Getting the real experience from Talybont on Usk – released 7 April 2014

As Talybont residents and visitors gear up for a busy summer season, a new visitor leaflet dubbed ‘a very real experience’ has been produced to champion the village and encourage visitors to enjoy all that Talybont on Usk has to offer. 

Funded by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority’s Rural Alliances project, the Talybont on Usk Tourism Group has compiled the leaflet with stunning images taken by Nigel Forster, a well-known international photographer who lives in Talybont.  The Group has produced 8000 copies of the leaflet that will be available from shops and local businesses in Talybont on Usk.

Nestled in the heart of Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, Talybont on Usk is an ideal starting point for visitors wishing to explore the National Park on foot, bike or canal boat.  Talybont has a wide variety of walks on offer including the Henry Vaughan Walk, Brinore Tramroad, Usk Valley, Taff Trail and the  Beacons Way all run through – not to mention the beautiful Monmouthshire and Brecknock Canal towpath.  You can even pick up a Canal food trail leaflet so you can plan your walk with refreshment stops.

But it’s not just walking information that’s on offer in the new leaflet – visitors can find out more about accommodation, cycling and mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife, creative arts, local food and green energy.  A handy map marks all the important features and landmarks for easy access.

As well as giving a general overview of Talybont on Usk, the leaflet also lists popular tourist attractions – including the Talybont on Usk reservoir and the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal  – details major events and festivals, champions the accommodation, and promotes the area’s history,  as well as a place to come and visit.

“Talybont on Usk is a village jewel that has just about everything you could want as a visitor,” said Carol Williams from Bannau Brycheiniog National Park Authority, which has funded the leaflet.  “This new leaflet will let more people know about all there is here for everyone to enjoy and reassure them of the warm welcome they will receive when they come along to spend the day or evening.”

Clare Wright, a member of Talybont Tourism Group said: “In these challenging economic times we need to take advantage of every opportunity we can to not only draw more people in to the Village but to show them just how much we have to offer.  Talybont on Usk is unique in the respect that we are a one-stop shop for just about every activity that you can enjoy in the National Park. “