Valley & Castles Circular 7.5 miles

A hilltop wood, historic sites, beautiful farmland & views of Hay!

  • 5 hours
  • 115 British pounds
  • Starting & finishing under road bridge in Hay-on-Wye next to the river. HR3 5DE

Walk Details

This walk takes us along the Wye Valley route west enjoying beautiful farmland, then we head up to a 'Woodland Trust' area which once had a strategically placed castle. Then down to Cusop church with some famous graves, and another motte & bailey. Great views of Hay-on-Wye, and a good length of walk, but not too strenuous a route. An average level of fitness required, but we will take our time and enjoy it, so no one gets left behind! Children would be welcome on this walk, particularly 7 years plus, (my 9 year old likes it). Kids are welcome to bring their plastic/wooden swords! Activity sheets will be available, & we may even have a photography competition as well, (maximum 12 people). All walk lengths & timescales given are approximate, as there are variable factors such as pace of the group, weather considerations, & differing abilities of walkers. The walk leader will may make slight changes to the route on the day in response to any of these factors. Dogs unfortunately can't come with us sadly, but if you would like to come and need a 'dog-sitter' do get in contact and I can put you in touch with a doggy day care facility. We will walk whatever the weather unless there is ice, snow, under foot, very strong winds, thunder, or severe flooding , in which case a full refund will be issued. You will need shoes/boots with a good tread, (wellies are fine as long as you have a tread on the bottom). Make sure you bring water/hot drink possibly if its cold, a waterproof jacket, a backpack is preferable to a handbag or shoulder bag, and if we are walking at lunchtime, don't forget your lunch!

Cancellation Policy

Refunds will be issued if cancellation is up to 7 days prior to the event. A refund, or partial refund, may be considered by us in the case of exceptional circumstances, and in that case an email should be sent to ask for one giving the reasons. If 'Walk Hay' cancels an event a full refund will be issued.

Contact Details


Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, UK