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 below activities may not be available.

We encourage you to 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.

Offas Dyke –

The Wye Valley Walk and a host of Monmouthshire circular walks – (walking and running routes).


Four Castles Route 32 mile circular route which can be started in the village – |

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 –

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.

Castles & Churches

  • Garway Church & Dovecote
  • Kilpeck Church
  • Grosmont Castle
  • Skenfrith Castle
  • White Castle
  • Raglan Castle
  • Llantony Priory
  • Tintern Abby
  • Hereford Cathedral & Mappa Mundi
  • Abbey Dore

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 our 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. We offer you the chance to try your hand at traditional blacksmithing techniques, taught by a member of the Oldfield Forge team.


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.

Trippenkennet Farm
Three Ashes, Hereford HR2 8LZ
01981 580442


Abergavenny Food Festival –
19 & 20 September 2020

Monmouth Agricultural Show –

Hay Festival –

Monmouth Festival –

Symonds Yat & Wye Valley

Symonds Yat and Wye Valley is an area recognised for outstanding beauty. It is well known for its scenic riverside and forest walks.

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

Wyedean Canoe & Adventure Centre or 01600 890238
Canoe Hire
Rock climbing
Raft Building