Talgarth (30 mins / 14 miles) The small market town of Talgarth has a few shops to browse including a Co-operative supermarket, Tourist Information Centre, a butchers and a pharmacy. On your way, stop at Bronllys Castle where you can peer into the dungeon and climb to the top of the tower. You can't visit Talgarth without stopping at Talgarth Restored Watermill & Cafe - it's the centre of the town and mills it's very own flour and has a cafe to stop at for coffee or lunch. For the afternoon head over to Llangorse Multi Activity Centre (incl indoor climbing) for a range of action-packed indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family (booking advised). Talgarth is also on the way to Brecon.
Kington (25 mins / 12 miles) Visit Kington to spend the first part of the morning browsing through a range of local shops, drop into the Tourist Information Centre, then drive over toHergest Gardens for coffee and cake. From here take a walk along Hergest Ridge (part of the Offa's Dyke Path), before driving across town to Kington Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre where you can have lunch in the cafe then have a look at the fantastic selection of animals and birds for the remainder of the afternoon. Before returning to your pod or tent, you can stock up with any supplies (if you haven't found them in the town) from the Co-Operative supermarket. Hay-on-Wye (20 mins / 8 miles) Venture down to Hay-on-Wye "The Town of Books" where a wonderful selection of over 40 unique shops, antique shops and very many book shops await. Have an sheep's milk ice cream in Sheperds Parlour, visit The Fudge Shop, stock up on gifts of jewellery, crystals, candles and fairies in Satori - and with many more unique shops you'll be spoilt for choice! When you've had your fill of exploring, take a walk along the River Wye - head up-river and you'll reach The Warren which is a great picnic spot and a place for a summer paddle in the river, or cross over the bridge and find the down river section of the Wye Valley Walk. There is also a Co-Operative supermarket if you need to stock up on supplies (or use the town centre shops), and selection of pubs and cafe's for a spot of lunch (all listed in our places to eat guide in your welcome folder). Why not check out what's on at The Globe where there's Lego Club on Sunday mornings? Or elsewhere in Hay? Or travel back to the campsite via The Old Railwayline Garden Centre (the best garden centre in the UK 2018!). And if you're staying on a Thursday, don't miss the Hay-on-Wye market.
Rhyader & The Elan Valley (45 mins / 25 miles) Take a trip to the Elan Valley with a drive or walk around the dams that supply the West Midlands with their drinking water, then have lunch in Rhyader, followed by the afternoon at the Red Kite Feeding Station at Gigrin Farm. Or for a later start, stock up on a picnic lunch at Builth Wells before heading for the kite feeding and then take a late afternoon drive around the dams, with a stroll in the sunshine if the weather is fine. In July and August Wye Lavender will also be open to visitors while the lavender is in fragrant flower, so you might be able to squeeze in a peek there too. There is a Co-Operative supermarket in Rhyader or Builth Wells if you need to stock up on supplies - or visit their local shops.