Upper House Farm

Walking Holidays

Upper House & Spa is ideal for walking holidays because of its position directly at the foot of the Black Mountains, on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Offa's Dyke is one of the many walking routes available.

For many walks, you can start right on your doorstep, without having to drive your car a single minute. Being nestled underneath Black Hill, of Bruce Chatwin fame, we have created a number of walks outlined and detailed in this PDF document.

Please follow the major safety recommendations that you will find on the various websites listed below and on our packing tips page.


Offa's Dyke

This National Trail is a 285km-long path starting at the Severn Estuary and ending in North-East Wales. It is the longest British National Monument and dates back 1,200 years ago, when the Anglo-Saxon king Offa commissioned this defensive construction in the second half of the 8th century A.D. This path which runs over 2 ridges down behind the Farm above the Olchon Valley, crosses many areas of outstanding natural beauty.

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Black Hill and Hay Bluff

Right above Upper House & Spa, this 8.2-mile-2h35 walk will enchant you for its views, and the variety of flora and fauna you will discover, including the beautiful wild poneys.

Brecon Beacons National Park

The National Park's website provides you with a full list of thematic walking activities and their dates. You will find useful information to prepare your walk too.

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