Over the last 70 years, the owners of Gliffaes Hotel have been improving the gardens and continually adding to the collection of trees. Autumn is naturally one of the best times of the year to see many of these trees in their splendour. Come and join us on an informative stroll through the gardens and woods, enjoy the beautiful colours and learn about the trees and woodlands in general. This autumn we are hosting two guided walks followed by a two-course ‘Autumnal’ lunch.
Studies in Japan have shown that a walk in the woods or ‘forest bathing’ can reduce blood pressure, lower cortisol levels and improve concentration. So much so that Japanese doctors now advocate shinrin yoku or forest bathing to relieve overstressed office workers. The evidence might be anecdotal but we all enjoy a walk in the fresh air followed by a good lunch, so come and join us.
The Gliffaes Tree walk is approximately a mile in length and is mostly flat easy walking and is certainly not strenuous. Dogs on leads are welcome. Wellington boots or stout shoes and a coat, depending on the weather, are advised.
Arrive at 10.30am for a coffee by the fire before setting off on the walk at 11 am from the Gliffaes courtyard, returning in time for a two-course Autumnal Lunch that includes a glass of wine and coffee. Price per head £36. Children under 16 £20.
If you would like to come along please call us to reserve a place, £10 per person deposit required on booking.
We are also holding a ‘Story Telling Walk’ this October. Where the history of Gliffaes and characters from its past will be brought to life.
Book and pay using our ‘gift voucher’ system using the link below. Be sure to book the day you want and the number of people. You will be sent an email voucher to bring with you on the day.
Space is limited so please call (01874 730371) or complete the contact form, remembering to state which day you would like to come on and we will confirm your booking.
We are still unsure as to when we can re-open. I think it will be around the 24th May.
Gliffaes will not be open for outdoor dining only – I am afraid the numbers don’t stack up for us.
Mark Drakeford, The Welsh First Minister has given no definitive date for the opening of indoor hospitality in Wales.
This matter is further confused by the local elections on the 6th May. If Labour is returned to power he tells us that he will be minded to consider the opening of indoor hospitality on the 17th May and I guess he will give us about a week’s notice taking us to the 24th May.
Online booking is available and reception will be staffed from 9am to midday from Monday to Saturday, so please do call us.
Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you in May and beyond.
James & Susie Suter and all the team at Gliffaes.