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Out and About

If you can Tear yourself away from the Farm there is plenty to do in the Area

Out and About

Whats Out and About when you are at Drovers Rest. If you can tear yourself away from the farm…. Zip down the road to Hay-on-Wye, an attractive riverside market town where winding streets are lined with old stone buildings. For every stone you’re likely to find a different book!  In between the shops are some top quality eateries tucked away. Hay is world re-known for it’s annual book festival held for 10 days around the 26th of May when our little town heaves! It’s thriving shops and antique stores, wonderful restaurants & bars that will rival London for it’s foodiness, a real treasure trove of local crafts and ofcourse all the wild adventure that being in the Brecon Beacons and on the River Wye brings.

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Top 10 things to do 

  1. Taste the local sheep’s milk ice-cream from Shepherds in the heart of town.
  2. Walk up Hay Bluff or Sir Hereford’s Knob (yes it is called that!) & enjoy the magical views.
  3. Wander through Hay on wye. Visit the book-stores, there are over 30! Our favourites are Booths! and Addyman’s. Visit the antique shops in Hay, The Old Electric shop, owned by our friend Hannah, is a must for its vintage treasures & wonderful cafe. They also run cocktail bars every now & then, so be sure to look out for the next one.
  4. Visit the farmer’s market on a Thursday in the town centre. Lovely fresh local produce. Try the soup from Hay Broth, Alex Gooch’s sourdough bread, Bill’s Falafels or the yummy apple juice also stocked in our farmshop.
  5. The area is known for its food produce. Try the local craft beer with our friends Emily & Rob at Beer Revolution.  Taste the local cider and Dorstone cheese (My favourite is Dunkertons Cider and Neals Yard Creamery (owned by Parents from our kid’s school & we love how they named one of their cheeses after their son Finn!) or Treat yourself to a bottle of Chase Vodka, all available from the Hay Deli – you can visit Dunkertons for a tour & buy a case of cider to take back!)
  6. Paddle at the Warren on a hot day or Amble down the River Wye in a canoe. Our friends Claire and Aubrey at Wanttocanoe take kids from 4 years old and will give you a discount if you mention us. Our friends at Wyevalleycanoes at Glasbury means you can have a lovely lunch at their River Cafe after or before.
  7. Try your hand at climbing, Black Mountain Activities or a bit further Llangorse Activity Centre offer Gorge walking too.
  8. Ride a Horse in the Brecon Beacons try our friends Paul and Emily at transwalestrails for magical rides if you are experienced or Tregoyd or Bryngwyn if you are not.
  9. Take a ride on the Brecon Mountain Steam Train and then drive through the mountains to Cardiff – beautiful . The four waterfall walk, Pen Y Fan Walk, Dan y Gof (dinosaur caves) is all en route so choose what to do and make a day of it.
  10. Eat at the wonderful eateries that surround you – our favourites in Hay are The Old Electric Shop, The Granary, The Globe, The Blue Boar, St Johns Place, Booths Cafe, The Tapas Bar, Beer Revolution. Further afield but still fairly close by River Cafe, Foyles, The Griffin, The Stag, The Bridge Inn,  Castle Fields, The Pandy, The Walnut

Out And About

For all places please look at opening and closing times especially out of season

Visit Hay Town
With its eateries and
bookstores you could wander the
streets for hours without getting

Dan Y Ogof Dinosaur Caves
Time to get there: 58 min
Postcode: SA9 1GJ,
Tel: 01639 730284

Small Breeds Farm
Time to get there: 31 min
Postcode: HR53HF
Tel: 01639 730284

Hereford Cathedral
Time to get there: 40 min
Postcode: HR12NG

Hampton Court Castle and Gardens
Time to get there: 48 min
Postcode: HR6 0PN
Tel: 01639 730284

Cider /Wine Tour Dunkertons
Time to get there: 48 min
Postcode: HR69ED
Tel: 01544 388701

Lavender Fields
Harvest is late July early Aug.
Time to get there: 45 min
Postcode: LD2 3HU
Tel: 01982 552467

Strawberry picking at Tillington
Time to get there: 34 min
Postcode: HR4 8LG
Tel: 01432 760271

Brecon Steam Train ride
Time to get there: 60 min
Postcode: CF482DD
Tel: 01685722988

The Warren, Hay on wye
For paddling & a picnic
Time to get there: 15 min
Postcode: HR35EL

The Weir Gardens National Trust
Time to get there: 26 min
Postcode: HR47QF
Tel: 01981590509

The Globe – Center of arts
Lots happening check website
Time to get there: 15 min
Postcode: HR35BG
Tel: 01497821762

Gigrin Farm Rhayader  (Kite feeding)
Time to get there: 54 min
Tel: 01597 810243
Postcode: LD65BL

Hay Cinema
Time to get there: 15 min
Postcode: HR35AA
Tel: 014978210322

The PlayBarn Soft Play
Time to get there: 31 min
Postcode: LD37SH
Tel: 01874623480

Broomy hill Hereford miniature train rides
Time to get there: 37 min
Postcode: HR40LJ

Eastnor Castle Ledbury
Time to get there: 33 min
Tel: 01531 633160
Postcode: HR81RL

Croft Castle – National Trust
Time to get there: 47 min
Postcode: HR69PW
Tel: 01568782120

Monkland Cheese Dairy (tours available)
Monkland Cheese Dairy (tours available)
Time to get there: 35 min
Tel: 01568720307
Postcode: HR69DB

Cantref Adventure Farm
Time to get there: 39 min
Tel: 01874665223
Postcode: LD38LR

Queens wood country park
Time to get there: 41 min
Tel: 01432530088
Postcode: HR60PY

Llangorse Lake
Time to get there: 32 min
Tel: 01874 658226
Postcode: LD37TR

Elan Valley
Time to get there: 60 min
Tel: 01597 810880
Postcode: LD65HP

Time to get there: 49 min
Tel: 01685 373053
Postcode: CF482HU

Guest Reviews

This place is magic! See you again next summer.
The Farm is amazing and right on your doorstep is Hay on wye with all its boutique stores and book shops and the Brecon Beacons with lots of outdoor pursuits. You could ask for a better location with plenty to do.
Amazing location. Wonderful hosts, food and atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful stay