What To Do
There are plenty of outdoor activities for you to try out, both close by and in the surrounding area. From kayaking to hiking or simply visiting the local town, you will not find yourself short of fun and enjoyable things to do during your stay at Valley Yurts.Book Now
Kayaking, Canoeing and Outdoor Adventures
There are several places to rent canoes and kayaks along the stunning River Wye, the 5th longest river in the UK and known as an area of outstanding beauty. Hires can be guided or you can rent as a family or individually and choose the length of the river you would like to navigate. There are also several outdoor activity and pony trekking centres for a more adventurous day out offering various packages to suit all ages and abilities. Treads & Trails offer activities, guiding and instruction for groups & individuals who love being outdoors. Whether you would be interested in walking in the Brecon Beacons, or Mountain Biking throughout Wales Read More
This area is known for the beautiful lakes and waterfalls. For a lovely day out there are many to choose from, our favourite is the four falls walk, approx 1 hour away, you can takes a packed lunch and walk the family friendly trail seeing four waterfalls along the route, one of which you can walk behind and see what it is like to be inside the fall. (but you don’t have to get wet!)
Walking in Herefordshire
The nearby town of Kington hosts the increasingly popular walking Festival, now in it’s 7th year. First there is a Spring Weekend Walking event from April 12th - 14th 2019 Then in the autumn there is the larger Kington Walks Festival from September 19th - 22nd
The festival has varied programme of over 40 walks and includes talks plus evening entertainment. Something to suit every body.
There are a number of walking events in the surrounding area and slightly further afield throughout the year. Read More
Offa’s Dyke Path is a 177 mile (285 Km) long walking trail. It is named after King Offa who ordered it to be constructed in the 8th century, probably to divide his Kingdom of Mercia from rival kingdoms in what is now Wales. Only a mile from Valley Yurts is the start of a section of the trail which leads from Gladestry to Kington. The trail rises to over 400 metres on Hergest Ridge with dramatic 360 degree views. On a clear day Pen y Fan can be seen to the south, the Malverns to the east and the hills of Shropshire to the north. The summit of Hergest Ridge has an old racecourse which is exactly a mile around. This area was also the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles and Mike Oldfield’s second album Hergest Ridge. The walks leads into the pretty market town of Kington, with pubs, cafes and shops.
(1.2 miles away)
Relax with Friends and Family
One of the main joys of glamping is to be able to relax with friends and family away from the distraction of everyday life and activity. With your own firepit and outdoor cooking area and ten acres of private land, there is no need to go anywhere at all! We provide some simple recipes to give you some suggestions of how to use the cooking area. Recipes
Hay on Wye
Known for its world famous literary Book Festival, the Hay Festival celebrates great writing from poets and scientists, lyricists and comedians, novelists and environmentalists. Founded in 1987 the festival attracts writers, filmmakers, comedians, politicians and musicians from all over the world. 25 May to 4 June 2017.
(11 miles away)
Pentre Farm - Petting Farm and Outdoor Play
Pentre Farm provide private family animal interaction sessions, playgroups, forest school activities, private group hire, children’s parties and camping. You can also book visits for special occasions, subject to availability. Sam has so many lovely animals to interract with and it is small, personal and very hands on.
Please contact them directly if you are interested in booking. Booking is essential and worth it!
Local Pubs and Restaurants
There are plenty of local pubs and restaurants in the area, our local is the Royal Oak pub in Gladestry. Recently refurbished and taken over by a lovely local couple, the Oak does very tasty home cooked pub food at reasonable prices, you can walk to it from our site (1.1 miles). There is a garden and dogs are welcome. Opening Hours - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 6.00 - 10.00 Thursday, Friday, 12.00 -2.30 & 6.00 – 10.00 Saturday 12.00 – 11.30 Sunday 12.00 – 10.30 Food Served : Evenings Tuesday – Saturday 6.00 – 8.30 Lunch Times Thursday – Saturday 12.00 – 2.00 Sunday 12.30 – 3.00 Another of our personal favourites is The Harp a short drive away in Old Radnor. A stunning independently owned pub, with ancient slate floors, oak beams and of course a huge open log fire. The views from the pub garden stretch accross the valley. The food is home-cooked and locally-sourced.
National Park is a wonderful place to spend some time during your visit. There are paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife-watchers. There’s a brilliant range of organised activities on offer, from gentle recreational pursuits like photography and walking to more adventurous activities such as paragliding, rafting and abseiling. Nestled into the southern slopes of the Fforest Fawr massif, west of Merthyr Tydfil, Waterfall Country is one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the Fforest Fawr Geopark, with steep, tree-lined gorges and an abundance of tumbling water.
(11 miles away)