Neolithic Arthur's Stone Circular Walk
A short guided walk in the Golden Valley visiting this incredible site older than Stone Henge!
- 2 hr 30 min2 hours 30 minutes
- From 120 British poundsFrom £120
- Dorstone, Hereford HR3 6AN
Be expertly guided on a 3 mile circular walk starting at the beautiful village of Dorstone in the Golden valley, Herefordshire, on the border of England & Wales. We pass St Faith's church in the village, which we can visit, and then we make our way gradually up through farm land using footpaths & quiet lanes to reach a ridge with stunning views of the Golden valley, the Black mountains in the Brecon Beacons national park, and beyond! Just along the top here we find the main attraction Arthur's stone. Arthur's Stone, is a Neolithic chambered tomb, & is over 5,000 years old! Like many prehistoric monuments this tomb has been linked to King Arthur, according to legend, it was here that Arthur slew a giant who left the impression of his elbows on one of the stones as he fell! The stone was also the inspiration for the sacrificial altar of Aslan in C.S. Lewis' well-loved tale, The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe. The terrain is varied, but there are no steep hills or mountains involved, and things will be taken at a steady pace with plenty of time for absorbing the views and taking photos! This walk is a short easy one, but does have a gradual hill to reach the ridge. Assistance is given over stiles and anywhere where else when needed. Dogs are allowed but will need to be kept on a lead and under control, as there will probably be livestock around, and possibly ground-nesting birds. If you book over a lunch or teatime, feel free to bring some packed food and we can stop for a picnic! There is a lovely 12th century pub called 'The Pandy' in Dorstone village which you may wish to visit as well.
Refunds will be issued if cancellation is up to14 days prior to the event. If 'Walk Hay' cancels an event a full refund will be issued.
Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK