Sunday, 24 May 2020

Small Business Sunday

By the Clock Tower - a new Farmers' Shop coming soon (ish).

Saturday, 23 May 2020

Exploring Footpaths

I've been taking the opportunity of the fine weather and plenty of free time to explore the footpaths around Hay. I haven't been along some of them for years - without a dog to walk, I got out of the habit.
Last week I went out towards Clifford along the Wye Valley Walk, as far as the old golf club. For that stretch, it goes parallel to the road to Clifford, and starts from a bend in Nantyglasdwr Lane.

The picture's a bit dark, though it was a lovely sunny day - that's the old golf club building in the background, from what used to be one of the greens. A big house is being built close to the club house.
I got as far as Hardwicke Brook, where there's a bench to sit on, but the Wye Valley Walk footpath goes on to Priory Wood and then along the banks of the Wye.

Friday, 22 May 2020

By the Wye Glamping

If the world hadn't changed back in March, By the Wye would have been opening for their first season this Easter. They've been doing a lot of work on the strip of woodland alongside the Wye, just on the other side of the bridge. A public footpath goes through the land, so I was able to go and see what they've been doing.

This is one of the tents on a platform that they've built in the woods. They've also widened paths and put in log seating and play areas, and little paths children can follow.
They're hoping now that they'll be able to take bookings from August.

Thursday, 21 May 2020

Blissland Pizzas Re-opens

Blissland Pizzas will start taking orders again from the 22nd May. They've been tweaking their recipe to make the pizzas even better!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Red Indigo Re-opens

But only for takeaways and deliveries. Their first day of re-opening will be 27th May in Hay and Crickhowell. Anyone who shares their Facebook post is entitled to a free curry between 27th and 31st May, and judging by the comments section, they're going to be giving away a lot of free curry, even though they are limiting it to orders of two or more curries. They will be doing deliveries within a three mile radius of the restaurants.

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Meanwhile, at the Castle

Building work has re-started at the Castle - I saw a few men in orange jackets up there when I went shopping the other day. They seem to be keeping well spaced out.

Monday, 18 May 2020

Hay Festival

It's all online now - here's the field where the tents are usually put up: