Some ideas

For walkers on wheels

For young children   

Plays and concerts

For budding artists

For Gardeners 

For shoppers




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.


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 organised by Mick Collins at Outdoors@Hay.

Pitstops and Playpens

A light lunch in Hay-on-Wye  

A Francophile's Supper

A country house to rent nearby

Tea overlooking the River Usk

A Monmouthshire lunch

Running around a country estate

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 increasingly excellent pheasant and partridge shooting near us.  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

“Set amidst magnificent scenery, the pleasing old Inn has become a much-loved sanctuary for food lovers, walkers & literary visitors to the nearby book town of Hay-on-Wye.”
Country & Town House, June 2013
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Tel: 01874 620 111
The Felin Fach Griffin, Felin Fach
Brecon, LD3 0UB