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Settler's Pass

The Settler's Pass is your ticket to one whole week in Green Man land. Settle in, relax, explore.

Nestled within the majestic Brecon Beacons, the Settlement is your opportunity to explore miles and miles of mountains, forests, waterfalls and rivers. Camp with us for a whole week from 16th August to discover the verdant beauty of the Welsh surroundings...

Immersing yourself in our community of Settlers couldn’t be easier - host barbecues with produce sold daily (from the local butcher), team up for our legendary Settlement Pub Quiz, cuddle up around the Settlement bonfire or enjoy live music, workshops, outdoor adventure and family fun.

With special discounts on local heritage sites, galleries, castles and more, your Settler’s Pass allows you to unearth the very best of Wales. So welcome, Settlers!

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Activities

BBQ
The Settlement experience wouldn’t be complete without a good ol’ fashioned barbecue. Use one of our Settlement barbeques and get your produce from the local butcher Cashells, you’ll find their stall on-site. Ask at the steward’s cabin for charcoal & firelighters. (The BBQs are free to use; the only thing we ask is that you clean up after yourselves so that other people can use them after you).

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
See on-site info point for details & bookings.

Story walks with Crochan

Join Crochan for both a mythical story walk and nature story walk amongst the mountains and rivers of the beautiful and enchanting Usk Valley.

Mythical storywalk - Monday 14:00 - 15:30

Nature storywalk - Tuesday 11:00 - 11:45

Storytelling Workshop with Crochan
Monday 10:00 - 11:00
Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00
Come & learn how to tell and adapt traditional stories (7-12s, children to be supervised)

Inflatable Football Goals & Zorbing Sessions
Monday - Tuesday 12:00 – 14:00 & 14:00 - 16:30, Wednesday 11:00 - 13:30
All ages can get involved in The Settlement’s very own inflatable football league and zorbing sessions.

Stargazing
Monday & Tuesday from 21:30
Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies. See the famous Perseid meteor shower and meander along the Milky Way with USK Astronomical Society. Sign up on-site, or bring your own telescope/binoculars and sit back and watch the world go by.

Solargazing
Monday and Tuesday from 15:30
Still got your fingers crossed? If the sun comes out at this year's Settlement then we can all safely boost the production of our melatonin and serotonin by using the solar telescopes to see the powerful surface of the sun.

Silent Disco
Tuesday and Wednesday from 22:30
Get your best disco gear on and dance with our dance masters. The biggest Silent Disco club night is coming to the Settlement and you are invited. Choose your vibe from the 3 channels and stick on the light up headsets whilst you boogie the night away without making a sound.


Silent Disco Baby Rave
Monday - Tuesday
Babies love a dance too. This year's silent disco baby rave will see parents and their infants making all the shapes in a friendly environment.

Action Movement Peace
Monday - Wednesday
Connection to nature, creativity, voice and natural food could all be forgotten in the future, but with your help, they’re not yet lost! Come and learn how to create your ideal future with Action Movement Peace’s workshop. We’ll practice mindful movement, imagination, sharing ideas and how to collect tomato seeds from tomatoes - warning, it gets messy!
Suitable for children aged 4+

Bike Hire
Monday - Wednesday
Porthcawl bike hire have a selection of bikes for hire, perfect for exploring the rural terrain of the Brecon Beacons. Visit Corum and his team on-site for more info.

Visit Brecon
Monday - Wednesday
The Brecon Beacons feature incredible natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage. Visit Brecon will be on-site to give you all the inside information to explore the hidden gems of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Junkfish
Monday - Wednesday
Get crafty with the Junkfish team. They’ll be making spoon puppets, flappy birds, painted masks and fridge magnets at the Settlement, using mostly recycled materials. Or maybe you want to show off your hula-hooping skills? They’ll have circus and garden games, and a junk ball run for the whole family.

Healing Weeds
Monday - Wednesday
Join wild forager and herbalist, Maria Fernandez on a foraging walk or workshop to discover wild edible and medicinal plants growing all around us in summer! These sessions (various times) aim to empower you to forage for your foods and medicines and connect and heal with the landscape.

Woodworking
Monday - Wednesday
Using a human powered pole lathe, work off your energy and learn some new woodworking skills in this rustic workshop. Cash only.

Tea-time tales with Crochan
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 17:00-17:30
Breathe in the mountain air, get comfy, and settle down for the evening with a Welsh-language tea-time tale.

Yoga
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:00
Ease into the day with some mindfulness at our morning yoga sessions - suitable for adults and little folk alike. Bring a mat or towel. £5pp cash only.

Soil Sounds from UnEarthed
Tuesday - Wednesday (various times throughout the day)
Exploring the sounds and vibrations of the soil, this workshop aims to use playful storytelling and hopeful imagination to learn about soil conservation and cultivate new narratives when thinking about our future relationship with soil.

Drag Queen Storytime and Meet and Greet
Wednesday
Aida H Dee is the first Drag Queen in Europe to read stories to children in a nursery! She has read interactive stories all across the country. Not one to be missed (various times throughout the day).

Welsh for beginners
Wednesday 11:30
Really immerse yourself in Cymru and learn some useful Welsh vocabulary for your stay at the Settlement in this fun, informal and interactive workshop.

Settler’s Pub Quiz
Wednesday 21:15
We’ve had some real brainiacs at our Settlement pub quiz over the years. Think you’ve got the wits to outsmart them? Put your knowledge to the test on Wednesday night, straight after our bands.

Drag Queen Show
Wednesday Evening
If you’re partial to a sing-along, come to the Drag Queen show with Miss Aida H Dee. She is one of the most hyperactive drag queens around. She's interactive, she's loud, and she is excited to meet you all!

Late night comedy
Wednesday 23:00 ‘til late
We’ve missed the irresistible urge for laughter and good humor. Join us on the last evening of the Settlement for a much-need laugh with a line-up of Welsh comedians.

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Music

This year's Settlement music it's curated by the brilliant Libertino Records and Cambrian Records, treating our ears to an assemblage of Welsh music, including: KEYS, Papur Wal, KIM HON, N’famady Kouyaté, Breichiau Hir, Eädyth, Kidsmoke Silent Forum, Bandicoot, Jim Ghedi & Toby Hay, The Graft Union, Angel Hotel, David Grubb, Eve Goodman, Ameiyi, Taf Rapids Stringband, Haress, Lila Tristram

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GALLERIES & GARDENS

LINDA VISTA GARDENS

16 miles from Green Man
Abergavenny, Gwent, NP7 5DL

The gardens used to belong to the Linda Vista Villa, built in 1875. It became a public park in 1957, after which the district council added further land increasing it significantly in size. The gardens are meticulously maintained, known for the beauty and intricacy of the plants, and their layout.

DOWNEY BARN GALLERY

17 miles from Green Man
Cwmyoy, NP7 7NT

Gallery showcasing local work set in picturesque landscaped gardens.

BLACK MOUNTAIN GALLERY

41 miles from Green Man
Neath Port Talbot, SA9 2FJ

Family-run gallery exhibiting the work of local artists.

The Oriel CRiC Gallery

3 Miles from Green Man

The Oriel CRiC Gallery is a beautiful space upstairs in the Crickhowell Resource and Information Centre which showcases creative excellence at its best featuring art in various mediums: painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, glass, and jewellery

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BEAUTIFUL SITES

BLAENAVON IRON WORKS

11 miles from Green Man
North Street, NP4 9RN
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00

Blaenavon Iron Works is an 18th Century blast furnace complex, where you can learn about the significance of the iron industry on industrial Britain.

BIG PIT

12.2 miles from Green Man
Blaenafon, Torfaen, NP4 9XP
Opening hours: 9:30 – 17:30
Underground tours 10:00 – 15:30

The Big Pit is a real coal mine, where you can even travel 300 ft underground with a real miner, and learn about what it was like for miners working at the coal face.

LLANTONY PRIORY

13 miles from Green Man
Nr. Llanfihangel Crucorney, on the B4423 between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 16:00

Beautiful ruins of a 13th Century Augustinian church, in the Vale of Ewyas.

THE PROMENADE (BRECON)

12.5 miles from Green Man
The Promenade is signposted from the B4601 Cradoc Road

Surfaced riverside walks, meadows and a children’s play area in a picturesque setting.

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CASTLES & CATHEDRALS

Abergavenny Museum

8.5 miles from Green Man

Castle Street, Abergavenny, NP7 5EE

Opening hours: 11:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00

A diverse collection of Welsh history set in the grounds of a ruined Norman Castle.

Brecon Cathedral

12 miles from Green Man

Cathedral Close, Brecon, Powys, LD3 9DP

Opening hours: 08:30-18:30

Crickhowell Castle

3 miles from Green Man

High St, Crickhowell NP8 1BE

Llantony Priory

13 miles from Green Man

On the B4423 between Llanfihangel Crucorney and Hay-on-Wye

Opening hours: 10:00-16:00

Beautiful ruins of a 13th Century Augustinian church in the Vale of Ewyas.