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Hay on Wye Walking

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Walks near Hay-on-Wye

Hay on Wye town is ideally situated to explore by foot and there are many stunning locations to discover:

The remote Llanthony Valley with its steep mountain sides all around and ancient ruined Priory.

The Begwns National Trust area, high up looking out over mountains and hills with 360 views.

Neolithic Arthur's Stone set in the beautiful Golden Valley Herefordshire.

Llangorse Lake with its historic royal Crannog & wild flower meadows.

We know the best walks near Hay-on-Wye, so let us lead you on a walk to remember.

Walks from Hay on Wye - Offa's Dyke footpath sign

Walks from Hay-on-Wye

With footpaths leading off in every direction, walks from Hay-on-Wye are a real delight!

The long-distance Offas Dyke path national trail runs through the middle of the town, making Hay-on-Wye an obvious place to 'tick off' a section of the famous trail.

The Wye Valley Walk also runs through Hay-on-Wye, roughly following the majestic river Wye as it flows towards Chepstow at one end and to its source above Builth Wells at the other.

Experience the best there is to see by letting Walk Hay's experienced team lead you and your friends & family on these iconic trails.

Hay-on-Wye river walk

Hay-on-Wye River Walk

Hay-on-Wye town is, as the name suggests, placed on the banks on the mighty river Wye. This magnificent river flows gradually in sweeping curves with wildlife and views all around. There are footpaths to explore the river from the town, with animal sculptures along the way and a beach which you can perhaps have a wild swim from!

This is our 'home patch' so we know it well. Let us organise a short, easy guided walk for you along the river. If you have children, we can help you amuse them with activities as we walk and perhaps a story on the beach!

This Hay-on-Wye river walk is also ideal for those with mobility or health constraints, as it offers relatively flat and easy walking.


Walks in Hay-on-Wye

Walks in Hay-on-Wye are always popular as the town has a fascinating story to tell; from the building of Hay Castle, to a medieval walled settlement, to more recently becoming a 'town of books'. Every year it also hosts the Hay International Literature Festival and of course, there is the stunning river Wye to see as well.

We can lead you on a short circular walk around Hay on Wye taking in the historic sites in the town, strolling through fields, enjoying stunning views of the valley, visiting an ancient spring, whilst also seeing the beautiful river Wye. There are no stiles on the way, which is great if you need to avoid them!

This route is ideal as an add-on to a Hay Castle visit, as it gives you an idea of where the castle is in the landscape, adding to a sense of place.

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Hay-on-Wye Circular Walks

With footpaths leading in every direction, there are plenty of options for Hay-on-Wye circular walks, giving you a chance to start with breakfast , or maybe finish with a pub supper!

At Walk Hay we have extensive knowledge of the countryside in this area and are therefore able to recommend and lead you on a walk that is tailored to your needs and interests. Perhaps you would like a challenging hilly walk with spectacular views? Or maybe with lots of historic sites? Or a route that takes account of your group's different abilities?

By letting us tailor a guided walk to your needs, you can relax knowing that you're enjoying a walk that's perfect for you in every sense. 

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