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Where to Eat

There are lots of great places to eat in the area. Our favourite, and local!  is the award winning Felinfach Griffin -2019 Dining Pub of the Year for Wales. Wonderful food, much sourced from their own organic kitchen garden. Pre-booking is a must. In the summer months you can even walk there (c.45 minutes across fields and over a fence!)


Other delights include the River Cafe, Glasbury as well as Chapters (super special, make sure you book), the Granary and the Old Electric Shop all in Hay-on-Wye and a little further afield (50 minutes drive) Jules Restaurant, Weobley

Close by there is the village pub and restaurant the Three Horseshoes Groesffordd and Hills Brecon, marketed as 'home of the Best Burgers Ever'

Where to Walk

There are hundreds of walks to be had in the area. Here's some of our top picks for inspiration:

  • Llandefalle Common - a leisurely hour round trip straight from the shepherd's hut front door looking over spectacular scenery of the Brecon Beacons & Black Mountains, spot Red Kites, Curlews, and Lapwings with a deafening chorus of Skylarks in the summer!

  • Brycheiniog Forest and Cefn Clawdd moorland - ten minutes drive away for walking trails through coniferous woods opening out to views across moorland

  • Hay Bluff - a short but bracing walk from the car park on Hay Bluff to the trig point with fantastic open views - this is the hill that you look out onto from the hut! - a 40 minute drive away

  • The Begwns - a 40 minute drive north to this National Trust owned common with places for picnics by the Roundabout or Monks Pond. 360 degree views over the surrounding area.

  • The Waterfalls - the four waterfalls walk is always a favourite at Ystradfellte  - book in advance for a pub lunch at the New Inn. - approx 45 minute drive away

  • Llangorse Lake - Park at Llangasty Church (worth a visit in itself) and walk around the south shore of the lake to the bird hide and beyond to Ty-Mawr with its kitchen garden and farm shop (check opening times) - 25 minute drive away

  • Mynydd Llangors and Mynydd Troed from the summit of the pass at SO 160 283 (limited parking) for amazing views across Llangorse Lake and the Brecon Beacons. (You can see Mynydd Troed in the distance from the farm)

  • Llyn y Fan Fach - spectacular scenery at this lake overlooked by Picws Du. Nearby is a red kite feeding station and along the way is Usk Reservoir - approx 1 hour drive away

  • Wild open moorland of Llandbedr Hill where you can walk past ‘Twm Tobacco’s Grave” along the Dancing Ground (where according to legend the fairies were last seen dancing in Wales) and on to Rhulen Hill until you drop down through the small and historic hamlet of Painscastle where you can stop for lunch at the Roast Ox Inn.

Where to Go

There are so many places to explore from the local market towns of Brecon and Hay-on-Wye to trips further afield into Herefordshire and Monmouthshire  

Highlights include:

  • The famous book town of Hay-on-Wye with a huge variety of independent shops, the Globe Music venue, cinema and of course the Literary festival held at the end of May each year.

  • The market town of Brecon with Cathedral, canal basin, theatre and cinema.

  • Talgarth with its restored flour mill and restaurant. Occasional cinema nights with 'flicks in the sticks'. 

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Gardens to visit


Nearby gardens of note include:

  • Nant y Bedd, a 10 acre organic garden and woodland at 1200 ft in the Black Mountains

  • Hergest Croft Gardens - Set in the heart of the Welsh Marches, a 70 acres garden with the National Collection of maples and birches as well as over 90 champion trees.

  • Hampton Court Castle, Hope under Dinmore

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