Crickhowell Walking Festival walk and discussion event

Below are details of the two events that I am contributing to the 2013 Crickhowell walking Festival. Have a look at the website to see how to book.

We had an amazing snowy walk last year so who knows what the weather will offer this time!

Also in Crickhowell opening on 2nd March is an exhibition about the Wooollenline, more details to follow.


09. Where Art and Conservation Meet


SPONSORED BY: Pip Woolf – artist

In 2010, the first 300m long line of wool was drawn across the top of a 7 hectare peat scar on Pen Trumau. The line marked a starting point in an attempt to repair the scar caused by a fire in 1976 and from which the mountain has never recovered. Over the last 3 years the Woollen Line has drawn in participants and volunteers from a range of backgrounds and interests including farmers, walkers, bird watchers, artists. This event explores some of the reasons why people have wanted to be involved and what holds them to it. The evening will be a conversation with four of the participants who have been involved from the beginning including the artist Pip Woolf who conceived the work.
Refreshments provided.

Thursday, 7 March

Venue: Arts Alive, Brecon Road, Crickhowell

Times: 4.30pm to 6.30pm



Walk 17. The Woollen Line

In 2010 the first, 300 metre, Woollenline was drawn across the top of a 7 hectare peat scar – the start of an attempt to repair the scar caused by a fire in 1976. It provided a guide for future lines as well as a means of drawing people together to explore ways of addressing issues around the care of upland landscapes. We have an opportunity to see how the lines have grown and perhaps add to them. It is uphill all the way with two short steep ascents but otherwise good walking on mostly grass. Ascent 1300ft.

Sunday, 3 March

Meeting Point: Blaenau Fry SO 195267

Times: 10am to 1pm

Distance: 5 miles

Walk led by: Pip Woolf





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