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Dunfield, done waterfalls, done hills, done reservoirs.

We are lucky enough to have Dunfield house and grounds on our doorstep and although being here most days, the grounds have plenty of exploring left to do.

However the opportunity for explorers can go beyond the hills that hide us. So we’ll share some of our favorite spots around the local area!

First on the list, perhaps the most obvious is Hergest Ridge- Offas Dyke path! We get to enjoy a glance at it every day and it doesn’t seem to get old, despite its known history dating back to AD 757. This is only less than ten minutes away by car; you’ll have a great view of it from the house too!

Water-Break-It’s-Neck is just another short car journey away. Past the village of New Radnor, hidden in the Warren wood, you’ll find the waterfall that all the locals refer to! If you are up to explore, you might end up finding ‘The Secret Waterfall’, closer to the source of the stream. There are a few short walks around the area all based from the main carpark. We recommend wellies!

Elan Valley is one of my favorites. Not far out of the town of Rhayader you will come across a large reservoir, it looks like a huge lake but it actually provides most of the water for the city of Birmingham! You are able to walk around the whole reservoir and if you pick a day when the sun is shining, it is difficult to find a more peaceful place, apart from Dunfield… obviously!

Bradnor hill wouldn’t be one to miss either; and if you have the chance to stay at Dunfield, it would be quite difficult to do so. With a two minute walk from the house you can find yourself at the bottom of the hill. The view looking up is nearly as impressive as from at the top. Be light on your toes when you reach the peak though as you will stumble on to the 9th hole of Kington Golf course, you might have to dodge a ball or so!

 

Our list will end there. Although we have plenty of other top spots we love equally, this should be enough to keep you busy for a day or many!