Beautifully proportioned classic Georgian townhouse set out over three floors with an elegant drawing room commanding fantastic views at its heart. This luxurious house is an ideal location for gatherings of friends and family alike.
Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 8 adults. 1 Kingsize, 1 Double with vanity sink unit, 1 Twin on 2nd Floor, 1 Double with vanity sink unit on 1st floor.
Bathroom with walk-in shower with monsoon head, toilet, and washbasin on 1st Floor. Bathroom with shower over bath, toilet, and washbasin on 2nd Floor.
Drawing Room on 1st Floor. Extremely spacious room with double French doors and Juliette balconies. Large in-use antique marble fireplace, 2 x 3 seater sofas, armchair, occasional chairs, chaise longues, antique bookcase, occasional tables etc.
Kitchen/casual lounge well appointed and in country style with wooden worktops, range-style cooker, fitted units, fridge/freezer, microwave, Krupps coffee machine, dishwasher, sofa and breakfast bar. Leads into:
TV Lounge 3 Seater Sofa, 55-inch Screen Smart TV, folding feature doors into:
Dining Room with table and 8 chairs, original marble fireplace, in-use.
Utility Room off kitchen with door to courtyard garden. Washer, dryer, large fridge freezer.
Cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.
Grounds private courtyard garden with outdoor table and chairs to seat 8, occasional seating in addition.
N.B.Rear access is shared.
Short breaks - Yes
WiFi - Yes
The River Wye
Puzzle Wood, Forest of Dean
Tintern Abbey and the Old Station
Sugarloaf Mountain and Sugarloaf Vineyards
· After your walk chill out at the Vineyard and enjoy fine welsh produce and sample the home grown wines.
Good Food around Monmouth
Festivals for All
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Other activities available include abseiling, bridge building, canoeing, kayaking, caving, climbing, raft building and more.
The centre caters for all abilities. Activities include sky trek, riding, climbing, rope bridges, abseiling, dingle scramble and more.
Climbing opportunities for beginners and experienced with own gear or hired gear. Courses available. Riding for all with experienced staff to accompany you through private tracks, farmland, conservation area and open hills.
The town history includes information about Charles Stuart Rolls of the Rolls Royce partnership.
The church has effigies of local crafts people such as a medieval miner, a 15th C forester and a 17th C archer.
The church has a mass of carving, fine sculptures, coloured stone, brass, stained glass, and a magnificent stencilled ceiling.
David Mushet's son used the foundry to experiment in steel making in large quantities. He made the first steel alloys and the first railway line . It was successfully laid and used, lasting 17 years in Derby station instead of the 3-5 months as before. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Royal Forest of Dean Tourist Information Centre, Coleford where you can get directions to the Dark Hill Iron Works.
The church has three sculpted stone reliefs of Christ, Virgin & Child and the Crucifixion.
Inside the church has some fine 12th C murals, some early medieval frescoes, a timber framed porch obscures an attractive tympanum decorated with carvings.
Goodrich boasts one of the most complete set of medieval domestic buildings surviving in any English castle. There is a visitors centre, shop and cafe.
In the 1130's King Stephen brought together three castles as one defensive unit. Skenfrith was built on level ground by the banks of the river Minnow. Following the conquest of Wales by Edward I the military importance of 'The Three Castles' was greatly reduced. By 16th C all three were abandoned and falling into ruin.
Visitors may walk through the mine to experience the conditions and see the methods used to extract coal.
There is a carving of the Virgin Mary over the south porch, St George and the Dragon on the tympanum above the south door is a great rarity. Two fish carvings thought to have been done around 1150 were found in the fabric of a stove in a neighbouring cottage before being restored to their rightful place in the church.
This Cistercian abbey was founded in 1131, buildings were added to and upgraded every century until its dissolution in 1536. The Abbey Church rebuilt in the later 13th & early 14th centuries is remarkably complete.
Extensive ruins with water still in the moat. The white wash that gave the castle its name can still be seen in some places. It is a trilateral castle along with Grosmont and Skenforth charged with the defence of the valley, an important route for traders and travellers. It is also strategically placed for military actions and entry into Wales for Norman and later English forces. Inside one can spot the chapel, great hall, kitchen and an old well.
Built by a wealthy mine owner in 1876 this unusual 5 storey black and white building was once the Euroclydon Hotel.
There is a regular timetable plus events. Facilities include luxury dining train, branch line hands on courses, car park, museum, cafe and shop.
The church was moved stone by stone from Chapel Hill. The 15th C pulpit is one of only sixty left in England today. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Aylburton where you can ask directions to St Mary's Church
Suitable for all ages. Regular activities and events, ideal for walking and picnicing.
Grosmont was the head of a lordship which stretched from White Castle in the west to Orcop Castle in the east an area which became known as the Honour of Grosmont. During the rebuild in 1274 - 1294 the justifiably famous chimney was built. In the late 1130's King Steven brought three castles together as one defensive unit called the 'Three Castles'. Grosmont is derived from the French for big hill.
'St Anthony's fire' was the medieval name for a rampant itching disease. The Monk's of Flaxely swore by the curative powers of the well waters.
The modern east window depicts St Michael and the devil. The church was built between the 13th and 15th centuries. Its steeple and tower dominate the town. A 15th C painting of the last judgement can be found inside the church also an enormous modern reredos.
A medieval castle that fell into disuse 500 years ago. The castle is open almost every day during day light hours. An honesty box is available for donations. The castle was first mentioned in 1138. The Norman gatehouse was probably built in the 12th C. The castle witnessed some turbulent times as a Welsh border defence.
Chepstow Castle overlooks the swirling waters of the River Severn.
The church has an embattled west tower with a 13th C doorway reset into it and a 13th C window in the porch. The church was lightly restored in 1875. Inside is a magnificent wooden chest carved out of one elm trunk. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Awre where you can ask directions to St Andrews Church
The museum tells the story of Abergavenny historic market town. There are activities for children a shop and parking.
The village is hidden behind the main streets of Newent.
The church contains some Saxon masonry laid in herringbone pattern but mostly dates from the 14th C. The lime avenue in the church yard marks an old Roman road.
The museum has a visitors centre, refreshments and picnic tables.
From civil war to basketry and willow growing to ongoing restoration of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire canal. Walk along the canal and the river to see Telford's famous bridge and plenty of wildlife on the way.
Buildings include a unique stone carved bee shelter, a Norman church and a former Dominican chapel.
The church has a 14th C font, a 15th C timber framed porch and a Jacobean pulpit. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the village of Hartbury where you can ask directions to St Mary's Church
There has probably been a place of worship on this site since the 5th C . The Normans built the fist stone church in about 1086. The interior has many interesting historical features.
Built as comfortable accomodation for Tretower Castle this charming fortificated manor house was built over 350 years. It offers a glimpse of the lifestyle enjoyed by the more affluent members of society in the Middle Ages.
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Auctions are held on the last Friday of every month at Llangybi near Lampeter
Other articles for sale include continental furniture, candelabras and urns.
Work includes water colours, oils, acrylics in a wide range of subjects. Painting courses, workshops and more.
Browse displays of unique pots; long toms, small & huge pots, wall pots, pavers, edging bricks and even dragons. Seconds corner to rummage in.
Framed photos, greetings cards, coasters, fridge magnets and other photo gifts.
Work on show includes paintings, ceramics, glassware, sculpture, jewellery, textiles and furniture.
A visitor described the gallery as an oasis of colour, spirit and tranquillity. Christine is inspired by the farming community, the countryside, the seasons, characters and animals.
The gallery displays work of leading and emerging glass artists.
Chris produces metal work items such as log baskets, candlesticks, garden obelisks, welly boot racks, sun dials and magazine racks. Sarah produces painted cards and social stationery mainly in water colours.
Experienced tutors will teach water colour or oil painting, printmaking or photography in a spacious studio of a converted barn near Llanthony Abbey.
Home to mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and nationally rare lime and yew woodland.
Visit the web site or Coleford Information centre for a map.
Blackpool Brook trickles through the picnic site and large oak trees give dappled shade in the summer months.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Informatuion Centre in Abergavenny.
Views over the Severn valley, Malvern hills, Cotswolds and Herefordshire.
Valleys descend with river tributaries of the Arran, Warren, Brooks and the river Lugg. There are numerous wild flowers and birds. The pool on Pool Hill and the river Lugg are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest.
2 and 4 day tutored courses in the arts.
2 & 4 day tutored courses in the arts.
The museum aims to conserve and display aspects of the history, heritage and traditions of rural life in Monmouthshire between 1850 and the end of the second World War. It houses a unique collection of over 5000 artefacts from the smallest handtools and household items through to large agricutural machinery and vintage tractors.
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Facilities to educate and entertain all ages. World famous 300' deep underground tours with a real miner to see how life was for thousands of men who worked at the coal face. Admission is free.
Learn what made the Romans a formidable force and how life would not be the same without them. The museum lies inside the remains of the fortress and houses a large collection of objects showing how they lived, fought, worshipped and died. Special days and events are held during school holidays when children can attend Roman soldier workshops, try on replica armour and experience life as a Roman soldier.
Diverse works from Picasso to Shepherd spanning 1500 years. Visiting artists also work on site.
Mountain bikes and routes available direct from the farm. Please ring before you visit to make sure the bike you require is available.
There are connecting routes to villages and picnic sites. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Pygmy Museum in Cannop.
Food, beverages, repairs, sales and accessories. The location is a good starting point for the forest cycle trails. Non hirers are also welcome to start here too. Ample parking. Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Industrial estate - look out for the Skoda dealership the Winner Bike Hire business is close by.
All manner of bikes for sale as well as bike components, cyclist clothing & accessories, cycle routes and much more.
Most of the climbing is done on tarmac with the downhills on the rough. Keep an eye out for horses and walkers on the off road tracks. Spend some time in the village of Llanbedr before heading back to Crickhowell. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to the Swan Inn Llanbedr Road in Crickhowell.
Other businesses taking part are www.cwm-deri.co.uk, www.wernddu-wine.co.uk and ancrehillestates.co.uk
Gardens are opened to raise money for local charities and good causes. There are two car parks in the town. Tickets will be available for ?6 in both. Most gardens are within walking distance. A free minibus service will run to those a little further afield.
Usk is a keen and successful competitor in floral competitions as can be seen by the beautiful floral displays and permanent planting displays around the town done by volunteers and friends of Usk in Bloom. The theme for 2009 is 'Global Warming and Climate Change'.
This event will be held at Bailey Park, Park Road
Guides have knowledge of the industrial heritage and historical sites of the Forest of Dean. All treks start at Mallards Pike Lake. Satnav users note this postcode will get you to Mallards Pike Lake.
Managed jointly by the Forestry Commission and the RSPB. The reserve, woodland trails and hides are open all year round. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fountain Inn in the village of Parkend. From there the reserve is signposted on the right on leaving the village westbound.
Visitors centre, cafe and shop.
Children's play area , parking, tea gardens.
Facilities include soft play, country kitchen, aquarium, reptile room, pets, chickens, ponies, deer and farm animals. Also a pedal kart course, picnic area and nature trail.
Satnav users note this postcode will take you to the Blaenavon Tourist Information Centre.
No previous experience necessary. Tuition is given at the start of the day.
The centre started in 1976 it includes a pet centre and coffee shop.
Cruises last 40 minutes and give a running commentary. Evening cruises with bar and buffet by arrangement.
Satnav users plase note this postcode will get you to the centre of Lydbrook.
Rod, tackle and fly fishing tuition available.
River Usk fishing run by Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association & Mardy, Ysbytty and Kemys fisheries. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Pyscodlyn Farm.
Meet at Llanarth to decide on the most appropriate launch site for the given conditions. Launch sites are at Monmouth, Raglan, Abergavenny or Llanarth.
The club offer flying weekends and group trial lessons two evenings a week in summer, weather permitting any other time.. Anyone can have a go.
Please park in the car parks just off the B4246 and not on the road side. The fields around the base of Blorenge are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest and are strictly out of bounds to people and dogs. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to Blaenavon. For Llanfoist use NP7 9LP.
Also available a mini course of 3 flights with one to one instruction and up to 2 hours flying time or a 'Mile High Flight' which is a premium flight of 35 minutes.
Trealy Farm Charcuterie can also be found at Monmouth, Usk and Riverside, Cardiff Farmer's Markets.
The Inn has an outdoor patio and walled garden.
The Inn offers riverside terraces, flagstone floored bar, cosy lounge and dining room, good food, fine real ales and a comprehensive wine list.
Local produce is used whenever possible. Meals are served in a smart modern restaurant with original art work.
All dishes are prepared and cooked to order by an award winning chef.
Specialities are local free range chicken, duck, local beef and lambs, local cheeses and pork from the restaurant's own Old Spot breed pigs. The Inn has stone walls and old oak beams and open fire.
The Georgian restaurant overlooks the hotel garden and pond.
Produce includes eggs, lamb, pork, bacon, sausages, seasonal fruit and vegetables and selected local produce.
The White hart is the oldest pub in Cinderford built in 1834. It retains its character and charm.
Idyllically nestled beside an ancient lough pool, weeping willows and wild ducks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Fine restaurant and dining bar serving good quality seasonal award winning food
Booking is advisable especially at weekends.
Local and continental products, confectionery and gift hampers, wines, ales and ciders.
Open Tuesday to Sunday (closed Sunday evening). Lunch 12 - 2.30 Dinner 7 - 9.30
The menu offers old favourites and new dishes alike made from locally sourced ingredients. The choice is almost ridiculous for the size of the restaurant.
Dishes include starters, salads, curries, stir fried dishes, seafood, rice, noodles & more.
If you will be celebrating a special occasion while on holiday this would be the ideal time to Book a Cook . A menu will be discussed with you, everything else from shopping to food preparation, cooking, even serving if you want and cleaning up afterwards will be taken care of by an experienced cook of 12 years with qualifications in hotel management.
Opening times: 8 - 5.30 Tuesdays and Saturdays 8 - 12 and 4 - 6 on Mon, Wed, Thurs & Fri
Dishes include appetisers, hot, medium and mild flavours, tandoori, biryani, balti, vegetable, seafood and much more.
The interior still retains its original 12th C fireplaces, a wealth of exposed beams and original tudor plasterwork even a priest hole. Gastro pub and beer battered fish and chips to take away. Open from Wednesday to Saturday.
Honey from our own bees, glass bottled to retain flavour.
This old pub once was a watering hole for Drovers on their way to market now it quenches the thirst of walkers, locals and visitors to the beautiful Brecon National Park. Sit in the beer garden and enjoy magnificent views across the valley to the Malvern Hills. Two annual beer festivals are held over the May Whitsun Bank Holiday and August Bank Holiday. Closed all day on Mondays.
Visit the vineyard, tour the vines, taste the wines. Wines have achieved 'Quality Status' from the European Wine Standards Board and won awards in national competitions.
This award winning farm shop is located in the Three Shires Garden Centre.
Self guided tours, video, the story of wine making, vineyard walks, free wine tasting, well stocked shop and an excellent restaurant all set within 65 acres of Gloucestershire's rolling countryside.
Home made dishes prepared with home reared free range pork, beef and lamb, home grown and local produce. Local beers, ciders and fruit juices are also offered. This is a great venue for weary walkers to take rest and refreshment but booking is adviseable.
The Bear dates back to the 14th C, an old coaching inn full of historic character with low beams and antiques bedecked with flower filled baskets in summer and a roaring log fire in winter. Located in the Brecon Beacons with fine walks on the door step.
The 16th C stylish Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf Club formerly the home of celebrated Henry Vaughan lies in the picturesque heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Golf club, bar and restaurant are open to non residents. Menus are prepared using only the finest seasonal produce from Welsh suppliers.
Lunch & dinner Wed - Sat 1st Oct - Mar 31st : Lunch & dinner Tues - Sat 1st Apr - Sept 30th : Sunday lunch all year round
Open Monday - Saturday 9am - 5pm and Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Open as part of the National Garden Sceme for charity and by appointment
There is a trail for the visually impaired and level paths make easy access for all visitors.
Enjoy morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea while looking out at the amazing views
Please check web site for openiong times before visiting. Open for a limited season and for parties of 10 or more afternoons and evenings. Sloping complex and individual gardens framed by beech woods with views in all directions. There are two acres of flower gardens, meadow, generously planted borders and much more.
Please check opening times before visiting. Closed from September to June
The park is the site of an important Roman temple. Roman and New Zealand museums are also in the park.
Other features include the Vine Walk, a formal terraced potager with mixed flowers and vegetables, a canal, magnolia and malus walks, a jubilee tower and a collection of interestiong shrubs.
Open as part of the National Gardens Scheme NGS for charity and by appointment.
The Grade II listed building makes a splendid backdrop. ( It is not open to the public ). The garden includes formal terraces with yew hedges, pools, statues, traditional rose garden, mature trees and shrubs.
The garden is reputedly home to England's oldest evergreen oak. There are also many other 16th and 17th C trees.
This Grade 1 listed garden was created in the 19th C by owner Henry Oakley with the help of James Pulham & Son famous landscape designers. Work to restore the gardens to their former glory is an ongoing undertaking. The gardens are spectacular with an intricately landscaped network of rock gardens, ponds, water features and ornamental areas.
Set in beautiful parkland with many trees and shrubs this is a most attractive leisure spot and home to wildlife throughout the year.
Trwyn Tal combines dramatic panoramic views with traditional cottage planting and raised vegetable beds. The tranquility and seclusion of the garden would mark the end of any perfect day.
Satnav users please note this postcode will take you to the Llangorse Multi Activity Centre. From here turn right and travel to the B4560. Turn left and follow the road to Cathedine.
Visitors are welcome by appointment please phone first.
Open Tuesdays 2 - 6pm
The Beacons Nursery is within the walled garden.
In 1849 St Mary's church was described as 'an ancient structure with some yew trees of fine growth and of great age in its church yard.'
The garden is generally open durinng August but to avoid disappointment it is advisable to CONTACT TREBERFYDD TO CONFIRM OPENING TIMES.
An 18 hole championship course of 6733 yards par 72 designed in two parts seperated by a wooded hill with spectacular views of the delightful Monmouthshire countryside.
18 holes with the river Usk running beside the 6th. Club house, Pro shop and lessons available. Visitors of all abilities and ages welcome.
The Twenty Ten course was purpose built for the 2010 Ryder Cup. It has 18 holes, is par 71 and measures 7493 yards. The award winning Roman Road course designed by Robert Trent Jones snr is so called because of the many Roman roads around which the course was built. The Montgomerie course was designed by Ryder Cup legend Colin Montgomerie with dramatic tee shots over valleys and breathtaking down hill shots. Also available world calss golfing academy, driving range, practice range, indoor putting studio, golf shop, teaching bays and 2 luxurious club houses.
The !6th C stylish Old Rectory Country Hotel and Golf Club formerly the home of celebrated Henry Vaughan lies in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The Golf Club, bar and restaurant are open to non residents.
At over 1500 feet above sea level the course offers wonderful views of the Brecon Beacons and Sugar Loaf Mountain. Food and drink are served in the clubhouse.
Excellent, free spectators facilities a huge dry indoor gallery with cafe. Visitors are welcome to watch the equestrian competitions and dog club competitions. Those visitors with their own horses are also welcome to take part.
Bridleways pass through farmland, forestry and open moorland.
Hacking, trail riding, children's activity days, pony trekking, cross country, fast rides and instruction.
Riding by the hour. Advice and demostrations always given. Quiet, responsive horses and qualified guides, 30 mounts, min age 4, WTRA, WTB, AALA rated. Open April to Oct.
Next to the 12th C Llanthony Priory in the Black Mountains. Small groups, hats supplied, minimum age 8, half day rides, British Horse society approved, WTRA member.
Day and half day rides can be arranged.
Also Welsh costumes and textiles, ceramics, Welsh food & confectionery. Welsh teas a speciality Hampers for any occasion.
Courses for beginners and experienced.
Adventure Mountain's rally circuit is 320 metres long and features fast straights, hair raising slopes and challenging bends. There are karts to suit all ages over 11 years.
Facilities include swimming pool, squash & badminton courts, health & fitness classes and more.
Facilities include swimming pool, health & fitness centre, squash & badminton courts.
Booking 2 weeks in advance is essential.
Four stations each with pathways through the forest. Picnic areas inside and outside.
There are numerous buildings of historic interest in Coleford. It is a market town and has a good range of shops. There is a cinema, two golf courses, the Great Western Railway museum, restaurants, cafe and hotels.
The church of St Mary high above the Wye Valley has some intriguing 14th C stone female figures. Beside the church are the earthworks of a Norman Motte & Bailey castle.
The village can be dated back to Roman times. Evidence of early iron workings can be seen nearby. Clearwell Caves is now an award winning museum. Other industries included nail making and tanning. There is interesting historical architecture in the village.
The first commercially viable blast furnace was sited here in the 17th C. Coal was transported on the river. Lydbrook church is of historical and architectural interest.
The village is sheltered behind the crumbling walls of its castle. The castle has been a Norman fortress, a royal castle, a royal hunting lodge, the administrative and judicial centre for the Forest of Dean, a gaol, a private house and a school. A number of foresters still live and work in the area keeping the ancient traditions and rights alive. The village pub and inn serve good food.
The malthouse of James and Willam is now referred to as 'Horlicks'.
Vessels of 90 tonnes have been reported reaching this point from the sea. Before the road bridge was built most access was by ferry. There are a number of interesting buildings in Brockweir.
The town sits high on a cliff overlooking a large loop in the River Wye. St Mary's Church spire can be seen for many miles around. The town has a number of antique shops, small independent retailers and galleries. A number of annual events are held including the Ross Regatta and the 100 mile raft race.
The village location makes it a haven for walkers. The village has a number of shops, a post office and inns. The beautiful countryside surroundings are dotted with cottages and farms.
Cinderford is a former mining town and industrial capital of the forest. There is a good range of shops, restaurants and cinemas. Cinderford Artspace showcases work by local and national crafts people.
Soudley is home to the Dean Heritage centre, Soudley Ponds and Blaize Bailey view point.
The village developed into a manor in Saxon times and was mentioned in the Domes Day Book in 1086. The majority of the village lies within a conservation area.
Lydney Dock has recently undergone restoration.
The village was once the site of Roman occupation. The remains of a Roman temple can be seen in the grounds of Littledean Hall.
There are several buildings of historical interest including Bakeney's 18th C church of All Saints. The village's industrial past is represented by two corn mills and a six arched railway viaduct intended to carry freight from Howbeach Colliery to a dock on the Severn. A roman villa was discovered during renovations to local houses.
The ruined church of St James at Lancaut is one of the earliest documented Christian sites in the country. Offa's Dyke Path passes through the parish.
Usk renowned for its year round floral displays has an abundance of pubs, restaurants, cafes and antique shops. It has an interesting museum and a castle. There are many opportunities for walking and fishing.
Blaisdon plums used to grow in the fertile orchards. The village is protected by the river Severn barriers and the Forest of Dean. Some of its original timber framed buildings still survive others were been rebuilt after a great fire.
The village is full of natural charm with its traditional verges, hedges & old buildings. It is situated below the Severn's famous horse shoe bend and fine views can be enjoyed along the footpath.
St Mary's church dates back to Norman times and has 12th C frescoes of great historic value now managed by English Heritage. St Edwards church was founded in 1903. It was described by John Betjamin as 'a miniature cathedral of the arts & crafts movement.
The village lies on the junction of two important forest roads, both with origins in the Roman period. The church of St John the Baptist is an enterprising and original design with a 12th C tower and a19th C body.
Newent is steeped in history with significant developments by the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Normans . Henry II staged an invasion of Ireland from here in 1171 setting sail with 400 ships and 5000 men showing how important the port was. Newent is one of the best places to see the Severn Bore.
There are pretty cottages built from local stone some dating back to Elizabethan times. St Lawrence's Church was rebuilt in 1650 the wrong way round making it unique in Britain. Taynton woods are a breathtaking site when the bluebells and wild garlic are in blossom. The local pub serves food, there is a tea room and a farm shop.
Crickhowell is a lively, friendly community with a strong identity. There are excellent individual shops and plenty of good restaurants.
The location makes it popular for walking, climbing, caving, hang gliding, paragliding, fishing and more. The Monmouth to Brecon canal runs through the village. Boats may be hired at centres along its length.
The Market House was built in 1653 and still hold markets twice weekly. The town trail is an easy 2 mile route suitable for walkers and cyclists.
The church has two fonts and a corkscrew staircase leading past the pulpit to the belfry door. Near the village are the mystical stones Buckstone and Suckstone. Also Near Harkening and Far Harkening stones down among the trees.
The name Llangynidr is derived from St Cynidr a 6th C Welsh saint. The village grew up around the church in medieval times. There is a large recreational park and the Monmouth to Brecon canal passes through five locks here for which the village is renowned. The canal towpath is a pleasant place to stroll along beside the canal.
Starting points vary according to chosen route plan.
Pick up a leaflet at Beechenhurst Lodge. Follow the blue ringed posts and direction arrows.
Originally the site of a pre Roman Iron Ore mine. The deep ravines, wooden bridges, moss covered rocks and ancient trees are said to have been the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's Middle Earth.
A circular route
The ramblers Association have broken the route down into nine stages of between 11 and 15 miles. Parkend to May Hill is fourteen miles.
In winter female goshawks perform roller coaster 'sky dances' over the forest. Formerly the site of New Fancy Coal Mine. The old spoil heap provides an excellent platform from which to view above the forest. Other wildlife include fallow deer, insects and reptiles such as adders and grass snakes.
There is a running trail and links to the cycle trail. The lakeside walk is punctuated with benches for viewing the mandarins and other ducks.
The Ramblers association has broken the route down into nine stages of between 11 and 15 miles. Chepstow to Parkend is thirteen and a half miles. Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Castle Car Park, Bridge Street, Chepstow
The walk is waymarked with a distinctive leaping salmon.
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Fisherman's Arms in the centre of Sedbury.
Walk in the Brecon Beacons, the Black Mountains or even Snowdon by arrangement. The sky is your limit. Choose gentle riverside walks or mountain trekks. Walk by day or by night.
A leaflet is available from Newent Tourist Information Centre.
The Ramblers Association have broken down the route into stages of between 11 and 15 miles. Gloucester to Crickley is 12 miles. Satnav users please note this [postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre, Southgate Street, Gloucester
Satnav users please note this postcode will get you to the Tourist Information Centre in Monmouth.
The trail is waymarked with a distinctive leaping salmon.
Also raft building, kayaking, climbing, abseiling rope courses and archery.
Discover the beautiful countryside with mountain views from the quiet decks of an electric boat. See lots of fish in the crystal clear waters beneath you. Experience a lock and the Brynich Aqueduct 25' above sea level.
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