Black Mountains and Wye Valley walking holiday
Description of Black Mountains and Wye Valley walking holiday
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PlanetOn this walking holiday we visit a two protected environments in Southeast Wales - the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Brecon Beacons National Park. Our Tour Leader will explain more about the flora and fauna that we can spot on this trip and well as the cultural history of the area.
As part of our Responsible Travel policy, we advise customers to take reusable water bottles with them on tour. Our local leaders actively do not distribute single-use plastic water bottles. Tap water is fine to drink and we encourage customers to refill their bottles at the hotel each day and the Leader will explain other places where this is possible while out on the walks.
The focus of this holiday is to discover the natural beauty of this corner of Wales on foot with rewarding walks. We use a charter bus only for the relatively short transfers at the start and end of each day to reach the trailhead and to come back to the hotel at the end of the walk.
For every walking holidaymaker we take on this journey through the Black Mountains and Wye Valley we make a financial contribution to Rewilding Britain, helping to support landowners who want to invest in rewilding, helping people understand their land and restore the natural processes that have been suppressed over time.
PeopleThis centre-based trip stays in a small family run hotel in Abergavenny. This helps ensure that our trips benefits the economy directly where we stay. In addition to this we have chosen to offer the trip on a bed and breakfast basis so that, with the assistance of our local tour leader's knowledge, you can dine out in evenings and help support some of the many restaurants close by the hotel where typical local fare is served.
In fact, our local partner is based in the region and only uses independently-owned hotels, local drivers and tour leaders. Through our partnership you can be sure that financial benefit from this trip will be going directly into the local economy of the places in which you will travel.
The tour also helps to discover some of the local culture and history with visits to Tintern Abbey and LLanthony Priory as well as Hay-on-Wye book town and Monmouth with free time to explore both towns and the opportunity to spend money in locally-owned businesses and craft centres.
Finally we also visit the Parva Farm vineyard to learn about this local Welsh business and best of all we get to try some of their wines.