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Autumn 2019 Tree Walks

A Guided walk through the magnificent trees at Gliffaes followed by an Autumn lunch.

Wednesday 6th and Saturday 9th November 2019

Gliffaes Hotel has, within its 33 acres of grounds, one of the best small arboretums in Wales with an enviable collection of specimen trees from around the globe planted by far-sighted Victorian collectors. It also has numbers of much older trees shedding light on how the woodlands were used and managed in past times.

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.

How to book:

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.