Golden Valley

Edged by the dramatic slopes of the Golden Valley this enchanting rolling countryside is a lush green, dotted with dusty pink sandstone churches and houses.

Visit The Golden Valley

Golden Valley winds down through PeterchurchVowchurch and Abbey Dore to Ewyas Harold. These time-forgotten villages are set in some of the most untouched Herefordshire countryside you could ever hope to see.

Visit The Golden Valley sheltered between the Black Mountains and the banks of the River Dore. The valley is a picturesque area of gently rolling countryside. It lies in the lee of the Black MountainsWales.

Whether you are looking for glorious group accommodationbed and breakfastcampingcaravanningHoliday Parks or staying in a yurt, there is plenty of things to do in The Golden Valley. The Poston Mill in Peterchurch is a place where you can relax in exceptional comfort at an affordable holiday home and touring park.

Places To Eat In The Golden Valley

The Golden Valley has several great places for dining out, with most sourcing fresh, seasonal ingredients locally. Whether dining in traditional cosy pubs or luxurious restaurants, foodies will love the quality of the produce.

The Old Stables

The Old Stables Fish and chips takeaway in Ewyas Harold.

Mill Restaurant

The Mill The Mill restaurant within the Golden Valley, Herefordshire is situated between Vowchurch and

Little Blue Elephant Play Cafe

Little Blue Elephant Play Cafe The Little Blue Elephant Play Cafe offers an amazing space

Crown Inn

The Crown Inn The Crown Inn ia a family run country inn in the heart

Things To Do In The Golden Valley

For the adventurous local or visitor to the area marvel in exciting landscapes, striking rock faces and the River Wye provide great outdoor activities.

Battlelands

Outdoor Activities

Offering paintball, laser clays, splatmaster, viking games....

Ty Gwyn Cider

Ty Gwyn Cider Come along to the Ty Gwyn Cider shop and bar near the

Lazer Clayz

Outdoor Activities

Electronic version of the country sport of clay pigeon shooting....

Rowlestone Court

Camping

Caravan & camping site nestled in the Welsh Black Mountains, famous icecream......

Places To Stay In The Golden Valley

A mix of the charming, modern, and tried and tested places to stay.

Brobury House

Brobury House Brobury House is a charming Victorian building on the banks of the river

Old King Street Farm

Old King Street Farm Old King Street Farm is self catering holiday accommodation set amid

Home Farm Dulas

Home Barn Dulas Home Barn Dulas is a welcoming self catering holiday barn retreat in

Rowlestone Court

Camping

Caravan & camping site nestled in the Welsh Black Mountains, famous icecream......

Real luxury dairy ice cream made on the farm from their own cows’ milk and cream, egg yolk and sugars. The cows are milked twice daily; the mornings milk is used to make that days ice cream, from field to freezer in one day. No artificial additives, no artificial ‘E’ numbers, no stabilisers – just pure, natural ingredients.

Rowlestone Court produce over 50 flavours of ice creams; Honeycomb, Salted Caramel with Chocolate Chunks, Chocolate, Malt Whiskey & Orange Marmalade, Blackcurrant Sorbet, Raspberry Sorbet……

Cat's Back

It’s known as the Cat’s Back due to the hill resembling the appearance of a hunched, sitting cat.

The Cat’s Back is a circular walk rolling gently upwards onto the bulk of the Black Mountains in South Wales, the Cat’s Back offers lush wide views over the English border, the hill also makes for a bracing walk for fit dogs.

When you have conquered the climb, you could head into nearby Michaelchurch and visit the Bridge Inn. This friendly inn is situated in a lovely spot, next to the Escley Brook. Enjoy alfresco dining in their pretty garden. They have a varied menu and a particularly good selection of ciders. The Bridge Inn is also a dog friendly eatery.

Cat's Back Route

Route details 7.9km approx: 2 hours

1. Start at the Black Hill car park. From the car park, take the stile to left of the gate and follow track up ridge. After about 500m, the ridge becomes sharper, with a series of rocky steps. Keep along ridge in same direction.
2. After 800m, the ridge levels out, though it is still rocky for a few hundred metres. Continue straight, then slightly to the right. The trig point is just visible on the skyline. At the trig-point the path turns left along the left side of dew pond.
3. Walk along the path through the heather. Look out for path to the left before you reach the head of the Olchon Valley which has been on your left throughout the walk.
4. Take the left-hand path which leads you down into the Olchon Valley, effectively double backing on yourself with the Cat’s Back where you’ve walked now on your left.
5. Descend into the valley and into the trees, following the path, eventually you will meet a minor road.
6. Turn left and walk along the road for about three quarters of a mile until you see a brown sign for the Black Hill picnic site to the left. Turn left and you’ll end up at the car park where you started your walk.

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