Walking around Hay-on-Wye, Wales
A walk from Hay to Glasbury and Llowes
Photos and report by Mike Slocombe, May 2006
Part one of the walk: Hay-on-Wye to Glasbury
Starting out from our guest house in Cusop Dingle, we headed north along Offa's Dyke Path into Hay town.
We could see that some considerable effort had recently gone into sprucing up the path, which was clearly signposted and sported new wooden gates.
Offa's Dyke Path runs a total of 177 miles from Sedbury Cliffs on the Severn Estuary (near Chepstow) all the way to the North Wales resort of Prestatyn.
Heading west out of hay on the south side of the River Wye, past Gipsy Castle Farm.
Mirror and country house by Pen-y-Maes.
Cool homemade sign advertising Fresh Eggs, Welsh Honey, Beetroot, Hay, Rhubarb and Potatoes, as well as a comb and cutter sharpening service. Oh, and a bike for sale too.
Sheep in action. The River Wye runs behind the trees in the near distance.
Looking north with the Wye winding along the valley floor.
Horses and hills.
Sheep standing on a sheep.
Walking along the delightfully quiet old railway line - now a short stretch of nature reserve - close to Glasbury. See our feature on the railways in and around Hay-on-Wye.
Old railway bridge that used to carry the line from Hay to Glasbury.
After arriving at Glasbury - some six miles into our walk - we grabbed a welcome coffee at the River Cafe.
The cafe is on the south eastern side of the bridge and offers an outside area with a lovely view over the Wye.