Events  Walks & Place's of Interest for 2014



Abergavenny Country & Western Music Festival


for more info please visit 


www.sinnedrella.wix.com/acwmf



Three Peaks Trial http://www.threepeakstrial.co.uk/

  • 29 March 2014

    Test your speed and stamina with this famous challenge to climb the three peaks of Abergavenny in just one day. The original route (20 miles and over 5000 feet of ascent) covers the Blorenge, Sugarloaf and Skirrid.

  • Abergavenny Steam Rally abergavennysteamrally.co.uk
    May 2014 (TBC)

    Steam engines from miles around congregate in Bailey Park to make a great day out. Also look out for vintage motor vehicles, farming displays and more including a full programme of arena events

  • The Fun-fair 
    End of May/early September

    Twice a year the fair comes to Abergavenny and takes over the Fairfield car-park. A tradition dating back centuries.

  • Abergavenny Festival of Cycling abergavennyfestivalofcycling.co.uk
    July 2014 (TBC)

    2014 sees the return of The British Cycling National Championships to the cycling festival. The festival has a full week of cycling events and races including the Iron Mountain Sportif. You'll also get a chance to see some of Wales's best cyclists in action.

  • Abergavenny Carnival
    July 2014 (TBC)

    Carnival day is one of the highlights of the year in Abergavenny, featuring a parade of floats from local schools, businesses and other organisations which follows a route around the town and finishes in Bailey Park. The park hosts a large number of events and stalls, making this a great family day out.

  • The Shire Horse Show http://www.swshs.org.uk 
    July 2014 (TBC)

    These magnificent animals used to be the closest thing to a tractor that a farm possessed. A fun-filled day out with plenty of other events happening throughout the day.

  • The Welsh Warrior Festival http://welshwarriorfestival.com 
    August 2014 (TBC)

    Live music, fun fair, craft stalls... and a licensed bar. The festival aims to raise funds and awareness for the needs of injured troops

  • The Festival of Abergavenny 
    Summer

    During July and August, a programme of cultured events takes place, from Shakespeare in the grounds of the castle to open-air musical concerts in Linda Vista gardens.

  • Abergavenny Food Festival http://www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com 
    September 2014 (TBC)
    Abergavenny Food FestivalFood, glorious food

    Possibly Abergavenny's biggest event, the Abergavenny Food Festival attracts visitors from all over the country. A programme of culinary events are spread out across a number of venues in the town, with demonstrations from top chefs, specialist exhibitors and various entertainments. Described as the 'Glastonbury of Food Festivals' (Carole Cadwalladr, Observer Food Monthly), this festival just gets better and better. Expect to try out all kinds of food and drink samples from local and unique suppliers, and definitely expect to be taking plenty home with you!

     
  • Breakin' Out Festival http://www.breakinoutfestival.com 
    20-21 September 2014

    Abergavenny's favourite music festival, set in Bailey Park. 2013's line-up featuredTinchy StriderLoveable RoguesAmelia LilyTwist & Pulse and Goldie Looking Chain.


 

Sugar Loaf Mountain  /  Mynydd Pen- y- fal


HIEGHT: 596m/1955ft

LOCATION: 2.5m northwest of Abergavenny

DIFFICULTY: MODERATE, ~1000ft ascent

WALK: About 3m, round trip



The Blorenge

Walk duration: 2 hours
Other info: Gentle walk from car park across the mountain top


 

Skirrid (Ysgyryd) Fawr   Abergavenny's "Holy Mountain" 
Route 1.
5km 1.5hr

292m of ascent

An easy and accessible ridge walk with good views over the country east of Abergavenny.
Easy parking
 



Abergavenny Exhibitions  

The Court Cupboard Gallery. Llantilio Pertholy. Abergavenny Open 10.30am - 5.00pm Daily. 01873 852011http://www.madeinmonmouthshire.com/shops/item/33621/The_Court_Cupboard_Gallery.html?subcategoryname=outlets

Regular Markets

These are held in the Market Hall at the top of Cross Street: Antiques & Collectors Fair (3rd Sunday of each month); Farmers Market (4th Thursday of each month);’Flea Market’ (every Wednesday); Retail Market (every Tuesday, Friday & Saturday). (Tel. 01873 735811,www.abergavennymarket.co.uk).

Plays and Concerts

There are regular shows through the year at both the Borough Theatre (Tel. 01873 850805www.boroughtheatreabergavenny.co.uk) and the Melville Theatre (Tel. 01873 853167), whilst nearby Wyastone stages world-class music events (www.wyastone.co.uk).

Abergavenny Museum

Open March - October  Mon - Sat: 11am-1pm & 2pm-5pm  Sun: 2pm-5pm

The Castle, Castle Street, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire
Tel: 01873 854282  http:/www.abergavennymuseum.co.uk
Free Admission (excludes special events)   

Big Pit Mining Museum

Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain's leading mining museums. With facilities to educate and entertain all ages, Big Pit is an exciting and informative day out.  www.museumwales.ac.uk Tel. 01495 790311

 

Vintage Fayre

This takes place on November 24th in Abergavenny Market Hall

 

2014 Crickhowell Events

 

1st Mar - 9th Mar

Crickhowell Walking Festival

Around 80 guided walks in the beautiful Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons National Park with supporting events including talks, Twmpath, dark skies event and keynote speaker Pen Hadow  www.crickhowellfestival.com  

 

24-26 May

The Art Trail of Open Studios

An annual event which takes place during Spring Bank Holiday weekend. The event champions and celebrates local artists and their work. It affords visitors the opportunity to explore and enjoy the beautiful Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside whilst visiting the studios of some of the area's exceptional artists. www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk/about-crickhowell/crickhowell-art-trail tel: 01873 811970

 

 




 












 


 







 





 





 


 


       
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