The local area


There are walking books and OS maps for you to use during your stay.

You can walk straight from the hut up to the top of Bryn Arw, or at the end of our road is the car park for the Sugar Loaf. It takes two to three hours to climb and return and is worth the effort.

The Beacons Way and Offa's Dyke can all be accessed from very close by.


There are so many good places to go here, you are spoilt for choice.

Crickhowell is five miles away and was recently voted Best Town in Britain.

The Monmouth and Brecon canal runs from Brecon to just above Newport and is lovely to walk beside, or you can hire a day boat or narrowboat.

Not far way is the amazing "Waterfall Country" and the Welsh whisky distillery at Penderyn.

Cardiff is less than an hour two and has loads of shops and restaurants.

If you like visiting churches please do go to Partrishow or in Welsh, Patricio which is about two miles over the valley. So remote and lovely views.

Eating Out

Our nearest pub is the Crown at Pantygelli, 1.5 miles away. Good food and beer. Does require booking especially at weekends!

Abergavenny has many restaurants.

Most well known are the Walnut Tree and the Hardwick.

The Angel Hotel is also excellent.

Cheaper places to go:

Pizzorante (excellent food but does get booked up)

In Crickhowell the Bear Hotel is good with garden

Also the Dragon

Some other pubs

Other local pubs worth a visit:

The Carpenter's Arms

The Goose and Cuckoo

The Bridge Inn