Local Events this June 

If you’re planning a trip to Wales in June, the Brecon Beacons is a must-visit destination. Ourpicturesque region offers a variety of events and activities that cater to diverse interests, making it the perfect spot for a summer getaway. Here’s a rundown of some fantastic events and experiences to enjoy near to us at Nant Ddu Lodge & Spa this June.

Monty Lit Fest

From the 7th to the 9th of June, the charming town of Montgomery hosts the Monty Lit Fest 2024. This vibrant literary festival promises to be a treat for book lovers and culture enthusiasts alike. With a packed program featuring crime fiction, rock music, palaeontology, poetry, farming, and nature discussions, there truly is something for everyone.

The festival will take place at various locations, with the main venue being the Montgomery Town Hall. As you wander through the town, you’ll encounter a poetry-themed art exhibition, buskers, and musical groups adding to the lively atmosphere. Foodies can delight in the street food vans and refreshments available at the Town Hall. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the two festival bookshops—Booka Books in the Town Hall and The Montgomery Bookshop nearby—where you can meet authors and get your books signed.

For more information, visit Monty Lit Fest.

Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show

Another highlight in June is the Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show, held at Caeau Gelli Angharad Show Field in Capel Bangor on the 10th of June. This iconic agricultural show is a celebration of local farming and community spirit. The show features a wide range of events, including produce and poultry shows, equestrian competitions, and much more.

This event is a great opportunity for local farmers, plant growers, and exhibitors to showcase their talents and products. It’s also a fun day out for families, offering something for everyone to enjoy.

For more details, check out the Aberystwyth and Ceredigion County Show.

Whole Earth Man v Horse Marathon

For those looking for a unique and exhilarating experience, the Whole Earth Man v Horse Marathon is not to be missed. Originating from a casual debate over a few beers at the Neuadd Arms Hotel in 1980, this event pits human runners against horses over a challenging long-distance course. This year’s marathon will be held on the 15th of June in Llanwrtyd Wells.

The course was modified in 1982 to create a fairer competition between man and horse, resulting in some incredibly close finishes over the years. It took 25 years before a human finally beat a horse, and since then, only a few have repeated the feat. Whether you participate (!) or simply spectate, this event is sure to be a thrilling experience.

For more information, visit Man v Horse Marathon.

Exploring the Brecon Beacons National Park

Even if the weather doesn’t fully cooperate, the Brecon Beacons offer plenty of activities to enjoy, rain or shine. Be sure to dress in layers and bring your waterproofs to stay comfortable. For those looking to escape the rain, the National Park provides a handy guide to 20 Things To Do Whatever The Weather, ensuring you can make the most of your visit regardless of the forecast.

Explore the full list of weather-proof activities here. It’s a life saver if you have the kids with you!

June in the Brecon Beacons is brimming with events and activities for all ages and interests. With Nant Ddu as your base you have easy access to the very best of the National Park, and quality relaxation at our Spa. Pack your bags, prepare for all weather, and get ready to explore this stunning region in the heart of Wales.