Things to Do

Things to Do

Some Fresh Air

The Cats Back
The Cats Back

Herefordshire has plenty to offer anyone keen on fresh air. There are more miles of footpaths in Herefordshire than roads. You can see the ridge of Crib-y-Garth – better known as the Cat’s Back – fomo our yurt, so probably no better place to take a stroll. We have detailed directions in the yurt, or you can download directions HERE. If you want to go further you can easily connect up to Offa’s Dyke which runs past Hay Bluff. After taking in the truly magnificent views, why not visit The Bull at Craswall for an ale?

Kayaking on the Wye

The Wye Valley
The Wye Valley

Kayaking down the Wye One of the great attractions for many visitors to the area. There are several companies that hire kayaks or canoes and also offer lessons and trips out for the inexperienced family. One that’s only 5 mins from Hay is the Wye Valley Canoe Center (tel:01497 847213). They collect you and bring you back, so there is no paddling up stream. Just the perfect way to glide past the countryside along the banks of the Wye.

Its a wonderful day out for lovers of wildlife too; the Wye is home to many species of birds and mammals including otters.

Pony Trekking

Pony Trekking
Pony Trekking

A wonderful way of exploring the spectacular Herefordshire countryside. There are many trekking centres in and around this area that cater for riders of all levels of ability.

We like Brwyngwyn Riding Centre which is up in the hills above Hay-on-Wye, and offers memorable rides for all abilities. Non riders are welcome. Up at Brwyngwyn there is a true sense of remotness, with sweeping views over an uninhabiled landscape that feels you are in another world.

Driving back down to Hay you realise you don’t know half of the UK. Have a chat with Becky who runs BRC on 01497 851 669.

Llanthony Priory

The Priory at Llanthony
The Priory at Llanthony

Not your average dull ruin, but a jewel with a violent history. A great drive to Hay-on-Wye and then onward for about 10 miles over the Black mountains on a well surfaced single track road.

Picnic in the priory grounds and then a climb up the spectacular backdrop of the Ewyas Vale (on a well signposted track), with great views looking down over the priory. It is open all year round, entry is free and there is a car park.

The Priory is a hidden gem that is a photographer’s dream with strong lines and shadows.

You can find out more about the priory here.

The Tram at Eardisley

The Tram at Eardisley
The Tram at Eardisley

The Tram After all that frantic activity we recommend taking the weight off your aching feet at The Tram in Eardisley, which is about a 10 minutes drive from the yurt.

It is excellent value with great food and a friendly welcome. It has excellent reviews on Trip Advisor, and we agree!

Best to call and book up ahead of your visit as the locals tend to get in first. The Tram is closed on Mondays, and Sunday evening is drinks only. Enjoy the Butty Bach, which is a local brew. They keep it well, no doubt helped by the high turnover.

The Stagg at Titley

The Stagg Inn
The Stagg Inn

The Stagg Inn at Titley was the first pub in England to gain a Michelin star. It provides a relaxed and uplifting dining experience that you would not think the Marches can muster. It is a 15 mins drive from Midland Farm, and is a great evening destination. Sat nav can come in handy to ensure a stress free arrival.

A real treat if you are celebrating or simply pushing the boat out.

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