The Hay Walking Festival provides a full and varied programme of some 50 guided walks for all ages and abilities, from full days to a few hours, together with opportunities to acquire better navigational and map reading skills and to learn about the geology and archaeology of the area. There are also opportunities to sample some local cycling and canoeing down the Wye.
The walks are graded according to difficulty and are all led by experienced walkers and walk leaders, a number of whom run their own walking , cycling or outdoor activity centres in the area.
The programme provides the opportunity to be led by local experts through some of the most spectacular scenery that the area has to offer, whilst learning something new about the history and the landscape.
A number of walks start in Hay itself, more distant or longer walks provide transport at a small additional cost and one walk uses public transport.
Alongside the variety of conventional walks in the Festival programme sit a whole host of other fun activities which are sure to capture the imagination, including geocaching, foraging and map navigation classes, Nordic walking, a bird watching walk around Llangors Lake, farm visits, photography walks, ceilidhs, quizzes, concerts and much, much more.