A TOWN in South Powys is set to host its first walking festival next month (May).

The festival in Talgarth – one of the gateway towns to the Black Mountains – will take place between Saturday May 4 and Monday May 6.

It will feature both low-impact and more challenging walks.

The town has been awarded full membership status of the Walkers are Welcome Towns Network – a nationwide initiative launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to welcome walkers.

For more information on the festival and other activities, contact Brecon Tourist Information Centre on 01874 622485 or email brectic@powys.gov.uk