Category Archives: Walks & Bike Rides

A Circular Walk from Crickhowell and back in time for Lunch

Last Wednesday was the first time for ages that all my weekly walking friends and I have managed to get together, so we felt blessed that it was one of the first of the glorious days we have had this month! We met at Crickhowell car park (just behind the Information Centre) and walked on...

01 June 2019

The Two Rivers Bike Ride

A 90 km (56 mile) bike ride taking in some of the best scenery of the Wye and Usk Valleys with pretty hefty climb on the way from the one valley to the other. A fine challenge for a spring day. Gliffaes Hotel is the perfect base for some of the best road riding in...

04 May 2018

Three Things to do in the Brecon Beacons this Christmas

Renowned as the finest of all Crickhowell hotels, at Gliffaes we know there’s nowhere else in the world like the Brecon Beacons during Christmas time. Snowy trails and rising hills, crisp coatings of frost on blades of grass and the lovely countryside to explore – read on to discover our top three things to do...

29 November 2017

A Walk in the Park

 Over a Hundred Guided Walks in the National Park over 9 Days 25th February to 5th March 2017 Early Spring will see the tenth annual Crickhowell Walking Festival kick off on the 25th February which heralds 9 days of guided walks in the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons with walks to suit everyone. All abilities...

06 February 2017

Autumn Walks & Afternoon Tea

Gliffaes Hotel is blessed with so many trees, we could almost be called an arboretum! The foresight of those folk who planted the superb specimen trees here over a hundred years ago has to be recognised as a most generous gift. Autumn is certainly the season when we can really stand back and admire the...

20 October 2015

Crickhowell Walking Festival 2015

Walks for Everyone 28th Feb – 8th March 2015 Ten days of guided walks throughout the Black Mountains and the Brecon Beacons. What’s a ‘walking festival’? The walkers of Crickhowell decided some years ago to share their local knowledge, routes and passion for the hills around the beautiful town of Crickhowell by hosting a ten...

29 January 2015

Autumn Tree Walks

Discover the Trees of Gliffaes in all their Autumnal glory With something close to a hundred different trees in our grounds the colours during Autumn are something to behold. Take in the Autumn colours on a guided walk around the Gliffaes Hotel’s collection of stunning trees followed by a two course lunch. James Suter, owner...

15 August 2014

Abergavenny – A Mecca for cyclists

In less than 2 weeks, the British Cycling National Road Championships comes to Monmouthshire as part of Abergavenny’s Festival of Cycling. (23-29th June 2014) Sir Bradley Wiggins, the first British man to win cycling’s most famous race, the Tour de France, will lead a star-studded field of men and women competitors as seven gold medalists from the 2012 London Olympic Games,...

20 June 2014

Gliffaes Tree Walk map launched

Gliffaes Hotel has been in the same family for three generations and each generation has passed on the passion for collecting and planting interesting specimen trees, both native and exotic. In its 33 acres of grounds it boasts over 100 different specimens ranging from Ancient Oaks, Beeches and huge Giant Redwoods to exotic Maples and...

27 March 2014

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