Day 1: Arrival in Hay on Wye.
Day 2: Hay on Wye to Llanthony - 14 miles (22 km)
The walk leaves Hay on Wye on Offa's Dyke path, a trail which roughly follows the ancient earthwork, which once formed the Welsh-English border. The path climbs steadily, leaving the sheltered fields and woodland behind and emerging onto a wide open expanse of springy turf. A short but stiff climb leads up to Hay Bluff, where you can lean against the trig point – at 677 metres – to regain your breath and enjoy superb views of the Wye Valley and Central Beacons away to the West. Keep an eye open for wild horses, which often roam on the moorland here. A couple of miles along the ridge, look out for a tiny hamlet below you in the valley. This is Capel-y-Ffin, where the tiny, whitewashed St Mary's Chapel, was built in 1762.
Day 3: Llanthony to Craswall - 7 miles (11 km)
You may like to spend some time exploring the priory before you embark today. It's been a holy site since 1118 and has a wonderful sense of tranquility. Wander between the graceful arches before tackling the climb back up onto the ridge! Enjoy wonderful views over Herefordshire and the Malvern Hills as you descend from the high ground to the Olchon Valley in the afternoon.
Day 4: Craswall to Hay on Wye - 9 miles (14 km)
A relatively easy day to finish, with the route initially staying close to the valley floor, and providing superb views of Crib y Garth, the Cat's Back ridge. Craswall and the ruins of another priory lie en route. Descend through farmland and woods to the finish in Hay on Wye.
- Duration: 3 days hiking
- Distance: 30 miles (48 km)
- Grading: Moderate
The price is 225 Pound Sterling (GBP) per person based on 2 people sharing a twin/double room. Contact operator for sole traveller/single occupancy rates.
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