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3 waterfalls in one picture taking from the waterfall walk at the Brecon Beacons

We are so lucky to have beautiful Herefordshire and South Wales countryside on our doorstep, within an hour you can be walking the hills of the Brecon Beacons or exploring ancient market towns.

The Kilpeck Inn, a gastro pub with rooms is in the perfect location. We’ve put together some great walks and a little write up about our nearby towns and city. The driving distances are from The Kilpeck Inn using Google maps.


In the Brecon Beacons there are soo many amazing walks to choose from, we have chosen three popular must-do rambles….

Pen Y Fan on a clear sunny day

The tallest mountain in South Wales rising to 886 metres above sea level, we recommend to do the easy walk from the Pont ar Daf Car Park which has been recently expanded and has toilets and refreshments carts.

Known as Waterfall County this part of the Brecon Beacons is stunning, walk along the gorges carved out by the fast flowing mountain rivers, this is a walk which will take your breath away. 

3 waterfalls in one picture taking from the waterfall walk at the Brecon Beacons

Hay Bluff rises 677 metres above sea level this walk is perfect for those looking for a short but exhilarating walk which will give you stunning views over the Brecon Beacons and Wye Valley.

From The Kilpeck Inn take the driving route through Hay where you’ll view some of the most incredible views. On the way back why not stop and explore Hay On Wye, that’s if your legs will allow!

*You can extend the walk by doing a circular walk taking in Hay Bluff and Twmpa (Lord Hereford’s Knob) which extends the walk to 5.7 miles

Nearby towns & city

A lovely little Welsh town which is only 26 minutes away. The town centre is full of shops and has some excellent places to eat. If you’re a foodie look out for the many food and craft markets which attracts some of the best artisan producers from across the local area.

Hay on Wye is infamous for its many book shops and Book Festival (Hay festival) which happens every May where 600 writers, thinkers and innovators perform to thousands of people each year. The centre boasts lots of independent shops, cafes and pubs plus if you fancy a trip down the River Wye the right way, there are plenty of canoe hire companies to choose from.

A beautiful city with the River Wye running right through the middle of it. The Kilpeck Inn is only a 15 minute drive from the centre of Hereford where you can explore the incredible Hereford Cathedral, the Mappa Mundi and Chained Library Museum, enjoy a play, comedy night or film at the Courtyard or shop at the new shopping centre (The Old Market).

Monmouth is a medieval town 27 minutes drive from The Kilpeck Inn. Nestled on the lower reaches of the stunning Wye Valley Monmouth and has been welcoming tourists since 1780! Visit  its historic Gate and Bridge which is the only remaining mediaeval fortified river bridge in Great Britain with its gate tower still standing in place. Monmouth also has a castle and regimental museum.  Monmouth is the very first Bee Town (Bee Friendly town) and has many independent shops, cafes and pubs to explore.

Situated only 25 minutes from The Kilpeck Inn, Ross on Wye was voted best Market Town to visit by the National Express coach tour company. Ross on Wye has an array of independent shops with the town centre being a great place to explore which is all centred around the Grand 16th Century Market House.

The Monnow Bedroom at The Kilpeck Inn B&B

All of these locations are easily reachable from The Kilpeck Inn where currently you can save 25% off your room if you stay between now and the end of February 2023.

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