Dramatic and beautiful open spaces, rich in wildlife, attract walkers and cyclists to the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains.
The Hotel lies directly on National Cycle Route 8, also known as Lon Las Cymru. This amazing route runs from Holyhead in North Wales to Cardiff in the south. Talgarth and the surrounding national park offers some of the best mountain biking routes in Wales, including the very challenging Grwyne Fawr black route. Also nearby is the superb Bikepark Wales, which has trails for mountain bikers of all abilities.
Talgarth has been awarded Walkers are Welcome status, making it part of a network of towns which are well suited to the needs of walkers. The town hosts an annual Walking Festival over the May bank holiday weekend.
We are close to the River Wye (3 miles) and its wealth of activities – for kayaking, canoeing, gorge walking and more see Black Mountain Activities. Also nearby is Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales.
Horse riding is a popular pastime in the area, with a number of stables nearby offering hacking through the unspoilt Black Mountains and Radnor Hills.
Hay Festival – annual literature festival, on from 25 May to 4 June 2017
Brecon Jazz Weekend – annual event next on 10 to 14 August 2017
Talgarth Walking Festival – guided walks in the countryside around Talgarth, next on 28 April to 1 May 2017
Royal Welsh Showground – Builth Wells (approx 20 miles). 2017 events: Spring Festival 20 & 21 May, Royal Welsh Show 20 to 27 July, Winter Fair 28 & 29 November
National Cycle Route 8 – passes through Talgarth on its route between Holyhead and Cardiff
Bikepark Wales – near Merthyr Tydfil (approx 25 miles), the UK's first full scale mountain bike park with a choice of routes from beginner to expert
Black Mountain Activities – adventure activities in including kayaking in the River Wye, rock climbing, caving and gorge walking
Horse riding routes – maps of routes in the Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and Radnor Hills