The Hay Festival begins on May 22nd - so not long to go now.
The Hay History Group has been working with the newly formed Hay Tours to offer guided tours around Hay on Wye. As part of the Hay Festival there will be 4 different guided tour routes in and around Hay. Essentially they are about people, places and past events in the history of Hay. They aim to provide a colourful overview to the town and its’ cultural heritage. They are designed to be fairly short, informative and fun.
The first walk is called the HAY HERITAGE TRAIL TOWN WALLS ROUTE.
This will be running on SATURDAY 24 MAY FROM 10:30-12:00 and SATURDAY 31 MAY FROM 10:30-12:00
This tour takes in all the main historic features of Hay, including the Cheese and Butter Markets, some of the towns’ former public wells and many of its’ pubs (there used to be 40 Inns in Hay back in the good ol’ days). It also covers the three gateways to the original Medieval walled town, Hay Castle, and the place where people would ford the River Wye before the first bridge was built (1763).
There is a short stretch of narrow footpath, along the Wye Valley Walk that can get muddy.
Meet outside Hay Cheese Market, Memorial Square, in the centre of Hay. Tour will finish here too.
STUDENTS /OAPS WITH RELEVANT ID £6.50
CHILDREN UNDER 15 FREE IF ACCOMPANIED WITH AN ADULT
LOCALS – WITH PROOF OF LOCAL HR3 /LD3 POSTCODE £5.00
We strongly recommend booking tour places in advance. Tickets can be purchased from Making Hay by phone 01497 570 380 or by email
More about the next walk tomorrow - HAY HERITAGE TRAIL CENTAL HAY ROUTE...