Llanthony, with the Black Mountains all around you, puts you in the middle of truly wonderful walking country. Once you have climbed to the top of the ridges there are magnificent views to savour.
There are pubs to walk to for lunch, and rivers to picnic by. Lower routes through the fields provide just as interesting views, with crooked churches to visit and ancient farmhouses to walk past. And, for book lovers, there“s the book town of Hay-on-Wye, twelve miles over the mountain road and the Gospel Pass.
Or, you can choose to ride up on to the mountain tops from Capel-y-ffin, four miles up the valley. Have a look at the Grange Trekking Centre for details.
For the more relaxed, you can just sit in the abbey ruins with a pint of beer in your hand, and look up at the sky!
In fact, the night sky over Llanthony Abbey is the fifth area in the world to be named as an “International Dark Sky Reserve” through an Award from the Internation Dark-Sky Association.