Walking: Just superb! Something for absolutely everyone, including a “ten-minute trail” around Little Trewern’s own seven acres of meadow, woodland, ponds and streams.
Horse-Riding: Can you hack it – yes you can!
Cycling: Mountain biking, touring, meandering along quiet country lanes…it’s all here!
Fishing: The river Monnow (“our river” as we think of it!) was, according to the Field Magazine, “one of the very best trout stream in south Britain” at the turn of the twentieth century. The Longtown fishery beat, which is local to us, has recently been improved by the multi-agency River Monnow Project, and you can enjoy excellent fly-fishing. The Wye and the Usk also provide lots of options.
Canoeing and white-water activities – plenty of white-water and still-water activities on the nearby river Wye, from kayaking to gentle canoe trips which go with the flow! Please contact us for more details. We can provide a picnic hamper with a delicious lunch to make it a day to remember!
Gliding and paragliding are also available very locally. We often see them sailing above the tops and valleys when we are out walking.
- Classical – there are so many options that we can’t keep up! Please email or ring us if you want to know what’s happening locally.
Hay-on-Wye Festival of Literature and the Arts 25th May – 4th June 2017
Three Choirs Festival: 22 – 29 July 2017
Brecon Jazz Festival: awaiting details, the festival is under threat
Green Man Festival: 17, 18, 19, 20, August 2017
Abergavenny Food Festival 16, 17, September 2017
Places to Visit:
Castles: Longtown Castle, Tretower Castle and Court, Skenfrith Castle, Grosmont Castle, the White Castle, Goodrich Castle – all fabulously atmospheric, and typical of this ancient borderland between England and Wales.
Llanthony Priory: the romantic ruins of an Augustinian Priory in the beautiful Vale of Ewyas.
Dore Abbey is a beautiful Cistercian Abbey built in the mid 12th century. It is the main setting for Abbey Dore’s annual Music festival, and regular concerts and recitals are held beneath its spectacular vaulted ceilings.
Hereford City: especially the Mappa Mundi, Chained Library and the Cathedral. The Cider Museum is also interesting. But avoid entering or leaving the city at rush-hour!