Festival Fringe 2012: Farm Walks
Friday 14 September, 10.00am – 3.00pm
Walk to Sugarloaf Vineyard
In association with Brecon Beacons Organisation. Tour Guide: Clive Williams
Walking is free but booking is required. Online booking only (see below)
Lunch from £5.50, Wine-tasting £2.50
20 places available
A six mile moderate walk to Sugar Loaf Vineyard via the Castle Meadows and Llanwenarth Church. Tour the vines where seven varieties are grown, then lunch on the south facing slopes, enjoying views of the surrounding hills. There will be an opportunity to taste and buy red, white and rose wines before the stroll back to Abergavenny. Walking boots and waterproof clothing required.
Meet at the Coach Park/ Bus Station near Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre.
Wednesday 12 September, 9.30am to 4.45pm
Wine, Walking & Wildlife
Tour Guide: Mark Langley of Monmouthshire Countryside Services
Cost: £9.50 per person
15 places available
Online booking only (see below)
Trip by minibus to see two farms in the Llangovan area near Raglan. First stop, Alan and Ceri Morgan at Gadr Farm. Alan has won awards for his wildlife farming. Two mile walk with steep climb to look at woodland conservation with fantastic views.
Then it's on to neighbours Frank and Leigh Strawford at the Wernddu Vineyard. Enjoy cream tea and cakes and sample their wine, cider and perry. Tour the vineyard and visit their herd of alpacas. Purchase items from the shop, wander around or sit and relax before the return trip to Abergavenny. Wear boots or stout shoes and bring wet weather clothes. Please note that there is a 25 minute journey by minibus to the farm. Meet at the Coach Park/ Bus Station near Abergavenny Tourist Information Centre.
The 2013 Abergavenny Food Festival will take place over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd September!
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