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Walkers are Welcome Annual Get-Togethers

In 2012 we decided to rename our Annual Conference ‘Get-Together’ to steer away from the stuffy conference image and encourage more people to attend what we believe are informative, inspiring and enjoyable events for Walkers are Welcome members and associates. This annual gathering is usually held in October each year where all WaW members are invited for the purpose of making new friends, networking and sharing best practice.

We now usually combine the two-day event with some walking, an evening meal to get to know one another and informative talks or workshops. We squeeze in a very quick General Meeting to keep the formalities as short as possible. We would love to see you for either a day out, the two-day break or even longer. It is always good to meet each other, going home refreshed and inspired from the experience. The event is very casual and too good to miss.

Archives of Get-Togethers (2023 and before): https://walkersarewelcome.org.uk/membership/archives-of-gettogether/

2024 Annual GetTogether Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys – Fancy an autumn weekend in the Heart of Wales?

Date: 11th to 13th October 2024 | Location: Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys

In this Chinese zodiac year of the dragon, how appropriate that we are delighted to announce that we have accepted an offer to host the 2o24 Annual Get-Together at Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, 11th to 13th October 2024.

The smallest town in Britain with a long history of holding walking events, indeed the first town to hold a multi-day walking festival in the UK. This is a town that has a great reputation for event tourism holding many famous events including Man v Horse, International Bog Snorkelling, Real Ale Wobble, The Devil’s Staircase Ultra Trail race and the Gordon Green Jubilee walk. But don’t worry, Bog Snorkelling will not be a compulsory element nor the bathing above.

The town is situated on the edge of the remote wilderness Cambrian Mountains with the River Irfon running through the town and on the doorstep is the beautiful Irfon Valley. They are also only 5 miles from Abergwesyn Valley, which is considered one of the most spectacular in Wales.  Far from cut-off, the town is halfway on  The Heart of Wales railway line which runs from Swansea to Shrewsbury.

Lots of ideas are coming forward for the Get-together. They have a microbrewery that will brew a special Walkers are Welcome beer for the weekend; they will also be offering a tour of the brewery which is always popular.  It’s not all about beer, so there will be a choice of talks and walks in their beautiful hills, not forgetting the town’s fascinating history. 

So can we tempt you to an autumn weekend (or longer) in the Heart of Wales, Llanwrtyd Wells. SAVE THE DATE.

Llanwrtyd Wells Walkers are Welcome website  https://www.llanwrtydwalkersarewelcome.com/ with your first glimpses of the area and accommodation.

Llanwrtyd Wells Walkers are Welcome

Annual Get-Together 2025

Plans are being made for a return to the north of England, watch this space ………….

Your town could host the 2026 Walkers are Welcome Get-Together.
To bid for this, please complete the WAW Get-together bid form