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Outdoor Activities

Canoeing on the River Wye

A 5 minute drive will take you to Glasbury Upon Wye. Here you can hire everything you need for a trip taking a few hours or a few days. The 5 mile trip from Glasbury to Hay will take approximately 2 hours.

Activity CentreClimbing, Abseiling, Pot Holing, Clay Shooting, Orienteering, Archery, Mountain Bike Hire, white water rafting, Kayaking, canoeing and canoe hire.

Horse riding orTrekkingExplore the Black Mountains. Brecon Beacons and surrounding areas

Multi -Activity Centre
Indoor climbing centre, Dingle Scrample, Skytrek, Horse Riding through the Black mountains or Brecon Beacons and more.

Leisure Cycling, Walking, Cycle Hire Tailored tours and routes to your exact requirements.




Offa's Dyke Path is one of twelve designated National Trails. It is the only national trail to follow a man-made feature. Built by Offa, King of Mercia in 757 to 796 AD the dyke formed the boundary between England & Wales, running 182 miles from Prestatyn in the north to Sedbury, near Chepstow in the south.

Llwybr Dyffryn Gwy - The Wye Valley WalkIf you are looking for a pleasant afternoon stroll, week-end break, or a 2 week walking holiday then the Wye Valley Walk is well worth considering. This beautiful 136 mile (218km) trail follows the river valley from Chepstow in Monmouthshire to the slopes of Plynlimon in Powys, criss-crossing the border between England and Wales.

Here are some ideas for walks on the mountains that surround The Lea and Llanigon.
You will need Ordnance Survey OS Landranger Map sheet 161 (see links page) which covers the mountain ranges immediately south of Llanigon and shows footpaths and tracks.
Walk 1: Hay Bluff to Lord Hereford's Knob (Twmpa)
Distance: 3 Miles
Duration: about 3 hours
Difficulty: Meduim (some steep climbs)
Details: About 5 minutes drive from The Lea gets you to a parking area at the base of Hay Bluff. From here walk to the summit and take the ridge toward Lord Hereford’s Knob. You will descend and cross the Gospel Path before the accent to Lord Hereford’s Knob. From the summit chose a southwest decent that takes you down to a path the skirts the base of the mountain where you can make a return to the start point. This is best done on a clear day to take advantage of the superb views from the summit and ridge, although less good conditions can make for a memorable time none the less.
Walk 2: Bwlch to Pengenffordd
Distance: 5 Miles
Duration: About 5 Hours
Difficulty: Meduim (some steep climbs)
Details: This walk is best done with two cars as it is not circular. Take the A479 from Llanigon towards Abbergavenny. After Talgarth, the road rises through a pass. At the top of this rise is the village of Pengenffordd where you leave one car in the lay-by next to the phone box. Continue along the A497 until you reach the A40 then turn right and head toward Brecon. A few miles on you will reach Bwlch. Find somewhere to park then locate the Brecons Way footpath that forms the first part of our walk. Follow the Brecons Way north to the summit of the first mountain Cefn Moel, then take the footpath north along Mynydd Langorse. A decent then takes you across a small road before ascending Mynydd Troed. From the summit, make your way down in a northerly direction to reach the footpath that goes back toward Pengenffordd and your first car.