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Walking.

Walks from the Cabin...

Stanner Rocks - The Stanner rocks walk is 1.5-2hrs round trip, a truly beautiful walk, quite strenuous and steep for a small part but well worth it when at the top, stunning views across the valley and wild horses at the top. There is a rare flower that grows here, called The Radnor Lilly click here for more info on this rare and unusual flower. 

Worzel Wood - There are various circuits from 30 mins skirting the bottom of the woods to 2hrs for more adventurous routes in this beautiful woodland, one of our personal favourites.

Hergest Ridge - You can get up on to the ridge in about 25 mins (at a steady pace) many ways walking from the cabin. The simplest route takes 2-2.5hrs. Stunning views all the way the Malvern Hills, Brecon Beacons and beyond.

Hanter Hill - The walk to the impressive hill opposite the cabin takes 1.5-2hrs there are views of the black mountains and Brecon Beacons from the top on a clear day.

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Closest Cafe’s.

The Cattle Shed (Penhros Court Lyonshall) - | ​An excellent cafe in a breathtaking surrounding, a former celebrity hideaway and housed rock royalty such as Queen and ex local resident Mike Oldfield.

The Workhouse Gallery Presteigne | Weds-Sat 10-4pm ​a beautiful cafe and shop selling a carefully curated range of stock.

Border Bean - ​Small Cafe on Kington High Street serving coffee, tea and cakes.

Tearoom at Hergest Croft Gardens, a beautiful, traditional cafe in the grounds of Hergest Croft Gardens serving lunch and homemade cakes walk here from us over the ridge in about an hour.

Eating/Drinking.

Closest Pubs To Hergest Lee...

The Harp –  Thursday – Sunday, you will need to book, 15 min walk up the hill. VOTED PUB OF THE YEAR IN THE UK 2020. Fantastic views, food and drinks.

The Python Arms & The Cattle Shed - Fantastic atmospheric pub and cafe just outside Kington.

The Royal Oak Gladestry ​- 2.5 miles down the road, a traditional pub with a nice beer garden. You can walk here from ours over Hergest Ridge, It's a wonderful walk.

The Stagg at Titley -​ ​10 min drive towards Presteigne. Ex Michelin Starred pub/restaurant, food is delicious.

The Riverside at Amestry - 12 Miles - Excellent pub/restaurant serving fresh local and seasonal produce, the food here is really excellent. 

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Nature.

Close by there is so much to do in terms of wildlife and nature, spot the Red Kites, Buzzards and even Perigrine Falcons flying overhead. At night you can hear the owls and watch the bats swoop over. Walk out the door in to the most beautiful landscape.

There's also many bridlepaths in the area and horse riding centres Bryngwyn is quite a renowned one just 8 miles away. 

Red Kite Feeding Centre | A truly spectacular event, hundreds of Red Kites fill the sky. 

Canoeing | Celtic Canoes | ​Book beforehand

Water breaks It's Neck - A dramatic waterfall 5 minutes drive away there are circular walks around the waterfall. (Can be dry in the Summer months).

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Wild Swimming

 We love wild swimming and know plenty of local secret spots, please let us know and we will give you directions to these.

The Warren at Hay on Wye - Through a meadow to a big shingle beach with a fast flowing part of the Wye but great for swimming and paddling.

Wolfs Leap - An hour away but so worth the drive. Stunning scenery and deep pools to dive into from rocks. An amazing place.

Leintwardine - Beautiful spot for swimming/paddling, underneath a bridge opposite a very nice Pub called The Lion. There’s also a good fish and chip shop in Leintwardine.

Pembridge - In the very pretty village next to a nature reserve you will find this spot, it has picnic benches and a small bit of river perfect for paddling.

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Hay on Wye 

The famous Book town, just 25 mins drive, very pretty and some fabulous independent shops and galleries. Richard Booth's Second hand Book shop is wonderful,  it’s like something out of a film.

Visit the recently renovated Hay Castle and it’s beautiful and fascinating, they also have a very nice cafe inside. There is  a small independent cinema, a  good Spanish tapas restaurant called Tomatitos, lots of pubs, and an excellent deli. The perfect place to spend the day. 

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Local Markets
Kington | Friday | 9-1pm | A small Friday local food market, (go for the French chocolatier Continuum Conceits her chocolate covered prunes are delicious). Bread, Fruit and Veg.

Presteigne | First Saturday of the month | 9am till 1pm |The Local Food Market is held in The Memorial Hall, selling mainly food and fruit and veg.

Hay on Wye | Every Thursday |9-1pm | & a smaller market on a Saturday. A really great local market in the butter market in the centre of Hay, sells lots of local produce, spices, bric a brac, antiques, coffee and fruit and veg. Well worth a visit. It’s nice to get a coffee and ice cream from Shepherds and sit outside and people watch.

Ludlow Market | Mon, Weds, Fri and Sat |9-1pm| A bit further afield but worth a trip out, Ludlow is a beautiful market town. The market is a big one selling all sorts from local cheeses to flowers, fruit and veg and antiques. They have a specialist antiques market once a month too. 

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