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 COVID-19 some of the activities on this page may not be available – please check before you make any plans.

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 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

Kilpeck Church

Grosmont Castle

Skenfrith Castle

White Castle

Raglan Castle

Llanthony Priory

Tintern Abbey

Hereford Cathedral & Mappa Mundi

Abbey Dore

Fishing

Course fishing and fly fishing can be found close by:

River Monnow

River Wye

A number of local fishing lakes can be recommended:

Andy’s Fishing Lake
Trevase Farm Pencoyd Tretire Herefordshire HR2 8ND
Tel: 01989 730210 or 07815 742659.
E-mail: pursey.trevase@btconnect.com
www.andysfishinglake.co.uk

Trippenkennet Farm
Three Ashes, Hereford HR2 8LZ
01981 580442
www.tkfarm.co.uk

Cycling

Four Castles Route 32 mile circular route which can be started in the village – www.cyclinguk.org | www.routeyou.com

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.

Oldfield Forge

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.

www.oldfieldforge.co.uk

Festivals

Abergavenny Food Festival –
19 & 20 September 2020
www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

Monmouth Agricultural Show –
www.monmouthshow.co.uk

Hay Festival –
www.hayfestival.com

Monmouth Festival –
www.monmouthfestival.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.

Kingfisher Cruises – 45 minutes with guided commentary
Over 1000 miles of public footpaths
Butterfly zoo
Maze
Yat Rock and Peregrine falcons

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre
www.wyedean.co.uk or 01600 890238
Canoe Hire
Rock climbing
Abseiling
Archery
Raft Building
Caving