Best Foot Forward: A Triple Bill of Adventures
Friday 11th October 2019
The Swan at Hay Hotel, Church St, Hay on Wye, HR3 5DQ
FREE event with charity collection in aid of local Mountain Rescue teams
Experienced mountain addict, Kevin Walker, has walked and climbed all over Britain and Europe as well as in many far flung places, including the Himalayas, Australia and New Zealand. He has vast experience of tramping the Welsh hills, and an undying passion for discovering the history, heritage, and hidden gems of this most scenic of countries. Landscape and legend have always been inextricably linked and walking is a great way to experience this unique combination. In a lavishly illustrated audio-visual presentation, Kevin will take you on journeys of discovery through some of the legendary landscapes of the Brecon Beacons.
Coast to Coast
Local resident and Hay Festival team member, Pete Ward, will talk about the renowned Coast to Coast long-distance walk. Devised and made famous by Alfred Wainwright, the 182-mile footpath of course traverses Northern England and passes through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors. They may not be on our doorstep but the walking festival is all about inspiring you to get outdoors and, being situated in the Brecon Beacons, Hay is a friend to these fellow National Parks!
The Shropshire Six
John Chapple is a solicitor from the West Midlands. Amongst his leisure pursuits he enjoys walking. Tonight he will talk about the Six Shropshire Two Thousander. This is a long distance walk that was originally sponsored by a Birmingham paper known as the Sunday Mercury. It is, depending upon the route, in excess of 40 miles and by tradition is completed in one day. It features six famous hills, which are both beautiful and historical.
The hotel bar will be open throughout for refreshments and there will be an there will be an opportunity for questions after the speakers have delivered their talks.