Some ideas

For walkers on wheels
http://www.droverholidays.co.uk/

For young children
http://www.cantref.com/   

Plays and concerts
http://www.brycheiniog.co.uk

For budding artists
http://www.nielbally.co.uk/courses.html

For Gardeners
http://www.gardenofwales.org.uk/ 

For shoppers
http://www.greatenglish.co.uk/
 

 


        
 

Walking

This is truly remarkable country and we have maps and guidebooks as well as information on specific walks based on our own experience.   Even better is a wise old man of the hills to guide you.

Stretching westwards, the Beacons are challenging but reward you with awe-inspiring views, waterfalls and a splash of vertigo.
 
Their Black Mountains cousins guard us from English marauders.  Steeped in history they shelter great buildings like Llanthony Priory and the castles of Skenfrith, White and Grosmont.
 



Adrenalin 

We manage to survive without availing ourselves too frequently of the brilliant activity facilities in the area.  But others are more energetic and there are few better parts of the country than here to take your life in your own hands.  

Gentler options might include hiring bicycles from Drover Holidays, rock climbing or trekking at the Llangorse Activity Centre, or a gentle canoe from Glasbury to Hay with Wye Valley Canoes.   Or ratchet up the commitment with mountain biking, gorge walking or kayaking.
 



Pitstops and Playpens

A light lunch in Hay-on-Wye
http://www.boothbooks.co.uk  

A bite to eat in Monmouthshire http://www.theraglanarms.co.uk/

A country house to rent nearby
http://www.countrypad.co.uk/

Tea overlooking the River Usk
http://www.gliffaeshotel.com/

Another Monmouthshire lunch
http://www.skenfrith.co.uk/

Running around a country estate
http://www.glanuskestate.com/



Welsh Market Towns

This part of Wales is known for its market towns, many of which line the border with England. 

Brecon hosts the 24th Regiment of Foot's museum, recounting the 48 hours of its cataclysmic defeat at Isandlwana and the subsequent miraculous 'victory' at Rorke's Drift.

Hay-on-Wye is rightly famous for its book shops and Festival and is a good launch pad for a trek up the Black Mountains onto Hay Bluff. 

And Abergavenny, Monmouth and Crickhowell are all good for an hour or two of pottering.



Rods, Clubs and Barrels

We are circled by two of Britain's great salmon and trout rivers.  The Wye & Usk Foundation runs the two rivers and can organise fishing for our guests at remarkably low cost.

In our experience, those that don't fish, golf.  The Borders courses are no fancy dans, but Llandrindod Wells, Cradoc and Kington each have their own charm.  

There is some much underrated pheasant shooting in mid Wales.  We can point you in the direction of those that matter.  Or try some clay pigeon shooting just a couple of miles away at Woodland Park




“Positioned between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye, it's a perfect base for Brecon's Jazz Festival or the Hay Festival”
Sally Shalam, "100 Best Weekends", The Guardian February 2007 

Tel: 01874 620 111
enquiries@felinfachgriffin.co.uk
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