Out and About

Aside from sitting in the garden or in front of the fire and just letting time flow by – you might like to see what our part of the UK has to offer

Here are our top ten suggestions

1. Walk Walk Walk

The Brecon Beacons and The Black Mountains, along with the foothills, offer literally endless options; Pen-y-fan, Hay Bluff or Lord Hereford’s Knob for starters.

Ask us for routes!

2. Hay-on-Wye

Booktown, home of the Hay Festival and many, many wonderful shops and people.

Some must visits are, The Old Electric bazaar and café, Booths Bookshop (good luck leaving this one without a newly acquired library), The Globe venue and restaurant, Shepherd’s Ice Cream parlour absolutely delicious and probably as good for you as ice cream gets – find out why!

If you miss Thursday market day you will find most examples of local and not so local delicacies at the Hay Deli. Visit the book-stores, there are over 30. www.visithay.co.uk

3. Market day in Hay

Thursdays are the day to experience Hay in its full glory. Stock up on Kate the Bakers croissants – the best I have had anywhere, cheeses, locally produced charcuterie, veg, butchery, Alex Gooch’s sourdough and of course an abundance of highly unreliable gossip.

4. Wye not (ha!) explore the river by canoe

The best place to start is from Wye Valley Canoes in Glasbury.

Very friendly and very well organised – also an excellent café/restaurant for before and after grazing. 5 min drive . HR35NP.

5. Llangors Activity Centre

This multi-sport activity centre has a great indoor climbing area for both novice and experienced adventurers.  You may like to arrange some gorge walking.  20 min drive. LD37UH.

Find out more at www.activityuk.com

6. Black Mountain Railway

Who doesn’t enjoy the sound and smells of a steam train – The Black Mountain Railway is great and definitely worth a look especially if you are wanting to explore the Welsh Valleys. 45 min drive. CF48 2DD.

7. The Four Waterfall walk

A circular walk through 'Waterfall Country' in the Brecon Beacons takes you past four stunning falls set in beautiful woodlands. 45 min drive. CF44 9JF

8. Dan yr Ogof show caves

These caves are amazing and, aside from the extraordinary formations, show evidence of human habitation for over 3000 years. www.showcaves.co.uk  50 min drive. SA9 1GJ. Tel: 01639 730284

9. Pony Riding

For exploration on horseback Paul and Emily Turner at Transwalestrails provide safe ponies and lots of experience. They are located in the heart of the Black Mountains and surrounded by a spidersweb of riding trails. www.transwales.com 25 min drive. LD30EG.

10. The Big Pit National Coal Museum

South Wales was arguably the epicentre of the Industrial Revolution producing the finest anthracite to be found anywhere. By 1913 Barry was the largest coal exporting port in the world.

Go 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face. https://museum.wales/bigpit/ 50 min drive from 3 Cocks NP49XP.

But there is so much more...

Visit Hay Town

The Warren, Hay on wye
10 min drive from 3 cocks – parking can be tricky.
Our favourite local swimming spot – shhhh don’t tell anyone!

The Globe at Hay
10 min drive from 3Cocks
Tel: 01497821762

Hay (luxury) Cinema
10 min Drive form 3 Cocks
Tel: 014978210322

Llangorse Lake
20 min drive from 3 Cocks

The Play Barn, Brecon
20 min Drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01874623480

Cantref Adventure Farm
25 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01874665223

Welsh Lavender
30 min drive from 3 Cocks.
Tel: 01982 552467

Monkland Cheese Dairy
35 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01568720307

Small Breeds Farm
35 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01639 730284

Hereford Cathedral
40 min drive from 3 Cocks

The Weir Gardens National Trust
40 min drive from 3 Cocks.
Tel: 01981590509

Croft Castle – National Trust
45 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01568782120

Queens Wood Country Park and Arboretum
45 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01432530088

Hampton Court Castle and Gardens
50 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01639 730284

Brecon Mountain Railway
50 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel: 01685722988

Eastnor Castle Ledbury
60 min drive form 3 Cocks
Tel: 01531 633160

Elan Valley
60 min drive from 3 Cocks
Tel; 01597 810880


The Wye & Usk Foundation.

For more information visit Wye & Usk Foundation

Fly fishing at Gludy Lake

For more information visit www.gludy.co.uk

Other Outdoor Activities

Black Mountain Activities
For more information visit Black Mountain Activities

Black Mountains Gliding Club
For more information visit Black Mountain Gliding Club

Adventure Activities
For more information visit Adventure Activities

Interactivities Adventure
For more information visit www.interactivities-uk.com

Mountain Mayhem
For more information visit www.mountainmayhem.com

Go Karting
For more information visit www.kinshamraceway.co.uk