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Crick­how­ell Walk­ing Fes­ti­val

Walk­ers will love the Crick­how­ell Walk­ing Fes­ti­val in Powys. From Fe­bru­ary 27 to March 6 there will be more than 80 guided walks in some of Wales’s most beau­ti­ful coun­try­side at dif­fer­ent lev­els of du­ra­tion and dif­fi­culty to suit ev­ery­one. There’s also a pro­gramme of al­ter­na­tive day­time ac­tiv­i­ties for non-walk­ers and evening events for all.

Visit the fes­ti­val web­site on www.crick­how­ellfes­ti­val.com for de­tails of con­certs, talks and quizzes, many of which are free. Call 01873 811970 or con­tact walks@crick­how­ellinfo.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion.

Snow­drop Walks

It’s snow­drop sea­son in North­ern Ire­land and you can see some of the best ex­am­ples at the Ar­gory, an 1820s Ir­ish gen­try house sur­rounded by a 320-acre wooded river­side es­tate in County Ar­magh.

On Satur­day and Sun­day af­ter­noons un­til the end of Fe­bru­ary, you can join in a guided es­tate walk to see the won­der­ful dis­plays of snow­drops lov­ingly planted over the years by es­tate staff and vol­un­teers. Al­ter­na­tively, choose to fol­low one of the rec­om­mended routes with­out a guide. Snow­drop plants are also avail­able to buy. Re­lax af­ter your walk in the es­tate coffee shop.

There’s no need to book, but usual ad­mis­sion charges ap­ply.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www.na­tion­al­trust.org. uk/the-ar­gory, e-mail ar­gory@na­tion­al­trust.org.uk or call 028 8778 4753.

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