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.
Please note that due to the pandemic, some of the below activities may not be available – please check before you make any plans.
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 river walk – 6 miles
Allow 3-4 hours visit on this walk – Garway’s Knights Templar Church, Dovecote, Skenfrith Church and Skenfrith Castle.
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 circular walk – 2.8 miles
Approx 1 hour. This does contain one modest climb. Take in the village, the Knights Templar Church and Dovecote.
Close by we have many more popular walks:
The 3 Castles Walk – 19 miles
Allow 8 hours Start and finish at Skenfrith castle. www.theguardian.com
Offas Dyke – www.nationaltrail.co.uk/offas-dyke-path
The Wye Valley Walk and a host of Monmouthshire circular walks – www.visitmonmouthshire.com (walking and running routes).
Castles & Churches
Garway Church & Dovecote
Hereford Cathedral & Mappa Mundi
Course fishing and fly fishing can be found close by:
A number of local fishing lakes can be recommended:
Three Ashes, Hereford HR2 8LZ
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.
Based on Garway Hill, in the heart of the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, Oldfield Forge is a traditional family-run blacksmith company. Retreat away from the busy goings on of day-to-day life with their blacksmith experiences.
Surrounded by fields and hills, The Academy is tucked away from the main track and sits alongside The Forge – a working forge where bespoke ironwork is made every day by a team of Oldfield Forge blacksmiths. Why not try your hand at traditional blacksmithing techniques, taught by a member of the Oldfield Forge team.
Symonds Yat and the Wye Valley are areas recognised for their outstanding beauty. Well-known for scenic riverside and forest walks.
Kingfisher Cruises – 45 minutes with guided commentary
Over 1000 miles of public footpaths
Yat Rock and Peregrine falcons
Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre
www.wyedean.co.uk or 01600 890238