the experience."
"We met some great people throughout the Festival and really enjoyed it. Thank You!"
"I very much enjoyed the weekend and found people welcoming, helpful and friendly. It’s a lot to organise and I think this was done very well. I would definitely come back again."
"The walk leader knew exactly what he was doing being extremely experienced in these type of expeditions. However, he wore his knowledge lightly but shared it when asked. He talked to us all with regular checks on how we were getting on. Had there been a crisis I am sure he would have reacted calmly and expertly! It is well worth the price to be able to go into the mountains and knowing the leader is going to have no problem finding the way back."
"A good variety of terrain, wonderful views, a good steady but not rushed pace, and a very friendly group."