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Stayed at Sink Green in mid-August ….

Stayed at Sink Green in mid-August whilst attending a week long training course nearby. The course was very full on and intense, so it was lovely to come back to Sink Green and relax in the farmhouse or go for a walk along the river to clear my head. Sue was a great hostess, the room clean, comfortable and well equipped with a fabulous shower – just what I needed to wake up for another day’s hard training. Oh and the view from the window across green meadows was very relaxing. The full English breakfasts were superb, the Wi-Fi always working well and fast. When a few of us ordered a meal to be delivered to the farm one evening, Sue was kind enough to lay the table for dinner and take everything away again and wash it all, even though that’s not really in the remit of a B&B host. But she did it anyway, which was kind of her. You won’t be disappointed if you stay here.

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Mordiford Circular Walk

Breath taking views, peace and tranquility thoughout the woodland.

A 4 mile circular walk: Time: 2-3 hours

This walk is around the northern part of the Wye Valley taking in Backbury Hill, the pretty Pentaloe Brook and the village of Mordiford (the bridge at Mordiford dates back to the 14th century and is one of the oldest bridges in Herefordshire). A beautifully varied route with sections of woodland, pastures, village lanes, meadows and old tracks, you will be rewarded with glorious views throughout. Mordiford is best known for the legend of its dragon which was said to drink from the confluence of the Rivers Lugg and Wye and you will see a dragon symbol on many of the waymarks along the way……..

Mordiford Circular Walk 2

Mordiford Circular Walk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For full details, click the link below:-

https://www.ifootpath.com/display-ifootpath-walk?walkID=3510

Download map below:-

https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/downloads/file/1759/mordiford_circular_walk

 

Our Suggestions for September

Bromyard Folk Festival

8th – 10th September

Celebrationing this year, 50 years of the best folk festival/cultural event in the Welsh Border area, featuring over 170 hours of entertainment in just one weekend of traditional music, song and dance.

www.bromyardfolkfestival.co.uk

Ludlow Food Festival

8th – 10th September

Painting the perfect picture…
for lovers of quality food….

www.foodfestival.co.uk

h.art (Herefordshire Art)

9th – 17th September

Established some 15 years ago, h.Art is a prestigious annual event across Herefordshire, with a huge variety of art on show with at a huge variety of media , hundreds of individual artists in venues across the whole county. With the vast majority offering free admission to visitors, h.Art promises a fun day out in one of England’s most beautiful counties as well as the chance to go on the famous h.Art Trail.

www.h-art.org.uk

Abregavenny Food Festival

16th – 17th September

Over the lastseveral years, Abergavenny Food Festival has grown to become the largest, longest running food festival in Wales. The event enjoys an exceptional reputation as a place for chefs, food businesses, journalists, farmers and food producers to come together. We are known for being an inclusive and welcoming event, delivering a delicious opportunity for people from all walks of life to explore and learn about food.

Through our outstanding programme of activities, including product tastings, kids’ activities, masterclasses, hands-on cookery lessons and topical debates, we provide the inside track on food issues, offer new ideas about the future of our food and showcase rising stars emerging from the industry.

www.abergavennyfoodfestival.com

Malvern Autumn Show

Malvern Autumn Show, in partnership with Westons Cider Visitors Centre, returns for a weekend of home-grown family fun.

Headlining the Cookery Theatre is the charismatic Great British Menu host, Andi Oliver alongside everyone’s favourite laid-back Great British Baker, Selasi Gbormittah.

Topping the horticultural line-up is the RHS Flower Show plus we welcome BBC Gardeners’ World Carol Klein and Alys Fowler. Celebrity florist, Jonathan Moseley will be championing British Flowers and floristry with interactive workshops.

23rd & 24th September

www.malvernautumn.co.uk

“This B&B is a MUST !!!!!!!”

“This is our 2nd year at Sink Green Farm, Sue and David are amazing hosts, they certainly look after all of their guests. Rooms are spotlessly clean, comfortable beds, excellent breakfasts, and the hot tub in the garden is the icing on the cake!!! Thankyou for allowing us to stay in your beautiful farmhouse xx”

Review on TripAdvisor

Beer On The Wye

7th to 9th July

Following the success of last year, Herefordshire’s biggest beer and cider festival is set to return to the banks of the River Wye at the city’s rowing club.

Over 120 different beers (of every conceivable style, hue and strength) from the length of breath of the nation will feature on the main Beer Bar – a leviathan of barrels stretching for over 120 feet.

Beer On The Wye

Beer On The Wye, Hereford

Cider on the Wye​
It may be called Beer on the Wye, but the festival’s Cider Bar boasts over 120 different ciders and perries – a hundred of them from Herefordshire producers alone.

Relax on the Wye​
With its wonderful laid-back atmosphere set in a riverside meadow in the historic heart of Hereford, Beer on the Wye has become a ‘must-do’ festival for many.

Dine on the Wye​
Again there will be an extensive choice of sensibly-priced hot and cold food to help proceedings along. Besides staples such as fish and chips, pizza and a griddle, there will be a hog roast, pies, pasties and falafels. Food is available at all times and includes a number of vegetarian options. There is a hot breakfast service provided on the Saturday and Sunday for those camping.w

Family Fun on the Wye​
Beer on the Wye is a family-friendly event. It’s always trouble-free and we they are happy to admit accompanied, well-behaved children up to 6pm. However, the best time for families is without doubt our popular Family Fun Day on the Sunday.

www.beeronthewye

 

 

Our Suggestions for August

Hereford Country Fair

Sunday 6th August

In August 2017, on The King George V playing fields, The Herefordshire Country Fair, in conjunction with the Word War 1 Commemoration Committee, will be holding the annual Country Fair.
This historic day will be a major civic event. Alongside all the core traditional features of the Fair there will be educational displays, both in marquees, on the showground itself and in the main ring; where the commitment, hard work and sacrifices made by the civilian population during the war years, and how this contributed to the eventual victory, will be reflected. 1917 was a pivotal time – true hardship had set in and the results of conscription, rationing and shortages called for extraordinary efforts to be made by the whole population.

www.herefordshirecountryfair.co.uk

Down On The Farm Festival – Gwatkin Cider

12th – 14th August

This is Gwatkin Cider’s sixth Down on the Farm Festival. The Festival started as a one day event in 2012 and then expanded to a three day festival in 2013. The owner of Gwatkin Cider, Denis Gwatkin has played in several bands since his teenage years with most of the practice sessions and performances being at the farm.

It therefore felt like a natural progression to get other bands to play on his farm as well, and that blossomed into the festival as we find it at present. His aim is to give local up and coming bands the opportunity to play live on stage alongside more established names on the live music circuit ….

www.downonthefarmfestival.gwatkincider.co.uk

Open Gardents at Laskett Gardens

27th August – in aid of St Michales Hospice 

Easily accessed, just off the A49 at Much Birch, The Laskett Gardens are the creation of Sir Roy Strong, the former director of the V&A Museum and the National Portrait Gallery and his late wife, the acclaimed theatre and film designer, Julia Trevelyan Oman. The gardens offer a unique portrait of its makers with the story of their marriage and their extraordinary lives woven into its very fabric.

They began to take shape in 1974 when Sir Roy and Julia moved to Herefordshire and have continued to evolve ever since; now having the unique accolade of being the largest formal gardens to have been created in England since the Second World War.

Julia’s legacy remains and visitors will be invited to view Julia’s Walk; a wildflower meadow with a meandering path featuring spring flowers that she loved and an orchard of local heritage varieties of apples and pears…

 

“Somewhere over the rainbow”

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Once in a lullaby
Somewhere over the rainbow
Blue birds fly
And the dreams that you dreamed of
Dreams really do come true ooh oh
Someday I’ll wish upon a star
Wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where trouble melts like lemon drops
High above the chimney top
That’s where you’ll find me …………..
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (click this link to see video)
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