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BAILEY RIVER WALK - guided walk

Hay Tours are offering 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.


Meet outside Hay Cheese Market, Memorial Square, in the centre of Hay. Tour will finish here too.


This is a lovely route that follows the old railway line above the River Wye. It is a great route for families as there is plenty of space to run about away from the road. The tour starts in central Hay, but quickly dips down under Hay Bridge and continues upstream, coming out at St Mary’s Church (situated between Hay Festival Site and the Swan Hotel). It follows St Mary’s Road past the site of the old castle tump and back into central Hay along Castle Street.



1) Pricing

Adults £7.50 

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

2) Tickets & Booking

We strongly recommend booking tour places in advance. Tickets can be purchased from Hay Tourist Office or go to


3) Group Size

Max group size 16 for all walks listed above. Armstrong walk max group size 20.

4) Start Times

Please note, we aim to leave promptly at the given start time. We suggest you aim to arrive a few minutes early to ensure tours can leave on time.

5) Practicalities
All the Hay Tours walks are designed to be strolls around the streets of Hay and immediate environs. These are not hikes, so are suitable to all ages and fitness levels. However, some walks do follow short footpaths, which may be muddy and may be too bumpy for pushchairs.

Children welcome if accompanied by an adult. Dogs welcome too, if kept on a lead.

The tours will go ahead in poor weather, unless conditions are too adverse.

Tour Guides reserve the right to turn latecomers, or those without an advance booking away.