Food and Drink:
The Fountain Inn, Orcop Village. HR2 8EP (1 mile)
Walk down the road to this local pub or cross the fields, pass through the sheep gate and take the Green Lane, still about a mile walk but more unusual and a lovely alternative route.
The Kilpeck Inn, Kilpeck HR2 9DN (5 miles by road, 2 miles by footpath)
Be sure to give yourself time to look in at Kilpeck Church c.1140 famous for its Norman carvings
The Black Swan, Much Dewchurch. HR2 8DJ (3 1/2 miles)
15th century village inn, possibly the oldest pub in Herefordshire.
The Tump Inn, Wormelow, HR2 8EJ (3 miles)
The Garway Moon Inn, HR2 8RQ (7 miles)
A traditional Free House Pub overlooking beautiful Garway common
The Bell at Skenfrith, HNP78UH (7 miles)
Baileys (7 miles)
Weekend tea room and a fun shop to browse
Things to do:
This beautiful area of Herefordshire is a delight for walking and cycling. There are numerous walks and cycle routes, local and further afield.
There are plenty of walking guides available in the DugOut with landmarks and photos on the guides to ensure that you find your way easily. Simply choose your walk and take the guide with you. If you want to wild swim, be sure to ask for directions to the river at Skenfrith.
There are many pictruresque market towns within easy driving distance of the DugOut: Hereford (10 miles), Ross (15 miles), Monmouth (10 miles), Abergavenny (18 miles), Hay-on-Wye (25 miles) and Leominster (24 miles). Whether you want to see historical churches and artifacts, like the Mappa Mundi and the Chain Library in Hereford Cathedral, or whether you prefer to poke around in antique shops in Leominster, or maybe you want to explore the art galleries and book shops in Hay-on-Wye. There is a host of things to do to suit all tastes.
We are spoilt with Food, Art and Music Festivals in this area;
Abergavenny Writing Festival 11 -13 April 2019
Hay-on-Wye has the world renowned annual Book Festival 23 May – 2 June 2019
Hereford Food Festival 8-9 June 2019
Ledbury Poetry Festival 5 -14 July 2019
Monmouth Jazz & Blues Festival July / August t.b.c
Brecon Jazz Festival 8 -11 August 2019
Green Man Music Festival, near Brecon, 15 -18 August 2019
Bromyard Folk Festival 5 -8 September 2019
Abergavenny Food Festival 21 -22 September 2019 and also holds a Christmas market in December each year. www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com