Things To Do
"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" - Lao Tzu
The local area is well known for its variety of outdoor activities, its remarkable landscapes, and the quaint and quirky villages which have made this part of the River Wye an exciting place to explore.
Decide to stay closer to home, relax on site and dive into a good book, or venture further afield and discover some of the UKs most inspiring countryside, Heart of the Wye is the perfect place to satisfy your wanderlust.
Please feel free to contact us for further information on things to do and places to go.
The campsite is actually part of a small holding. You are free to explore and meet some of our animals. We have 2 cats, 1 new puppy, 7 sheep and 3 colonies of bees (although these are housed away from the camping ground you may see them buzzing around our the flowers).
Staying in is the new going out! Light a fire, roast a marshmallow, catch up with friends and family and watch the sun set over the valley. Don't forget to book into Off Grid Gourmet for a 5* meal!
Hay on Wye
If you only have limited time in the area, visiting the town of Hay on Wye is a must. Hay is best known for its world famous literary festival taking place at the start of June. However, there is so much more to this town outside of the festival. Books are the order of the day in Hay, and with over 20 independent book shops you will be spoilt for choice. Bargain hunters can lose them selves perusing the number of antique and second hand stores in the village. Love Art? Try visiting one of the art Galleries or book into a makers workshop while you are in town.
At the end of all that shopping you will likely be parched!
Coffee and cake at the newly refurbished castle or pull up a seat in one of Hays drinking establishments or restaurants. All of this just a 5 minute drive or taxi ride from your tent.
What makes the area so appealing to walkers is the extraordinary diversity of landscapes.
Walkers of all abilities can enjoy the paths and trails along the tranquillity of the River Wye, to the rugged terrain of the Black mountains and Brecon Beacons.
Browse through the campsites numerous maps and guide books to find a walk suitable to your time and ability. You can join a local guided walk with the lovely and experienced Sarah Price at Walk Hay.
For those who enjoy walking with an unusual purpose, book in with professional forager and author Adele Nozedar at Brecon Beacons Foraging.
On the River
The River Wye flows from the moorlands of central Wales to its mouth in the Severn Estuary and has been visited by artists and poets such as JMW turner and William Wordsworth.
Running through Hay on Wye and along the valley that the campsite overlooks, the river is a central and breath-taking spot to wile away the hours.
Come and chat with us about the best places to swim and relax on the banks, or if you are interested in being more active on the river, take a look at one of the many canoe and kayak hire places listed below.
Wye Valley Canoes
Fantastic cider makers and all-round lovely people; Tom and Lydia from Artistraw Cider are just a short walk from Heart of the Wye glamping.
Artistraw offer cider tasting and tours around their orchard and cider press for just £10. Alternatively, visit their shop, or catch them at Hays famous market on Thursday mornings and bring your drinks back to your tent.
The cathedral city of Hereford is around 35 minutes drive from Heart of the Wye.
Siting in the middle of the county, Hereford has shops, restaurants, and historic points of interest....plenty to spend a whole day exploring.
For more information about what Hereford City has to offer click on Visit Herefordshire.