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Walking through History



We are sorry but our cottages are closed due to Covid regulations while Wales is in lockdown.  The Welsh government reviews the situation every 3 weeks.  We are taking bookings for 2021 with a guarantee that if Covid regulations prevent you from taking your holiday we will refund your money.

For our guests safety and our own, both cottages undergo a strict cleaning and disinfecting regime, using a viruscidal disinfectant. We change all pillow and mattress protectors at every changeover, all books and other non-essentials have been removed. We have also delayed arrival time to allow for the extra cleaning time - arrival time is now 4pm. If you need to see further details of our Covid policy please contact us.

Double Dividends - Book Granary Cottage and Straw Cottage for same period and receive a 10% discount. (Ideal for families and grand-parents to holiday together but each with their own space and different styles of accommodation)



Walking through History 

Wales is famous for its castles and formidable mountain ranges, the beautiful coast and old market towns.

There is another Wales – hidden forgotten, undiscovered.


From pre-history when the first hunter gatherers roamed the hills and forests, where Neolithic settlers honoured and buried their dead in incredible chambered tombs, where Bronze-age farmers laid out field systems in stone and where the warring Iron-age tribes created impressive ditch and bank enclosures on the high mountain tops, to the 19th Century, the landscape has been marked by man.

The coming of the Romans, the growth of Christianity and the great society of

the Early Medieval period, followed a thousand or so years later by the Norman invasion and the battles of the Welsh Princes all have left their mark on our hills and valleys. Each county in Wales has its historic landscape features and Radnorshire, with its secret valleys and rolling wild hills has an abundance, many of national importance, many yet to be discovered or understood.


Walking through History
takes you to some of these fascinating places

strange earth and bank structures, lost track ways, old and abandoned

settlements, standing stones and breath-taking vistas out over an ancient and beckoning land. Take a gentle stroll or a more vigorous walk and let four thousand years of man's influence on the landscape imprint itself upon you, and you on it.

The walks are taken at a leisurely pace, not a route march! A small group enjoys the peace and beauty of the Welsh countryside, able to appreciate and enjoy the scenery

and the views on route.

4-aberedw_007.JPGAll the walks are led by Stuart Fry – a landscape historian and tutor of countryside management and craft skills. Stuart holds a Masters Degree in Historical Landscape Studies and is the curator of a mobile farm history museum. Stuart has a love of the hills of Radnorshire and their history and a great ability to pass on his knowledge and enthusiasm. 

Dates for 2013

Each day will start at 9.30am - whilst you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee with homemade cake, Stuart will give the background to what you will see on the walk. Then it's boots on and away. We will stop for a locally prepared buffet/picnic lunch – either outside or in inclement weather in the comfort of the farm trailer. We will then continue the walk to arrive back at Ty Gwyn in time for afternoon tea.

Level of fitness

You should be capable of walking over uneven and hilly ground for several hours and climbing over stiles. The pace of the walk will allow time to simply stand and stare and soak in the landscape and history you are seeing

What to wear and bring

You will need good comfortable walking boots and suitable clothing for the weather, it can be chillier on the open hills – so bring layers that you can take on or off according to the weather. Binoculars and cameras are a good idea.


For those wishing to travel by public transport, we can arrange collection from Llandrindod Wells station or bus stop.


Granary Cottage


A very welcome retreat away from the chaos of normal life. We absolutely love the Straw Cottage and its setting. We feel very cosy with the storm whirling around outside. Thank you.

Harriet, Catherine & Florence (15 months)

The Straw Cottage