Our Brecon hotel looks forward to warmer temperatures, the burst of daffodils and walks without chills…
The changing of the seasons is cause for celebration, and nowhere is spring more beautiful than in the Brecon Beacons. See below our recommendations for things to do this spring.
From pony experiences, lambing, sheep trekking and shearing to craft days and learning all about farming, this organic farm is the perfect spot to visit this spring. If you wish to you can get hands-on with the animals and ask as many questions as you want to about the rearing of farm animals, and what it takes to be an organic farmer. Whether you want to feed baby lambs or take a walk with the sheep, the farm has a whole host of activities available for all the family.
On the 19th and 20th May head to the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells and you can participate in the Spring Festival. Boasting an action-packed programme of entertainment, you can get involved in educational activities, attend talks, participate in workshops and take part in displays and performances. With over 1,300 livestock and horses on display, the Royal Welsh Spring Festival will see hundreds of trade stands on site and the only Premier Open Dog Show held in Wales. Offering children’s activities, vintage machinery, gardening, a food and drink quarter, auctions, country leisure and much, much more, you won’t want to miss this festival.
Starting on the 24th February and running to the 4th March this will be the 10th anniversary of this popular walking festival in which locals (including yours truly) lead guided walks all around the Black Mountains and the surrounding countryside. There are walks to suit all abilities from walks around the village of Crickhowell to day long hikes over hill and dale. Many of the walks have a theme on which the leader has some knowledge; could be local history, geology, fauna and flora etc. Booking is essential so please have a look at the festival website to view the programme and book tickets.
Located right on the doorstep of our Brecon hotel, the three peaks of Pen Allt-mawr, Pen Cerrig-calch and Table Mountain combine to make a walk that is a challenge many walkers will revel in. If you want to take in the peaks and experience the beautiful views for yourself, you can read our blog post about the 8 mile round walk. These three peaks form a major part of the Black Mountains and are a must-do for those visiting the area.
Our Spring Retreat is the perfect package if you wish to explore Crickhowell and the surrounding areas this spring. Offering two nights bed and breakfast, a full three-course dinner on both evenings, one sitting of Afternoon Tea and a packed lunch to take with you on your explorations of the surrounding countryside, there really is only one choice when it comes to South Wales hotels.
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.