Festival Fringe 2012: Out and about
In association with Monmouthshire Walking Festival
Walk Leaders: Angela Bishop and Sue Hogan
Friday 14th September, 10am - 4.30pm
Ingredients for a fine walk
Cost: £5 per person, 15 places available
Online booking only via www.walkinginmonmouthshire.org
"Ingredients for a fine walk" provides the perfect recipe for an enjoyable day out in the countryside around Abergavenny. A 10 mile energetic walk to the Blorenge via the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, Keeper's Pond and the Punchbowl combining stunning scenery, wildlife and local history. Wear boots/stout shoes and waterproofs. Bring a packed lunch and a camera for the views.
Crickhowell. In association with CADW www.cadw.wales.gov.uk
Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 September, 10am – 4pm
Normal admission price – please see CADW website
Tretower Apple Festival
The ever popular Apple Festival returns to Tretower Court to delight the visitor with over 100 varieties of apples to view and taste. All things apple-related will be there, from cider to fruit juice and bees to Border Morris dancing. If you would like to tell your Ribston's Pipin from your Howgate Wonder come and see our resident expert. Please see the CADW website for further details.
Puddlers at Llanfoist Wharf
Church Lane, Llanfoist, Abergavenny Tel: 07875 707892 www.puddlers.co.uk
Thursdays - Mondays 9.00am – 4.00pm
Coffee, Cakes and Cruises on the
Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal
Recently launched, this stylish narrowboat on the picturesque Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal is the only floating café in Wales. Enjoy the views through the large windows or take a seat on the front deck when the weather is fine. Moored at Llanfoist Wharf just outside Abergavenny, it serves snacks, lunches and afternoon teas. On selected dates it slips it moorings for evening Supper Cruises and may be hired for private dinner parties. Leave your car in Llanfoist Crossing car park and take the short walk up Church Lane to the Canal.
Llanover House, Llanover, Nr Abergavenny NP7 9EF
Sunday 16 September, 11.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: Adults: £4.00 Children under 16 free (includes access to the gardens) – buy tickets online below
Rare Plant Fair
Fourteen nurseries including specialists in herbs, wild flowers and edible plants. Unique experience for novice and expert gardeners. An opportunity to buy interesting and easy to grow plants. Plus the added bonus of a 20 acre listed garden, planted for autumn interest and colour to enjoy. Teas available.
More details at www.rareplantfair.co.uk and www.llanovergarden.co.uk
Part-y-Seal Country House
Grosmont Nr Abergavenny NP7 8LE Tel: 01981 240814 www.partyseal.co.uk
Saturday 15 September. Buffet and Bar from 7.00pm. Music from 7.45pm.
Cost: £17.50 in advance, £20.00 on the door.
Carmina in concert
An evening featuring a concert by Carmina with buffet and bar (times above). Carmina began their career in Bristol in the 1990's. They've toured all over the world and recorded five albums, two of which were produced by the legendary and highly respected Irish musician Donal Lunny. Their music is an intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, woven together in powerful original songs.
Abergavenny (behind bus station)
Sunday 16 September, 2.30 – 4.30pm
Teddy Bears Picnic & Duck Race
Bring a picnic and your bear for a relaxing sit down away from the hustle and bustle. Join in the fun of the annual Duck Race. All in support of SWHP Horse hospital near Monmouth that takes in abused and neglected horses and ponies and is wholly reliant on fund-raising. The Duck Race is in aid of the Winter Feed Bill. Further information www.swhp.co.uk or 01873 890532.
The 2013 Abergavenny Food Festival will take place over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September!
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