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.

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).

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.

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.

www.oldfieldforge.co.uk

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

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 & 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
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