Enjoy Sunday lunch and a stroll or a bike ride in Talgarth
Arrive after breakfast and park in the free main town car-park. If you visit on the first Sunday of the month you can enjoy the Country Market for the best of local craft and produce otherwise enjoy a mornings walk. Set at the foot of the Black Mountains, Talgarth, once the ancient Capital of Brycheiniog, has much to see and offer. The Brecon Beacons National Park produces a booklet with details of both a gentle one mile town walk and also some more challenging walks into the mountains around the town.
When you have worked up an appetite you can then enjoy lunch at one of the town Centre pubs, cafes or tea garden.
To round off a perfect Sunday you can then either hop back in the car and drive or jump on your bike and cycle via a dedicated cycle path to the Old Railway Line Nursery at three Cocks which won the Best garden Centre Plant department in Wales in both 2009 and 2010. It has everything you would need to create and maintain the garden of your dreams as well as a great gift section. When you are all done – why not have afternoon tea and cake at their excellent cafe which uses local suppliers and has an emphasis on Welsh ingredients.
11.00 - 12.30 Arrive at the main Talgarth car park and walk into Town. If you need to stop at the Information and Resource Centre and pick up a guide book to the walks around Talgarth - or enjoy the Country Market.
12.30 - 14.00 Enjoy lunch at one of Talgarths pubs or cafes.
14.00 - 14.30 Drive or cycle on a route to the Old Railway Line Garden Centre at Three Cocks.
14.30 - 16.00 Spend the afternoon at the garden centre - finishing with tea and cake at the cafe.
Where is it?
The free main town car park is next to the roundabout on the A479 – the Talgarth relief road. The Talgarth Information and Resource Centre, the square, Talgarth, Powys ld3 0BW www.talgarthcentre.org.uk
tel: 01874 712 226 is found by leaving the car-park in the direction of the Town Centre and is on the left hand side after crossing the river bridge.
The Old Railway Line Nursery,
Three Cocks, Brecon ld3 0sg www.oldrailwaylinenursery.co.uk tel: (01497) 847055 is situated on the North side of the a438 at Three Cocks.
Facilities and Access
The Talgarth Information and Resource Centre
Summer Monday to Saturday -
10.00am to 4.00pm. Sunday
10.00am – to 1.00pm
Winter Monday to Saturday -
10.30am to 3.30pm. Sunday
10.30am – to 1.00pm
the resource centre is on the ground floor.
The Old Railway Line Nursery
Monday – 9.00am to 6.00pm
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Sunday 9.30am to 5.30pm
The Coffee shop and garden centre is easily accessed by those with a disability and wheelchairs are available for customers to use on request. there are also fully accessible toilets.
By Train the nearest station is Abergavenny – Talgarth is 18 miles from Abergavenny
By bus: Talgarth is serviced by buses in all directions, from Hereford, Builth Wells, Abergavenny and Brecon. Look at www.traveline-cymru.org.uk for the latest travel information and timetables. For the Hereford to Brecon (via Talgarth) bus timetable, search for service T14 on the Herefordshire County Council website (T14 for the Sunday timetable). during the summer months the Beacons Bus service also passes through Talgarth on Sundays and Bank holiday Mondays from the end of May to the beginning of October.
By bike: National route 8 passes through Talgarth.