The Garway Moon Inn

Out & About

Surrounded by beautiful countryside, we are an ideal location for pure relaxation or fun-packed days exploring the Wye Valley and gateway to South Wales.

Walking

Garway is surrounded by many public footpaths and bridleways. We have a number of suggested circular walks, which take in the local attractions and breathtaking scenery.

Monnow Valley walk – 6 miles
Allow 3-4 hours 

Visit on this walk – Garway’s Knights Templar Church, Dovecote, Skenfrith Church and Skenfrith Castle.

Monnow Valley Walk

 

Garway Hill & White Rocks – 7 miles
Allow 3-4 hours 

Visit on this walk – 360 degree panoramic views from Garway Hill, World War 2 relic, before winding down to the Monnow Valley to visit Garway’s Knight Templar Church and Dovecote.

Garway Hill & White Rocks

 

Garway circular walk – 2.8 miles
Allow approximately 1 hour

This does contain one modest climb. Take in the village, the Knights Templar Church and Dovecote.

Garway Circular Walk

 

Close by we have many more popular walks:

The Three Castles Walk – 19 miles
Allow 8 hours 

Start and finish at Skenfrith castle. 

The Three Castles Walk

Offas Dyke

The Wye Valley Walk and a host of Monmouthshire circular walks – Walking in Monmouthshire

Cycling

Four Castles Route

 32-mile circular route which can be started in the village – www.cyclinguk.org

www.routeyou.com 

Cycling in Monmouthshire

The route is waymarked with blue signs – a bicycle surrounded by four castles.

We are approximately 1 mile from the Lands End to John O Groats route – www.landsend-to-johnogroats.co.uk

For the adventurous cycler staying with us, we are happy to serve you a cyclist’s breakfast and prepare a packed lunch for your day ahead.

Bicycles can be stored securely overnight.

Castles & churches

Garway church

Built by the Knights Templar in the 13th century.  The round foundations can still be seen clearly on the north side of the church and the original carved chancel arch still survives.

Garway | Herefordshire | HR2 8RJ

https://www.visitherefordshire.co.uk/discover/st-michaels-church-garway

 

Kilpeck Church

The Church of St Mary and St David is a Church of England parish church in Kilpeck.  It is described as “one of the most perfect Norman churches in England” and is famous for its stone carvings.

Kilpeck | Herefordshire | HR2 9DN

https://kilpeckchurch.org.uk/

 

Grosmont Castle

Grosmont Castle, Skenfrith Castle and White Castle are known as the ‘Three Castles’. Situated in villages in Monmouthshire, Wales, the fortification of these now ruined castles was established by the Normans in the wake of the invasion of England in 1066 to protect the route from Wales to Hereford.

B4347 | Grosmont | Abergavenny | NP7 8EP

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/grosmont-castle

 

Skenfrith Castle

Skenfrith | Abergavenny |  NP7 8UH

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/skenfrith-castle

 

White Castle

White Castle | Abergavenny | NP7 8UD

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/white-castle

 

Raglan Castle

Raglan Castle is a late medieval castle located just north of the village of Raglan in Monmouthshire.

Castle Rd | Raglan | NP15 2BT

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/raglan-castle

 

Llanthony Priory

Llanthony Priory was one of the earliest houses of Augustinian canons to be founded in Britain and is one of only a handful in Wales.

Llanthony | Abergavenny | NP7 7NN

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/llanthony-priory

 

Tintern Abbey

Tintern Abbey was founded on 9 May 1131 by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow. It is situated adjacent to the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire, on the Welsh bank of the River Wye, which at this location forms the border between Monmouthshire in Wales and Gloucestershire in England.

Tintern Abbey | Tintern | NP16 6SE

https://cadw.gov.wales/visit/places-to-visit/tintern-abbey

 

Hereford Cathedral and Mappa Mundi

Hereford Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of Hereford in Hereford, England. A place of worship has existed on the site of the present building since the 8th century or earlier. The present building was begun in 1079.

The Hereford Mappa Mundi is a medieval map of the known world, of a form deriving from the T and O pattern, dating from c. 1300. It is displayed at Hereford Cathedral. It is the largest medieval map still known to exist.

5 College Cloisters |  Cathedral Close | Hereford | HR1 2NG

https://www.herefordcathedral.org/

https://www.themappamundi.co.uk/

 

Dore Abbey

Dore Abbey is a former Cistercian abbey in the village of Abbey Dore in the Golden Valley, Herefordshire. A large part of the original medieval building has been used since the 16th century as the parish church, with remaining parts either now ruined or no longer extant.

School Ln | Abbey Dore |  Hereford | HR2 0AA

https://www.doreabbey.org.uk/

Events

Click here for a list of events in and around Herefordshire.

Click here for a list of events in and around Monmouthshire.

Fishing

Course fishing and fly fishing can be found close by:

Fishing in Monmouthshire

A number of local fishing lakes can be recommended:

Andy’s Fishing Lake

Trevase Farm | Pencoyd | Tretire | Herefordshire |      HR2 8JX

Tel: 01989 730210 

E-mail: pursey@trevasefarm.co.uk

www.andysfishinglake.co.uk

 

Trippenkennet Farm

Three Ashes | Hereford | HR2 8LZ

Tel: 01981 580442

E-mail: info@tkfarm.co.uk

www.tkfarm.co.uk

Symonds Yat

Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley are areas recognised for their outstanding beauty. Well-known for scenic riverside and forest walks.

Some attractions include:

  • Kingfisher Cruises – 45 minutes with guided commentary
  • Over 1,000 miles of public footpaths
  • Butterfly Zoo
  • Maze
  • Yat Rock
  • Peregrine falcons

http://www.visitdeanwye.co.uk | http://www.forestryengland.uk/symonds-yat-rock

 

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre

Activities include:

  • Canoe Hire
  • Rock climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Raft Building
  • Caving

Tel: 01600 891 376 

E-mail: info@wyedean.co.uk |

www.wyedean.co.uk

Kentchurch Court & Gardens

Kentchurch Court is considered to be one of the most important historic houses in England. It is also the ancestral home of the Scudamore family.

Nestling under Garway Hill in the Monnow Valley, Kentchurch Court has been in the Lucas-Scudamore family for almost 1,000 years. The current house dates to the 14th century, although the family can trace its roots back further to 1042.

Kentchurch Court |  Pontrilas | Hereford | HR2 0DB

Tel: 01981 240 228 

E-mail: enquiry@kentchurchcourt.co.uk

www.kentchurchcourt.co.uk

Golfing

We are surrounded by a number of England and Wales’ most beautiful and challenging courses, all of which are within easy driving distance:

The Celtic Manor

The Celtic Manor Resort | Coldra Woods | The Usk Valley | Newport| South Wales | NP18 1HQ
 
Tel: 01633 410 263
 
 
 
 

St Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club

St Pierre Park | Chepstow | NP16 6YA

Tel: 01291 625261

St Pierre Marriott Golf & Country Club

 

Wernddu Golf Club

Old Ross Road | Abergavenny | NP7 8NG

Tel: 01873 856223

Wernddu Golf Club

 

The Rolls Of Monmouth Golf Club

The Hendre | Monmouth | NP25 5HG

Tel: 01600 715353

E-mail: nquiries@therollsgolfclub.co.uk

The Rolls of Monmouth Golf Club

 

Monmouth Golf Club

Leasbrook Ln | Monmouth | NP25 3SN

Tel: 01600 712212

E-mail: MonmouthGC1896@gmail.com

Monmouth Golf Club

Monnow Events

Outdoor activity centre for the adventurous at heart. From a couple of hours to half day and full day activities can be arranged:

  • Quad Trekking – 1½ hours (longer treks can be arranged)
  • Go Karting
  • 4×4 off-road driving
  • Paintballing
  • Shooting

Little Corras | Kentchurch | Herefordshire | HR2 ODA      

Tel:  07779 726092

E-mail: info@monnowevents.co.uk

www.monnowevents.co.uk