Category Archives: Walks & Bike Rides

Tree planting at the Gliffaes

Whatever your age, planting trees is an experience never forgotten and, here at Gliffaes, we have been busy playing our part in the Tree Council’s National Tree Week. Up to one million trees are planted each year in the UK according to the Tree Council. The Tree Council’s National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December)...

05 Dec 2013

Corporate Cycling Day

During September  Gliffaes Hotel hosted its first corporate cycle event and it was deemed a great success. Thirty business professionals came together to take on a challenging cycle through the beautiful Welsh countryside organised by Jason Smith of Bearings West. The day started with the Gliffaes providing hot drinks and fresh muffins. After the safety briefing,...

18 Sep 2013

Autumn Walk in the Black Mountains

A 3-hour circular walk from the village of Cwmdu, to Mynydd Llangorse via the Pen Tir ridge.

17 Oct 2012

Up The Tumble

There is some sort of perverse pleasure us cyclists seem to get dragging ourselves up steep hills. Sweat dripping off our noses, eyes bulging, legs burning and panting furiously, it all makes for a pretty picture when you reach the top. Just look at me – all fat and red in the face. The sense...

29 May 2012

grwyne fawr reservoir

A Walk Around the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir

A 4-hour circular walking route around the Grwyne Fawr Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons.

22 Apr 2012

Spring Walking Over Hay Bluff

A 6-mile circular walk which includes Hay Bluff and the summit of Lord Hereford's Knob.

04 Mar 2012

pen alt mawr

8-Mile Walk in the Black Mountains

An 8-mile walk taking in the peaks of Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain in the Black Mountains.

29 Jul 2011

Up Macnamara's Road

Most folk when they get to Gliffaes make a dash for the famous Brecon Beacons and try and climb Pen y Fan, although a great hill walk you will find better scenery and far fewer people in the Black Mountains, right on our doorstep. Last Sunday I met up with my friend Rob Lewis, an...

08 Jul 2011

Winter Walking at Gliffaes

Saturday 27th November was billed as a walking weekend when Susie and I would take guests out to explore parts of the  Black Mountains that we know well. The snowfall on the previous day and the bitter temperatures did nothing to curb the enthusiasm of Cynthia & Paul Chaddock who very graciously put themselves in...

29 Nov 2010

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