Garn Goch Festival


In July 2010 Carn Goch Iron Age hill fort, above Bethlehem, paid host to a free event held as part of the National Festival of British Archaeology, run by the Dyfed Archaeological Trust and Brecon Beacons National Park Authority. Also on offer were archaeological and geological tours around the monument, demonstrations of hurdle making and flour milling and the chance to create a pottery masterpiece. A hog-roast kept hunger pangs at bay. Yarns were spun in a yurt, both in wool and words, as storytellers wove tales of Celtic mythology while spinners teased their threads.

For many, the chance to get dressed up in Celtic clothes, get their faces painted with weird and wonderful designs and throw a spear at a wild boar proved irresistible - and not just for the kids!